Archive for the ‘Birthday Cards’ Category

Maxine’s Cute LOTV Card

July 19th, 2011

Hi Everyone

I met Maxine at the craft show on Sunday at the Summer Crafting Show in Doncaster. Maxine has already made a card using some of our goodies, love this card which she made using a LOTV stamp……..It is soooo cute!

Handmade Girlie Birthday Card

Cute card made by Maxine

This is taken from Maxine’s blog -

‘ This is one of the new lotv stamps I got yesterday from the Doncaster show. I’ve also used ribbon, diamante ribbon buckle, self adhesive gems and pearl beaded hearts all from MeiFlower crafts, please go and check out Mei’s lovely embellishments and ribbons, there’s a link on my sidebar to Mei’s lovely shop’.

Stamped image coloured with Promarkers

Lily Of The Valley Stamp

The paper is from the lovely Tea house pack from Dovecraft.
Card made for a green and pink challenge

Love the way Maxine has used the beaded hearts

I love the way Maxine has used the pearl hearts on top of the silk flower petals, a lovely setting for them. Gorgeous card Maxine, love it . . . . . Love it!

The BIG 40!

May 27th, 2011

40th Birthday Card

Wendy’s beautiful image for a 40th Birthday

Hi Everyone

Had a fantastic time at the craft show over the weekend at Aintree Racecourse – Liverpool. Managed to meet up with my old friend Wendy from Clipartfairy. Wendy gave me some gorgeous samples of her cards to display on my stand which also had our Meiflower products on. I love Wendy’s work very unsual and unique. Wendy also gave me some of her print outs from her collection to play about with, so I managed to find some time today to come with a design.

Celabrating the big 40!

Image from the clipartfairy

The image has been cropped and mounted onto some beautiful paper from Papermania – Capsule Boysenberry collection. I did not want to embellish the image too much.

Diamante buckle with organza ribbon and grosgrain through the centre

Diamante heart buckle togo with the glam look

I used a Martha Stewart punch on black Color Core to go with the sexy lady. I used a wide bubblegum pink organza ribbon with a baby pink grosgrain ribbon through the diamante heart buckle.

Big 40th birthday sentiment

Abit of bling bling!

Sparkly pink scottie

December 21st, 2010

Hi everyone.

Hope are you all keeping well and ready for Christmas. Can’t believe it is only 4 days before Christmas! Went out today to do some food shopping and the traffic was horrendous, everybody looked soooo stressed out. It does not help when the roads are slushy and muddy from the snow.

I like to share with you another cute doggy card. I seem to have dog cards in my head at the moment. I think it because every time i look out the window, someone is always walking past my house with a dog towards the park. The dogs look so excited in the snow, i feel sorry for the dog owners who try to keep the dogs under control without being dragged off their feet.

You need a large white square 6 x 6″ for the basecard, round the righthand side corners with a large corner punch.

Cerise coloured fabric glitter embellishment dog

White and pink themed Birthday card

This is a very simple card to make using the gorgeous pink glitter dog. I think the glitter dog can be used on simple designs because of the texture of the glitter, it looks very glam.

Glitzy padded scottie dog used on handmade dog greeting card

Pretty and glitzy glitter dog mounted in square scallop

I have mounted the glitter dog onto  a piece of cute patterned doggy paper from the payper box. The pattern consist off dog paw, dog kennels, dog collars, bones and balls. I have rounded the corners with a corner punch.  Layered onto a matching pink square scalloped shaped card using a nestebilities, on the corners i have stuck matching pink self adhesive gems.

Embossed grosgrain patterned ribbon used for dog birthday card.

Matching self adhesive gems stuck onto centre of embossed flowers

On the bottom part of the card, I have stuck a strip of embossed flower grosgrain ribbon to match the framed glitter dog. To give the card abit more glitz, i have stuck pink self adhesive gems in the centre of the flower ribbon to give a extra special touch.

Birthday sentiment mounted in a tag form

'Happy Birthday' peel off on black and cerise card

I have finished off the card with a matching handmade tag. I have stuck a black ‘ Happy Birthday’ peel off onto a strip of white card, layered onto a strip of cerise card. Cut top corners at a angle to create a thin tag and finish off  by sticking a  clear self adshesive gem onto the tag to match the rest of the glitzy design.

Cute blue dog

December 20th, 2010

Hi Everyone

This is a lovely doggy card i made for Create and Craft shopping channel using the doggy kit. It was such a big hit on the first show that i put the kit on last month, viewers loved it.

I have used a large white square 6 x 6″ card as the base card.

Handmade dog card for a dog or pet lover or owner

Blue and white themed doggy card

I love using the thin doggy grosgrain ribbon, so i wanted to design something with the same colour scheme.  I used white and baby blue paper to match the ribbon.

Birthday card using blue and grey patterned grosgrain ribbon

Cute blue grosgrain ribbon with matching background paper

The white glitter dog comes with a faux pink collar, so i changed the collar by swopping and wrapping  a thin baby blue satin ribbon to match the colour scheme.

Glitter dog used for dog birthday card

White glitter dog with matching thin satin ribbon as a collar

I have matted and layered the glitter fabric dog with baby blue and white paper. Used a corner punch to round off the corners.

Birthday sentiment peel off mounted onto baby blue bazzil and white card

'Happy Birthday' matted and layered onto blue and white card

I have matted and layered blue bazzil and white card for the white ‘Happy Birthday’ peel off sentiment to finish off the card.

Boutique style butterfly

December 16th, 2010

This butterfly birthday card  is a design i made for Create and Craft Shopping Channel. It is part of the butterfly kit which went down a storm. I came up with this design whilst i was doing a craft show in Belfast.

Silver decorative filigree metal butterlfly coloured in black

Black, silver and white theme for butterfly birthday card.

I have used a C6  white card as the base card. I have covered the front of the card with a gorgeous embossed soft sheen silver card which I bought from payper box at NEC craft show in November.

Metal butterfly from Meiflower

Coloured butterfly mounted in a scalloped circle

I have used a  silver decorative filigree metal butterlfly from Meiflowercrafts which I coloured in with a black pro marker. Give the butterfly two coats to give a deeper colour, set aside to dry.  Mount the butterfly in a white circle and black scalloped circle. I have stuck a black gem to enhance the butterfly.

Butterfly coloured with black pro marker

Close up of coloured in metal butterfly.

I have invested in  two sets of Spellbinders Nestibilles, i bought a circle set and scalloped circle set. I have a fiskars cutter and plastic circle template but the blade on my cutter gets blunt very quick. The replacement  blades for the Fiskars cutter are not cheap, so i have bought the circle nestibilles. I think they are such a good investment especially if you use them all the time.

Flower sequin mounted onto a foam pad

Close up of sequin flower with pretty gem centre

On either side of the framed butterfly, adhere a flower sequin using a foam pad. Stick a self adhesive gem in the centre of the sequin flower.

Matt and layer a strip of black and white card and choose a black sentiment to match the theme. Stick black and white polka dot ribbon on top and bottom part of the card to finish off the card.