Saturday 6 July 2013

Rita 70

I have made this card & matching box for a friend. I went for a rather feminine-feel with subtle pinks & greens and you can surely not go too far wrong with a big bouquet of flowers on a birthday & this is exactly what this gorgeous Mo Manning image is bringing.  Coloured with Promarkers, I popped a scalloped-edged mat behind the image layering it all up with coordinating papers to which I have distressed the edges to give me tiny ruffles along with some paper-piercing & hand-drawn stitch-lines.

Other than the scalloped mat, you will spot more evidence that my Cameo has been in action again with the named tag, set of 3 different flowers & leaves and the wide lace-look border I had created myself. There is also a fairly subtle reminder as to her age to the edge of one of the mats - though I know she doesn't need reminding or would necessarily thank me for it! LOL.  I can't remember where the ribbon was from but it tones in nicely & has a great sparkle to it which I think is echoed with the additional gems.

On the inside I used two more of my borders along with matching paper/card but kept it all relatively simple to keep it nice & flat. The central circular sentiment was from.Sentiments4You.

Box with insert

Card safe & sound in it's matching box.

As this is a special (...& let me whisper it...."big"...) birthday, I just had to make a box to go with it. Again, a simpler design for the top, though with enough dimension courtesy of the few layers of card to require some foam pad support along the horizontal mat's ends.  I added her name to the front in a welded rectangle rather than the individual cut letters as on the tag.  I then decorated the box liner with additional verses & a birthday cake image (with loads & loads of candles.....LOL), to finish it off.

Tine :)


Mo's Digital (Bella & Bronte's) - 'F' is for ....friend & flowers
Dream Valley - make your own flowers or embellishments
That Craft Place - flowers
Crafting For All Seasons - make it girly
Scrappers Delight - die-cuts/punches (digi cutter)
Sentimental Sunday - all things digital (paper, image & cutter)
ABC - Q is for quite a few (layers)
Gem of a Challenge - lots of layers
360 Cards #185 - overlapping elements
Red Carpet - 3-d
Stamping for the Weekend - photo insp. pink & green
Creative Craft - stitching, real or faux
Clear It Out - make someone's day plus something sparkly from stash (sparkly ribbon & gems)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - birthday
Emerald Faeries - birthday
Incy Wincy - summer lovin'
Melonheadz - summer
Jellypark - celebrate summer
Corrosive - summertime
Crafty Catz - child's play (either featuring a child or for a child)
Allsorts - favourite thing (silhouette cameo, promarkers, layering)
Colour Me Creative (must colour)- anything goes (optional twist - animals)
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes (using scripture or word art)
Inky Chicks - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes.


  1. Delightful thanks for joining us at scrappers delight

  2. Such a asweet card. Love the pastel colors. Thanks for sharing your work with us this week at the Sister act Challenge Blog.
    Cathy xx

  3. What a pretty card. The image is so adorable. You have showcased it so well. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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  5. Wat is dit een schitterende kaart.

    Liefs Riet.

  6. This is a fabulous card, such lovely pastel colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  7. Those pinks and greens really serve the whole card extremely well. You idea of a box is EXCELLENT and Rita will enjoy her birthday all the more because of this very beautiful card.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and showing us your very unique and lovely art.
    The BLESSING of the Lord be upon you,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Gorgeous card, love the softness and you colouring is amazing, xxx

  9. what a super card love those colours and lo is fabulous too thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz sassy x

  10. Gorgeous! Love the image...and I'm sure your gift will be bring a smile to your friend's face. Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio.

    Red Carpet Studio Challenge

  11. Such a pretty card, I love the colours you have used! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog,

  12. A beautiful creative card.Congrats

  13. This is such a cute card. I really love the sweet image and how you have colored her up. Fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. So Cute! The image and colors are so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week.
    Ellen (SS-DT)

  15. Beautiful card Tine...lovely image too...!!

  16. Hi Tine!

    What super fabulous card you have done! Lovely colors and the roses look amazing!
    Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Emerald Fairies this time! Hope to see your lovely creations again soon!

    I am offering a blog candy on my blog if you are interested.

    Hugs, Sande xx

  17. Super cute card and box I bet your friend was delighted with them. Lovely colour scheme and fab image choice. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our "summer challenge". Mel :o)

  18. Beautiful card,love the sweet image and design...Thanks for sharing with us over at A Gem of a Challenge,hope to see you again....
    Mandy x

  19. So soft and delicately pretty. I really like the way you colored her hair. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's!

  20. Awww . . . what a sweet card! So pretty and delicate. :) Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge . . . hope you join us again soon. :)

    Kathy - CIO DT

  21. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge your card is sweet and hope you stop by to play with us again LYNN B.

  22. Such a pretty piece of work!
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards

  23. Beautiful card. Love the design and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x

  24. What a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for entering it to our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  25. Such a pretty card, love the sweet image and pastel papers and colour combo. Thanks for joining in with our Birthday Challenge at LCI xx

  26. Absolutely adorable, I just love your card. The image is very cute and I love the colour choice as well. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxoxo