Thursday 22 August 2013

50th Birthday

Loads of fun creating my cut-files again & this card is for my SIL who has a big birthday to celebrate as you can see. The look I was going for was essentially very elaborate as befits a mile-stone occasion & being predominantly white has just a hint of a heavily iced cake, LOL. Went with touches of gold, again because I wanted to make it 'special' - & you can't beat a bit of the 'Midas touch' can you, to convey decadence?

Where would I be without my Cameo?!? LOL. A layered design (interlocking arches of varying sizes) onto which I have added scalloped edged peel-offs (which is actually the left-over bits from in-between designs but was exactly what I was after) & sandwiched between those card layers are foam pads to add the dimension. The pearl accents are in two sizes & are from MeiFlower.

On the inside of the card (yes more cut-files but that goes without saying now surely, LOL), are two cockatiels, Coco & Smudge, the name of my SIL's avian twosome. (You may just remember me making her a bird-themed card last year as well?)  I just had to include this mischievous pair on her card this time around too as they mean so much to her & that is the beauty of making cards for people isn't it - the personalisation which makes them more meaningful. Different cut-files for them from last year's card but they have similarly been coloured with Promarkers to give them the required cockatiel colouration &  glue-gel gives them dimension. The sentiment, according to my records, is from Tracy's Cards, so I hope this is correct.

Box lid design...... &a peek at the liner too.

However, I couldn't just leave it at that for such a big birthday could I? I just had to include a box for the card which would also give me oodles more space to elaborate on sentiments too - not to mention add an image to colour. All this I added to the box's liner, with the outside of the box reflecting the card hiding away within. Once the card is out of the box, the shaped liner with gold card border, complete with fabulous image from Sassy Cheryl (coloured with Promarkers) and an extra 3 sentiments is revealed. Makes quite a change to have the image hiding away in the box rather than on the card front but I think it still works.

Hope she likes it - & that you do too!

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:

Sassy Cheryl - happy birthday
One Crazy Stamper - birthday
Outlawz - Saturday's Paper A La Mode - birthdays
Natalie & Amy's - celebrate
Happy Campers - use a stamp (girl with cupcake from Sassy Cheryl)
Silhouette Challenges - shaped card (using Silhouette)
Country View Crafts - attributable sentiments (verses4cards)
KaboodleDoodles - song or a quote
OLLCB - inspired by a song (what else could it be but "Mandy" - Barry Manilow)
My Craft Spot - 3-d item
Little Red Wagon - layers
Penny's - dies/punches
Use Your Stuff - circles (every single loop of my cut designs started life as a circle I dissected, replicated & welded to another - too many circles to count!!!!)
Tip Top - use at least 2 items with your initials - C= cutting, cockatiels, candle on cupcake
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Cutie Pie - anything goes.


  1. Beautiful creation and fab colouring. thank you for joining in the happy campers challenge and good luck.x

  2. Tine this is outstanding, your SIL will love and treasure it xxx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card and box Tine...!! Love the " Happy 20th Anniversary of your 30th Birthday" sentiment...LOL

  4. Wow!wow! And another wow! Fabulous! Thank you for sharing at ds4j this time. Hugs Jackie DT MEmber

  5. Oh My Gosh!! this is a true work of art.. How could she not love getting this stunning creation!
    your coloring rocks and love all the fun delicate cameo additions!
    thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl challenge this week!

  6. Oh My Gosh! This is beyond fabulous!!! There are not enough adjectives to describe this card. Your SIL is a very lucky girl and will surely cherish it forever. Happy Birthday to her! Thanks for sharing with the Sassy Gals at Sassy Cheryls this week. Hope to see you soon.

  7. What a beautiful card - I'm sure your SIL will love it. Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

  8. OMGoodness... your SIL will certainly LOVE this! my bday is in October *wink*
    love all the cut work (I need to play more with my Cameo!!) and sticking the image with the cute wording in the box is genius!
    thanks for joining our Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  9. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cuite pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  10. What a great card. Beautiful details and perfect image (I used it too in my challenge card). Fun how different the are!

  11. this is gorgeous Tine.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  12. WOW this is fabulous! What a lot of work went into this work of art. The verse is super and the die cutting wonderful. Of course your song choice is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x DT

  13. Oh TINE, that is drop dead amazing, that is just like it should be in a carding magazine I say! You put so much tlc into your unique projects, so glad I came to see!

  14. Adorable creation for birthday. Perfect - love fabulous creation, beautiful inside too.
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Sassy Cheryl Happy Birthday Challenge!

  15. Gorgeous Card! Very Elegant! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Silhouette Challenges! :o)

    Theresa (silhouette Challenge DT)

  16. What a treasure! This is such a fabulous project! Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  17. Utterly gorgeous and over the top amazing! Super, super creative, fun and oh so elegant. Love, love, love it!
    Thanks for playing along in the Happy birthday challenge this week with my Sassy Gals!!!

  18. Wow - totally sweet! You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  19. I love this and I am sure your SIL will love it to . Love the elegance and the cuteness. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  20. Lovely, l like the sentiment too.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x

  21. Gorgeous card and I am sure your SIL will love it Thanks for entering our Inspired by song challenge at ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  22. It's so luscious and lacy and deliciously feminine, Tine! Very beautiful!

  23. A cute card . thanks for joining us at country view crafts challenge this time x trace x

  24. I love your 50th card, great inside and outside! Thank you for sharing with us this fortnight @ Ooh La La :)

  25. Wow Elegant card. Love the colored image. Beautiful frame cut.Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
    Digistamps4joy (DT member)
    PapillonDigital Designs (Personal blog)