Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Hi everyone, today is my mothers 60th birthday and i spent the afternoon in a panic to finish a card for her. I actually gave up on the idea of making a card for her a couple of times but i kept coming back to the idea and finally got one done i was fairly happy with. My original idea was to make one of those fancy tri fold cards i have seen around but i could not make it big enough to accommodate the chipboard "60th" and some sort of stamped image without looking cluttered. So i went back to a regular card, 6X6 and here it is:

Here you can see i have layered my dear little magnolia to give her a 3D effect:

You can't really tell from the pictures but the little hearts are actually buttons. I put my new fave product, crystal effects on the chipboard 60th for that raised glossy effect and i also added some, with glitter, to Tilda's wings.

She fits in with 5 challenges (that was a fluke, i was only thinking of MDUC when i made the card and i realized later on she fitted with the rest):

Magnolia Down Under Challenge - cute as a button

Cupcake craft Challenge - cute as a bug (butterflies)

Creative Card Crew - all that sparkles (crystals on the wings of the large butterfly and glitter on the wings of Tilda)

Flutter By Wednesdays - fairy or butterfly and flower

Creative Inspirations - letters or numbers

Phew, glad that finally done. Thank you all for dropping by and leaving you lovely comments, i enjoy reading every one.


Kellie Winnell said...

I am sure your mum will LOVE this! It's absolutely gorgeous, all that 3D and all the cute buttons, LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

MDUC Site Owner.

Kristy Young said...

WOW this is just gorgeous! So much detail put into this card. Thanks for playing with MDU.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Fran, what a stunning card....I'm sure your mother was thrilled with it. Great 3D detail on the image and the 60th looks amazing. Great butterflies and the buttons are so cute. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Danni said...

What a great card!! I love all the dimension and the nice colors! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Caryn said...

Stunning, love the dimwnsion. Thanks for getting buggy with us at Cupcake this week.

Caryn xxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh I love it. I love the 3D - great job. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Norma said...

Fran, gorgeous card. Great job in making a card to meet all those challenges. Love all those pinks. Beautiful colouring. Perfect Tilda image for a birthday card for your Mom. I'm sure she'd love it.
Thanks for joining the challenge at MDUC.


Aunty Sue said...

woh love the 3d effect. thanks for joining us at creative inspirations. xx

NGCARDS said...

This is really cute :) Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! xxx

dolcreations said...

I love the 3D look you gave your card. Love those buttons on your card! What a great job
you have done!

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Great job, love your little sparkles, thanks for joining us at ccc this week, hugs, Claire xx

Sue said...

Oh Fran, so nice that you wanted to make the card special for your Mom. Love the details and the little heart shaped buttons. Your Mom is going to love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at the MDU Challenge and hope you can come back for the next challenge so we can see what you're creating!

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the cute little butterflies you have used! Thanks for playing along with this weeks bug challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

Liza said...

Stunning card, it is so pretty and I love how you have 3D'd Tilda. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

stephanne said...

I love it. Great job on the 5 challenges, what a fabulous coincidence!! Lovin the flourish and how you've got heart buttons intertwined into the movement of the shape and butterflies coming out of it. Well done!! And also, the image looks great, wonderful 3D work, your mom will adore it!! Thanks for joining us at MDUC, hope to see you back next time around!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Your mum would have loved this beauty I'm sure! Gorgeous job - all that layering too - wow!
Thanx for playing along at MDUC

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous i love the colours you have used, really cute bugs too, thanks for joining us at Cupcake hugs pops x x

Debra James said...

Wow this is gorgeous. The dimension and choice of colours is brilliant. Your Mum will love this card.Great Card. Cheers and Hugs Debra

scrappyjan said...

WOW what Beautiful card!!! I love all of your details!!
hugs, janny

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Fran, those butterflies and swirls are adorable. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge. Donna x

Sam said...

Beautiful card, fab 3d work. Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
Sam x