Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Birthday Card

sadly I  have not had much time for card making this last few weeks and its taken me nearly two weeks to get this far and finally make another card! …Still one more card to complete before I decide which one to use for Hubbies birthday, I coloured the stamp well over two weeks agooverall I'm pleased with the card although realised afterwards that rounding the corners was not a good idea after you've layered the papers; I should have done this before hand but didn't think about it, so its not perfect but we learn. It’s a z-fold card I think that’s right and my first one.. I like itmy only other niggle is I wish now I had layered the stamp with card but had decided to edge with my Copics but it bled, not sure why as it is the usual card I used for colouring with, so not quite the finish I had in mind… not to worry I did the same effect with the roses to bring it together a bit.

 Happy Birthday 

Overall I like the design and layout I'm really enjoying using my birthday pressies; the glass cutting mat makes life so much easier and I love my Grand Calibur; although having a problem with some Joy dies I have which are red and are leaving die on my white pearl card once cutnot a good look for snowflakes!any suggestions on how to either stop it happening or get any excess paint of the dies would be gratefully received  have a wonderful week , I'm busy this week again so I don’t suspect I’ll get much card making;-(((hopefully will manage another post though .hugs x 

all three panels

side view
I used the following
White base card
Blue and white cardstock-layering
Blue gingham paper- from stash  
Birthday Paper and die Cut Sentiment -Papermania
Popcorn Bear Stamp -Party Time- Crafters Companion-Coloured promarkers/copics
Die cut corners .leaves,heart 
Die cut spiral flowers- edges coloured with copics
from stash
Ribbon ,buttons, gems, bakers twine and corner rounder punch

Close up 'Popcorn Bear'

I would like to enter the following


  1. fantastic card Andrea, love the image and layout
    Kim x

  2. Hi Andrea
    WoW, absolutely gorgeous card! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Love the papers and the colour tone of them...GORGEOUS! The image is just a sweetheart and super adorable, coloured in perfectly.
    Now onto your dilemma with dies! I have found myself having the same problem. After I use certain dies, especially the Joy! ones, it leaves a residue, in my case green. What I do after it comes out of the die and I see my white card marked... I take a little paintbrush ( for painting normal walls in my case )and brush it off with it and it falls off and the card is clean. I hope that helps.
    Michaela xx

  3. Hi Andrea, A fab image on your wonderful card, I like the fold and the pretty papers too.
    Hugs, Sandy

  4. Fold on this card is fab andrea, the image and pretty papers are gorgeous. Your colouring in looks super...luv annie x

  5. beautiful card, great design! thank you for joining us at "challenge4everybody" Good Luck!

  6. Your card is super and fits our 'more than one fold' challenge perfectly. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  7. That's a beautiful card with a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

  8. This is gorgeous Andrea, I love your image and pastel colours.
    I don't have any Joy dies, but have you tried cleaning them with Nail Polish remover?

  9. Wow this one is a stunner for sure. What a lovely card for a little guy. Thanks for sharing with us over at Stamping with the dragon.

  10. Hi Andrea, awww such a sweet image and a fab card. Great colour choices and love the Z shape.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  11. Hi Andrea, It's a great design and layout! The image is so cute and the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for joining the callenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  12. this is adorable and i love your blooms :)
    Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge on Stamp Your
    Life, hope to see you for our next challenge in January

  13. Hi Andrea...what a lovely card. Such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC this time. Debbie x

  14. Gorgeous card - so pretty inside and out! :) Cute image and fab papers.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  15. Very cute!! I have the same stamp set! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!

  16. Such a lovely card that someone special to you will adore. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, Jennie DT

  17. Fabulous card and love Popcorn. Thank you for joining us this month at CBN.

    Linda DT xxx

  18. Oh this is adorable Andrea! Sweet image and fantastic design!! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Tammy x

  19. Oh my-I have this stamp and it has not seen inky yet...thanks for the inspiration! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful card with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment

  20. So cheerful and bright. Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine, good luck, and hope you will join us again,


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