Saturday, 28 April 2012

Special Birthday card

I'm forbidden to mention whose birthday this was for but trust me, getting those chickens the right colour wasn't easy and I did a LOT of lurking and going through blog photos . Not that I'm sayin' anything at ALL, on pain of a Gibbs slap - whatever one of those is, it doesn't sound too good :(
I used:

- 6" x 6" white scalloped square card

- stamped image from Sugar Nellie, designed by Elisabeth Bell and called 'Scattering Love'. Coloured with chalks and Dove blender pen - and I almost lost the will to live trying to mask the single chicken at the front and then re-stamp to have two. In the end I stamped, coloured and cut them out before sticking 'em on!!

- image then die cut and backed with pale blue paper by tracing round the outside edge of the die and hand cutting

- the patterned paper is by Wild Rose Studios, called 'Annabelle's Meadow' - some really pretty papers in this stack too

- sentiment was a digi-freebie from Karen ages ago

- blue seam binding, bakers twine and little 'Made with love' charm all came from my crafting goodies 

Edit - this is so funny, Mr Blogger published this earlier than planned! I was waiting until after I'd met up with 'the recipient' later today - however, she's not likely to see this before we meet up, I hope :) Better take a hard hat just in case - I just read what a Gibbs slap is!



GHill xx said...

Hi Di

Really lovely card, the chickens look lovely, great colouring. ASll the colours go so well together.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, lovely card and do you think we haven't guessed who it is yet? You've captured the Sunday Roasters perfectly and I do like that Wild Rose Studio paper - it's sooooo pretty. It's Saturday and the weekend now, so do enjoy yourself whatever you're doing. Elizabeth x

Jules said...

Tee hee Di .. .. think we will all be able to guess who the lucky recipient was.

What a great and very personal card.

Never heard of a Gibbs slap .. .. but as that is my surname I hope people don't think I go round the playground slapping people!!!

See you tomorrow with my snippets.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

oooo Di, you are gonna be in soooo much trouble!! lol...xxxx

P.S great card btw! xx

Anonymous said...

I know who it is too :)

Lovely card, personal makes mean so much more I always think.

Enjoy your meeting xx

mamapez5 said...

I read her blog this morning so I know who it is too! What a cute image. Lovely card. I'm sure she will be pleased with it. Kate x

Anonymous said...

Noooo! That's no fair, I didn't know and would liked to have sent a card, grrr. I'll be Gibbs slapping her at this rate, lol! Beautiful card Di, made so much more special because of the way you've personalised it. Have a great time later.


Sandra H said...

Wow Di, those chickens really look great! another stunning card too:)x

Carol said...

Very pretty card Di, love the chickens. No idea what a Gibbs slap is either! Carol x

Sarn said...

Tee hee hee!!!!!

You all guessed who it was for! Top marks for observation everyone!

It's a BEAUTIFUL card Di . . . thank you so much. Such fun to meet up earlier. So glad the painkillers worked and you were able to make it despite both our SatNavs trying to lose us!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Laura said...

Lovely card Di, really like the image and the way you've coloured it.
Hmm.. chickens.. wonder who that could have been for ;)
Laura xx