Thursday 20 October 2011

A never- ending job

.....eventually turned into a never-ending birthday card for Livi! I almost lost the will to live making it, it took ages, but soldiered on - it's bright at least :))
The front, followed by:
The inside, before I wrote our message, followed by:
being flipped around, followed by:
another view from the top - showing the 'birthday number 2'. This was sent to me by Sarn using the Hippy Chick die - and, I seem to be haunted by the colour, I used an aubergine Pro Marker to colour it to match the papers! Sarn to the rescue once again - thank you so much :))

I used:

- purple card stock for the basis of the card itself

- orange card stock for some of the panels

- Katy Knight 'Totally Tropical' Summer papers, free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine a little while back

- a topper by LOTV from their previous range of Cute Squares

- butterflies and sentiment from a Craftwork Cards goody bag that I finally sorted through a couple of weeks ago.

I just managed to squeeze the card into an envelope designed for an 8" x 8" card - so it's going to stand out amongst all Livi's other cards, for its size and brightness at least :))

I'll let you know if we get any photos of the Birthday Baby. Yes, Livi is the little one with curly auburn hair who loves buttons and seems destined to be an engineer of some sort when she grows up. I bet she has this card apart to see how it works in a lot less time than it took to make!

The diamante hearts arrived here yesterday - they're so cute and sparkly. So, it's wagons roll onto the next stage of assembling the Save the Date cards - once I do a supermarket run else someone here could be found slumped in front of the fridge door semi-comatose (a last minute big word sneaked in there) - looking for something to eat :))



  1. Your card is super Di. I made a similar one for a Christmas challenge a while back and it was a lot of work. I am sure your grandaughter will love it.
    I'm glad the little hearts have arried. Now you can really get stuck in! Kate x

  2. Wow, what a fab bright card, perfect for a little engineer. have never tried one of these and after hearing all about making one might never try now lol

  3. Woohooo . . . that's big, bright and beautiful. She's sure to love it and everyone else will admire it.

    Good luck with the supermarket trolley dash and then the wedding production line!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Fab, bright card!! She will just love it!! x

  5. Big and bright, Livi will love it I'm sure - after she's taken it apart to see how it works! LOL!!

  6. Your Granddaughter will love this card it is so bright and colourfull I know my little grandaughter would love it, don't know if I could ever attempt such a lovely card. congratuations.

  7. This is just beautiful and I love the never-ending cards but you are right they do take what seem like for ever to do. Fabulous job.

    Kath x

  8. Di, your card is beautiful! Livi will love this and the image is gorgeous too! gorgeous layout with fabulous background papers and sentiments truly an amazing card:) Sandra H

  9. Oh Di it really turned out beautifully! I've made a few of these but forgotten how much work they are. I'm sure she will love it. Hope you will sit with your feet up watching a good movie while threading your ribbon thur those lovely hearts.

  10. Holy smokes Di! You've done an amazing job and I hope the instructions follow soon on how to open it. I'm sure Livi will have it figured out in no time but us old farts need to be shown...LOL She doesn't have a clue yet how lucky she is to have such a creative soul in her life. That's one lucky button pusher!

  11. Di,
    I know it took a lot of work, but wow! I love it. I now have to have another go at this mysel :)

    Thanks for the comments on the LO for All About Me. It's amazing how many memories a old photo can conjour up. I was such a tomboy and this is one photo that doesn't show the scraped knees and the torn skirts :)) I've sort of grown up now, but sssshhh, don't tell anyone.


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