Saturday 5 November 2011

Happy Birthday Joshua

One of our little neighbours is 3 years old today. He's such a cute little chap that one LOTV Cute Squares image (these come pre-coloured!) in particular just cried out to be used on a card for him. It was lying on my desk on Wednesday's WOYWW posting ready for me to crack my knuckles and get to work. This was the end result:
I've just realised that the background is quite appropriate - a little bit like firework stars given the date of Joshua's arrival. His Mum did say there were a few fireworks in the maternity ward as well!

I used:

- 6" x6" square Kraft card

- LOTV Cute Square

- blue pearlised backing card, from Hobbycraft

- stars paper from the 'Celebrations' pack by Paper Cellar

- self-adhesive ribbon from stash

- sentiment by Craftwork Cards

- buttons from stash, a little bit of twine - and fixed using glue gun for additional strength as Joshua is just 3

- and the finishing touch, the number 3 from one of the totally life-saving envelopes of die cut numbers sent by Sarn. Coloured using a Pro Marker and then a covering of Baby Blue stickles - the number of course, not Sarn, snort, snort!

Have a great evening if you're going to a fireworks display - our local one is tomorrow. Mmmmmmmm, hot dogs I hope :))



  1. Very cute. I'm sure he'll love it.
    Enjoy your fireworks. One of the few very British traditions that hasn't followed us out here. Our fiesta fireworks are very noisy but not pretty! Kate x

  2. Great card Di, I love the bg paper, and YES you're right it's very appropriate! Great colour combo with the ribbons too, and I have never used buttons, but maybe I will have to have a go now! Love it all! xx

  3. There must have been busy maternity wards around now cos thats the 3rd 3rd birthday I've seen on the blogs I follow and we are off to Phoebe's [eldest granddaughter] 3rd birthday party's her birthday tomorrow :-)
    Gorgeous card Di.
    A x

  4. Aww this is a sweetie. He's bound to love it.


  5. Very cute card, great tip about hot gluing as little fingers always try to pull off the embellies.

  6. Beautifully coloured - I bet he loves the card. Really cute image x

  7. Quick catch up here from me. Hope you enjoy the hotdogs and am now off for a hot lemon and honey...sniff sniff....!!

  8. Hi Di, This is a beautiful card for your Joshua! love the image and the lovely dog looking from behind the presents, Lots of lovely background papers and ribbons, he will just love it:) Sandra H

  9. This is one of my favorite boy images from LOTV and I just love what you have done with it. Brilliant card.
    Hope you got your hot dog.

    Kath x

  10. cute! Three years old is still and adorable age...then they grow up...snort snort! Have a great weekend Di!

  11. Oh how perfect Di... this little guy is just full of mischief... Love your coloring on him too.. perfect card!

  12. Very sweet Di, beautiful card for little Joshua. You can enter this at Simon Says Stamp if you'd like as their theme is Buttons.


  13. Lovely card Di,
    the colouring is so delicateand the blue stickles on the number is a great idea. I'be trying this...if you don't mind.


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