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!



  1. Hi Di

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

    P.S great card btw! xx

  5. I know who it is too :)

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

    Enjoy your meeting xx

  6. 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

  7. 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.


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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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


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