Friday, 23 October 2015

Mia's 8th Birthday

Our little grand daughter Mia had her 8th Birthday recently. She's mad about horses and loves her riding lessons, so the choice of theme for this card was already decided on a while ago. She also loves the colour blue, and that had a little bit of a bearing as well:
I used:

- 8" x 8" square white scalloped edge card blank

- plain blue SU card stock 'Marina Mist' for the main frame and the frame (which was die cut using a Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die) round the beautiful horse image 

- covered the main frame with a piece of lighter blue trimmed down paper from LOTV's 'Bear Necessities' paper pad 

- wrapped a snippet of white satin ribbon down one edge then stuck the whole thing to the card front

- tied another snippet of white ribbon round the attached strip of ribbon just in a knot and added a little 'Princess' charm to it, using opalescent cord

- next die cut the greeting from white card using the Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die and popped that down in the right hand corner of the card before adding '8th' - die cut from more white card using a Memory Box 'Classic Numbers' die and Tattered Lace 'Every Day Anniversary Alphabet (D695)' dies

- at that point I could see where to position the image, so next that was glued in place

- added 'MIA' to the image, die cut using white card and Tattered Lace 'Every Day Anniversary Alphabet (D695)' dies

- final touch, three white paper flowers (possibly 'Prima'), which already had the plain gemstone centres - glued in place using my glue gun

Ha! Then of course I needed to make up a box to protect it en route to Germany :) Hope you had a super Birthday Mia - and that Mama has recovered from the Birthday party!



Pat said...

This card works wonderfully for your grand daughter Di, especially with her love of horses. The topper looks great with the stitched frame and all the embellishments and personal touches with the MB sentiment and added number and her name on the topper. I adore that pretty ribbon with the charm and the flowers with the gems in the middle, and the lightly patterned paper complements it all perfectly. x

Carol L said...

That's a beautiful horse, done with beautiful blues and a wonderful birthday card for a special little girl named Mia! I'm sure she loved it!!

Donna said...

Di... This is just beautiful :)
I can see that this is a card made with a lot of love.
Hope Mia has a 'happy' happy birthday... I'm sure she'll adore this card :)

Jane said...

What a perfect card for your Mia.....the blue works so well with that gorgeous horse focal. Enjoy your weekend xx

Swissie said...

This is just wonderful, Di! A great card for a loved girl.
(Herzliche Geburtstagsgrüsse auch aus der Schweiz)

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Liv

Sammy said...

This is so, so beautiful, and obviously perfect for the intended recipient :-) I'm sure she was over the moon with it! x

Sarn said...

I was horse-mad as a child and would've LOVED and ADORED this card . . . so I'm sure Mia will have loved it too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I'm sure Mia loved it too!
Kath x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
happy 8 th to Mia
have a lovely weekend
hugs Tamara

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm in love with this card!!! Surely your grand-doughter will love it, too!!! The sweet horse matches perfectly with the cardstock and the embellishments, there are the same colours and the sentiment is a gorgous touch! The little flowers are so girly! Great work!

Jacee said...

This is a lovely design Diane, she's sure to love it.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Di! I love it and I'm sure Mia does too!

Jean said...

What a beautiful card for your Grand Daughter. The focal image is lovely and the blues in the backing layers compliment it perfectly. Gorgeous ribbon and embellishments too.
Jean x

Sally H said...

A stunning card for Mia - you sure you are old enough to have an 8 year old grand daughter?! I am sure she loved it very much! I discovered on our trip to see Meg that she had taken her 18th birthday card with her to uni

Darnell said...

I can just picture Mia as an adult, opening her box of special cards from you every year and looking back at all the beautiful creations you have made. This one will be a true favorite, no doubt about it! It's precious and so perfect for her!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

Such a beautiful, fabulous card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the soothing blue and the beautiful horse
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

Oh my--this is amazing & gorgeous, Di! I bet she treasures it!

Amanda said...

Such a pretty card x Amanda

Sue - said...

I'm not a horse lover ( their teeth always look too big!) but this one does look attractive and it has made a beautiful card

jimlynn said...

Di, this is absolutely over the top sensational! WOW! I love it!!! Know she will too.

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely card. I am sure Mia loved it. Kate x

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Di, especially for someone who loves horses. I'm sure Mia was thrilled with it. xx