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!



  1. 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

  2. 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!!

  3. 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 :)

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

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

    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Liv

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

  7. 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

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

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

  10. 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!

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Such a beautiful, fabulous card.

  17. Love the soothing blue and the beautiful horse
    Dr Sonia

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

  19. 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

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

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

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


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