Wednesday 7 November 2018

Happy Birthday Livi!

Last week was Livi's 9th Birthday - where did the years go?

Livi recently started guitar lessons, and apparently loves it. So, in a mad panic I made this card for her in 40 minutes or so - which is a minor miracle for me as I'm a very slow crafter:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank, side opening

- a snippet of beige card from the snippets folder, with just a small amount trimmed off to make it slightly smaller than the card front, then glued in place

- then I selected the other snippets I wanted to use so I could match the colouring of the image as much as possible - the image is pre-coloured and Len found it for free on the internet (my hero!)

- printed then trimmed the image and backed it with a plain square of mid-brown card 

- die cut the sentiment from another snippet of card, this time tan coloured using the Die Versions Corner Concepts 'Happy Birthday' die and added it to the top left corner of the image panel using glue

- next I did the number 9 using The Works '10 Piece Numbered Candles' set of dies to cut out the candle number in mid-brown and also in tan, which I snipped and added on top of the flame    

- die cut LIVI from mid-brown card using dies from the First Edition 'Alphabet Sans Serif' set of upper case dies

- now I had the sizes of everything I added the image panel as well as the age die cut and LIVI to the card front

- final touch using some of the leftover snippets, a few stars here and there, die cut using MFT's 'Stars' dies

- the number, letters and stars were all cut from snippets which had been backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet

Livi is not a girl for pretty things, so although the image is a little bit on the 'punk' side I'm sure she will like it over the other options Len found. I used a few similar elements to those I used for Mia's card the other week - they do compare notes :)

Then had to dash to the Post Office with it, along with Lia's prize from the other fortnight.

We were right - Livi's Mum says she adores her card! So relieved.


  1. That is a great design, I am sure she will love it, I know I would!

  2. What a fun card for a guitar playing grand daughter Di.

  3. A great card and I'm not surprised Livi loves it too! Did you wait until Dudley was asleep before making the card!?
    Kath x

  4. Ooh Di what a fab card l think it makes it easy for someone who loves to play an instrument to make a card using just that and you have created a fabulous card for Livi and your right where does the time go? xx

  5. Blimey . . . you did all that in 40 minutes!? You are TOTES AMAZEBALLS (to use COMMON parlance these days LOL!)

    Simply brilliant card - no wonder it went down so well!

    Hugs and Duddles,
    Sarn xxx

  6. Brilliant card Di and I can see why Livi loved it. That is a super image (well done Len) and the dies are super xx

  7. Gorgeous card, Di. No wonder Livi loved it! xoxo

  8. Hi Di this is a stunning card. I would not have guessed it was a quick make. Take care, Hugs Jackie

  9. Happy Birthday to Livi! She surely has just adored your card!! Very modern with that manga style of the guitarist girl, the sentiment in the corner and the stars! I think that a fab card in a short time was a win win: :D

  10. This is a great card for Livi and perfect as she is learning the guitar Di, a clever find by Len, and love the corner sentiment and the added personalsation, and the pretty stars too, and I'm sure you were pleased to hear that she loved it. x

  11. A really super card for Livi and not surprised that she loved it. Great design too.

    Kath x

  12. A great card for a guitar lover!
    Lia xx

  13. No wonder Livi adored the card, it's sooooo cool! Well done Len finding the image and well done you adding extra coolness and in forty minutes too! Hugs xxxxxxx


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