Thursday 17 October 2019

Mia is 12 years old

It only seems yesterday that Mia was a baby and now she's heading into her 13th year, so is on the verge of being a teenager!

When we came home from Cornwall I had to really get cracking and make her card in time for it to reach Germany. Luckily, I already had a new die waiting to be used - so I kept the card fairly simple:
I used:

- a tall white card blank - approx. 4" x 8"

- piece of shimmery plummy purple thin card stock as the 'frame', which I glued onto the card front

- piece of patterned paper from a LOTV pad called 'Timeless Victorian', trimmed and then glued onto the purple layer

- then adhered two layers of the purple card together using Woodware double sided adhesive sticky paper just to make the die cuts more robust

- die cut the (new to me) Poppystamps 'Large Sugar Plum Faerie' and put it to one side

- then die cut the word WISH using MFT's 'Wish' die

- because I hadn't used really intricate dies they cut well, despite the sticky layer in between the thin pieces of card

- then added the word WISH using a glue pen, followed by the faerie (fairy) minus the wings which are cut separately anyhow

The reason I chose to make the fairy into a ballerina was partly as I'd seen it  elsewhere on a blog, probably one of yours so thank you if it was you! And, Mia is also a very good little ballet dancer.

Edit: I spotted the die on Gail's blog - here's a link to the post that inspired me!

Phew, I hate making cards in a rush but for once nothing went wrong! I deliberately didn't add Mia's name and age, the girls are both growing up and from the age of 10 onwards I try not to add those extra details unless it's a special birthday or occasion.

Happy Birthday Mia, hope you're having a lovely day!

And, we finally have Dudley booked into a new grooming place for next week. His Auntie Stephanie has had to go back to Kent to care for her Mum, and our local branch still doesn't do scissoring. We just might have hit lucky, and his new groomer, called Debbie, already knows and grooms/trims Havanese! I attached photos and she says 'He's a stunning little chap'. Bless him. Way to go Dudley ... my most loved and so sweet little man! After Len of course :) x


  1. A lovely card and yes they grow up far too quickly. makes you feel old well does me. So please Dudley is getting a nice lady to groom him

  2. Hi Di, beautiful card. I think it might have been one of my cards that inspired you to get this one!! I remember you commenting at the time that you thought you needed to get it. I love it in purple. Fab card. I should use this die more often. HUgz

  3. Wow, this is really amazing.
    Valerija xx

  4. A beautiful card Di and I'm sure Mia will love it too. Yes, they do grow up quickly - my 'baby' niece will be 40 next year!
    Kath x

  5. Perfect! Just PERFECT!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Very elegant - I'm sure Mia will love the ballerina

  7. A stunning card Di - love the colours you have used!
    Glad to hear you have a potential new groomer for Dudley - sounds as though Len may just have some serious competition there ;)

  8. Beautiful card Di and what a fabulous image too seems like l have grown up with Mia now becoming 10 where does the time go she will adore her card take care x

  9. Time passes far to quickly. What a fabulous card Di I'm sure that Mia is going to love it.

    Sue xx

  10. Beautiful card. Happy birthday, young lady! xoxo

  11. I really, really love your card for Mia. She's a lucky girl have you to make her b-day cards. Hugs and thanks for sharing your how-to.

  12. That is a lovely card for a young lady. Don't they grow up fast!

  13. This is such a pretty card for Mia and perfect with her love of ballet and she will have loved it for sure Di. x

  14. A beautiful card for a budding ballerina Di, I'm sure Mia will love it.
    It's good you've found a replacement groomer for little Dudley. Kate x

  15. Dear Di, thank you so much for your comment on my blog ! Your little Dudley is gorgeous, and I love his card with the wellies ! My Flo is also a little "sunshine" in my house. :)) Hugs, Enny

  16. A lovely and very elegant card!
    Lia xx

  17. Such a lovely card Di. I hope Mia had a very special birthday, they grow up so quickly" xxx

  18. Happy Birthday to Mia!!! Time flies... my niece has 15 and yesterday she was a baby too! :D
    I'm sure that Mia will love her Birthday card, so personalized! The purple tones look great!
    It's fun that "ballerina" is an Italian word with the same meaning in English :D One in a million! :D LOL
    So glad you find another "Auntie" for Dudley's grooming! Waiting photos :)

  19. A really elegant card Di and a clever idea to leave out the wings so that she becomes a generic ballerina. I love the subtle background paper you've used too. Vicky x

  20. Super card, Di, Mia will love it.... and you're right, children grow up so quickly. xx

  21. So pretty!
    I think I have some catching up to do on your blog.
    Time seems whoosh by so fast, I cannot keep up.
    Marianne x

  22. Striking card with the beautiful die cut ballerina! Bet she loves it!

  23. Love this and it's perfect for a young ballerina! xxx

  24. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. I know she will love this card. Teens are hard to make for. You did well! xoxo


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