Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Happy Birthday Sophia

The little girl next door turned 6 years old. Birthdays are so exciting when you are that age.They are eagerly awaited and celebrated with abandon!
I wanted to make a card a little brighter than I normally do as this little girl has a very colourful personality! So get your sunglasses on,  here it comes...

I was aiming for a rainbow look at the bottom edge of this card...I thought these daisies gave the suggestion of a rainbow. I mounted them onto a strip of striped paper to continue the rainbow look. All the daisy colours are also in the stripes. I popped that onto a strip of teal wood grain paper and then popped that over a bold, hot pink, two toned, flowery paper. Since the daisies are from snippets of a hairband I disected (only 3 flowers left) I am taking this over to visit Di at the playground...hopefully there is still room on the swings! The embossed butterfly is from Sophia's birthday party invite and I popped that onto a Martha Stewart doily. Each year, I take apart her invite and make my card using one element of the invite. That way my card matches the theme and colour scheme of the party. In this case, Sophia had a butterfly themed party!

I added a bit of bling jewels to the middle of the butterfly and then added the swirly bling bit from my stash.
I had to roughen up the outer edges of my card as these Michaels 5x5 inch cards are not square. Even though I trim them, they are very hard to cut DP to cover the whole card. This one was a smidgeon off square, so I roughed up the edges to hide the teensy sliver of white that was on the bottom edge of one side.

Card and base - Michaels 5x5 white textured card and envelope from my stash
DP - Doodlebug Designs , Flower Box
Die - Martha Stewart pre-cut Doily
Bling -   Dollarama from my stash
Stamp - Stampin; Up 2003
Daisies - Dollarama from my stash (this is my snippet as I now only have 3 or 4 flowers left
Butterfly - from the party invite...My neighbour cut it on her wishblade and embossed it

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Marks Finest Papers, Speedy TV Simple Salutations - Anything goes
2. Mark's Finest Papers, Speedy TV Inspirational Challenge - rainbow themed (my daisy is my rainbow)
3. Clear it out Challenge - Spring is coming theme, Stash is Flowers (the daisies are a snippet from my stash)
4. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must be snippets
5. Emma's Cards UK - Butterflies
6. Ladybug Crafts - Leap into Spring
7.The Craft Garden - Inspired by Rainbows
8.The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything goes
9.Aud Sentiments Challenge - Card for a child, must include a sentiment
10. Simon says Stamp - Happy Birthday


  1. I love your rainbow of daisies. Thanks for playing along in the Inspiration Challenge on Speedy TV.

  2. Awwwwwwwww Maureen she will love this its so bright and gorgeous huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxx

  3. Lovely, bright happy card Mo, packed full of gorgeous colours....and how cool that you've made it to match
    the party!Bet that little girl will be thrilled to bits with it.
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Love those daisies and I bet Sophia loved it.How nice that it will match her Birthday theme. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. This is gorgeous I like the colours and the butterfly.
    Kevin xx

  6. This is gorgeous. The butterfly is fabulous and love the flower border.
    Hug Sharon. x

  7. BEE-U-TIFUL card. So colorful, and all the design elements are so perfect. Loved reading all the elements you picked up here & there. Very clever & your little friend will love the use of her invite on her bday card. Those little daisies were just the perfect touch. It's bright & cheery, just the thing for a little girl, and I didn't think it was too bright at ALL! (I'm not 6 either!). Loved the doily behind the b/fly ...just the right feminine touch. TFS & Hugs. (I hope Miss C got to have a hand in this one!)

  8. Wonderful Maureen! Love the bright colours and suggestion of a rainbow - and what a great idea to pick out an element from Sophia's Birthday invitation. She'll be one very happy little lady I'm sure.

    Great use of snippets too of course :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. That's lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden this month

  10. Thanks for your words on my blog. I found lots of inspiration here. Your work is great.

  11. The border of daisies is a beautiful detail, and I love how it brings so much color to this card! So lovely and cheerful!

  12. Bright, beautiful and attention-grabbing! Hmmm... sounds like me! Thanks for your kind words over on my blog :)

  13. This is very pretty! I love how you used the gem stones! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  14. This is gorgeous Maureen, love your rainbow of flowers. Carol x

  15. Hi there - just dropping by to say thank you for commenting on my blog :-)
    And you say you used to love the CKC blog reader blog hop - you know that we have that going again? It's linked to challenge #1 but if you just wanted to join in with your kit or something, I'm sure you'd be more than welcome to join in and be part of the monthly fun! Let us know.

    BTW - this is a really gorgeous card with the doily and the butterfly. What lovely colours!

  16. A fab card Mo, such brightness and cheer in it, the rainbow of flowers is beautiful. and love the papers.xx

  17. Loving all the embellishments.... thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge.... xo

  18. Lovely and wonderful card. The butterfly is awesome...joann sassy raggedy

  19. Beautiful card, thanks for entering Emmas Crafty challenge, good luck xx

  20. Gorgeous! I'm crazy for the butterfly!The colors are lovely as well!

  21. hi maureen, thanks for the heads up on my blog misbehaing, I will try to work out whats wrong :-)

    Debs x

  22. Gorgeous card, Maureen! Great colours!

  23. I think this is a perfect card for a little girl.
    So fun and colourful :)

  24. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge xx

  25. Gorgeous card. Love the bright colors, the flower border and the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  26. Oh, I love all your bright colours and your daisies. Bring on spring! Thanks for playing Simple Salutations on Speedy TV. Hope to see you next week.

  27. Lovely card, thanks for joining in the challenge over at Emma's crafty challenge, good luck x

  28. Any little girl would just love the girly, bright card. I love your idea of the rainbow of flowers on the striped paper. Thanks for playing along with Clear it Out for the Spring/Flowers challenge.

  29. Love how you have showcased that beautiful butterfly. So pretty. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  30. I really love all the bright colors I gravitate towards that since I have a little girl who loves bright colored things. Thanks for entering over at The Paper Nest Dolls! ~Kelly Walkelmol


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