Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A Birthday Card for a Granddaughter

Good Morning Girls, isnt this weather strange it went really cold last night then this morning the sun came out, but I can see quite a few grey clouds in the sky so I suspect we might be in for something later on. I had a lovely chat with my eldest granddaughter she was 15 yesterday and quite the young lady, Id sent her one of my home made cards and I wasnt to sure how she'd feel about it, anyway she thanked me for it and said that she'd taken it into School to show her friends, I was thrilled to hear that, and I also said to her that I was glad she liked it and thought it was cool to receive a home made card. So you can tell Im glad it went down well, Id hate to embarrass her.
Anyway the card Ive posted today is for one of our younger granddaughters Danu (shes the little girl in the photo below in blue), she will be two in August and of course this is one of Mo's gorgeous "Terrible Two's" and I think weve all come across little girls of two and their likes and dislikes, I certainly did with three girls. Anyway Ive coloured her with my copic pens then cut her out with the mega oval from the new Nestabilitie range of dies, Ive also used the scalloped one as well to mount her on. The sentiment was created on my computer and Ive used the smaller ovals to cut this out.
The card is a 8"x 8" white card mainly because the image is larger than normal, and it fitted better on the bigger card, Ive used several papers from my Nitwit downloads, and created firstly a layer of pink card with a pretty flowery paper on, and the second and third layers are in mauve and pink, Ive used one of the larger border punches on these then stuck them down the centre with a mixture of ribbon and cord this was wrapped around the card and stuck to the back.
The image was then stuck on top and the sentiment to the right hand side at the bottom. Ive created two flowers from some of the left over paper and then popped a pearl brad and silver spacer through the centres with a couple of charms hanging from the bottom one, before sticking them to my card Ive stuck a circle of punched out leaves and my flowers on top. There are three little roses on the sentimet to cover a rather large white patch and two heart gems at the top.


debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Shirley, beautiful colours and love the cute image.

Mrs Bs Blog said...

What a beautiful card, Shirley. She looks a proper little madam, doesn`t she. I love the papers you`ve used and the handmade flowers with the spacers. A lovely card for a fab granddaughter. Hugs Val xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Shirley
gorgeous card I do love that image beautiful papers as well, I would say your grand daughter will love it, just got my washing out and now it looks like it is gonna rain.
Christine x

Jessie said...

Awww, that's so cute Shirley! I think we have all had a little face look at us like that!

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
lovely & sunny here but bit nippy, aww gorgeous card hun, i luv this image, gorgeous papers & embelies, hun, sue,x

Poppy said...

aww Shirley its so cute,love that sulky image.

Rach said...

A gorgeous card Shirley perfect for your younger grandchild. It is wonderful that your elder granddaughter loved your card that you sent her... but i am not at all surprised that she did.. your cards are beautiful.. xxx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Oh that's a sweet motif and the card is beautiful.
With Loves and Hus

Christine said...

Hi Shirley stunning creation gorgeous image & colouring/shading is fab..pretty card for a princess..

luv n hugs Christine xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

awwwwwwwwwww! this is just darling! and your flowers match so perfectly! absolutely fabulous!

brenda said...

Hi Shirley

Another beauty for the girls, beautfil DP's and colours.

Few clouds here as well, but at least no rain so far.

B x

wojchallengeblog said...

Oh Shirley dear this is just stunning what a fantastic card for your Grandaughter, I know lots of two years old who pratise that look
Have a good evening
Hugs Jacqui x

Paula said...

Oh ths is beautiful Shirley the image is so adorable and im sure your Grandaugher will cherish this card.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Shirley this is so utterly adorable and beautiful of course she will treasure this!
You are too lovely to ever embarrass her!
kim x

Riet said...

Ohhhhh wowwww Shirley,what a beautiful cards,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christa said...

hi shirley love you card so nice thankyou for your sweet message about my son hugs xx christa

Dawn said...

Awww this is so cute, she doesn't look happy!!! Wonderful colouring


Saskia said...

Great card... so beautiful and so cute!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

trudette, said...

So very very sweet , such lovely colors and beautiful image.

Spyder said...

Oh Shirley this is beautiful!! I love the colours, you do make some really lovely cards! And I found a font called... 'You wish you were Shirley!'
(how coolis that!)


Vanessa said...

Such a sweet card, great job!!

Renee said...

Shirley this is just gorgeous!! I just love ALL your creations! Your flowers are fantastic, I was reading on your blog your favorite author is Janet Evanovich... I love her too! patiently waiting for #16 lol.
Blessings and Hugs

Anonymous said...

Shirley- your granddaugther will love it!

Melodie said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card. I like the picture very much.

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Shirley, love the papers and embellies and that image is great...what a little madam ;)
Debbie x

Donna said...

Very pretty card Shirley, love the layout you've used, and the image is adorable. Your coloring really brings her to life.
Donna xx