Saturday, 29 December 2012

Why is it so difficult ...

... to make a card for someone special.

It's John's birthday tomorrow - I really should have made his card before Christmas, but I kept putting it off ... and today realised that I needed to get on with it!

The first thing I tried was a disaster - colouring went wrong and it ended up in the bin.

In the end I've resorted to using some fancy chipboard letters that I've had for so long that I can't remember where they were from. One or two of them had little flowers on them, so I changed those for gems. As John has very little sight this actually is the kind of card he will love.

The card blank is 8" x 8" to accommodate all the letters. I printed the sentiment and cut out with a nestie, edging with an alcohol pen.

This is very different to what I first had in mind, but I think John will like it because it isn't cluttered with anything other than the lettering and a few little gems.

I'm linking this for:

Tuesday morning 178: anything goes - challenge yourself - it certainly was a challenge trying to decide what to do for John's card - happy in the end!
Here come the boys 42: anything goes
Charisma cardz 51: anything goes
Dutch dare 197: celebration
Card crafters circle 55: anything goes
Pixie dust studio: any celebration will do
Bunny Zoe: celebration
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate


  1. FABULOUS Hazel! I bet John will love it and I hope he has a super birthday. Now, go to bed and sleep!!! Hugs, Di xx

  2. This is a fabulous card Hazel, I love all of the different coloured letters, I'm sure John will love it, I hope he has a very happy Birthday.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  3. What a fun card!! I'm sure your DH loved it! I love all the fun letters!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  4. Once you've made them a few cards, it's really hard to do something new! Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

  5. Fun card! Love the funky combination of letters! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! I hope you'll play along again!

  6. You made me grin, going through your process of making your husband a card! It turned out great! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches for our special challenge, "Anything Goes"!

  7. Many happy returns to John! I bet he loves his card, it's so bright and cheerful!

    love Mags B x

  8. Arrrgh I know what you mean about making (and procrastinating) cards for those boys!! You did a great job and what a great way to use up the letters.

  9. Great birthday card Hazel! It's so sparkly and looks like a party on paper. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Fabulous! I love the design and layout. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill DT x

  11. Great card thanks for playing along at WD xx Jan

  12. What a great idea! Perfect for the challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  13. Thanks for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

  14. A lovely card and great design idea Hazel.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck


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