Friday 3 May 2013

Special birthday card

I was asked by a friend to make a card for his wife's 70th birthday. It was her birthday yesterday (hope you had a good day, Diane, if you see this) so I can safely show the card now.

I used two shaped cards, cutting the front off one to make the upright of the easel. The middle nestie shapes and the edges of the card were edged with spectrum noir pens. The middle panel was stamped randomly with a little unknown blossom stamp that I've had since I first started cardmaking - one of those very useful little ones - and I coloured the blossom with a spectrum noir. The sentiment was printed directly (had to have a few goes at this before I got it right). The shimmery flowers are from Create and craft - the smaller ones were white, so I inked them with spectrum noirs. The piece of ric rac ribbonand the gems were from stash.

This is for:

The house that stamps built DCC424: shaped cards
Totally papercrafts 165|: don't be square - shaped cards
Di's digi designs: anything but square
Lacy sunshine 7: monochrome
Crafting for all seasons 51: monochromatic
Spectrum noir May: purple
All kinds of cards 79: birthday card
Aud sentiments 79: birthday
Wags n whiskers 103: girly birthday
Perfect sentiments 77: make it feminine
Bloggers challenge: a feminine touch
The stamp spot May: feminine
Let's craft and create 69: one for the girls
Jellypark friends: it's a girly challenge theme
Crafty sentiments: the letter B - birthday, bling, blooms
Corrosive 173: for a special lady
Nightshift stamping: something special
Fairytale 66: a very special occasion
By the cute and girl May: flowers
Forever friends 60: use lots of flowers
Crafts and me 131: floral frenzy
One crazy stamper May: flowers
Sandy's crafty creations May: anything goes with a twist - must use a stamped image, die cut and 3 or more flowers
A and T 23: flowers
Freshly brewed May: flowers
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 42: use flowers
Critter 162: flowers
Get inky 3: fabulous floral fun
Nutcrafters 41: bingo - I chose the bottom line: die cuts, gems, ribbon
Die cuttin' divas 113: anything goes (label die cuts)
Stampavie and more 192: lots of die cuts
Stampin' for the weekend: die cuts and/or punches
Stamp and create April: use at least 1 die cut
Creative card crew 35: bling
Whimsical: bling it out
Really reasonable ribbon 71: sparkle, bling & ribbon
Emerald faerie garden 43: ribbons
Delightful: add ribbon
CCEE 1318: make it shimmer
Divas by design: add a number
Fashionable stamping 46: sentimental
Southern girls 68: you can say that again - sentiment
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
The crafting cafe May: lady luck
Mema's crafts May: anything goes + option: May flowers
Crafting musketeers 1: anything goes
Bearly mine 84: anything goes
LEJ 51: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 118: anything goes
Through the craftrom door: anything goes
Kort o mania 85: anything goes
Spark your creativity 9: anything goes
Our creative corner May: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 49: free for all
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 88: anything goes
Inky linky 13
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 138
Inspire me Fridays 101
52 card pick-up 2.18


  1. I'm sure Diane was delighted with this pretty easel card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  2. I adore your lovely birthday easel card :-)
    Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More this time :-)
    Hugs from Karin

  3. Hazel, this is a gorgeous card! Love the vintage feel to it! Love the easel design, the stamping, and all the fabulous embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Beautiful card! Love the flowers
    Thanks for joining at Critter Sketch: Flowers

  5. Beautiful! Love the color and gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  6. Beautiful Easle card Hazel, I love it. Have a great weekend
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  7. Gorgeous easel card, Hazel! Love the beautiful elements and pretty colour!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine and Good Luck!
    Hugs, Tracey x

  8. Fabulous job on your card Hazel!

    So glad that you joined us at Southern Girls Challenges!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
    ¸.•´ .•´¨¨))
    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska

  9. Verry pretty card. Gorgeous flowers and love all the bling.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


  10. A really pretty birthday card Hazel! Thanks for sharing it with us at Wags 'n Whiskers, hugs Susan x

  11. Me again Hazel! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our 'B' Challenge! Hugs Susan x

  12. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the delicate colours and all the bling. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  13. Gorgeous card Hazel!! Love the design, the colors, it's beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  14. A wonderful Birthday card you´ve amde :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  15. Beautiful card
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  16. Just Beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon this month!

  17. Hazel this is so pretty! Love the soft colors and beautiful flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  18. Beautiful card for a special occasion. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne / Meggymay

  19. Really pretty easel card, Hazel. Great shape and colours.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  20. Hi Hazel; your easelcard in a very different shape looks great in purple!
    Thanks for participating with this card on our challenge Anything Goes with ribbon at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight!

    DT La Vikinga / Charlotta

  21. Oh this is breathtaking. I just love the soft delicate nature of the whole card . It is so pretty. I saw your work at MIM and wanted a closer look.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  22. Gorgeous card Hazel, Love the shape & Wonderful design & colours... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... May x x

  23. Beautiful pedestal card......thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  24. this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our Anything Goes Challenge.
    DT DCD

  25. wow on this card so georgous...And so many challenges...
    thanks for playing BC challenge.
    connie fossenier (paxman)

  26. Very pretty easel card and I like the vintage feel of it. Thanks for sharing your talent and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck in the challenge.

  27. Gorgeous creation, love the ribbon flowers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  28. This card is really something special. I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  29. Hi Hazel, love your card! simply stunning! thank you for entering into our first blog challenge over at The Crafting Musketeers ! Nicole xx

  30. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us for our 1st challenge at Crafting Musketeers xx Jan DT

  31. It's gorgeous Hazel!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

  32. Beautiful card Hazel and what a lovely thought of your friends hubby to ask you too make it !! So special !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  33. Hi Hazel, your card is just sooooo pretty! I love the colour you have chosen! Thanks for playing at CFAS this time in our Monochromatic Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  34. Beautiful card Hazel..Hugs Lozzy x

  35. OMG Hazel,your easel card looks so gorgeous,a really wonderful creation.
    Many thanks for joining us at NSS.
    Hugs and greetings

  36. A very femine and pretty card. Thank you for participating in the Get Inky! challenge.
    Ann DT

  37. Oh Hazel, this is just so beautiful! It really is. Love your color choice. You are a talented Lady for sure!

  38. beautiful card Hazel, so elegant. Thanks for participating in this months challenge at The Stamp Spot.

  39. Lovely Easel card! Great shape and pretty papers! Love the flowers!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamp Spot for the feminine challenge this month!

  40. so gorgeous hazel.beautiful design and colours and i love your pretty flowers.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  41. So Sweet - thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays "bling" challenge this week.

  42. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  43. Very pretty - I love pink! :-) Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine DT)

  44. Beautiful! I love the flowers on your special card!
    Thanks for joining in on my Flowers and More Flowers challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  45. Another gorgeous card Hazel, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  46. Beautiful card! Fabulous job with all the bling! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge at Whimsical Designs :)

  47. Wonderful, pretty card. Thanks for linking up to play along at The Stamp Spot. Jess D DT TSS

  48. Super creation. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  49. Very pretty easel card, the flower embellishments are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our girly girl challenge. Mel :o)

  50. Thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters this week with your beautiful little card. Well done very inspirational

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  51. Hazel, you card is super feminine and truly beautiful! I love all your gems and flowers. Those tiny stamps are precious, too. I'm sure the recipient will adore it! Thank you for sharing your artwork at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

  52. A very pretty shaped card. Thank you for shsring it with us at Totslly Papercrafts this week.
    Chris xxx

  53. What a beautiful card, Hazel. The flowers and bling are so pretty.

    Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot this month!

    TSS DT

  54. This is such a nice project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

  55. Really gorgeous card Hazel - Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

  56. Wow! Really a gorgeous card, Hazel. Thanks for joining the challenge at Kort 'o' Mania. Hugs Jeanette :)

  57. This is such a pretty card x
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Café challenge, good luck x

  58. Very pretty, beautiful colors and interesting interpretation of Lady Luck! So glad you joined us for our Lady Luck Challenge at The Crafting Cafe.

  59. Hazel this is stunning! Everything about it is lovely, so glad you could play along with us at The Stamp Spot feminine challenge for May :)

  60. So elegant and I just love the pink, it's delicious!
    thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

  61. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  62. Gorgeous card! Love how you framed the sentiment! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
    Ruza, CDT

  63. Such a pretty easel card, thank you so much for playing along at the crafting cafe xxx

  64. That´s a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Kartenallerlei and good luck for the BlogHop ;)
    hugs Line

  65. great card, thanks for joining us at Crafting Muskateers
    Sarah x

  66. Lovely card, great colours x
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Café challenge, good luck x

  67. Very pretty card!
    Thank you for joining us at The Stamp Spot for our monthly challenge :)

  68. Beautiful card, so detailed. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe!
    Amanda x (


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