Saturday, March 8, 2014

Birthday Card

Card I made for my MIL with her fav. colours.  Used faux batik for the branch in the circle.  Made the roses with the Spellbinder Rose die.  Spellbinder fancy tag for the sentiment.  Whimsy dies for the vine and branch flourish.  There's crushed glass on the roses and glitter on the butterflies, which were fussy cut.  Broken China was my ink of choice for the sentiment, butterflies, and faux batik.  The white embossed layer is raised on foam tape. 
The layout is my own, however, I have been influenced by other's that were similar so I am not going to take full credit for that.  I ogle tons of cards all the time, and so many ideas get smushed up into my grey matter, and before you know it, I've used a little bit of the past twenty cards I've seen to make one of my own.  Anyway, this took awhile because it is so detailed, but it was certainly a labour of love.  She already received it and said it was the 'best card" she's ever received.  So of course all that time and effort was worth it! I'm so glad I blessed her with my creation!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Craftitude: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Birthday Bonanza

Thanks for looking peeps! 


  1. Whether you had some smorgasbord of ideas or not this is a unique and very beautiful labor of love. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

  2. I can see why she was so delighted. This is gorgeous. Lovely colours and the delicate die cuts and embossing add to the beauty. Love the touches of blue on the flowers and those pretty butterflies. Thanks for joining our Birthday Bonanza at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  3. This is GORGEOUS, Crissy! You have such a soft and sweet style of crafting and I thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to share your God-given talents to play along in our challenge this week. I love your art, and hope that you will continue to share with us. Have a very blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. This is so gorgeous Crissy - I just love the layout and the colours are so pretty - Just one question.... how are you going to go one better when you make your MIL another card lol - thats a tall order to follow! hugs Judith x

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude. Hope to see you again next time.

  6. What a beautiful card Crissy. I just love all the details on it and the blue/white colour combo really pops! So glad your MIL like it (really what's not to like).

    Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  7. Very beautiful card! I love the die cuts, embossing, handmade flowers, and other embellishments are just perfect. Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations here.


  8. wow this is beautiful, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  9. Beautiful - such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. beautiful card, so many gorgeous details x Susan x

  11. Your creation is absolutely "smashing" Crissy! I'm sure your mother-in-law was over the moon when she received such a stunning design from you. Teal is my best friend's color, I try to make her cards in the teal family of colors. I'm so honored to be one of your "peeps"! Hugs!!!!