Friday, 11 June 2010

Gosh where has this week gone - Freya's Birthday Card

Gosh where has the last week gone? I haven't had a chance to make any cards at all or keep up to date with all the normal challenges I like to check out, although I had to sit down and make my daughter Freya a birthday card as she is going to be 13 tomorrow, my youngest child is going to be a teenager, that makes me feel so old!!!

Anyway back to her card. This is the first time ever that I have made a joy fold card, I printed some instructions off from Splitcoast Stampers website but had never got round to making one so I thought I'd make one today. I have adapted the sizes as I wanted to make her a reasonably big card.
I have printed the backing papers from a new digi download that I bought from Cuddly Buddly yesterday as they have a 25% sale off until tomorrow. Its called A patchwork of papers which has various patterns all in red in it so both designs of the paper were from there.

The image is a Karens Doodles image which I have coloured in with Promarkers. The circles have been cut using nesties and the text has been done using wordart, the circle on the left hand side of the card is to keep the flap part of the card shut. I have added gems into the four corners of the front flap and edged with silver line peeloffs. I have also added line peel offs around the Happy Birthday paper on the left hand side of the card.

I am entering the card into the following challenges
Allsorts Photo inspiration
Cupcake Craft Dazzle us - use gems
My time to craft Xtra Special
Crafty Creations Childs play
For fun Happy Birthday
Thanks for looking x


  1. Julie I am loving this so much the colours were the first thing I noticed then that beautifully coloured image and a joy fold card as well this is one wonderful creation your daughter will surely love it.
    Lorraine x

  2. What a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. She is gonna love her BD card, especially the colors and all the details you have added! Thanks for the info on the backing papers.
    It's great having you join us at For Fun Challenges this week and we hope to see you back next with another wonderful creations.
    "Hugs" Carol

  4. this is a cool card! Thanks for sharing on For Fun this week.

  5. Gorgeous card Julie. Love the image and the papers - I can feel a spend coming on! x

  6. So lovely and sweet!! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Creations!!

  7. Lovely card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  8. This is just your colour scheme...and the image is so cute! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  9. Love the image. Goes so well with the red/white papers. Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges.


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