Saturday, 15 March 2014

a big birthday coming up!

Good evening! Ooh, it's been a fabulous day here! Warm and sunny, the birds are singing and the garden really is springing into life! Wonderful! Went for a lovely long walk this afternoon with O/H and Mathilda. She's now comatose on the sofa (O?H will soon follow!!!:), so should be  a peaceful evening too!
Anyway, enough waffle, back to my card. This is the first time I've tried making a pop up box card, such fun!! I followed this amazing tutorial, thanks Janine! it's really clear and easy to follow!
The card is for my beautiful granddaughter, who will very soon be reaching the ripe old age of 7. (Where have the last seven years gone... seems like yesterday she was a tiny baby!)
I've used her favourite colours, purple, pink and turquoise! It has glitter. It has bling, you can't possibly have too much of either where a 7 year old girl is involved! It has a fabulous, exuberant Mo Manning image, I love this girl she's so happy and full of life, just like my Olivia! The cake is a Ladybugs Crafts Ink image , you can see it here. I've cropped it to just use the cake part, the beauty of a digi! The Happy Birthday die cut is made using a freebie from a magazine.


Thanks for looking
Hope you have a lovely evening.
Challenges entered
fussyandfancy #109 birthdays
totallypapercrafts shaped cards
Bronte And Bella (Mo's Digital) Plenty of embellies
.charismacardz birthday girls
cutecardthursday girls girls girls
craftycreations happy birthday
lilredwagon truly dimensional
paperpretties birthday
craftindesertdivas birthday
melonheadzfriends bright colours


  1. wow Chris...this is fab...Olivia will love it!! I am going to try follow Janine tutorial for this too.


  2. Gorgeous! Fab design and love the image too, I'm sure Olivia will be thrilled with it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Fabulous make, love everything you have used on the box, I think one little girl will be very very happy with this.

    Kath x

  4. Oh Wow Chris, this is fabulous. Love the design and fabulous image.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Super cute project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Craftin Desert Divas.

    Hugs, Melissa DT

  6. What a lucky granddaughter. Your pop up box card is wonderful. I love the colours and glitter. So much fun. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

  7. Fab pop up card. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this fortnight for our 'Birthday Girls' Challenge xx

  8. Great pop up card! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz for the Birthday Girls challenge, I hope you will join us again soon!
    Tina - DT

  9. Hi Chris, I like your card however you have linked your blog not your post.
    Thanks Nicole DT Totally Papercrafts

  10. Such a great birthday card! Thanks for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Birthdays Challenge.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

  11. What a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! I hope you get to join us again.

  12. These are some of the coolest cards! You have really jazzed this one up with the glitz and glamour and of course that wonderful Mo image. Thanks so much for sharing this great project with us this week at Mo's!