Sunday, 2 September 2012

30th Birthday

Good morning!
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)
As it's the beginning of September I would normally be sharing a new scrap map for
Creative Craft World but our blog hop started last Thursday and will continue this week, so the scrap map is postponed until next Saturday.
You can check out the details of the blog hop here and there are some fab prizes to be won!
My project will be on Wednesday.....
Over the summer I've been asked to make some projects which I'm only able to share after the event has passed and this birthday card is one of them.
 I didn't have much time to make it as I had to post it to England in time for them to hand deliver it to their daughter in Scotland, so I turned to my trusty Cameo!
The sentiment is printed on the computer (I didn't use print and cut for this one) and then I loaded the 10x10cm square in the Cameo and cut out the '30'
On the 15cm base card I layered swirly pink card near the bottom right corner and then layered the square on top using foam pads for dimension.
The butterflies are a mixture of Cameo die cuts and punches and I adhered them with a thin line of glue to the body and then raised the wings. Next I put a tiny blob of pinflair glue gel underneath each wing to keep them raised. To finish I doodled little antenna on each and made a butterfly trail of tiny adhesive gems from Meiflower.
I'm glad to say the recipent loved it!
Friday was a big day for us as our two youngest returned to school.
After 9 weeks of school holidays, it's nice to have a little bit of quiet in the house again.....  :)
I made Phoebe a P.E. bag for last year which she wants to use again this year. I never got round to posting it on this blog but if you'd like to see it, you can find it here.
Thank you for visiting today
and I'll be back tomorrow with another card.
Sarah xx

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug ~ anything goes
Little Red Wagon #148 ~ use a number 


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah....a fabulous

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Sarah, I love the colourful butterflies.
Your PE bag is gorgeous, I'm not surprised Phoebe wants to use it again..
Such a lovely photo too - made me smile!

Hugs Sue

Victoria said...

That's a really lovely photo - enjoy the peace and quiet! A really lovely card as well - the negatives are great with the butterflies.

mixamatoasties said...

Fabby card Sarah! And what a beautiful photo of your cherubs.

9 weeks?! And you're still sane?! I thought 7.5 weeks was bad enough.

Susan xx

Mini said...

That card is fab, Satah. :o)
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic car Sarah! Love the design - it looks so professional. Gorgeous photo of your little ones.

Margie said...

That's a great card Sarah and thanks for the tip about the pinflair glue under the butterfly wings! Love the pic of your two youngest - wonder if they'll still look so smart and clean after their first day back, hmmmm.

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is so wonderfully whimsical! The negative cut 30 looks great. The dainty little patterned paper butterflies with their tiny gem trails are really pretty. So glad you played along with us at The Cameo Spotlight!

Sue from Oregon said...

This all works so well together...CAS yet lots of fun details!

Aileen said...

So pretty. Love the cut out 30 and colourful butterflies. x

Jools said...

Sarah, I love this card. It is so elegant in its simplicity. Fab. Jools. xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous pic of your children Sarah... and love the PE bag too!

Christine x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Sarah - I love the DP butterflies and the negative space number. I'm just back from holiday but will be in touch v.soon. Love to all, Vicky xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful your butterflies look!

Anonymous said...

Love it Sarah, a fabulous design!
Helen x

Nina Yang said...

Very sweet and modern design, Sarah! Love how you used negative space to hight the number on this card. And I need to check out the pin flair glue gel: that dimension is awesome! Thank you for joining us in the Cameo Spotlight Challenge! Happy crafting!

Tracy said...

Great card :)

Sue said...

A great card, Sarah. Sue.x