Friday, 1 June 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi crafters!  I have a birthday card to share with you in honour of Julia Watt's birthday today.  While this isn't her birthday card, it was a good enough reason to post it!  This one is a really quick make (perfect for when you have just realised that you have forgotten a birthday!! I started by embossing the background using the Shimmering Stars embossing folder for a nice texture.  Next I created a piece of Pixie Powdered background using Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Lava Red.  I let it dry then cut the background shape for the frame from it.  I cut the Birthday Frame twice, once out of white card and once out of black card,  I used the black as a shadow behind the white one, then added it with mounting foam to the background cut out.  I attached it to the background with foam to raise it for dimension too.   The word "Happy" is already debossed into the flags so you only need to cut the "Birthday" sentiment which is part of the set.  I shadowed it and added it to the centre of the frame.   I added a single black mat then white on white mats completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  Don't forget to pop by Julia's Blog (Inky Fingers) to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  All for now, Sue x




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80 comments:

Nancy Soetaert said...

What a lovely card! Seems to be a great birtdayparty! Good idea with the stars around...
Have a nice day
Nancy

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely quick birthday card today.
Jan x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a brilliant card, love this frame die and the embossing folder. If it had been Julia's card she would have been over the moon with this fab creation. Have a good day everyone. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card for a lovely lady. Happy Birthday Julia xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

A great card Sue I am sure Julia would have loved it love the embossed star background- gorgeous!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful bright and cheerful card, great pixie powder background. Happy birthday to Julia.x

Clai01 said...

Sure Julia will love this type of card design and must add here
that Julia is a delight to watch and learn from on Hochanda. x
Happy Birthday Julia x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous card! The frames are so good to have on hand when a last minute card is needed, pixie powder backgrounds pre made and cards are made in next to no time. My favourite dies at the moment. Love the stars background too
Hugs
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Happy Birthday Julia. No shop bought cards from the CE team today (has Phill remembered) ?!! Lol.
I've had this frame cut and sitting on my craft table since the end of March ! Where has my love and enthusiasm gone ?
Anyone that has this celebration frame will tell you that it looks beautiful on today's sample but in real life it really stands out as do the other frames in this collection, definitely a die to own if you've not invested yet.
Hope your day is a good one Sue sending hugs xxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful birthday card today. Happy Birthday Julia. It is also my son's birthday today so celebrations all round.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue. And this is so fitting for Julia with the lovely background you have created. Such a lovely celebratory card this morning.....and suitable for any age group or gender. Fabulous sample today. Sending best wishes to everyone. . Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Donita Naylor said...

So much fun!!!

Surely, I must have this die somewhere! How could I not have reasoned that I could use it at least once for everyone I know.

Thanks for the tip about where to wish Julia a happy birthday. How many cards do you think she'll get using the Julia die? It's one of my favorites.

Happy Julia's birthday, everybody! It looks like there's plenty of cake and ice cream, from the Treat Yourself special on Hochanda. That's a good one to remember: Treat Yourself Special.

Best to all.

Donita

Debra K. said...

Really striking card! Happy Birthday to Julia! Debra x

Jan.moogie said...

Have got to get this embossing folder its awesome and what a fab card fitting for a lovely lady even though its posthumous. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Chris Curry said...

A great card to celebrate a birthday Sue, hope Julia has a lovely day. 😀 xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today, love the background.

Michele

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely birthday card. I’m sure the one Julia received from you was beautiful too.
Over to her blog now...
Jan
Northampton

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card today, I do like the background using your Pixi powders
Pat x

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Great background, Pixie powders still remain one of my favourite products.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue, love the pixie background and the embossed star background
Marion S x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Laura O' Connor said...

Super card sue great colours very vibrant. Laura O Springfield

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

I just absolutely adore this die and use it loads, it's superb, so quick and easy, a ready made card in minutes! Whats not to love?

Croquet Queen x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Beautiful card this morning. The colours you have created for the background with Pixie powders are stunning and work beautifully with the frame and the embossed background.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a great card and can be made for all ages too. Love the colour of the pixiw powders you have used. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Suemac said...

Really striking card.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A great card to showcase how useful and quick all the frame dies are and with a pre-made Pixie packground just perfect for that last-minute birthday greeting...

Izzy

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Love todays card!
Love Marg

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your background that pops & goes with your beautiful frame .Yvonne xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely birthday card the colours of the pixie powders are gorgeous love the starry background

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

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lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your card, I was lucky to win this die in the launch it's amazing what you can do with it.
Lydia
X

dj from kett said...



This card could be used for males or females,
depending on the background; a lovely card,




Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely quick birthday card

Barbara V

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue.
Rosemary xx

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card again today Sue

Hugs Helen xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a beautiful card with a fabulous background.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Simple and lovely card. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue,a lovely birthday card. The die frame with a cake, bunting etc, is ideal for any birthday.

lindyloo12 said...

A nice simple card to make, but it is still stunning.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A brilliant quick card, love that the bunting is already embossed. And the embossing folder is also lovely.
I shall not forget to wish Julia a happy birthday. Her backgrounds are always so innovative.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning birthday card I love it. The dies are amazing. I hope Julia has a lovely day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I have this die but haven't used it yet, but today's card has definitely spurred me on to get it out. The starry embossing folder is lovely too. Love the dropped shadow effect. Hugs xx Pauline

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. Great dies, I love your PP background and Shimmering Stars is my favourite embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for reminding everyone that it's Julia's Birthday, it was very kind of you.

Best wishes

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card today. Happy Birthday to Julia. x

Loving the embossing folder too.

Love Helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really lovely Birthday card. I am sure anyone would be really pleased to receive it. It would also work for those men in our lives too.


Lisbeth

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card to wish Julia a very happy birthday. Love the colours of pixies that you've used to back the frame but my favourite bit is the shimmering star embossing folder, I'm off to search for it now

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kate's Cards said...

What a lovely cheerful card! xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Your pixie powdered backgrounds are always perfect. I do love the ease of these card front dies.I have a few odds and ends to complete and then I think I will get my pixies on too.
Everyone, enjoy your weekend,
Stephanie K
in wet SC

karenlotty said...

A very bright cheetcard It May be quick and easy but so so effective

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a perfect quick card, the background colours hi light the detail on the
die perfectly. Really love this card x

scrAPpamondo said...

Great card! Fabulous dimensions!!!

Scottydog said...

Do love the pixie background but how do you stay so clean when you are crafting Sue? Yesterday I had Aqua Lagoon hands & glitterbitz clothes! Forgot to comment yesterday whic( was another of your lovely frames. The dies do all the work! Thank you for your inspiration Sue.

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, I do love a quick card and these lovely frame dies are ideal! Hope Julia has a lovely birthday! Love Jean xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x your frame dies look so wonderful on top of your pixied backgrounds x than you Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Tressa said...

Fun card suitable for any age or sex.

Teresa

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the Pixie background.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really nice card and I much prefer it to the one that you showed previously that had been glittered. The Shimmering Stars embossing folder is lovely and really adds interest to the card.

Frances

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. This embossing folder is certainly a must have. Hugs Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Wow does that pixie powder background every make this card pop Sue, it definitely frames the Birthday die!!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really lovely card, I adore the background and I adore the starry embossing.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

sued99 said...

I love the pixie background. It just sets off that die beautifully. X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your Pixie Powder backgrounds are just oerfect with your lovely frames. Can't think why I didn't order thus lovely die. I think I may just have to rectify this little error.
Just love the card!
Lesley S x
West Sussex


Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful Pixie background and card to remind us of Julia's birthday. Xx

ursula said...

Another most beautiful card Sue, as usual the pixie powder background is beautiful...luv Ursula xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
A very nice happy birthday card & happy birthday Julia,
Best wishes
Karen M

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have not commented for a while. Today's card is beautiful !!! I love your Birthday frame die set. I think it is perfect to make a quick but very impressive card. I love the colours of the Pixie Powder background you have created. I don't think I have seen the star background embossing folder you have used before now. I am assuming that it may be a new one ? Thanks for sharing it Sue.
I also want to say how much I really LOVE the gorgeous card you posted yesterday. The video is fab and I love your new Isobel die set so much that I ordered one for myself today !!! I just had to have it !!! It is so very pretty, and very elegant looking. I ordered your Sundae ice cream necessities die set to. ( After watching Lisa Horton showcasing your fab necessities dies.) I watched all the shows as your Pressed Shirt die set very quickly sold out as a single set. I was making my Dad's Fathers Day card using the Pressed Shirt die set at the time, relieved that I already had mine !!! All your cards are gorgeous Sue. I LOVE everything you make. Thank you so much for everything you do. I am very grateful. I am always looking in, but life has been really difficult lately. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres X X X

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card and Happy Birthday Julia.

DeCor said...

Really a great card to have for exactly as you said!

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and hope Julia had a happy birthday.
I love this card as I love all of your cards and although I have so many dies (even many that I've never used) I never seem to have the ones that I need RIGHT NOW!
One of these days I'm going to try using some of the pixie powders that I've bought as you make such lovely backgrounds with them.
Thank you for all you do for us.
Marie P.