Tuesday, 8 February 2011

How Old?

It's my sister in law's 50th Birthday this week! I was picking my brains about what to make but when my niece was around, looking at bits for her wedding invitations, she spotted this card that I  had already made using up some spare parts!

I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for but when she asked if it was for her Mum  & enthused about how much she'd like it, the die was cast! I like this pic as I took it in daylight! A rare treat this time of year!
I coloured the image of "Martini Gretchen" who is from Digi's With Attitude! with promarkers and punched the corners for a bit of detail. I Matted the image onto the same pink card as the base card (which is a gatefold)
I then layered that onto the striped card, catching the ribbon in between the layers.
I had to complete it  tonight so I added a couple of bits & an insert just to finish it off!

The "happy birthday's" are from a gold peel off strip which I cut up to get the bits I wanted.
The sentiment is a freebie that I picked up while blog hopping & I can't for the life of me remember who the kind soul was who shared it!!!
 Update: The sentiment was from no other than the FAB Sentiments 4 You
I apologise for the quality of this photo as it was taken tonight & is really not great!
I added a linen paper insert, printed with a verse from Verses 4 Cards. Something about candles on her cake & having the puff to blow them out!!
Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you like her!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Claudia & Company Pink Blue & Brown (Tues)
Kaboodle Doodles Ribbon
Woodware USA Use Ribbon or Bows
My Grafico Monthly Anything goes


  1. Pretty! I'm sure your sis-in-law will be thrilled!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  2. Love the sentiment you have put on here Dawn I bet it will bring a smile to your SiL 's face too great colours aswell
    Jacki xx

  3. Ha! Love that sentiment, great Grumpy Gretchen card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

  4. I love it Dawn! Such a great sentiment too.....sure your SIL will appreciate it! Hugs, Ali x

  5. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

  6. This is just too funny!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at the Woodware USA challenge!!

  7. That woman looks like she's on a mission at the local bar! Pretty layout and coloring. Love the gold embossed sticker sentiment on the corner. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!!!

    Kerry WWDT

  8. sassy card, love it!!! thanks for playing along with us at woodware usa!

  9. Very fun card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co this week!!
    Sheri-C&Co DT

  10. Oh Dawn this is so adorable! What a sassy image for a 50th birthday card, she will definitely love it. Wonderful job this week, thank you so much for joining in on our color challenge this week at Claudia and Company!
    ~*Joni C&Co. DT


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Dawn xx