Sunday 2 November 2014

Happy Birthday

It's now three months since I worked out how to add a followers button.  I just want to say thank you to everyone who has become one of my followers, I'm now up to thirty two! Thank you for all the lovely comments made about my cards.  They really are appreciated.  I thought I'd start introducing my followers from now on, so you have a link to all their lovely creations.  My latest follower is Pam, who makes the most amazing cards, so please pop over to her blog, Pamscraft, to see her beautiful designs.

I wanted to take a particular Happy Birthday die with me on holiday last week, but after searching high and low I couldn't find it.  It wasn't in the box where I keep all my dies, but as I hadn't had a chance use it, I was beginning to think I hadn't actually bought it!  So I took my similar Merry Christmas die away instead and made a batch of Christmas cards like this one HERE. After discovering the receipt for the Happy Birthday die yesterday, I knew it had to be somewhere.  Eventually I found it yesterday evening and started mass producing some cards, all slightly different, for my craft stall next weekend.  Here is a selection of the ones I finished off this morning.
The football is a peeloff, put onto stiff card, cut out and attached with foam pads. 

 I used  patterned paper for this one, punched out two flowers and double layered them, then attached a brad for the centre.

The penguin was made using my Stampin' Up owl punch.

Here is the Stampin' Up owl again - in its natural state! I backed the word 'birthday' with plain dark green paper to make it stand out.

Although I used snippets on all these cards, the owl card is my favourite card on this post, so I'm going to share it in Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 149

 Here's that little Stampin' Up owl again, this time turned into a Minion.

Finally, a simple punched butterfly as an embellishment, decorated with tiny pearls.

I would like to enter my butterfly card for the challenge over at Country View Crafts where the theme is 'Bugs, Bees and Butterflies'.

I love this Memory Box die as it is so versatile, especially for making a quick card.  Apart from the card blanks, everything was made with snippets, another good reason to use this lovely die.


  1. What an amazing batch of cards Liz, they all look great. I have just ordered this die and I am waiting for it to come and this lovely selection shows how versatile it can be when used with different colours and themes.
    Jean x

  2. Love all of these gorgeous

  3. Hi my friend, I love your cards in two colours what a great idea. And I am going to steel another great idea from you if I may ? And that is to introduce new followers with a direct link to theire blog, how wonderful Liz. I visited Pam and she makes really wonderful cards. Very nice of you to put that link. Have a nice new week tomorrow, love, Veerle xxx

  4. Hi Liz, well you have been busy, beautiful cards, love the designs and colours.
    Thank you for linking me, so kind of you.
    pam x

  5. I love how you've used the same die and made very different cards! Lovin' that die!

  6. These are all so cute, I can't choose a favorite! That minion is just adorable though :) Nice job on all of them!

  7. Oh Wow! What productivity, and each card is just a real jewel. I love Pam's blog, and isn't it lovely to be able to introduce new followers, so we can each perhaps gain a new friend? I got the idea from Darnell and think it's a splendid one! Your following will grow rapidly I'm sure. It's a pleasure to visit here. I had to laugh reading about your lost die. That happens to me all the time...not just with dies. I'm missing a watercolor set I bought with a 50% coupon. I'm finding other things when I'm searching, but the darned w/color set is hiding from me! TFS & Have a great week.

  8. Oh my goodness girl! You have made so many lovely Birthday cards. Hope the Craft Fair goes well...these should sell in no time!

  9. What a fab batch of cards, you've inspired me to dig out that die! Jx

  10. Super cards Liz - I love them all! Great way to use up snippets too! Good luck with the Craft Fayre.


    Di xx

  11. What an array of great cards. The butterfly one is really sweet, and such pretty colours. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x


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