Friday, 1 March 2013

Grandma's Birthday

Hi all my crafty friends.  How has your week been?  Andy comes home tonight - yay!!!

Today is the start of another challenge week over at Polka Doodles - can you believe we are already on Week 9.  This weeks challenge is Spring Flowers - so add flowers to your creations.

My Grandmother is turning 92 in May and I wanted to get this card done for her.  I found this perfect topper on the Cherryblossom Lane CD.  There are some fabulous pre-coloured toppers for that quick card and so many papers and embellishments.  Lots of sentiments and images for you to colour too. Birthdays, Anniversary's, Celebrations, Wedding - you name it, you will find something on this CD.

I used some very old woven paper from my stash, for that base layer.  And inked all of the edges of all the layers.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the topper, sentiment and extra butterfly.

Thought the pre-coloured image was just perfect for my Grandma :-)  I popped up this layer and the sentiment and also the butterfly.

I added three little brads to the bottom corner and then some ribbon and a bow to finish of the card.

Of course had to finish off the inside with complimentary papers.  The butterfly is from a Recollections stamps set of butterflies.

So that's my card for some inspiration for you - now its your turn to make a creation and go on over to enter this weeks challenge.  You have until Sunday 10 March (12pm GMT) to get in your entries.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge #229: 3 or layers (not including the base +butterfly/fairy)(closes 5 Mar)

Paper Creators Crafts - Challenge #5: Flowery Delight (closes 7 Mar)

Delightful Challenges - Weekly Challenge 3's a Charm - include 3 of something (closes 6 Mar)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Such a beautiful card Karon!
    Your grandmother will LOVE it!!!Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Friday!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Karen!! Wow, what a beautiful card!! I love the sweet image and the background strip of flowers!! Your Grandmother will adore it!! Happy Friday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh what a sweet card! She is gonna love it, beautifully done Karon!! Enjoy your weekend with your love ;D

  4. Really sweet card Karon, your grandma will love it. You've made it very pretty and feminine for her, love the colours and the sweet topper. Hugs Polly x

  5. Yay, it's Friday!!! Your hubby will soon be home! :o) My dear friend, your grandma will treasure this gorgeous card! It is so pretty and so beautifully designed. The topper is adorable and whimsical. The ribbon is so sweet and I love the coordinating papers. The soft colors are so lovely. :o) Marvelous work as always, my friend! Have a blessed weekend with your entire family together! YAY! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  6. Oh, Karon, it's beautiful!!! Love the card topper too! Your grandmother will be so happy to recieve that and proud that you did such a gorgeous card for her!

    My aunt will be 91 in May and isn't it a blessing to still them in our lives! (For me most of the time anyway... lol!!!)

  7. A BEAUTY of a Card!!Love it!Beautiful!!
    Have a fabulous weekend,

  8. Lovely card, Karon. The colours are just gorgeous! 92 is a good age and how lucky she is to be getting a beautiful card! Have a fun weekend!
    hugs, Asha

  9. That's a beautiful card, Karon. Love the image and the soft colors.

  10. Beautiful card Karon. I know she will love it. You are very lucky to have your grandmother, treasure every moment.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  11. Beautiful birthday that bow and all the purple.

  12. What a darling image and a very beautiful card! Your grandma will love it, for sure! Thanks so much for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  13. Karon- Love your card. TFS
    Enjoy your family time!!!!!

  14. Karon, you are going to make her smile from ear to ear with lovely card. The spring them and soft colors are beautiful.

  15. WOW! You are mega efficient. All ready for a birthday in May and I still haven't done my dad's card and his was last week! EEEK. Your grandma will love this card Karon and I agree, that image is wonderful! Happy Happy Happy Birthday to her.
    Lisa xx

  16. Such a pretty card, I am sure your grandma will love it :)

  17. Oh this is super, what a great creation, Thanks for playing on Delightful Challenges this week, Hazelxo

  18. Karon, this is beautiful!!! Your Grandmother is going to love this card. No doubt about it. Its gorgeous!


  19. Thanks so much everyone - hope you had a good weekend.

  20. Such a beautiful card...
    hugs and xxx

  21. Super cute, great colors/papers for spring!!

  22. Oh Karon, your card is so pretty! Love the gorgeous image and the texture of the back ground paper. Fabulous!

  23. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!! and my favorite color to boot!!! Karon you amaze me, your Grandmother is going to cherish it!!! hugs

  24. Beautiful the image and fab

  25. What a gorgeous card!!! Love the colors and the image :)

    Glad your household is on the mend!!

  26. What a fabulous layout! Great colours and papers. Thanks for playing with us at Delightful Challenges for our Threes a Charm Challenge, hugs Susan x

  27. so very beautiful Karon!!
    hugs & blessings

  28. Adorable card for your grandmother! I love those colors! Such a sweet card!
    Lovely too!
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  29. Ahhh this is sooooooo pretty :0)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper CreatorCrafts Flowery Delights Challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x


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