Wednesday, 25 November 2015


My cousin reached this age today and of course I made her a birthday card, which happened to coincide with Less Is More's current challenge - Numbers ....so I'm linking up again.

The figures were hand cut from card with the help of an alphabet stencil O
 and I fashioned a 4 with an L.....are you with me?
A leafy background panel was stamped and heat embossed with clear EP then the figures were mounted with sticky fixers.  Liquid Pearls and a few faux pearls were added for texture and interest.
Stamps used are by Cardio, Inkylicious, Hero Arts.
Inks - VersaColor

The insert was decorated and job's a good 'un.
 This was a quick card as I realized on Monday, after a hectic weekend that I needed to get one made and in the post pronto.
  Also linking to
Creative Corner Challenge - Happy Birthday

Hope your week will be better than mine...I've three night shifts to look forward to!


  1. Superbe carte !! Magnifique ! Ta cousine a de la chance ... bonne journée, bises

  2. This is fab! Like how you finished the inside of the card.

  3. What a great looking card, much better than some of the shoddy stuff I've seen in the shops.
    Happy Birthday, cousin! xxx

  4. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner and hope to see your lovely designs again.

  5. Fab card Fiona, just love that flowery 40. Don't envy you the night shifts either....my OH used to do them every 3 weeks. Trying to keep 3 young children quiet while he slept was a nightmare! ;) Viv xx

  6. Such a pretty card, your numbers are beautifully cut.

  7. Beautiful card, and I love the addition of little pearls - so pretty! I'm so glad I read this just now, because it reminded me to wrap my husband's birthday present while he was in the shower. Whew, finished just in time!

  8. This looks gorgeous Fiona, super stamping!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Your handcutting is perfect, what super numbers!
    Thank you for playing along at "Less is More" this week
    "Less is More"

  10. Well impressed with your hand cutting of the numbers and converting to get your '4'! It's a gorgeous card and those Cardio stamps are pretty, lovely colours as well, I bet she loved it. Hope the night shifts went well and your comment on mine really made me laugh! Ta ta for now xx

  11. Forty? She's a mere whippersnapper, your cousin! What a lovely card you made for her, I'm sure she appreciates it.
    Night shifts... Ugh, I don't envy you! xxxx

  12. A lovely card, Fiona. I'm sure your cousin appreciated it. Sending you some virtual brownies to snack on during the horrid night shifts.

  13. Such an effective design, love your stamping and embossed background.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  14. You make a beautiful card. I'm sure your cousin will love it and appreciate all the time and effort you put into it. 40? I'll never see that again, sigh. Night shifts are a killer, hope this week is an aberration and not a sign of things to come. Xxx


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