Monday 22 April 2013

Happy First Birthday Rory

Today is the first birthday of a grand nephew and this is the card I've sent him.

There are three little fellows with first birthdays amongst family and friends this year so I bought this stamp to use on them and as it was a Penny Black stamp I've made the card to fit the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month which is a sketch.  It's a long time since I've entered their challenge and also a long time since I've coloured in using ProMarkers and it felt like starting all over again.


The Penny Black stamp used is called Balloon Teddy and after being coloured was framed using circle and scalloped circle grand nestabilities.  Bashful blue ink from Stampin' up was sponged around the image and around the scalloped circle and a number one was added to the balloon using a Quickutz die.  The heart banner was die cut and double layered using a La-La Land die with green hearts cut from Stampin' up's old olive card added to the top layer.

The patterned papers used were from the Cuddly Buddly download a Patchwork of Papers Blue and a stitched border was added to each paper layer.  The blue card is from the Papeterie.

A quickutz die was also used to make the tab embellishments and the blue hearts from the heart banner die cuts were used to decorated the corners of the card.  Other embellishments used were green brads and blue grosgrain ribbon.

The sentiment on the outside of the card was created on the computer and cut using circle nestabilities dies.  On the inside a verse and message was printed on to a green insert which was layered on to a white layer which had its edges sponged with bashful blue ink.  Bashful blue ink was also sponged around the scalloped edges of the main card.

It's a day of celebrations in Rory's house today as it's also his Mum's birthday.  Hopefully they both have a good day together and both get equally spoilt.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. Super card with a cute image and lovely papers. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  2. This is just perfect for the little ones birthdays Liz.

    Thanks for your kind words, much appreciated.

    B x

  3. Adorable and gorgeous...saw your card on MIM.
    Wendy xx

  4. Very cute Card! I love the doubbeled layered Banner. Really smart Idea! Thanks for joining us at PFP this wek.
    Hugs Frida

  5. Gorgeous card Liz! I am so envious of you having that heart banner die I can't get it because its out of stock everywhere!! Hugs Susan x

  6. Hello,
    I saw your card at MIM. I like the colors and the cute bear. It's a beautiful card.

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

  7. Such a beautiful card Liz. I love the sweet image, gorgeous papers and the heart banner is on my wish list too.
    Sue xx

  8. Fantastic card and Beautiful colors Liz. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  9. Oh this is just so beautiful l saw your card on Make it Monday such a super challenge and good luck Sandra H XX

  10. So cute!! Thanks for playing at MIM.

  11. Gorgeous card, Liz! Fantastic layout, sweet image, coloured brilliantly and fab paper choices! Love the banner and tab details with buttons - just perfect for our theme this week! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  12. Hi Liz, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Your embellishments look fab too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  13. This is so very sweet, gorgeous papers too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  14. so gorgeous liz.i love the fun bear and really great details and colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  15. This is just adorable!!!! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck and I hope to see you back next month for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  16. What a cute card! Thanks for joining in with my Child's Play challenge at the Daring Cardmakers blog this week x

  17. Gorgeous card Liz thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    hugs Dianne xx

  18. That's a gorgeous card.

    Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.


  19. Hiya Liz, saw you over on mim, came to take a peek, your card is stunning, I absolutely LOVE the design, and the finish looks so good :) Joey xx

  20. I love the layered panels and adorable image. This is such a sweet card for a one year old boy! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  21. Gorgeous card - love that cute!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  22. It's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.