Saturday, 13 August 2011

21st Birthday Commisson Card

How gorgeous is this? I am soooo happy with it. Definately feeling like I've found my mojo again! lol Or it could be that the girls on the Sugar Nellies Facebook Group are incredibly inspiring and helpful (if a little nuts!)

I was asked to create a 21st birthday card by a work collegue. I really hope she likes it. She said it should be trendy and girly so I hope its not too flowery for her..

I also decorated the inside to match, partly because its a special card, but mainly because the front was so heavy it needed a bit of weight at the back for balance.

The photos are a bit dark again. I've tried diferent lighting, perhaps I need a new camera?

The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp called 5th Avenue and I've coloured her in with my ProMarkers and added Glamour Dust to make her dress sparkly.
The backing paper was a freebie from a magazine. The black 'lace' is made using a Fiskars punch and everything else is from my stash.

All comments welcome. Thanks for looking

I am entering this in the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Maria Therese's Sketch (without optional blue theme)
Sugar Nellies Facebok Group - use punches(lace border)
Passion For ProMarkers - Divas with Glam & Glitter
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Fussy and Fancy - Use a Lot (8 gems + 4 flowers)
Crafts and Me - Make it Count (include a number)
CYDA - Birthdays
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday


  1. Fabby card Connie! Hadn't realised from FB that her dress was glittery. It's lush. (even if it is PINK!!!) lol. Susan xx

  2. oh yes fabby card, great colour combo and I love her sparkly dress and those tiny beads you have added to her shoes. I don't think the flowers are too much at all!!


  3. I think the 21 year old will enjoy her birthday card and would love to have a dress like that as they seem to like to expose quite a bit of flesh don't they :-)

    Thanks for sharing your card with us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "use a lot" challengthis fortnight and good luck.

    xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx


  4. Hi Connie, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Her glittery dress looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Connie, your 5th Avenue image looks fabulous on this great birthday card. Lovin' that number in the greeting! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

  6. Such a beautiful card and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  7. Fabulous card! Love the image and your coloring is simply perfect.

    Thanks so much for playing with us in The Sugar Bowl.

    Hugs, Kiki

  8. Gorgeous card love the glitter. Thank you for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck.


  9. Gorgeous card Connie, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our birthday celebrations. Good luck x

  10. Cute card. Beautiful design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I like it.

  11. is going well with shades...Thumbs up...can you share tips or your designs regarding to Plastic cards with us...