Friday, 5 November 2010

A Special Birthday Card

Hi girls. Great to have you visiting my blog. I hope all is well with you today. Hopefully you will enjoy your visit here. In all fairness I must issue a long post warning. I've taken photos of this card from every angle so that you can see what it's all about.
I was asked by my friend Sally, the Avon lady, to make a card for her daughter Anna's birthday.

I decided to have a bash at a step card, better seen from this side view. I also tried to create a card that tells a story which goes as follows: A fairy decided to wash her best dress, wings and stockings and had to hang them out on her washing line to dry.

Meanwhile she had a bath in her bathroom with it's grand mirror so that she would be nice and clean for her fresh clothes.

Then she got dressed and went out to pursue her favourite pastime of smelling flowers.

The first two images are from Sheet 146 over at Whoopsie Daisy digi shop and the last one is Lili of the Valley's "Fairy on Tiptoes". They are all coloured using a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. The paper used to line the steps of the card is from a CD I have. I folded a sheet of Acetate in half ans draped it over the card by attaching it at the back and front. I used some of the paper to create a band along the fold at the top. The letters for the name along the front are cut from silver Mirra board using a cricut (Plantin Schoolbook cartridge). Everything else is from my stash.
I hope you like this card. It's my first attempt at this style. Sally liked it and is sure Anna will too but I would love to have your feedback if you can spare a minute to leave a comment for me. I do so love reading them.
Have a great day as you look forward to the weekend but above all stay safe and healthy. To all of you going to NEC spend wisely HaHa.
Love and Hugs,


  1. my jaw is hangin open - not only is this incredible...I cant even imagine thinking this up...and with a story! Fiona, you are so gifted! this is really something...I just keep looking at all the details!
    I know your friend was so pleased - her daughter is going to treasure this!
    hugs to you my friend (-:

  2. Hi ya hun
    wow what a stunning card,luv all the detail on it, and how you have used the acetate, i luv your little story,awesome creation hun, hi William, have great weekend, sue,x

  3. hi fiona,
    your card is absolutely fantastic, I love the pink colors and all the details
    hugs Lia

  4. Wow you have been busy and I am loving your creation.
    Louise xx

  5. Wow what a stunning card,
    so pretty and feminine,
    Have a great weekend,
    Angie x

  6. Very beautiful card Fiona!

  7. This is beautiful Fiona and no wonder Anna loved it, furthermore its pink! LOL. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Totally AWESOME hun! I am gobsmacked!!

  9. Fiona this is beautiful, I have never seen a stepper card made this way with the acetate before, such a fabulous idea....
    thanks fo linking my candy, I have only been up a little while, I had to take some pills and go back to bed, think it was all the excitment
    Have a lovely day

  10. wow Fiona - this is fabulous . I love the style and am dying to have a go now lol! Those images sound perfect for the recipient ..she will love it i am so sure.
    Hope you are ok
    Lisa ;)

  11. Oh this is sooo pretty Fiona! Love the design and gorgeous images you've used too.

  12. I have seen this card and it is absolutely stunning. Well done Fiona. I hope you are feeling a bit better and I didn't tire you out last Tuesday. Take care and have a lovely weekend. Kathleen x

  13. Its gorgeous Fiona, she will be delighted. Love the little story and how you have used all those little fairies. Beautiful.

  14. Its a beautiful step card Fiona. I'm sure Anna will love this. Enjoy your weekend and hope your keeping OK!

  15. Fiona this is delightful, love the story idea. The images and colours are perfect and I think a side step card is probably the best way to display this beautiful creation.
    Kim xXx

  16. Absolutely brilliant and gorgeous. What little girl (and big) would not love this. Great touch to do that with the acetate, must remember to try that.
    Linby x

  17. Fiona what a lovely card, lovin the use of acetate.Have a fab bonfire night and w/e keep safe xx jo xx

  18. This is amazing Fiona. I love how you've used different images and your little story. Well done.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  19. Wow! Fiona this is such a stunning card. I love the story too, you have a fabulous imagination.
    xx Vee

  20. hi Fiona
    This card is gorgeous...sooooo everything about it...hope you are feeling a bit better Fiona
    Sylvie xxx

  21. Awesome! I love the shape of it and I really like the clear sheet you`ve used. Very cute images! Love it Fiona! Have a great weekend! Hugs :)

  22. Wow great creativity Fiona, fab work has gone into this, it's so gorgeous love. So pretty and beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  23. WOW hunny this is amazing!!! gorgeous design and so much detail! the acetate is a lovely touch.

  24. OH MY WORD WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such a beautiful card! Love your use of acetate! such an amazing and stunning creation! Hugs Juls

  25. Evening fiona,wow i love your card,a lovely idea and so beautifully put it:)


  26. This is so fun and clever, Fiona! Love the images and the little story and the acetate looks fab too. xxD


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Fiona x