Monday, 18 February 2013

Burlesque Simply Betty 21st Birthday card

 Finally I can show off one of the Burlesque 2 Simply Bettys ( I bought in the secret release, they're just so much fun and I'm sure it'll not be long before I make the other 2 into cards. When the 500th person joins her facebook group shes promised a freebie (and she's nearly there).

I was asked to make a card for a friend in work whose niece was turning 21 this week, the card was from the entire family so she'd asked me to make it in A4. I chose this image because it was for a fun loving bubbly girl and what could be more fun than swinging on a star :-)

For this card I found it difficult to get thick enough A3 card and ended up buying a packet of 175 gsm card from Paperchase and sticking two sheets together to form my base, I then layered some black card with the polka side of docrafts Christmas reindeer/polka paper and again used the black paper to layer the Simply Betty image (I used a 5 euro cent coin and my scalpel to make the photo corners).

Betty was coloured using promarkers and I added a little detail on her costume with black stickles. The stars and dots (these were the centre of a button die) were glitter card I got in tesco cut out with my cuttlebug. The black 21 letters were also cut out with my cuttlebug and black stickles added for a little glamour.

Im very proud of my die cut label because I used my new cameo silhouette to cut the label in black and then reduced it in size and added the writing so it would have the negative effect of the writing showing through, I then used my white gel pen from Paperchase to fill in the A, E and O letters. Although there were a few moments of frustration and a few sheets of paper wasted, I think it turned out really well for my first proper play with the silhouette. I think the black gem brads just finished it of nicely.

I couldn't get a white envelope anywhere so I customized a brown one with a star stamp, I did get a little carried away :-)

I'd love to enter my card into some challenges

Craft your passion: All that Glitters
Daisy doodles: anything goes
Papermakeupstamps: digi makeover
Love to create challenge: All that glitters
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Ooh la la creations: sparkle-and shine
Song bird: Age card
As for Miss Maggie, she got the biggest bone from the pet shop today, munch munch :-)

Thank you so much for having a look xox


  1. Kathy, your card is fabulous, but how can you expect me to concentrate on that when you publish piccies of Miss Maggie! She is so beautiful and such a character! Had to scroll back through your entire blog to admire her and laugh at her adventures! My Mathilda (5 month old Great Dane) would love to meet her- they sure have a lot in common!- oh, nearly forgot- thanks for sharing your lovely card at Songbirds Challenge!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Chris, I'm sure you can I imagine how difficult it is to get into my craft room with miss Maggie around. Mathilda is gorgeous, there is a great dame that walks in our local park who tripped over Maggie playing one day and now she won't talk to him anymore :-/ look forward to seeing more of your puppy's adventures xox

  2. Gorgeous card! Great design and the image is fab. Love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  3. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. I just saw your card on MIM and had to take a look! It is great, I love the colors and image. Hugs, Hanneke

  5. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina LTC Team

  6. Sweet card! Oh my that's a HUGE bone for your dog! My little one wouldn't know WHAT to do with that! She hids all her small ones, but that one,she'd NEVER be able to hide it! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!