Friday 12 March 2010

Week 10 Challenge - A Special Birthday or Milestone

Hello everyone, Fliss here and it's my turn to set for the challenge this week, but before the details of that it's time to announce the winners of Lou's shaped card challenge from Week 8. Without further ado, here are the lucky three:

First Place: Craftyness
Second Place: Lesley
Third Place: Dora

Congratulations to you all and please email Nikky for more details and your blinkies.

And now to my challenge which I picked because my elder daughter Claire is 21 years old today. She's a very long way away from us at the moment as she's on her year abroad in Japan and as it's the holidays, she's traveling round sightseeing.

My challenge to you all is to make a card to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary, the choice is yours.

Our Guest Designer for March, Ju - Cornishmist has made this stunning card using papers from Sugar Birdies, along with distressing and inking of the edges. The scallop borders have been glittered along with the numbers and a bit of doodling completes the card!

Fliss: I had to think really hard about my card because Claire is still going through a bit of a Gothic phase and wouldn't like anything pink or pastel. I chose to make a card using the new Paper Boutique CD and as Claire loves red and black, it just had to be the gorgeous ladybird. I decoupaged all the pieces and assembled the card with foam tape. I added the all important number by printing out some of the alphies from the Back to Nature CD and mounting these on some of the embellishments from the Ladybird, Ladybird Collection.

Stacey - I just love the Love and Cherish CD so when I saw that this weeks challenge was for a milestone birthday or anniversary I knew what I wanted to do! I have printed one of the many gorgeous backing papers from this CD and used it with my big shot for the fancy edge card, next came the fab toppers layered onto gold card and here we have it!!!
Brenda I used papers from the new Paper Boutique CD and the Back to Nature stamp set. I stamped the edges of the main piece and distressed new Tim Holtz inks. The flowers are stamped onto the green and pink papers, cut out and layered onto a sizzix 'stem' and a 21st birthday sentiment from the same CD.

Kerry - I've got so many special events this year, it was difficult to choose. Just to name a few, 3 weddings, two 21st, an 80th and a 90th birthday and three 25th wedding anniversaries including my own. But I decided to make a 21st birthday card for my niece. I used papers from the Back to Nature CD, some stickles and card candy.

Dee - After quite a deliberation I have chosen to do a Ruby Anniversary card. I was drawn to the Boundless Love collection on the Love and Cherish CD when I first saw it. Quite surprising really as red is not one of my favorite colours, but the designs are so striking I was just itching to use them. I also used the distressed polka dot backing paper from the Building Bricks Collection on the Paper boutique CD. Additional items were red and black chalk ink pads, red card, Martha Stewart border punch, gems, kebab stick and gift curling ribbon.

Claire A wee change for me! I have created a small A6 easel fold card(don't normally work this small) with a scalloped top thanks to a topper from the new Paper Boutique CD. The vase of flowers is also from the new CD and I have added a few layers and some fab sticky gems for centres. An editable tag for my sentiment.Stickles for a little sparkle!

Kate I have used the Paper boutique cd for my milestone card, I had printer troubles and my colours weren't right so i just used the black and white option and printed onto patterned paper from my box of left overs.I cut the 40 candles on my cricut and coloured them all in with promarkers .

Nettie: My cousin is 30 shortly and is having a big celebration, so I though I would create a very bold card. He's a larger than life character, so I thought I would go with the large numbers for this one. I have used papers and text from the Back to Nature CD and no images for this one.

Ruth: Something plain and simple from me this week! I've used the A5 car template from Paper Boutique, layered it all up and added the sentiment on the number plate. I've also used the layers on the reverse of the card - more views can be seen on my blog.

The challenge ends on Sunday 21 March at 12noon GMT and please do not combine your challenge card with more than 9 other challenges otherwise you will not be eligible for the prize. Please use Mr Linky below to link your challenge creation. And good luck!



  1. Wow girls I have to say you've all done an amazing job this week, there's some inspirational cards in here for everyone to see!! Great job and huge thanks my lovely Doodle Dollies! xx

  2. these cards are absolutely fab by he DT.

  3. Fantastic cards girls !!! This week theme came just in time as I got a special anniversary card to do this week :) and thanks so much for choosing my card as the third !!! Hugs xxx

  4. I think the design team's cards are quite beautiful. Of course that is why you are the design team. LOL. I hope you enjoy my card also.


  5. oh wow wow these DT cards are all tooooo fabulous for words!!!

  6. A fab challenge, I just had to take part with my daughter's 13th birthday on Monday, have posted a link, the DT cards are stunning.

  7. See my blog at I made a 50th birthday card and posted it on Feb. 28th. Also, I made a Menopause Card and posted it on March 11th. By the way, this is a fun site with a huge variety of challenges. Thanks for the fun!

  8. Here's a link to my entry

    The linky on your site doesn't seem to be working :-(


  9. Didn't find Mr. Linky-
    Here's my card
    This one's for my son's 41st, he thinks that's a milestone.

  10. Really great challenge because I need a card for my sister who is turning 50 this year.

    I am not sure what is up with Mr Linky but the box for you to link in is not there???

    So here is my link to my card....

  11. Yep no mr linky. I will try to remember to come back and check if it shows up but for now here is my link.

  12. Hi mr link not working here is my Card Thanks Gloria M.

  13. Mr L seems to have gone AWOL. I made my LO a few days ago, but forgot to link earlier, sorry - you can find it here x

  14. Hi there, can't find the box to link but my creation is here The dt samples are outstanding once again, lovely!

  15. Could not post through Mr Linky - hope I am not too late.. but here it is

    Love all the DT entries yet again - but think that Dee's must be my favourite - you could have had this in June last year when my In-Laws celebrated thier 40th tut tut lol Vx

  16. I'm not sure my Mr. Linky post went through so I thought I should post here as well! Thanks for the challenge opportunity! It's great to be back on the blogs and back to creating! :) My entry can be found here:



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