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Monday 17 March 2014

Happy 1st Birthday

Hi Folks
Well the weekend flew by, yet again.  We had a lovely day yesterday as we were all invited to a first birthday party.  One of my daughters friends has a little girl and she was one yesterday.  My daughters love her to bits and they are both going to be godparents when she is christened.  

Tonight I thought I would share one of the cards I made for the birthday girl.

Quite a simple card but very effective I thought.  I started by matting a square of white card onto pink gingham paper and attached this to a scalloped square card blank.  I went around the edge with some faux stitching.  I used a template I had for the number 1 and cut it out of gingham paper.  The sentiment was done on the computer.  The butterflies and flowers were done using punches and I added some little gems to finish off the card together with a little bow.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  

Before I go my daughters offered to make the birthday cake.  They were thinking of doing a simple decorated sponge cake but their friend had other ideas and asked if there was any chance they could do a princess castle.  Now, they are not professional bakers and have never tackled anything like this before but they did not want to disappoint.  Here is the finished result and I think they did an excellent job.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Craft All Day - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
In The Pink - Special lady
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays
Dream Valley - Big birthdays
Bunny Zoes - Monochrome
Crafting by Designs - Things with wings
Cute Card Thursday - Girls
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Jellypark - Pretty pastels
A Gem of a Challenge - Special lady
Allsorts - Pretty in pink
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Create - CAS
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - For the kids
OLLCB - To a special lady
Butterfly Challenge - A stitch in time


Claire said...

What a fab first Birthday card and that cake is amazing. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Oh this is so cute Mags and your daughters will just adore it for your their friends sister you could enter this in Mrs A's Butterfly challenge a stitch in time xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a sweet little card, so pretty.
The birthday cake is amazing, love the cute little door.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Donna Mosley said...

Very pretty card Mags, love the gorgeous cake too.

Donna x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mag, I love the design and such pretty pink detailing.
The cake looks fabulous too!
Sue xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card and a really fabulous cake xx

rachel said...

such a pretty card Mags and the cake is fabulous xx

Blossom Cards said...

so sweet and cute thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel

Mrs A. said...

The gingham looks so fresh with the plain on the butterflies offsetting it. A really versatile design equally suitable as a new baby card and various birthday years. Thank you for fluttering by #3. I hope you will call again.
Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

~ginny said...

Awww Mags! That is so sweet a card! Simple with lots of white space, but the details really make it! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
DT for Aud Sentiments: [#102 "Any Thing Goes"]
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the butterflies.

Jennifer said...

Hi Mags,
Your card may be simple, but it is absolutely gorgeous! Just perfect!

Also, your daughters did a fabulous job with the cake...it really does look like a castle!!

Jennifer. x

brenda said...

Simple and very elegant Mags, a delightful card. And what a birthday cake, fabulous.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts.

B x

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love it and that cake is amazing.
Caz x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your crd is so pretty and so effective and as for the cake, wow

julie_woolston said...

What a sweet card for a little girl, love it mags, wow the cake is fab your Daughters did a brilliant job.
Hugs Julie xxx

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely card and great castle :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card for a baby girl! I love all the butterflies! And your daughters did a great job on the cake! Thanks for joining us at Scribble & Scrap, I hope you will come back again soon.
Tina - DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful card for a baby girl! I love all the butterflies! And your daughters did a great job on the cake! Thanks for joining us at Scribble & Scrap, I hope you will come back again soon.
Tina - DT

Patricia said...

Gorgeous 1st birthday card and a fabulous cake

Patricia 😀

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful and oh so sweet card and that cake looks scrummy !
Thanks for playing along with us over at Jellypark friends & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoox

Sharon said...

Mags, this is beautiful. Love the number 1 and the papers. butterflies and flowers are gorgeous.
Hope you are having a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful first birthday card for the little princess. Your daughter's did a brilliant job on the cake. Susan xx

Sue said...

A beautiful card and cake Mags.
Sue x

vic said...

Hi mags this is so pretty and elegant love the paper :)
Vic x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful 1st birthday card love the butterflies and fantastic cake-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Sari / Granne said...

Your card is so sweet, love the shape of those butterflyes and that little bow is just fab there. Thank you for joinig Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Craftnut said...

awesome cake mags, Lovely card for our pretty in pink challenge, thanks for joining us allsorts Tracy xx

Irene said...

What a beautiful and stunning first birthday card.

Unknown said...

What a sweet birthday card. Thanks for playing with AudSentiments this week.

Jackie Randolph said...

Mags, this is a gorgeous CAS birthday card. Just so sweet!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Jackie - LTC

verybellemakes said...

Love your card, the pink and white gingham is so crisp and fresh! Also, that cake looks amazing, I bet it was delicious :)

Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Unknown said...

Such a lovely CAS card! Looks perfect for the little one! Kudos to your daughters ... they did an awesome job on the cake!!!
Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Chris said...

what a sweet card, I love the pink, all the butterflies and the gingham are very sweet.
thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

Carole Pollard said...

Mags this is a beautiful card I love the design so effective sure they loved receiving this. The cake is fabulous they did so well. Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

MaryH said...

A really fabulous 1st birthday card, all in pink. Will make a lovely treasure for her baby book. TFS

Crafting Belle said...

Gorgeous card and cake, she was a lucky Birthday girl! Thanks for joining my challenge at A Gem of Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx

Daniele said...

such a sweet first birthday card and the cake looks amazing thanks for joining us at OLL