Saturday, 18 April 2015

Here's to Birthdays and Fun Ideas

Hello.  Welcome.  My bloggy friend Monika had a birthday this month.  She proposed we CASE one of her cards and link in to her blog for a chance to win some crafty moohlah.  What a fun idea.  So I decided to CASE this card

I decided to go purple and gold.  Purple cos Monika's blog is purple so I figured that was a colour she liked.  Also it's the Cheery Lynn Challenge theme this week LOL and since I was going to use their boots.......  Gold cos I was using it last night and it's still all over the desk.  And it goes well with purple. 

I discovered yesterday that if I offset one cut line on the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die I can cut a base card with the stitchy detail.  How slow am I??  All the panels on this card have been cut using this die with a little bit of fiddle to reduce the sizes.  I used the horseshoe from Cheery Lynn Arizona Cowboy set to add detail to the panel, instead of stencilling like Monika did.  The horseshoe represents good luck so I am sending you lots Monika.  

I made my topper using gold mirror card and one of the boot dies from the Cheery Lynn Arizona Cowboy set.  I added a flower brad and a sticky greeting.  So, belated happy birthday Monika.  Hope you like my CASE.  

Joining the fun at
Monika's Birthday Linky Party
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 180 - Pretty in Purple
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -In The Middle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a crafty weekend.  Hugz


  1. Excellent CASE of Monika's original, Jo x

  2. wohooooo
    I just arrive at home I was meeting my Indonesia friend here in Munich
    and I LOVEEE YOUR CASE ing my card
    love the boots love the idea of your BG instead of sponging
    and you catch right my FAV COLOR IS PURPLE
    I guess you still have my address sweety (from Deborah CCC) I would love to have this card on my office table may I ask you to send it to germany
    I love this and wish it really bring lucky in my office that maybe my boss will give one more year contract to my Now job...ameeen...
    thanks for joining my Bday Linky Party are soo sweet..and good luck with the Mr Randomly or my son will pick up one of the winner :)

    1. But of course my friend. It will be with Mr postman tomorrow. Good luck. Hugz

  3. Loving that pop of sparkle with the horshoes and boots! Fabulous card!! Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

  4. What a fabulous card! I love how it has that kick of spunk that I always associated with cowboy boots. And all of your "fiddling" was worth it because that background looks perfect. Love those horseshoes and the gold gives it that glamorous bling factor! Another creation that made me smile, so kudos again! I always look forward to the projects you submit to our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

  5. Super cool card. And very nice boots~would love to have a pair like that in my closet :-)

  6. Love the horseshoe background perfect for those fab boots
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Danke Mercy thank you Gail
    this card come today at 09 May 2015 at my home and it was opened and the post man gave a new plastic to covered your envelope
    its so kind of you yo send me some lovely shoe DIES
    thanks so much Gail
    I love purple and the shoe in Purple I LOVE IT MUCH
    Thanks for change BEST WISHES for the sentiment great idea hehehe
    Monika (off to make some card before my kids need lunch hehe)


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