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Monday, 27 October 2014

Sitting Pretty Birthday Card

Good afternoon bloggers!

It's another wet and windy day here Inverness or 'dreich' as we say up here!!!  I haven't been around blogger much for the last few days as we have been out and about.  On Friday we had a lovely day out at the Highland Wildlife Park and Aviemore then my daughter was invited to a birthday sleepover in a caravan on Saturday night at Grannie's Hielan Hame caravan park in Embo on the North East Sutherland Coast.  We drove her up on Saturday and went back for her yesterday and she had the best time ever!  My Aunt was really taken with the caravan park and it's facilities too and as some of the caravans have been adapted to be suitable for wheelchairs we are planning on spending a week up there next Spring or Summer if we can work around the school holidays/availability!

Anyway, enough waffle from me...  On to my card...  Today's card is one I made for the sleepover birthday girl who's birthday is today!  If you remember back a few posts I had already started making a Gorjuss card to be organised but had to quickly make it into a 21st card for my husband's colleague!  I actually think in hindsight this card is more suitable for a ten year old!

The Gorjuss stamp is called Sitting Pretty and it has been coloured with Promarkers then fussy cut.  I've used papers from the Gorjuss Ultimate Die Cut Pack, some of which have faux stitching added using a pokey tool and a Lettraset fine liner pen.  I've added a punched border to the purple stripe paper using my Fiskars Threading Water punch.  I've used circle and scalloped circle dies by X-cut, Spellbinders Lacey Circle die and Memory Box Precious Stars die.  The sentiment is by LOTV stamped onto patterned paper.  My card is finished off with buttons from the Gorjuss collection, gems and spotty ribbon.

Thank you for looking,
Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - October
Sister Act Challenge - #80 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - #118 - 2 or 3 word sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
Robyn's Fetish - #235 Stitching real or faux
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black, white & one other colour (purple)


  1. this is gorgeous Shona, gorgeous image and colouring. Marlene

  2. Fabulous card love the colour combo.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  3. Another gorgeous card, love your colour combo and such a pretty image, hope your well, hugs Kate x

  4. Sounds like you have been a busy bee Shona. Love your card and I bet it was well received by the Birthday Girl!! xx

  5. Great card! I like your coloring on your gorjuss image, she's cute. I also like the papers you used. So pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
    Deborah GDT

  6. Beautiful card, just love the Gorjuss girls the are so sweet and love your colour combo here too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  7. Love those gorgeous purples, Shona and your fab layout! Glad your daughter had a lovely time at her sleep over and I’m sure she adored her card! xx

  8. Beautiful, I adore the colour xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  9. Great card, the Gorjuss stamp has been beautifully coloured.

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT