Monday, June 8, 2009

A Friend's 40th Birthday

Last weekend marked the 40th Birthday party for one of my friends. Cheryl is not only a friend but a fellow stamper so 4 of us got together and put together a SU parcel for her - I can't wait to see what she does with it!!

Recently the ultra talented Norma recently made this 50th birthday card which I just LOVED! I love everything Norma does though so this wasn't surprising - LOL. Do yourself a favour and check her blog out here - especially if you love Magnolia stamps! I decided to CASE Norma's card for Cheryl - and I even picked the same Tilda without realising it until I revisited the card to refresh myself about the layout!!! This card is 6"x6" as we have a few signatures to collect on it!

I used a computer font to print the 40 outline onto Real Red cardstock - I must have been a funny sight holding Tilda up to the computer screen repeatedly to check on size and designs - LOL. I then thumped Real Red ink over the CS before cutting the numbers out and sponging black around the edges. The flowers, leaves and swirls have been cut using sizzix dies from the US Stampin' Up catalogue. The DP is from my stash and is a Kaisercraft paper I bought when doing my daughter's red and black 16th album!

Big thanx to Norma for her wonderful inspiration and Happy 40th Birthday to Cheryl!!

xXx

21 comments:

Cheryl Joshua said...

OMG this is amazing!!! The colours and details are perfect and love that huge number!! It is a fabulous sketch and you have done a brilliant job with it.I can see why you cased Norma's it is fabulous,I also love her work.
xx

Kellie said...

Deb I just LOVE this! I have to make a 40th card for someone to give someone else, and I think I might just have to go off your idea! LOVE, love, love it! Did I tell you I love it? HAHA.
Kelx

Mandy Schiller said...

Wow Debbie! This is great what else can I say!

Mandyxx

Norma said...

Aww, Debbie, thanks so much for your endorsement. You've always encouraged me right from the start. Your card is wonderful too. Luv the colour scheme and your awesome colouring. I like your flower especially--may use that on my card, hee hee.

Hugs.
Norma xx

Emily said...

So sweet Debbie! I love black and red together. Those pearls are perfect accents as well as that adorable flower. Doesn't that swirls CB embossing flower make the best fancy background? I never get tired of seeing it or using it for that matter:))

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful Debbie, fab colours and Tilda looks so pretty sat on the 0, great idea

Denise said...

I love this card! Great accents.

mueppi said...

This card is so wonderful Debbie!
I love the colours and all details!
Hugs Gisela

Christine H said...

Such a cute card Debbie. So many lovely touches...good enough to frame!

Margaret de Witt said...

Beautiful Debbie. I think I will have to copy this card as well.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Debbie!! Love your layout and that fab Tilda!! She looks stunning in the red! I am sure Cheryl will love it!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, I wish I got this "fantastic" card when I hit 40'ish!! LOL! I'm speachless Debbie... Lot of fun details and the die cut flower stole my heart! TFS and have a super day!! Hugs... and SMILES! Michelle :)

Rastlinica said...

very very nice card and a beautiful blog!!!

Chat Noir said...

Great colours Debbie, and I really like the shadowing on the numbers. So much to learn, so little time (in a day!!). Might have to borrow this idea for the "Big 0" birthday coming up this year.........

yvonne said...

what a great card Deb, I am sure there were quite a few ooohhhs and ahhhhs when the envelope was opened! Love the colours!

Danielle said...

This is super cute Debbie - I love how you have Tilda sitting in the O! Gorgeous colours and papers and that die-cut flower is just fab!
Hugs, Danielle

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a great CASE Debbie. I visited Norma's blog as you suggested, and wowser... she's good! I've got to try that tri-fold card. So many things to try, so little time (and/or energy).

Love your die-cut flowers and swirls... and pearls... and you.

Hugs and smiles,
Lisa

Bec said...

This Card is Fabulous.. I love it.. What a fantastic idea.. Bec xx

CrafteeCC (Cathy) said...

this is a great card!

Sue said...

What a darling card. Will make turning the big 4 0 so much easier and fun for your friend. Love how you have Tilda sitting in the zero.
Great colors too.

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Stunning card Debbie, love the rich colours, I bet your friend love it too

Chris xx