Saturday, 24 April 2021


A friend recently asked me to make a birthday card for a little girl called Gwen who is going to be three. The only information given me was that she liked animals. Should be easy you say, and so it should but when one starts to overthink things, that's when the trouble starts. I got an idea into my head which didn't actually work out, but I could seem to get away from the fact that I wanted to use my Silhouette Portrait machine to make it. I did all sorts of things wrong... I'm not the world's greatest tech brain sadly! Anyway after several incarnations I finally ended up with this card shaped as a three! I chose this particular font as I thought that the straight bottom of the number would be good to let it stand up  squarely when opened. I found this cute tiger image and decided to use that, then added the bunch of flying creatures. The tiger is raised onto dimensional pads, but when I went to stand the card up the weight of the tiger lifted the bottom left corner of the card from the surface of the shelf. So I added the little frog die-cut to keep it propped up! It looks like he wants to be friends with the tiger!
I am entering it into the challenge at AAA Birthday



  1. Frustrating when an idea is clear in your head but not in reality. Looks like it was worth all the effort though, awesome card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  2. I love your card! What a fab idea to use the number as a shape of a card, so clever! Thanks so much for playing at AAA Birthday!


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