Friday 13 March 2020

80th Birthday Celebrations

Paul's Mum & Dad were divorced many years ago and his Dad re-married over 30 years ago. It is his wife's 80th birthday later in the month and they are going on a month long golfing holiday to Mauritius next week as they usually do at this time of year. They go to the same golf resort twice a year for their birthdays and they really spoil them. I am sure as it is Noreen's 80th she will be treated like a queen.

Edited 18/03 - They were due to fly today and their flight was cancelled on 16th due to the Coronavirus :(

I have made this card using an image from the Champagne digital stamp set from Beccy's Place. I felt this would be a perfect image for this special celebration. It has been printed out quite large and I created a decoupage layer for the strawberries and champagne glasses. 

I coloured the image with a combination of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens adding a gold Sharpie for the foil on the bottle and a much finer nibbed gel pen. I added an 'N' to the bottle for Noreen and a clear glitter Spectrum Noir pen to the glasses to create a sparkly lustre. You can see the close up below, it looks really lovely in the light with a subtle sparkle. 

The image has been matted onto red cardstock and the decoupage layer mounted onto foam pads for dimension. It was very fiddly cutting thin slivers for the glass stems though....

The card base is an 8" x 8" pre-bought scalloped one. I added a layer of black card and then some metallic Happy Birthday text card I have had in my stash for a million years. I think it might be from a Dawn Bibby kit I had from QVC at least 10 years ago! Go me for using up some old stash :)

The sentiment panel is a cool one from Spellbinders. You get the outside shape, a circle die, a little heart and numbers 0-9. As it cuts the lettering around the circle it is quite awkward to mount on 3d foam so I have cut this out 3 times in black card. This makes it a bit like a 'thicker' sticker and much more stable. I cut out layers of hearts and circles and then the number 80 is 2 layers of card thick. Finally I added heart gems from the wedding section of The Range and some tiny gems to emulate champagne bubbles above the glasses.  

Card Details -

Size - 8" x 8"
Dies - Happy Birthday With Numbers - Spellbinders Shapeabilities
Colouring Medium - Promarker, Spectrum Noir, Sharpie, Pentel Gel Pen
Embellishments - Heart gems from The Range, Docrafts self adhesive gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Happy 80th Birthday to Noreen!! What a fabulous milestone, I hope she really enjoys her holiday.
    I know she's going to love the gorgeous card you created for her Mandy, it's just wonderful! Fussy cutting all those different elements must have been quite a challenge, but the result was definitely worth the effort. My favourite part is where the glass intersects with the ice bucket... I really feel like I'm looking through glass! So clever.

  2. What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
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  3. Such a fun card for a great birthday! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
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  4. Wonderful creation thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  5. A beautifully made card. I hope the trip to Mauritius goes well.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

  7. Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for I ♥promarkers
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  8. Such a lovely card for a special birthday. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
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  9. Beautiful 80th Birthday card, Happy Birthday Noreen, she will love this, hugs, Lori m

  10. Very pretty 80th birthday card! Love that image too and your background.
    Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge.

  11. What a great image that is, beautifully showcased! Looks like Noreen is in for a treat, Mandy. Happy Birthday to her. I am so happy you shared this lovely card with us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge. Good luck to you. Hugs, Lori xx (DT)

  12. Hello Mandy, Wow! What a substantial milestone for Noreen to have accomplished! I wish her a magical day! Thank you for sharing your heart warming creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and for playing along with us. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)


  13. beautiful card ...thanks for joining us at All fun challenges...wish to see you often in next challenges
    Aurane DT All Fun Challenges

  14. 80! Wow! Great card. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. A new challenge starts on Monday. Always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
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  15. Wonderful birthday card and I'm sure Noreen will be pleased with it. Great job and Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges; best of luck in the draw. Donna - DT Member

  16. A fabulous card. I hope she has a great birthday and that they stay safe on their trip.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
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  17. Hi! Me again. Thank you so much for playing along at Let’s Craft and Create this month. A new challenge starts every month on the 5th. Always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. Hope you’ll link up again.
    Design Team Member @ Let’s Craft and Create
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  18. La tarjeta es muy bonita!!
    Gracias por unirte a My Bestie Spanish Challenge (DT)

  19. What a fabulous card, for a wonderful event.. Love your colouring and fun design. Thanks for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create, Angie's Digital Stamps, Colour Crazy Challeng and Pattie's Creations .. AJ DT 613, ADS, CCC, PC .. (^-^) ...

  20. I'm so sorry they will miss their trip this time, but better safe than sorry. The card will definitely help her feel better. It certainly is a labor of love and we're so glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our challenge this month.

  21. Wonderful card! It's perfect for our anything goes challenge at Stampers Delights! I hope you join us again soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Stampers Delights DT member
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  22. A fabulous card. Thank you for joining in at IKEsWORLD Challenges. DT Val x

  23. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  24. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps Anything Goes Challenge

  25. The perfect card for an 80th birthday! I love the way you did the sentiment. Hopefully the couple can take their holiday in the not too distant future. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  26. Great Anniversary card! This goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
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  27. What a great image for your card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog Dorlene DT LTSCB

  28. What a great 80th birthday card! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
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  29. Hola! Tu proyecto esta divino
    Muchas gracias por participar con nosotras en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Esperamos puedas acompañarnos en el próximo reto.
    Que tengas un bonito día
    Wendypink ( ) DT en:

    Hi ! so pretty your card.
    Your project is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at My Besties - Spanish Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
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  30. Fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us over at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends!

  31. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes With Dies challenge! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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  32. Nice card. Thank you for joining us at the Corrossive challenge Blog

  33. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)


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