Saturday 19 June 2021

Grace's 30th Birthday


Today is my next door neighbours 30th Birthday and I wanted to make a special card for this special birthday.

I had seen this image on Instagram and it was the inspiration to try something similar using bling to emulate the cascade of champagne from the bottle. Unfortunately I cannot find the image on Instagram now to link back to the photo. I find it so annoying that it is so very difficult to go back to an image if you don't know who the original poster was :(

I used 2 shaker die sets from Crafter's Companion Prosecco Celebration & Let's Make Cocktails. These were cut from some silver holographic card with little stars on it and the background layer was black so that the beads and sequins would be a nice contrast to it.

I used an 8" square blank and created layers using a really old paper from HOTP matted onto a plain black. I positioned the bottle and glass shaker elements and then added various sizes of clear gems, gold and silver pearls and sequins to make the 'liquid'

Using the Spellbinders Lacey Squares Nestabilities dies I cut another piece of the holographic card and then layered a square of the black paper onto it. I added peel off stickers for the sentiment and used some glittery foam stickers to add the name, number and a G onto the bottle label.

The finishing touch to the front was to add lots of little star gems.

The inside of the card was decorated with some patterned card that I got from The Range a while ago. I spotted on a shelf these A4 file dividers. I was drawn to the patterns and you get the three shown in the image below for only £1. They are intended to hold A4 paper and are double sided. Effectively for £1 you get 6 sheets of really strong card and 2 of them have gold foiling on them. There were only 2 packs so I grabbed them both. They are so strong you could easily use it to make an A4 or 8" square card base so I will have a look out for more next time I visit there.

I then added a large square of black card to write on. This was die cut using a XXL Crea-Nest-Lies die. This one goes upto 13.5cm in size which was perfect to give me space to write a personal message with a silver gel pen.

The birthday girl has gone away for a few days and will be having the mother of all parties with friends and relatives and her new cute little French Bulldog and I know she will have a wonderful time.

Card Details -

Size - 8” Square

Dies - Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 70 (CREAlies), Lacey Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Prosecco Celebration (Crafter’s Companion) Let’s Make Cocktails (Crafter’s Companion)

Paper - Cardmakers Classic Creative Pack (HOTP) & Noteworthy File Dividers (The Range)

Embellishments - Gems, sequins, beads, pearls, star gems, peel off stickers, glitter foam letters & numbers (Poundland)


  1. I love the BLING. This turned out fantastic. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Birthday challenge

  2. It's so wonderful to receive a card that is so personalized. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  3. Ooo look at all that glitz and glamour! I love it as I’m sure you neighbour will. Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

  4. I know she had to love this beautiful card! Very nicely done, Mandy! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  5. A brilliant creation, love all the sparkle and the lovely dies. Thank you for joining our 'Buttons and Bows' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. This is such fun Many, the way you created the whole card and all those bubbles is so creative. Thanks so much for joining in our A/G with an option theme at Allsorts challenge this week,

    B x

  7. LOVE your fabulous and very creative card, Mandy! So glad you joined in the fun on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori (DT Lemon Shortbread)

  8. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  9. Wonderful! That´s a very special project.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  10. Wonderful card, love all the great elements. Thanks for joining TTCRD and 613 Avenue Challenge. Anesha

  11. A wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  12. What a fabulous card.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at
    AUD Sentiments
    this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Debbie– DT AUD Sentiments
    My blog

  13. What a fun and creative card for a milestone birthday! Just wonderful with all the details!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge as well as Allsorts challenge!

  14. So cute and creative. Love the bubbles. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Catch the bug, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments, Do-Al(l)creative.

  15. I love love love love love this project. You did such an amazing job here. The idea of bling from the Champagne bottle looks absolutely fantastic. Great work.
    Thank you for entering your lovely project into World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  16. Back again, and again, just brilliant. Thank you for entering your lovely project in Morgan's ArtWorld. Good Luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  17. I love how sparkly this card is - perfect for a special birthday. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  18. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card, in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annie DT[my blog]

  19. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the CCC Digi Creations.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  20. Mandy what a gorgeous card. Your neighbour will love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Gail CT

  21. I love this card. So much dimension and texture. Thanks for linking up your fabulous card with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you join us often.
    DRU DT


  22. Fabulously sparkly card!

    Thank you for joining us for the June challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  23. It looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge, xx

  24. WooooHoooo.. PARTY!!!! What an amazing and fun card! Brilliant!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  25. Canny use of the file dividers!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  26. So pleased that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  27. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  28. What a good idea to put gems coming out of the bottle! I'll need to try that myself! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious challenges.

  29. Great festive card.
    Thanks for joining the AG challenge at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  30. Fabulous shaker card and love all the bling
    Carol x

  31. Gorgeous card, so sparkly. I love the champagne gems. Thanks for joining in our June 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  32. Fantastic card! Love this colour combo. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  33. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.

  34. This is a fun card! Love the bubbles. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Do-Al(l) Kreatives. Good luck! Valérie DT

  35. Your card is brilliant! Sure your neighbor will love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  36. Hello Mandy, Thanks for entering your lovely card into the Art Deco challenge.
    Diane Louise [Moving Along With the Times DT Member] xx

  37. A super card, Thank you for joining n with our challenge at More Mixed Media.

  38. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Mix It Up Challenge.

    Helen x


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