A Spa Birthday Party for Haley!

Spa parties aren’t just for us big girls. Today’s modern young miss loves to have her nails done, her hair styled and even a touch of lipstick. Here’s a card I made for one of my favourite customer’s granddaughter, Haley. It’s another easel card.The first photo shows the front panel and the second shows the card when it’s opened as an easel. True to my tagline (“A passion for paper and all things sparkly), I didn’t spare the sparkles on Haley’s card. And to “add a touch of glass” to the nail polish bottles, I used Glossy Accents. The cute nail polish bottles, lipsticks and perfume bottles came as a sweet set from Silhouette America. All in all, I had fun making this girly-girl card for soon-to-be-five Miss Haley! Frame_2013-11-23 10.56.53




Frame_2013-11-23 09.15.34   I hope this little card inspires some ideas for your own spa card. Thanks for dropping by!!

A birthday card for Joan

Hey, Sister…age gets better with wine!

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Joan is a lovely and elegant lady who is turning 70 this month. She loves white wine and pearls. In fact, Joan wears pearls with everything!

Then, there’s Peggy, Joan’s sister. Peggy simply adores Joan and wanted to give her a personalized birthday card that would reflect Joan’s love of white wine and pearls. And that, is where I came in.

I’ve made several cards for Peggy and yet, I’m always pleased and surprised when she asks me to make another one for someone in her wonderful family. So, without further ado, let me tell you about Joan’s 70th birthday card.

First off, I spent hours online hunting for a digital image of a woman with a wine glass in her hand, as Peggy had asked for. Believe it or not, I could not find one, anywhere. Finally, I found this cutie, a freebie–unfortunately, I can’t remember where I found it. I hate when that happens! Next, I found a wine glass which, through the magic of CorelDraw, is now in the lady’s hand.

I named the wine Joan’s Cellar and added Chablis  and 1943 (Joan’s date of birth); at the bottom of the label I wrote Product of France. 

Joan, Peggy told me, loves the colour cream and wears it often. So, I dressed her cream and, to add a tiny touch of sparkle to it, I gave it a coat of clear sparkle nail polish–one of my trade secrets revealed! Of course, she’s wearing pearls and, just for fun, a few shiny bangles which I created with Perfect Pearls. Her wine glass has a realistic look, thanks to Glossy Accents.  (By the way, I coloured the lady with my Copic markers and cut her out by hand…that was a challenge!!)

Peggy found a really cute nightie for Joan that has, “Hey, Sister…age gets better with wine!” written on it. She suggested that I use the same sentiment on the card. Great idea!!! I added, “And you’re aged to perfection!” I think it all worked out quite well. It’s cute and whimsical! As always, I finished all four sides of my cards, so the front, middle and back are all pretty!

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I’ve got a few more orders to work on this week, so come on back soon to see what’s happening here, at Globug Ideas! I hope I’ve inspired you, even just a bit. 🙂

A Birthday Card for Lima

Let’s all sing, hip hip hooray! Lima McVeigh turns 80, today!

My friend and neighbour, Ruth, asked me to make a light-hearted card for her east coast friend, Lima, who is just about to turn 80. I had fun with this one, and got to use my Copic markers and lots of sparkle glue. Here’s the finished card…



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That’s all for now, folks, but lots more to come! It’s busy here at Globug Ideas…I’m working on a card for a lovely lady who is about to turn 70; one for a little Miss who is about to celebrate her fifth birthday with a “spa party!” I also just got a request for an elegant fifth anniversary card for a couple who got married on Christmas Day–I’m looking forward to making a romantic card for this couple, with a sweet Christmas theme. I also have to get busy on my son’s 42nd birthday card. And, of course, my Christmas cards!! Is it any wonder I don’t have time for housework!!

A birthday card for Peter…


My husband, Peter, and I celebrate our birthdays in the beautiful month of September. We love to celebrate together and, with everyone’s busy schedules,  it’s a lot easier to pin the whole family down for one big celebration.

Here’s the birthday card I made for Peter. It just so happened that I was working full-time (which, as of two days ago, I am no longer doing) and I had orders for three cards all due at the same time. So, this one was quick and easy, but I think it’s really cute.

I used my Copic markers to colour the cats and, as with all my cards, I finished all four sides to be as pretty as the front!

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Once again, I forgot to take the photos before  I signed it, so my love note to my husband is on display for everyone to see. LOL! But, it’s okay with me if the world knows how much I love him!!

If you would like this or any other Globug Ideas card for someone special, just leave a comment at the end of this post and I will get in touch with you by e-mail to discuss details. Every Globug Ideas card is handmade with care and high quality materials, and customized exactly as you would like it.

Tea for Two


There’s an adorable little girl named Ella whose second birthday is just around the corner.

Ella’s mom is hosting a vintage tea party to celebrate the big day. I was so excited when Ella’s grandmother asked me to make a birthday card that would be in keeping with the birthday party theme: Tea for Two. How cute and clever is that!

 I decided to do an easel card because they display so nicely.


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I created the doily with my Silhouette Cameo. Although it did a great job of cutting out this intricate design, it took some patience to poke out all the bits and pieces–but that’s all part of the gentle art of card-making. I added some Liquid Pearls (silver) to create a little more detail on the doily. Of course, I coloured the pieces with my Coic markers! And, no card would be complete without my signature sparkles!

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In keeping with the theme, the little message says, “Tea for Two.” When the card is fully opened, it reveals the special message from Ella’s grandparents:

“Happy 2nd Birthday to our Darling Granddaughter, Ella”


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I finally got to use my new Stampin’ Ink pads–I just love the way this pink matches the designer card stock.

Below is a side view of the card, showing it in the easel position. The little oval Tea for Two message, which is propped up pop dots, is what allows the front of the card to stand up.

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At last, but not least, a pretty envelop for Ella’s special card, complete with a sparkly butterfly to seal it.












I found this pretty pink tag in my stash, which turned out to be just perfect for the front of the envelope…and, it had sparkles! Bonus!!