Belated Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone

For today’s quick card, I used a gorgeous die from Simon Says Stamp which I cut twice – once in glitter paper and once in vellum.

I offset the glitter die cut to expose just a thin shadow of vellum. I added some Hero Arts Metallic Décor and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to complete the card.

I’m entering this in the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘birthday bash’.

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Happy Birthday Bro!

Hi everyone

I have the honour of being a guest designer over at the Less is More challenge blog this week.

The theme is ‘personalise it’ and here is the card I made for my DJ brother using dies from Technique Tuesday and My Favourite Things.

I created the personalised sentiment using good ol’ MS Word and the Bradley Hand Font, which I love to use for my personalised cards!

The design team have created some wonderful cards for this challenge over at the Less is More blog – I hope you have a chance to check them out and join in the challenge!

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Glitzy Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone!

I turned to my sadly-neglected distress stains for today’s card and used them to create a soft background. I then used Cosmic Shimmer Paste and a Simon Says Stamp stencil to add the sparkle.

When the paste was dry, I added a simple sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly, which I’ve had for years and years!

Today’s card is for threechallenges – the Case this Sketch challenge,  the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (Birthday Bash) and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Touchy Feely).

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Golden birthday

Happy Saturday Everyone!

For today’s card, I used a set of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs (which I bought after Christmas but hadn’t got round to using yet!) and a die from Penny Black Stamps that I have been trying to get my hands on for a few months. Luckily my local craft store had a Penny Black delivery last weekend and I was able to snap it up!

I used the four colours from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (navy, light pink, white and gold) on a kraft card base. When I originally put the sentiment on the card, it looks a bit ‘lost’ so I added a small vellum rectangle to help it stand out a bit more.

I’m also entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (going round in circles).

Thanks for looking!