Today, we’re celebrating the birthday of a super talented, fun, generous and lovely friend … Happy Birthday, Sandie! Here’s a card I made for you …
As many of you will already know, Sandie makes delicious CAS cards … and is also a veritable expert at mixing clean and simple so beautifully with grunge, to create truly eyecatching designs! She’s on numerous design teams and always leaves the most encouraging, warm and supportive comments all around blogland. If you haven’t already, call on over to Sandie’s blog, London Days … and get supplies ready before you go because you’ll be there a while! Nonni at Korttikarkuri – Runaway Cards has organised a linky party at her blog to celebrate Sandie’s special day … and it’s going on for the next two weeks … so there’s plenty of time for you to come along and join in the fun! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, my friend … may your day be chock full of wonderful things … and your year ahead be one of joy and laughter 🙂
Now, you may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here for a week or so … it’s because my get up and go just got up and went … and took Monsieur Mojo with it. So I sought inspiration for Sandie’s card from a few challenges … CAS-ual Fridays, where we’ve to use three things on a third of our card, Colour Q‘s palette of chocolate, gold, pool and turquoise, and Stamplorations‘ theme of stamps and flowers. Sandie, I know you love purple … but as my last card to you was a purple one, I thought you might like a change!
On a white card panel, I clustered the Waltzing Mouse two step flowers together to act as the background to the Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ … embossed in gold and trimmed out so it could be popped up on foam dots. The ‘birthday’ is from Clearly Besotted, and is also embossed in gold. I trimmed the panel, added strips of pool card top and bottom, and popped it up on foam dots on the card base. Wink of Stella was liberally applied to the darker parts of the flowers and I added Glossy Accents to the centres to finish off.
Because of my absent get up and go, I’ve not been around in the blogosphere very much at all this last week, and am seriously late coming to see everyone. My apologies … I’ll be calling round over the next couple of days to catch up with you all … and am looking forward to enjoying a meander around a ton of inspirational creativity! In the meantime, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂