Happy Birthday, Hannelie! Uniko #24, SSSW 26/8, Seize The Birthday 27/8, Simply Create Too #93, Winnie & Walter JITW

Hello!  Today one of my sweet friends is celebrating a birthday … so I’m here to share her card with you … Happy, Happy Birthday, Hannelie!  If you don’t already know Hannelie from Desert Diva, you really do need to pay her a visit … she’s amazingly talented, is on Design Teams galore and is just the loveliest soul!  You’ll be there a while, so take a little something to eat and drink … like breakfast, lunch and dinner!  May you be blessed with joy and laughter on your special day, mon amie … and all through the year to come!  Your card should be in your mailbox by now …

Happy Birthday Hannelie, Uniko 24, SSSW 26-8, STB 27-8, SCT 93, W&W JITWI used a hand made stencil (based on one from SSS) to create the ombré yellow background,  stamped the dandelions from Clearly Besotted over it, added the Winnie & Walter sentiment and topped it off with a scattering of sequins and gems.  Voilà … a crisp, fresh, one layer card in a Hannelie-esque colour combo!

Hannelie‘s card is also heading to …

Uniko – Summer … where the delightful Darnell is GD!  No inspiration picture twist this time.

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes … second entry

Seize The Birthday – No ‘Weather’ topping … unless we count the sunshine yellow!

Simply Create Too – It’s a Special Occasion … celebrating a birthday definitely counts as special!

Winnie & Walter – JITW … my sentiment

Yesterday I set aside some time to join in the Papertrey SAF … whilst it didn’t go quite as planned, there are some cards to share … and there may be more today … if Monsieur Mojo makes a reappearance.  Even if he doesn’t, I’ll be back later with what’s done so far … look forward to seeing you then!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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34 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Hannelie! Uniko #24, SSSW 26/8, Seize The Birthday 27/8, Simply Create Too #93, Winnie & Walter JITW

  1. Shona Chambers

    I bet she loved this to pieces!! Beautiful colours and blending and I just love that flower stamp, especially in black. And a handmade stencil, well aren’t you clever!!!!

  2. Bobby

    You made a stencil? Good for you. It works wonderfully for an ombre’ look and can be used again and again. I love it over-stamped with the flower silhouette. So clean and simple yet stunning and Hannelie will love it, too.

  3. Hannelie Bester

    Anita… your kind words are getting me all teary eyed !
    This is so beautiful and just so perfect in my favorite sunshine yellow! I am blowing those dandelion seeds to the wind a making a wish! Big thanks… and big hugs to you

  4. Michele Ferguson

    What gorgeous card for a darling friend, Anita! By the way, this is my favorite Clearly Besotted stamp but I’ve yet to find it in stock, so I’m coming over to borrow yours!!! ;]

  5. Barbara Roe

    You made your own stencil – cool. This looks like an “Anita card,” lovely shades of yellow and a touch of black, but the layout and simplicity is all you. 🙂 B

  6. conil

    Have to drop in on the Birthday girl…she’s always so sweet to me. Know she’s going to love this card, I know I do…after all, favorite color, yellow and favorite style, CAS. Can’t wait to see what you crank out from SAF, I bet it’ll be fabulous.

  7. born57

    I love that this is a stencil. I was just thinking I need a good striped stamp and then I see this…I have a striped stencil!!!!yay!!!

  8. Geri G

    Hannelie is going to love, love, love this! The pretty shades of yellow are so bright & sunny….just like our dear friend and are the perfect way to showcase this amazing stamp! Gorgeous ink blending and awesome handmade stencil!

  9. BarbGhig

    Such a lovely tribute and gorgeous card you’ve created for Hannelie! I really love how you created the ombre effect with your inks and your CAS design is stunning! I’m sure she will be placing it in a spot where she can enjoy it for a long time to come 🙂

  10. lollthompson

    Beautiful card to celebrate Hannelie’s birthday! Love the ombre stenciling and your beautiful silhouette blooms. xx

  11. TK Watson

    What a wonderful card for your friend! Bright yellow is just right, and I gotta say, from not liking dandelions in my yard, I love yours! Reminds me of a whispy summery day…

  12. Sarah

    This is absolutely wonderful Anita! Gorgeous, striking, summery and such talented work. Hannelie will love it I’m sure. Thanks so much for sharing at uniko too. Sarah x

  13. Sarah Gray

    What a beautiful card for lovely Hannelie! Love the ombre stripes and that gorgous flower – your CAS designs always make me gasp. Thanks for joining in with our summer theme at Uniko too 🙂

  14. djkardkreations

    You are certainly becoming the pro at stenciling and sponging, Anita! You did this ombre inking with unmatched precision! I’m sure Hannelie will treasure it and your dedicated post! Thank you so much for playing along at Uniko!! Miss you! Mwah and hugs, Darnell

  15. Colleen F

    Anita, this is a fabulous card! I love your ombre stencil. I would count the ‘yellow’ as sunshine as this card just glows! Thank you for sharing Hannelie’s card at Seize the Birthday!

  16. Gerrina

    Think I missed this one… What a great card for Hannelie! Fist with the graphic design (BG) and the beautiful colours and flowers so good with her… Hugs, Gerrina

  17. Nancy L.

    You are putting out some amazing cards Anita…I was perusing your gallery this morning over a cup of coffee and was blown away! This card is no exception! I bet Hannelie loved it! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday, we sure do appreciate it!

  18. kimheggins

    Sorry to be so behind in commenting, but I am getting closer to being finished. I love this card and your beautiful stamping. I love that yellow with those sweet flowers (I had so much fun playing with them at the Lake House). I am sure Hannelie loved her card, just so beautiful.

  19. Petra

    WOW, Anita, jaw-dropping gorgeousness here!!!! Oh, I love it!!! That sponged strip and the dandelions are so, soooo beautiful and the sentiment and three sequins finish it off so wonderfully!!! Pure CAS perfection!!! Beautiful!!!!

  20. DebGem

    Simple and stunning. I do like the ombre background and the beautiful flowers. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko challenge this month. x

  21. Beverley

    WOW! This is simply beautiful, LOVE that you made your own stencil, great idea and something I should try. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge & my apologies in my delay in popping by and commenting. Hugs Bev x

  22. Glenda J

    You are channelling Hannelie very well! I’m sure she loved this perfect CAS card. Your ombre background is perfect. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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