When growing up I always felt sorry for my sister and one of my friends as they both had birthdays near the Christmas season. One on 20th December the other near the beginning of January. I felt sorry for them as not everyone made the distinction between birthday and Christmas and they often had presents for your birthday and Christmas and birthday cards are so hard to find near Christmas. My mums birthday is at the beginning of December and cards are hard enough to find then.
My neighbour and friend has a birthday a couple of days before Christmas her husband jokes that is why her parents called her Carolyn so when I made her birthday card I wanted it to be as little like Christmas as possible.
I'm not good at pink cards but as its not a colour that is associated with Christmas then I thought it would make a good colour to use, it also reminds me of the pink blossom that arrives in Spring and I am so looking forward to the 21st the shortest day as I can then do a happy dance and say the dark days will start to wane and spring is on its way as I hate the long dark days of winter.
I used another image from sugar Nellie this one is a sassy girl and as Carolyn wears glasses and her hair similar I thought it would be a fun image to use.
The card design is inspired by one from Mandy at a sprinkling of glitter, I love her cards but am so far off creating anything as beautiful she definitely has no worries I'll ever make cards as beautiful.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the card edges and a spellbinders die oval. The image is coloured with promarkers as are the roses and the ribbon as I wanted the colours to blend with the image. The papers were a magazine freebie scrap and the sentiment is from LOTV.
Hope she likes it , have to say I'm still not a pink card fan as I'm not sure I like how it looks but it definitely doesn't look like Christmas.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
little blue button-birthday
cutie pie-for a special friend
4 krafty girls -anything goes
Pennys-feminine with a sentiment
whimsy rubber team-party time
little red wagon-holiday birthday
crafty catz-anything goes
hiding in my craft room-use your scraps
pumpkin spice-ribbons or bows
QKR stampede-3 favorite embellishments( ribbon, flowers,gems)