Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas birthday

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:-

cutie pie-for a special friend
4 krafty girls -anything goes
Pennys-feminine with a sentiment
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)


Unknown said...

I think you've done a fine job with this pink card...and your friend is sure to appreciate all of the thought you put into it!
Thanks so much for sharing this week at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely, What a great card, Im surew your friend will love it. My Mums birthday is the 30th Dec . Nightmare for pressies. Thank you for joining us on Crafty Girls this challenge, Love Hazelxox

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing card, thanks for joining us at Cutie pie challenge,good luck cheers Sue N x

Tammy said...

Great card, even if it's not holiday themed! Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

Linda Levoir said...

What a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week for our Anything goes Challenge :) xx
I have Candy on my Blog up for grabs until Christmas

PaperDaisies said...

Such a sweet card. Love it. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and just perfect for the challenge
Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies 'Special Friend' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Deanne Saunders said...

How cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

verybellemakes said...

Lovely frames and flourishes! They really set the image off well. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Judith said...

So cute - love the design - thank you for playing at Whimsy stamps challenge this month hugs judith x