Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Forgive me the unusual publishing time, but I’ve been busy celebrating! You see, today’s my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!
It seems a lot of people shy away from celebrating their birthday as they get older – but I think you should celebrate it, whatever your age! You’re only as old as you feel – and personally, I don’t feel my age, and I don’t intend to either!
I’ve had a wonderful day, filled with doing plenty of the things that I love – including making myself a birthday card! It’s become a bit of a tradition now – but as a designer of cards, what birthday would be complete without a birthday card of my own?
If you’ve visited me before, you know I take cake very seriously. And so, along with consuming actual birthday cake, I just had to feature some cakes on my card this year! This year’s card features the awesome Cake Love set from Altenew, and I just love it! No cupcakes as photo props this year – either I forgot to buy them or I already ate them… I’ll leave you to decide which! *wink*
I coloured my teacup and cakes with Copics and added some Wink of Stella and a little diluted gold mist mixed together. I went for some of my favourite colours – pink, mint and gold, and lots of white space. I enjoyed colouring the images with a more whimsical touch, which suits their style perfectly!
The card base is stamped with the Papertrey Shine set, and I splattered some black mist for a fun finishing touch! Pinflair Glue Gel was my go-to, as usual, for adhering my fussy-cut images with varying dimension.
I’m really looking forward to making this year my best one yet!
It may be my birthday – but I’m giving you the chance to have a present from me! I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate to an online crafting store of your choice! To enter please leave me a comment wishing me a Happy Birthday and give me a compliment. This is very specific, so please take the time to follow the rules as other comments won’t count! *smile*.
I’ll leave this giveaway open until 23:59EST on Monday 15th January and will announce the winner on the 16th, all being well.
I’ll also be giving hosting another giveaway just for Instagram followers – so make sure you follow me on there and enter!
Good luck – and thanks for stopping by!