Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Birthday celebrations!

Hello, crafting friends!

The other day, I came across a birthday linky party going on in Blogland! It had been organised by Loll Thompson to celebrate the birthday of her friend Nancy at Scandinancy Creates - you may know her through her fabulous work as a design team member at the CAS challenges and at Stamplorations. It struck me as such a lovely idea for lots of us crafters to join in the celebrations, so I settled down to create a card for her today. If you'd like to join in too, you can link up HERE at Loll's blog.

I have long been an admirer of the fabulous graphic at Seize The Birthday, so when I saw that they were celebrating their 200th challenge with that as the inspiration I thought it would make the perfect celebration card for Nancy. I chose semi coated card stock, sponged inks onto it, then clapped wet hands over it to create the splatters. The panel was trimmed with a Heffy Doodle stitched rectangle die.

Choosing to let the background take the limelight, I chose a bold birthday sentiment from Avery Elle's Big Birthday, stamping the 'happy' in the same blue as the ink underneath and the birthday in black. The card was finished with a sprinkling of sequins, again in the colours of the background beneath them.

Happy belated birthday Nancy! I hope you had a really lovely day - and that you're still celebrating!

I shall link this card up with Seize The Birthday I think it's fairly obvious that the background inspired my card with its bright colours and splatters but I also chose a sentiment that echoed the font on the graphic; also Watercooler Wednesday (for the second time) where it's Occasions week.

This little sign in a small local stationers/print shop made me smile today :)

Sending hugs, 


  1. That's a GORGEOUS birthday card. Really love it.

  2. So pretty, love the colors and sequins.

    Hugs Diane

  3. Stunning card Vicky, love the colour choices and the beautiful sentiment.
    Faith x

  4. Love the bold birthday part of the greeting with the Happy part toning in with the pastel background colours

  5. A really fabulous background, such lovely colours and a great sentiment stamp, plus the addition of the bling is perfect.

    Kath x

  6. I love that you made a card for two celebrations and the name Nancy is pretty terrific too! LOL I can totally see how you were inspired by our graphic in your background! Love the faint happy and then the bold birthday to go with our graphic! Well done! Thanks for joining us for our 200th celebration at Seize the Birthday!

  7. Oh, this is lovely! I absolutely love the look of those soft blended colors, and how well you've chosen and integrated the two fonts for the sentiment! Simple card, but with lots of impact! Thank you so much for joining our 200th celebration at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

  8. Vicky, I think you've got a winner on your hands!@! Not only is it a fabulous birthday card for Nancy, I spotted the Seize the Birthday logo immediately!

  9. This really is a standout in the STB Challenge, Vicky! I love it and I'm sure Nancy will, too, and she'll appreciate that you joined the party! Be well! Hugs, Darnell

  10. I've popped over from Seize the Birthday. So lovely.

  11. Love that awesome font for the sentiment and the pretty background that's a perfect match for the STB banner! Nancy will be delighted that you came to the party!

  12. Gorgeous take on the challenge logo Vicky, love the soft ink blending with the bold sentiment and the spattering of jewelled sequins, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  13. What a fun happy birthday card! Great colors and splatters and sparkles. Very encouraging sign as well ~ Blessings!

  14. Thank you so much Vicky for playing along with Loll's surprise birthday blog hop for my 75th Birthday. It sure was a special day..celebrating with my Darling Husband and twin sister, Margie. Margie came over for a couple days and we got inky, walked and had a yummy veggie dinner fresh from our garden. Lot's of story telling too. We did all that and social distance'd too:-) I Love your gorgeous background (I do Love making inky backgrounds) and the font on the sentiment, colors and sequins were beautiful too. Love and Hugs..Nancy


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