Blogging for birthdays

You can never have too many birthday cards in your stash.  There is always an occasion to use them so I like to try and keep a supply on hand.

Here's a simple one I made a little while ago using lots of layers.  Layers of stamping, layers of card, layers of ribbon and some layers of colour.

I used the aqua painter to watercolour my stamped cake.  If you've never used one to watercolour it's the easiest thing ever!  Even if you have no arty bone in your body you can make it look good.  Check out a little video here is you want some tips on how easy it is. 

I'm so excited to get in my craft room this weekend and catch up on my Christmas crafting.  Fingers crossed I'll be both productive and creative and have a lot to share with you.

Happy crafting.
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Not so mellow yellow!

I am in love... with Delightfully Dijon.  It's the perfect mustard yellow colour that isn't too bright and isn't too brown.  I usually fall in love with one in colour each year and I think this might be the one.... although Tip Top Taupe could be a close second.  Hot of the heels of my last post I'm still on my gratitude card kick.  How are you guys going with that?  Any gratitude cards getting made and posted?  This one if quite different from last weeks - with a much bolder colour palate.

I'm really still getting my crafting mojo back this year.  It's been so hectic at work that I haven't made as much time for it as I like.  I hope that my gratitude cards will help me be a little more intentional about setting some craft time - as it's so good for my soul!  (And my energy levels as it completely refreshes me mentally).

This card was super quick and easy to make.  A few layers.  One stamped image. Some embossing with my bigshot - and hey presto - another card to say thank you to someone in my life.

Hope you're enjoying these cards.  I'd love to hear what you think - leave a comment!

Happy crafting.
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