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Birthday Girl & Billy No Mates


Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Shirley …. sorry just had to do that because I really feel like Billy no mates today …. not one birthday card has arrived for me, boo hoo. Oh well I’d better confess and tell you the whole story before you all think that I have been sitting here well and truly down in the dumps …. had no post for a week because of the weather. Good news is I get to open them after my birthday …. eh not sure about that one.

Wow have I been experimenting with the backgrounds for my cards …. what do you think of the image above …. now some are going to hate it but me personally I love it. Made the background paper from my card then cut and pasted the image into the centre of the paper.

This is another freebie Christmas image from Digital Two For Tuesday isn’t she so adorable. Background paper is from K & Co, Swell Noel and have covered the left hand corner with vellum …. you can just see the little church showing through. Made the bows from a Hot Off The Press template – Fold-It-Bows – they look really pretty …. bit different from all the paper flowers I keep using. Oops forgot to say I coloured the image with watercolour pencils.

Entering For:
The Creative Cottage Challenge – Untraditional Christmas Colours
Allsorts Challenge – Light Up The Night – you have to have a candle or other light on your card …. maybe you do have to get the binoculars out but there are two candles on the tree
Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Turquoise is December’s Birth Stone – Sponsors for this challenge are Flourish With A Bling Baby It’s Cold Outside
Lollipop Crafts – Welcome Winter
Sweet Stampin Challenge – Wahoo there is a challenge …. Make Your Own Paper

“If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate’er you do.”


20 Responses to “Birthday Girl & Billy No Mates”

  1. sallysbitz says:

    Happy Birthday luv xx

    our background for your card looks fab, especially when a bit of glitz is added xx

  2. sallysbitz says:

    This was meant to say YOUR lOL

  3. Robin Funge says:

    Pity about the post…. I def would be sulking!! Hopefully we will see some melting soon!
    Pretty card!

  4. Shelly says:

    Happy Birthday Shirl! Love your adorable card… pretty colours and love the image! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

  5. Lynda says:

    Awwww Happy Birthday Shirl – Pity about the post not arriving! Anyway your card is absolutely delightful. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  6. Kathy says:

    Happy Birthday – I hope you enjoyed your day despite the snow stopping the mail getting through.
    If you check out the rules of our prize draw and add our sponsors link to your post you never know, you might be lucky and win some gorgeous goodies all the way from Australia (they might add a packet of sunshine in their parcel too), Anyway, thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers’ challenge this week

  7. Shelley says:

    Happy Birthday! I love, love the background you made from the image!

  8. Claire C says:

    Happy birthday Shirl, bad postie for not struggling through the snow with all your cards!
    hope you’ve had a lovely day despite the lack of cards, looks like you’ve been a busy bee making that gorgeous card. The background is beautiful and i love the bows
    Claire xx

  9. Emma says:

    This is a beautiful traditional card love the image and the candles fit in perfectly with the challenge this week.

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  10. fabiola says:

    ho! alors je te souhaite un merveilleux anniversaire, plein de biz a toi

  11. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is gorgeous, such a fresh look with a fabulous design and details. Love that bow!

  12. Mummylade says:

    I saw them without binoculars =). thank you so much for entering the Allsorts lightchallenge and good luck!

  13. Kelly says:

    Hi Shirl,

    Hope you had a good birthday anyway. I love the green in your image. Hope you have received your cards by now.


  14. Sylvia-Anne says:

    Beautiful card Shirl – Love the first picture with the blue background – the gorgeous image really stands out.
    Hope you had a very happy birthday, despite the cards being late – this snow has a lot to answer for!

    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  15. Amy Johnson says:

    What a beautiful vintage image and card! And, Happy Birthday! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  16. Abi says:

    Hi Shirl, I hope you had a lovely birthday despite the postal probs, I love your car & the backing paper is great. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  17. Karen says:

    Ah Wishing you a Happy Birthday, love your card, thanks for joining us at DTC this week, karen

  18. kristina says:

    I hope the rest of your birthday week went better!!!! This is a very pretty card, I’m one of the ones that loves that vintage image, so darling! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  19. lovely detailed card!! Belated birthday wishes to you! I hope you had a lot of cards to open once you got your mail!!
    Thanks for joining the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week! 🙂

  20. Gail L. says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    Your cards are sooooo beautiful!
    Hope I don’t disappoint with the swap!?

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