Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Mum!

We have celebrated my mum's birthday today, and of course a card needed to be made.

I looked online for inspiration, and am linking up with the following challenges.

Just Add Ink #191- Just Add A Sketch

And Use It Tuesday- use anything sticky from your stash!
The sketch is so pretty, and goes well for a feminine birthday card. I pulled out some Jillibean Soup journaling sprouts that just happened to have a scalloped edge and a subtle doodle border, as well as a baroque-style sticker and pearl dots that are four years old. Somehow, my stash never seems to get smaller though!
The centre sticker and the background paper reminded me of the blue centre of the CASE study pinwheel, so that was what I decided to work around. I also found this adorable yellow pin that I wanted to use as another element of the CASE study challenge that really stood out in the picture. I recreated the banner as well, since I loved that touch on the original.
I flipped the sketch upside down in order to use the pin and banner as my "bow" flourish on the card.
Here is the finished card:

Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother- here's to another fabulous year!
Supplies used:
Close To My Heart: For Always Assortment.
Craft Creations: Adhesive Pearls.
Creative Memories: Hummingbird Paper Pack, Earthy PP Stickers, Cloud Cardstock.
Jillibean Soup: Spotted Owl Soup Journalling Sprouts.
Kaisercraft: Blae and Ivy PP.
Stampin' Up: Soft Suede ink, Soft Suede cardstock, Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set, Bashful Blue Ribbon.


  1. Lauren, I'll bet your Mum loves this card! Such beautiful background paper, and the sentiment flag, and decorative pin, are very sweet touches. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. That is one pretty background paper! and I really like the combination of baby blue and chocolate. Thank you so much for joining us at CASE Study!

  3. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with use it Tuesday Rachel DT

  4. This does remind me of the pinwheel of the Case study photo...that pattern on the center and the soft blue color. Very pretty card for your mom.

  5. Oh this is beautiful! I love the papers you've used and your take on the sketch is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!

  6. Love how the big blue flower catches the eye Lauren. I'm sure your Mum loved it. The sketch looks great flipped too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. Super pretty! Love your combo of challenges!
    Thanks for playing with us at CASE Study!

  8. Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!
    Tracy DT

  9. Lovely card - I really love these colours together - a fav colour combo of mine. Such a pretty back ground paper too. Chantell JAI

  10. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!


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