Sunday 14 December 2014

Winter Birthday

I always think it's hard for people who have birthdays close to Christmas. Any festivities of family get-togethers, parties and presents dedicated solely to their birthday are overshadowed by the other 'big day' just around the corner, and restaurants are booked up with office parties.

I know a few people who have birthdays after 20 December and this card is for one of them.  It's got a wintry theme, but is actually a birthday card, so I've highlighted that with my sentiment.

I've followed a sketch by Sketch Saturday that caught my eye today.  I wanted a layout that was clean and elegant, and I quite like it so may use it again! :0)

Card Recipe:
  • Image - Skater Wryn from Tiddly Inks
  • Typed Sentiment using Word Art
  • Colouring - Promarkers, Copics
  • Clouds - Dovecraft chalks
  • Cardworks Card base
  • First Edition Silent Night papers
  • Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics paper
  • Cheery Lynn Designs LG Square Stitched Die
  • Mini spotty button
  • Embroidery Thread
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Happy crafting


Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Annette, and I'm with you on that sketch. Super duper colouring and that sentiment is lovely xx

Kim said...

fabulous card, love the layout, your colouring and the sweet image - perfect for a winter birthday!
Kim x

Carole Pollard said...

Such a pretty card its a gorgeous stamp. You are right about birthdays right near Christmas mines on the 22nd December and everyone is charging around to get ready for Christmas day restaurants are full of Christmas parties and my cards start arriving early December till early January. Its not a good time and this year we are going to a Wedding on my birthday!! Love and hugs Carole x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is gorgeous Annette, love the stamp and beautiful colouring. A great CAS style and those stitched dies give it just the detail it needs.

SonjaK said...

What an amazing card! Awesome coloring.

Thea said...

Beautiful card, love this cute image because every thursday en sunday i am on the ice to skate :-)

Hugs Thea

Carol S. said...

Firstly, Congrats on getting runner up in 2 crafter of the year competitions. Well done. I have done quite a bit of magazine work a few years ago. It's not easy when it comes to doing the text, to go with each picture. It used to take me hours just doing the text, in the right amount of words per image. Also getting good pictures. This card is super gorgeous. Colouring is as always, amazing. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Toni said...

Wonderful coloring!

Christine L said...

This is fabulous Annette.... and you're right, my daughter's birthday is Christmas Eve... and I learned early on to have her birthday party around 12th December to make it just for her!

Big hugs
Christine x

Chrissy said...

My Mum's Birthday was on the 23rd and I made sure we were all booked months in advance and always made it special for her...we got her good on some when it was a milestone birthday.A .fabulous image and your colouring is superb...gorgeous card.


coops said...

so gorgeous annette.the blue is beautiful and i love the sweet wryn :D

xx coops xx

JanR said...

Absolutely lovely! I adore the shape, your colouring, the way you did the background and the papers. I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Squirrel x said...

How did I miss this one?! She is so totally gorgeous hunny, love those blues, and she is perfect for a birthday in August (wink) Hugs xx

Cathy P said...

Love this card! You coloring is fabulous and everything is so cohesive. Glad you used our sketch to feature your gorgeous work. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday. I'm so glad to have had the chance to stop by. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Cathyxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Copic Marker Europe. Merry Christmas and Good Luck x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. Love your awesome coloring! Merry Christmas, and thanks for playing with us at Copic Marker Europe! Hugs, Elizabeth

Loopylou. said...

stunning card Netty, its always so lovely to pop in on your gorgeous makes.
thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Vannessa said...

Such a cute card and I love the colours you used. your colouring is fabulous too! Thank you for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this time. Hope to see you again!

Hugs, Vannessa
Sketch Saturday DT