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Happy B’Day


Hello, I am back today with a card for the first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday. Today Colleen has asked us to make a birthday card with a topping of Blue and Gray. I love color challenges so I was very excited when I saw this one coming up. We also have the uber-talented and sweet Vicky Hayes joining us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.

I am in love with this background stencil, as you can see, as I have used it yet again. As for my coloring, don’t look too closely as I stamped my cute gnome onto a piece of cardstock that clearly was not Copic friendly. My balloon is looking a bit saturated. Once I realized that that was happening, I quickly changed to Prismas and tried to salvage it the best I could.

Christmas came down yesterday, except for the lovely array of (37) Christmas cards that I received from all over the globe. I want to admire these through the rest of the month. Handmade is always the best part of Christmas…in my opinion. I displayed them differently this year as my grand kitty was always knocking them off the entertainment center, but I like it a lot.

Card Details: The background stencil is Heffy Doddle, The gnome is from Whimsy Stamps, The clouds are a stencil from MFT, postal dies are Hero Arts, the sentiment is also MFT, and a few star sequins to finish it off.

Since it’s the New Year, I think it’s time to replenish those Birthday cards, don’t you? Hope you will consider playing along at STB! Remember, our topping is optional…any Birthday card or project will do.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’

15 thoughts on “Happy B’Day

  1. I think your cute gnome looks great, glad you salvaged him. Great card too.

  2. I cannot tell you how many gnomes I had around my house this Christmas (too many? nah!!) One was 37 inches tall with the hat even taller, but it fell off to the side. I had to have Scott buy me a new container to fit them all in!! You know Gnomes bring good luck, right? Anyway, back to the card, I LOVE it! I can not tell that it is not perfect, so I guess you did an amazing job of salvaging it! It looks perfect to me and I love your background sky, as always! You have mastered it! Happy New Year my friend!

  3. OMG, that gnome, though!!!! I am SO partial to gnomes and yours is so stinkin’ CUTE!!! I love your design with the fun background, great card my friend. Happy New Year!!!

  4. Oh Nancy, I adore your gnome and if there was any issue with coloring it is not evident. In fact, it really caught my eye because it looks fabulous – well done on your expert salvage job. Plus all the elements combined make one super cute card!

  5. Fun framing! Your gnome is so cute with his blue hat 🙂

  6. Who wouldn’t want to receive this adorable gnome on their birthday?! Beautiful use of color.

  7. Sweet card!! Didn’t notice the coloring until you mentioned it, so I bet the card looks great! 😀
    PS: I can totally get why you’d love that stencil so much too!! 😀

  8. The stencilled background looks great with the gnome in his cloudy sky, can’t see any oopsies at all either, awesome card Nancy, Cathy x

  9. He is soooo cute! Love the soft clouds and the background stamping too. Great way to display your cards.

  10. Loving your stencilled background Nancy and your little gnome is adorable – just look at his bashful expression! I can’t see a thing wrong with your balloon so that must have been a great save! How lucky you are to receive so many beautiful handmade cards. I agree that the handmade ones take pride of place! Thanks for having me to play at STB! Vicky x

  11. Here we go on another adventure at STB Challenge. I am looking at this year a bit differently as well as this challenge. More relaxed and creative. I can see why you love this background is the best fit for this gnome. That balloon has him floating high in the sky! I hope this next year is better for all.

  12. How CUTE is he! Love this card so much!

  13. Such a bright and cheery card, Nancy! The happy stencil makes a great background. Must get one 🙂

  14. This is so fun! I love the background and the adorable gnome. Fabulous card.

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