Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone and welcome!  I am sooo honored to be asked to help celebrate someone very special.  She is an amazing lady ... a truly talented artist and such a giving soul.  You can just imagine my excitement and surprise when I receive a "care package" in the mail ... my heart is warmed by her generosity.  Her kind words in each and every comment are chosen with thought and meaning.  Her hand picked Design Team at The City Crafter are the best and they continue to inspire us all with every post.  So it is with great joy that I wish Kirsty a very Happy Birthday.  Thank you for all you do!

I have never met Kirsty in person but I follow her blog as well as her challenges.  She brightens our day with her cards and shares her family with her gorgeous pages.  I think she would enjoy a vintage Chevron pattern with a fun feel from Moxie Fab World .

A length of lace softens the look and adds texture.  A brayer was used to dye my doily a buttery shade of So Saffron.  The seam binding is also dyed but with shades of green and wrinkled to perfection.  The whimsical polka dot pattern is a treasure found in my scrap drawer.

En Francais script stamped in Basic Grey Classic Ink provided the background for my Birthday Wishes sentiment in Basic Black.  A decorative stick pin with a sweet flower bead displays the banner.  The oak leaf is cut from felt with my newest toy ... a leaves die and I love it!  Of course I needed to use glitter to add sparkle to Kirsty's day.  I hope she enjoys every moment!  Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by ... be sure to visit Kirsty and The City Crafter to wish her a Happy Birthday!


  1. This is really pretty - love the ribbon, lace, doily and glittery leaf! Lush!!

  2. How beautiful, such a gorgeous design, the seam binding is gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful card, Joanne. I like the tinted color of your doily and those shades of green on your seam binding is just perfect. I'm sure Kirsty will love your card and sweet birthday thoughts.

  4. Oh my goodness your card is gorgeous as usual.. Kirsty is just going to love it.. I have to say I have met Kirsty in person and she is just as sweet and thoughtful in real life as she is on line..
    I have a sneaky feeling that you are to..

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend..

    Hugs, Linda

  5. A beautiful card for a beautiful lady ... so very kind of you Joanne ... have a lovely weekend

  6. Awww... you gals are so sweet to give me this big surprise and make me feel so special today!
    I love your lovely creation, as always, so soft and so feminine, thanks for your kind words my friend, you are a sweet soul yourself! : )

  7. Gorgeous card and colours, Kirsty will be thrilled.xxxx

  8. Hey Joanne! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. I LOVE all the lacy elements in this BEAUTIFUL card Joanne!!!