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Saturday's Birthday Cards

I've been asked by one of my friends at work to make a load of birthday cards for her, so all of mine this weekend are birthday ones - never made so many all in one go before. And OMG has this week been hard getting up early again for work every day. I've been totally shattered all week! I'll soon get back into the swing of things though, but by then it will be time for half term LMAO!

My first card is for Mojo #172 for the sketch, Paper Pal Arts #76 to use Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz (gorgeous colour combo too!), Stampin' Royalty's #53 to make a birthday card, Free For All #40 to use desserts and for Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes with a Lace extra challenge.


Stamps: Thankful Accents, Carpe Cupcake, Bithrday Surprise all from Verve

Papers: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze both from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Gems from Papermania, Clear Dew Drops, D'vine Swirls Enbossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Diamond Stickles

My next card is for SC314 for the sketch, Color Throwdown's #123 to use Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze and Cameo Coral (glad to see the girls are back after their break!) and for Sweet Stampin's Try Something Different challenge. I very rarely use my distressing tool and attempt this kind of aged, vintage look and pull it off, but I really love how this one turned out! I even like Cameo Coral on this one, which is a challenge in itself!


Stamps: Notably Ornate, Well Scripted, Music Notes wheel all from SU

Papers: Cameo Coral (retired), Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral (retired) all from SU

Accessories: Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Distressing Tool, Baja Breeze ribbon (retired) all from SU

My next one is for Verve's January Sketch #2 and for Valerie's Papertrey Princess challenge to only use neutral colours.


Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Piece of Cake both from PTI

Papers: Crumb Cake cs and DSP from the Neutrals pack, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla all from SU

Inks: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake all from SU

Accessories: Very Vanilla ribbon from SU, White Opal Liquid Pearls

My last card for today started off using Waltzing Mouse's sketch #29, but I added more and more to it, so it no longer really looks like the sketch LOL. This is also for Just Add Ink's #50 to use So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red and Elegant Eggplant and for Pam's Papertrey Princess challenge Huff On It to use markers to colour a stamp, then huff on it to remoisten the ink before stamping.


Stamps: All Booked Up, Round & Round both from PTI

Papers: Pear PIzzazz, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Petals & Paisleys DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, SU markers in So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz all from SU

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #, Mat Stack #3 die, Victorian Lace Border Die all from PTI, Pear Pizzazz ribbon from SU, Buttons and embroidery thread from stash

And that's all for today folks! thanks for stopping by!


  1. It must be a crafting weekend!! You've been so busy - and all the cards are just lovely!

  2. Wow! that's a lot of cards! I especially like the cupcake on the first card.

  3. goodness, these are all so very nice! can't wait to see more! thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  4. great cards, you have been busy, they all look fantastic

  5. Wow, you have been busy!! Great cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you can play along again next week! Happy New Year!
    hugs, Sharon

  6. All of your cards are lovely! The CTD card is very elegant! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  7. Love the swirls around the cupcake. Those colours look amazing on that card. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

  8. WOWZA, gorgeous cards, Vannessa!!! I bet you've gotten all your birthday cards finished for the next month! Thank you so much for playing with us at SR this week!

  9. Yikes have you been creative! love all of your cards - thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  10. Great cards!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts!

  11. Such pretty cards! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  12. Fabulous card, love the distressing. Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Sweet Stampin. Hugs, Claire x


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