We're coming to the end of another round of challenges over at Scrap Whispers, and I haven't done any of them yet. With just over a week to remedy that position, I started with Challenge #173 - make a card for a happy occasion.
May and June are busy birthday months in our family and I have loads of cards to make at this time of year. The first May birthday is my brother's and I sought inspiration in the card gallery at UKScrappers, finding a '10 Minute Card' from Jimjams, which I adapted with a change of colour and a change of motif. It took me considerably more than 10 minutes, but I'll be quicker next time. I think that there will be a next time as it's a design that could easily be repeated with different colours and shapes.
Since I used so many circles on this card, it fits perfectly with another challenge in Sketch-n-Scrap's Birthday Bash. This was hosted by Darcy at Our House of E and she simply asked us to use circles on a card or layout.
Also this month, it is my brother and sister-in-law's wedding anniversary, so I adapted an old card design made with paper strips for them. I went monochrome with plain and patterned coral paper teamed with a cream base card and an old cream heart from Hobbycraft.
And the next birthday will be... mine!