Wednesday, 14 May 2014

"Happy" Cards

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!


  1. It's a lovely adaptation Amanda - thanks for letting me know.

    I love the use of the inked scalloped circles - it's a super effect - and the stripes are all aligned too :-)

    I see you have layered up your stars on the circles - my flower card was actually the other way around (flowers punched from the CS and then punched into circles with a scrap of PP behind) - less inking I think.

  2. Beautiful cards! I love all the circles on the first one, very unique and fits the challenge perfectly! Thanks for joining in our birthday bash at Sketch N Scrap!

  3. I adore your stitched circles! Thank you for joining in the Sketch N Scrap birthday bash and my circle challenge!

  4. Two more lovely cards. I particularly like the simple one with the strips. I have too many strips and this is a delightful design for inspiration. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Whispers!
    Rosey x