Hot summer birthday card

I am really getting into the summer groove and am enjoying using my favourite stamps and lovely bright colours.
I would say these are my favourites (at the moment of cause). Bright pinks and turquoise colours are everywhere. In papers, trims and lots of embellishments. I could not resist them and set about making a birthday card with these lovely colours and a cute Penny Black stamp. The flowers, butterflies and scrolls  were die cut and the bird was stamped. The flower centres are pearly brads which are my most favourite brads at the moment. I raised nearly all my elements with foam pads and it has made my card so tactile. After a water spillage on my first backing paper and stamped image and messing about with it for a while, I am happy with the end result.
Here is a list of all the challenges I have entered. anything goes use turquoise, dark pink and lime photo insp.turquoise,  pink, lime and white Birthday Birthday Birthday Birthday  Birthday  Birthday summertime summertime photo insp. hot colours hot colours. is touchy feely butterfly make or alter flowers favourite stamp use a bird open challenge anything goes use a stamp use at least 3 of your fav. embellishments. linky-anything goes


Nikbee said...

A really pretty card. I love the colours and the flowers are wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Wow Shirly, you knocked those rolled roses right out of the park! Great centers too, love the whole card color design and all! Thanks for joining us at Diva's By Design for our birthdays challenge and be sure to come back next time!
Tammy Louise

kath said...

such a sweet card all the textures....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love the sweet image and color combo!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

jules said...

Hi Shirley wow gorgeous card!

Sheryl said...

Hi Shirley! This is such a SWEET CARD! I love the colors you chose to use and your flowers are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
Hugs, Sheryl

Julie said...

What a gorgeous card,Thankyou for sharing it with LCI,I can see why it's a favourite of yours and those flowers are stunning! Thanks for sharing,Julie.x

Heike said...


it´s really a summerpostcard. I love it! The summer doesn´t come to germany this year ;(

Hugs, Heike

KraftyKoolKat said...

This has turned out really gorgeous Shirley. Sorry you had trouble with the first version. It was lovely to spend the day with you yesterday.


Jen said...

Great hot colours for summer. Super. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady’s this week
Jen x

Sazzle said...

I really love this colour combo too Shirley and I think those flowers are great too :-)

Thanks for sharing your card with us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "usea lot" challengethis fortnight and good luck.

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great card, Shirley.Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Bev x

Rainbow Lady said...

Very pretty and summery card... pity not summerlike here today....thanks for stamping with me this week Love Cynthia x

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Aahhh ha - the finished card looks gorgeous - well done for finishing it off even after the spillage incident!! The little birdie is a cute touch! ;o) and I love all those colours together.



Anonymous said...

Love your summery card, and love those little flowers too! Thanks for popping over to my blog,, and Great to did your card via make it Monday, hugs Samantha :0)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my, this is a totally adorable card!!! Super sweet image, wonderful flowers, and that flowery trim!! Stunning colors too! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed "Hot" Monthly Challenge.



super, super super cute card..i really enjoy your colorful blog..very nice!!
keep sharing lovely stuff :)

Lady Anne said...

I have loved looking round your blog, I came over after you left a lovely comment on my blog, bless you for caring.
I love all your cards and you are a very talented lady...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Debs M said...

fab colour combo and a gorgeous card! saw it on mim x

Chrissy said...

such a cute card, love the image and lovely soft colouring.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Anna said...

Sweet card! Way to do so many challenges! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, wonderful details and sweet PB image.

Amanda said...

A pretty card and lovely colours.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Anette said...

A beautiful card you've made!
Thanks for joining us at Scrappekammeret.
Hugs :)

Anita said...

This is so cute. Love the flowers and bird too. Thanks for joining the LCI challenge.

Steph said...

Love the colour combo you've used. Cute image! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

Ellie said...

What a cutie!! Love that image and those flower borders are fabulous and go so well with the image!

Jenni said...

Love it! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x

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