Wednesday 1 January 2014

New Year's Day Birthday

I have a friend who has the good, or possibly bad fortune, to have a Birthday on New Years Day. The bad fortune is possibly 'cos often folk forget her Birthday in the aftermath of Christmas, and I guess they don't always double up on presents. The good fortune however is that she always has a big family party 'cos New Year is a celebration in itself :)

Here's the card I made for her this year:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- stamp is an Anita's one, no name though. Stamped using SU's 'Smoky Slate' and then paper pieced using a Back to Basics piece of paper, which I also used behind the image layer

- SU 'Smoky Slate' card stock for the 'frames'

Job done!

Hope you had a great time Angie! And I hope you all had a great time welcoming in the New Year. All the best everyone for 2014!!



  1. OH Di, this is the coolest card! I just love the birthday wishes wrapped around the present, and the colors are awesome too! Happy New Year!

  2. Love this paper and the pretty present with the sentiment curling around it! Happy New Year, Di!

  3. Love this one - the paper piecing is great!

  4. Great card Miss. You just reminded me that my friend's daughter's birthday is today...oops! Better rustle a card up pronto!

  5. I knew a couple who got married on New Year's Day. I wondered how many would still be hung over for the wedding and if anyone would ever be sober enough to remember their anniversary which makes it sound like I know a bunch of alcoholics.

    Fun card! Hope your friend has a fabulous birthday and knows we're all celebrating her big day! No, really!

  6. Great card. Happy New Year. Anne x

  7. Such a neat card--I know she loved it!

  8. Superb card Di and in our fav. colours too - doesn't "colour simple" work!?
    God bless for 2014,
    Shaz in Oz.x.

  9. I so love the Birthday wishes wrapped throughout the present. And love that it is pink!

  10. Fabulous card...LOVE the grey and pink together. x

  11. Cool - I love grey and pink together. Fab paper piecing Missus.


    Big hugs,
    Sarn xxx

  12. Morning Di, Your card is gorgeous and I LOVE the paper piecing.

    Happy New Year.


  13. a super birthday card, I wish you all you wish for yourself and yours in 2014.......hope the back is getting better

  14. Oh my goodness, I've got that stamp somewhere, don't think I ever thought to paper piece the parcels though, it looks fab! Happy new year to you, going to search through my wooden stamp drawer later, it is so neglected! Looking forward to another year of visiting ! Julie xxx

  15. Oh my that stamp brings back memories I used to use it such a lot. A great stamp and I love how you have used it. Sorry Di but I think you may be seeing a version of your idea very shortly in the snippets playground. Mmmm gotta find the stamp first of course - could be tricky - not been seen for years - may have left the building!
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Ann xxx

  16. Lovely card Di! Mine is tomorrow and always generates complaints such as" why were you born so near Christmas".As if we had any say in the matter! I blame my parents!

  17. Lovely card and a pretty colour combination.
    Jean x

  18. Gorgeous card Di and your friend will love it xx

  19. So cute and beautiful card Di,
    wish you all the best in this new born year
    hugs Tamara

  20. Awe, she will love love it! She will be tickled to be remembered by her friends handmade card just for her on her special day!

  21. Happy New Year, Di! Hope it's full of fun, laughter and crafty goodness :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

  22. Cool bit of paper piecing going on here and your friend is obviously a pink addict just like wot we is!! Hugs Mrs A.
    Happy New Year 2014.

  23. Hello Di, a wonderful card - I simply love the stamped image and colours. Happy 2014 to you and yours - hope it turns out to be a great one! Lynn x

  24. Happy new year Di
    Love the CAS style with the soft colours and super stamp xx

  25. Beautiful card, your friend will love it. My boss got married on Christmas Day as that was the only day all their families were in town as like a lot of people, they're scattered about! Can't imagine that, what do you chose to celebrate? Christmas or your Wedding Anniversary!


  26. A really beautiful card Di. I love the colours you've used, the grey and pink are very classy!
    I feel sorry for peeps with birthdays around the Christmas season. They one xmas present and that is supposed to cover their birthday too - so unfair!
    HNY Miss and Mr Len xx

  27. Happy new Year, Di - hope you and Len have a wonderful 2014. Love the card. Hugs, Elizabeth xx


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