Happy Birthdays for the New Year

Welcome to 2015 everyone, with hopes that this year is full of happiness, laughter, love and good health for you all!

I have cards for two birthdays in January, and my first card today is for a friend whose style is quite minimalist.  I took my cue from Less is More challenge week 205, which is 'black, metallic + one' meaning one more colour.  With my friend in mind, I searched my stamps for something that would suit - plenty there, but the decision is never easy, is it?

I decided on scribble flowers from the Simon Says Stamp set 'Favourite Flowers' with the scribbly part heat embossed in black first, and the colour, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, stamped after.  The sentiment is also by SSS, from 'Greetings and Succulents' heat embossed in the metallic element, Ranger Liquid Platinum.  I just love this colour!  The little enamel bow is by MME.

As my eldest grand-daughter is 15 on the same day as my friend, I have included her card as well, as it is quite a different style.  I love colouring nowadays, and this card gave me plenty of opportunity to do that.  It is one of the Fashionista stamps, by Unity.

I have just found that my first card may qualify for Virginia's View Challenge #11, called 'clean slate'.  There are a few criteria to guide you, so my card meets the 'lots of white' and the texture (with the embossed flowers and sentiment.  It is not so strictly one layer, as I have the white panel attached to a coloured card, but there is only one layer on the card - am I grasping at straws here do you think?  Anyways, I will enter and see if I suit.


  1. 2 Fantastic cards Anne.
    I love the colour choice and simplicity of the first one but WOW!
    Also loving the sassy bright colours on the second one. I bet your grand-daughter will love it too.
    Thanks for taking part and happy new year
    Less is More

  2. So fun the circle flowers, and the 15 decor is perfect for teens now a days! :)

  3. Mint and gold? YES! White space? YES! The perfect enamel dot? YES! That's 3 YESES from me! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge! Happy 2015!

    1. Thank you Virginia - I hope to join your challenges again! x

  4. Two wonderful cards Ann, love the colours and design on your Lim card. Your second card is perfect for a teenager. Carol x

  5. Happy New Year.
    What wonderful cards. A perfect card for your grand daughter and another perfect card for your friend.

  6. This is a terrific pair of cards... love the LIM one Ann!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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