Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Happy Birthday Lauren .........

Happy Wednesday to you ......

It's a special day today ...... it's Lauren's birthday! Is it really 26 years ...... how time flies.
Luckily I managed to find time to make her a birthday card ...... using a stamp I bought especially for the occasion!

The pretty lady is from Penny Black, and she's simply been stamped in black Versafine ink and then watercoloured using Distress Inks .......

I then stamped the daughter definition from Visible Image, across the bottom.  I used Gold Shimmer Delicata ink to stamp with and then added gold embossing powder just over the word daughter to make it stand out a little (not sure this really comes across well in the photo)

A few gold and silver ink splatters onto the background ......

Some sparkly sequins and a sentiment .......

And of course a little something on the inside ......

Same image, second generation stamping and of course those gold and silver splatters .....

Happy Birthday sweetheart ...... I think she'll be more interested with what's inside the card to be honest ..... a little bit of cash to spend on herself!

As this month's CAS Watercolour challenge has a Birthday theme, I thought I'd play along

Loll and the team have some gorgeous inspiration pieces on there and the gallery looks amazing .... why not join in the fun.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
As it's Lauren's birthday we're off out for a nice family lunch ......

We're off to Enzo's ..... Lauren hasn't been before so she's in for a treat.
It's a lovely little Italian restaurant, only 5 minutes walk from where we live.  The food is amazing, and I'm afraid Dry January has been put on hold for 24 hours ...... sigh! (and it was going so well) 

I was planning on having just one glass of wine at lunch time today (well it is Lauren's birthday) but ........ I actually gave in to temptation last night!!  Hubby opened a rather nice bottle of  Chianti and after the busy day I'd had, I couldn't resist.  I only had one glass though, plus a small top up.  It's not a completely dry January now ........ more like a bit damp!

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Yey to a damp January x Happy birthday to Lauren. What a gorgeous and personal card you made her and such a fabulous senitment. Have a wonderful day as a family x

  2. It would be rude not to have a glass to celebrate Lauren's birthday :) ... so you must! HB to Lauren!! Such a sweet card with the beautiful image waercoloured so soft and delicately. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  3. This card is as gorgeous as Lauren and so perfect for a daughter's birthday! It would be sinful to turn down a glass of Chianti! Hope it was a fun lunch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Sweet card, love the soft colours and that great sentiment. the gold with the watercolours is spectacular. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.
    P.S. Dry Sunday through Friday is good enough, or add up all the days to make 31 for January :)

  5. Sweet softly watercolored image and very special daughter sentiment, Linda. So fun to be able to celebrate the day with the family. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

  6. this is the subtle colours..
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!
    :) Karen

  7. Just had a little catch up, Love the image and sentiment and I bet Lauren did too.
    Avril xx


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