Sunday 17 May 2015

Happy Birthday Sandie!!!!

Sorry I'm a little late for the party (my virus was holding my mojo back but its clawing its way back into my brain slowly.....) but I definitely wanted to be a part of the celebrations for the forever fabulous Sandie.

I'm sure you will have come across Sandie somewhere in card making blogland. She is an incredible card designer with her blog London Days and is on the Design Team for Addicted to StampsInkspirational and Uniko Studio. She also has her own challenge TIME OUT CHALLENGES which is where I first met her. She invited me to be a part of the Time Out Design Team (which was my first DT), so I will always be grateful to her for that.

Her good friend Kylie of Kylie is Addicted to Stamping is holding a party in Sandie's honour and we are all linking our birthday cards for her there. Your more than welcome to join in the fun too!!!!

Sandie and I both love CAS designs so I definitely wanted to try and keep as much white space as I could and have a one-layer design. Sandie has been trying lots of different techniques of late and inspired me to creep out of my comfort zone a bit. So I also tried something new as well....hope you like it:

I was extremely lucky to win a challenge a few weeks ago with Altenew and received a voucher, so of course I shopped straight away. I've admired these stamps on everyone else's cards, so nice to finally have some myself. 

I've never tried masking before but realised I needed to give it a go. I stamped the big flower on some scrap paper and fussy cut it out. I adhered it gently to the card front and stamped the leaf and smaller flower. Once I lifted the mask, I was able to stamp the flower again. I'm so happy with how it turned out and really hope you like this one Sandie!!

The sentiment is from Altenew 'Sohcahtoa' and the flowers are also Altenew 'Hennah Elements'.

I have five challenges that I would like to enter:

Seize the Birthday  

 Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge

AAA Card Challenge # 39

Uniko Studio Challenge # 21 (Flowers)

Little Tangles Challenge # 56 

Sandie, I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday at the Theatre (although its only around 3am Sunday morning in the UK so you might still be celebrating.....). I'm so grateful that we have met and become friends. You are always willing to answer all my millions of questions and check up on me when things aren't going well, I really appreciate it. I'm sending lots of hugs from the other side of the world, hope you can feel them!!

Take care


  1. wow to your masking, it worked a treat and so perectly CAS and thank you for your kind words. Great to see you at Uniko x

  2. BEAUTIFUL masking! Love your stamping, Shona! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Inspiration Color Swatch” Challenge!

  3. absolutely stunning CAS design, Shona. Just beautiful! I hope you are feeling better :) Thanks for linking up at Sandie's birthday party xx

  4. Beautiful, Shona ... fantastic masking and perfect stamping! Good to hear you are slowly on your way back to your usual self! Anita :)

  5. So classy and elegant, love your CAS card. Thanks for joining AAA Cards birthday celebrations and get well soon.

  6. Love your one layer, CAS delight, Shona! I love masking - it is simple but such an effective technique. Glad you have got the henna stamps from Altenew - you will work magic with them. Great to see you at Sandie's party :)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Shona. Your masking is fabulous! I'm sure Sandie loved this!

  8. Shona, you're showcased your Altenew flowers beautifully! Placement, colours, the enamel dots...cas-perfection! Love it!

  9. Very pretty CAS birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. Bautiful and so perfectly CAS! Hugs, Gerrina

  11. This is so pretty! I love the colors you used, and that stamp set is definitely one on my Wish List! Love the CAS style.

  12. Perfect CAS style design and I just love those pretty flowers!! Sandie will love it! ;)

  13. Stunning, CAS, elegant and so beautiful Shona.
    Thanks for playing along at Uniko Studio and AAA Cards OH and Sandie's linky party of course.
    Sarah x

  14. A beautiful CAS and floral beauty. I feel your pain with the virus thing, sending get well hugs and wishes. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  15. Stunning CAS card! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

  16. You know you are the winner at Seize The Birthday?
    your card so CRISP SO CAS and so Clean
    this is really Shona card I love this
    and congrats on your win and I spotted it at AAA card challenge thats why also I visiting your card sweety
    hugs and hope you are healty there my friend :)

  17. Perfectly CAS, perfectly beautiful and just perfect for Sandi! Love this card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko Studio Challenge!