Thursday, 21 June 2012

Celebrating today, my birthday, and every day!


Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
I'm out of my twenties
And diving into thir-ty!

Yup it's official. I've hit the thirties - eek! I'm hitting it in style this Friday-Eve with a fabulous new CASE Study!

Time to hit the books and study this fabulous card from our muse, Joy Taylor!

 Check out the original post of this card, here!

Isn't it the sweetest?! I really struggle with cards for kids, but Joy managed it whilst still keeping to her fabulous CAS style.

I was inspired by the colours, the stamping on a coordinating die and the use of clouds (I thought it'd been a while since I'd broken out my cloud die), and got busy:

celebrate today and every day

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I stamped the by Large Fabric Design stamp by Hero Arts in Versamark to add a little more 'ooomph' to the card base.

Now c'mon, you know you wanna play along! We'd love to see what inspires you about Joy's card and gets your mojo tickin'! Be sure to check out the rest of the CASE Study DT for some more inspiration:

Amy Wanford (You're here!)
Joy Taylor (June's Muse)

And now get busy and crafty with us! :)

Signing off for today. I've got a box of Krispy Kreme donuts for my work colleagues to share my special day with, and I'm afraid if I don't get them to work soon, I'll gobble them all up myself! Ha!

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday-Eve.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Celebrate Today and Every Day}

Stamps: Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink)/Large Fabric Design (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versamark/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Kraft, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cloud Die, Happy Trails Bird Die (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Happy birthday to my favourite Brit girl!! Here's to the best 30's of your life!! =D

Piali said...

Happy Birthday Aimes!!! Enjoy your day!
Beautiful card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, I love that just like Christina's card I have all the pieces to CASE your card!!! (Great minds must think alike when buying crafting supplies). Birthday cheer! I hope you made it to work to share the donuts.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Happy Birthday Aimes! Hope its a great day. Enjoy!! xx

Maureen said...

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy fabulous 30th birthday, dear Duchess, happy birthday to you! And starting it off with yummy donuts sounds about right! Food has no calories on your birthday, did you know that? I adore that bold sentiment and those sweet clouds :) Hugs to you on your special day, Duchess!! Love you!

Sian Ridley said...

A very happy birthday to you! I really don't think you should be going to work on your thirtieth birthday though?!!

I really love your take on Joy's card, the clouds are just too cute and the fabric design background adds just the right amount of oomph :)

Have a great day! :)

Elena said...

happy birthday to you! You're thirty and flirty and thriving! (you've seen that movie, right? hee hee) Enjoy your big day!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Aimes..... I'm honoured to share my birthday with such a creative gal :0) so you're just starting your thirties and I'm just starting my last year of the decade.....don't worry it doesn't go that fast *wink*
Your card is as CAStacular as the faux fabric bkgd :0)
Congrats on your new stamp designs too, that has to be the most amazing birthday present.
Jenny x

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love this bird stamp & die combo! Happy 30th Birthday too!! I'm joining the 30 club in 2 months! Arghh!! ;) Have a lovely day!

Love Beth xx

Emma said...

Yipppeeeee! happy, happy birthday sweet Aimes. No need to wish you all the good things again as you already have them - what a special time for you and so well deserved. Many congratulations on your beautiful stamps and enjoy your special day :)

Beverley said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a FAB day. Love the card you have made today. The colours are stunning & I love the mix of elements you have used. Hugs Bev x

Lynn said...

Happy happy birthday Aimes! I hope you have a fabulous birthday weekend with lots of spoiling! Your card is the tall length and the gorgeous background.

Kara Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I just love the way you CASED Joy's card! It has all the elements, yet so your own.

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's wonderful and that you don't actually have to do very much work at work! Great card too, love the stamping on the base, really does add a lot.

Sarah said...

Hope you're having a fantastic birthday, Aimes!

Chunyuan said...

happy birthday. Hope you have an awesome celebration.

Nancy L. said...

A Big Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

audrey said...

celebrate every day

jodpea said...

Happy Birthday, lady! Welcome to the next decade, I've had four months to look around and its not tooooo bad... honest! I like the card base too, I was thinking it was one of those glazed patterned card sheets u can get.

Ann said...

Happy, happy birthday wishes to you, my friend! Be sure to celebrate with a G&T! ;) Love your fabby card...hoping to play along this week!

Dana F. said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Hope you have (and had) a wonderful time :-) Love the slim card format and watermark stamping!

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy Birthday ...hope you have a great one!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Aimes! Hope you've had a fabby day with loads of cake! Love this skinny card too - lovely subtle background :)

Taheerah said...

You're definitely celebrating in style with this card Aimes! So classy and fun both at once!! I hope you've had a lovely day filled with all that makes you happy!! I just know you're going to rock your 30s!!

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Unknown said...

Belated Birthday Wishes, Aimes! Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday :)
Another gorgeous card for CASE STUDY Challenge. Love the background stamping.

Christina said...

I hope you had a truly fabulous birthday, Aimes! I love this color combo and that sweet bird stamped in black on kraft.

kasia c. said...

Well. Happy Birthday to you!!
I hope it was wonderful. :)

Absolutely stunning card. I love the subtle print in the background. Fabulous!!

~amy~ said...

happy birthday to you.
happy birthday to you.
happy birthday dear teamie.
happy birthday to you.

I hope you have thee most fabulous birthday weekend!

Love your take on the fun inspiration!!!!!!

Cristina said...

I missed your birthday? Sheesh! I hope you had the best day ever!!!!!! We all love you!

Lagene said...

Cool card, love the little fawn!

Sarah C said...

So pretty! Love the sparkle :-)

Valentina Fussell said...

This is so cute! I always love your sweet, clean, and simple designs! Hugs from Copenhagen!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Thanks for all the love on my blog, sweets! :) Love the way you rocked the deer stamp! SO adorable!!!! Many hugs!

Queen Mary said...

Happy birthday young lady! And I'd say you are no slouch yourself based on your case -- it's fantastic!

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