Happy Birthday Olivia!

Well today my little girl turns 13!  Wait, what???  That can’t be right surely??  Yes, it’s true – she’s turning into a beautiful young woman right before my eyes!  I am so proud (wipes little tear from corner of eye)!  One of her obsessions is flamingoes – she has them EVERYWHERE!  We even brought a plastic one all the way back from Florida last year!  As it happens Simon Says Stamp have just released a Kelly Purkey exclusive die that would be perfect to make a card for her. But “OH NO!!” – how would I ever get it shipped in time for her birthday?  Impossible 🙁  In comes the gorgeous Debby Hughes to my rescue – Debby being one of Simon’s designers had been sent the die already and so she cut me a flock of lovely pink flamingoes so I could make her the ideal birthday card!  So here it is…

IMG_1395I’ve been at it again with the embossing paste on a vine stencil I picked up at the craft show last weekend – jings that stuff  is addictive!!  You can’t see it in the photo but there is a layer of acetate behind the circle aperture so it has a bit of glazed appearance when it catches the light.  The colour behind is achieved by mixing Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush inks and blending them onto the card with a blending tool.

Well that it for now, I’ll be back later with another card from the October release coming soon from Clearly Besotted – you’re going to love this month’s sets – I guarantee it!!



  1. What a gorgeous card! The layout is awesome–love how you’ve created the “circle sun” behind the flamingo cutout. Your daughter probably loved this!

  2. Debby Hughes says:

    Aren’t those flamingoes just fabulous! Glad to help and hope Olivia had an awesome day 🙂

  3. So pretty!! Love the circle and the flamingo!
    Happy Birthday to your daughter! I know how you feel…my girl will be 14 in December…hard to believe!

  4. Happy birthday to your daughter! Her card is simply adorable! And way to go on Debby to the rescue!

  5. This is GORGEOUS Caryn! I bet Olivia loves it. I love how you have done the ink blending on the circle and the embossing paste again looks fab. How great are those flamingos?! Wishign Olivia a very Happy Birthday! xx

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