Tuesday, 2 December 2014


Because I've been almost all about Christmas cards lately, I thought I'd do a birthday card to break up the visions of sugarplums dancing in my head!

And it was an excellent excuse to use both this gorgeous image I won from Kenny K a week or two ago and some new papers I picked up last week, The Black Currant Stack, from DCWV. The image immediately made me think of Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago and the song, All that Jazz! And I already know just who I'll be sending it too, as I have a friend with a birthday in Feb, that I think will really love it!

I cut a card base in deep purple, coloured the image, with my trusty promarkers and got very excitable cutting flourishes, feathers, corners and sentiment with my silhouette (*whispers* I still get very excited every time I get to use it!). Layered up lots of the gorgeous papers with black card and added some paper flowers and gems to embellish it. I'm going to have to make a box envelope to fit it! Oh dear, I shall have to use my silhouette again ;)

I'm submitting this for:
- Moving Along with the Times - Inspired by a song
- Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #122 - Anything Goes
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
- Creative Card Crew #76 - Birthday with a Sentiment
- Tuesday Throwdown #223 - Bling it On
- Sentimental Sundays #235 - Lots of Layers
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes w/Patterned Paper


  1. oh really gorgeous, love the colors
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  2. Thank you so much Kerry for sharing your happy card with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
    Kind regards,
    DT member BSCB

  3. Ah this is super, what a great card, your song is one of my all time favs too. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  4. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


  5. Lovely colours - very striking! such a great card and perfect for our lots of layers challenge. Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  6. Such a fun card! Love the purples and blacks and that happy little image just makes me smile!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwback challenge!
    TT DT

  7. Congrats on your Kenny K win! This card is so much fun, I love it! It's nice to have a break from Christmas cards and make a birthday card :) Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight!

  8. Lovely, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  9. Lovely card. Great design and colors. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hope to see you next time.
    BIg hug, Yvonne