Sunday, 26 October 2014

Happy Birthday, Shirley-Bee!

Good morning

Many of you will no doubt be aware of the amazing talents of Shirley-Bee of Shirley-Bee's Stamping Stuff.  Today is her birthday and some of us have secretly arranged to hold a surprise linky party in her honour.  If you'd like to join in the celebration by sending some happy birthday wishes Shirley's way then you can find the linky over at maria f's blog, rieslingmama.

Shirley is a super-talented lady and I'm in awe of how she can just smoosh some watercolour and add a few scribbles and come up with amazing creations time after time.  She has also recently released her very own stamp designs, The Bee's Knees, available at Stamplorations.

I thought I would CASE one of Shirley's cards to send my birthday wishes.  I used her design, colours and layout as my inspiration.  Not a patch on the original, here is my card...

I inked up the leaf stamp in the lilac shade then used the ink 'Kissing Technique' by using a dotty stamp in a darker purple shade.  I then did the same with the orangey tones.  This is the first time I've tried this technique and I quite like the effect.  I stamped 'wishes' in black ink and adhered the birthday word die cut which was cut from black cardstock.  The panel was matted onto some black cardstock before adhering to the card base.

This is Shirley's wonderful creation...

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents, It's Your Birthday
  • Ink: Versa Color - Heliotrope, Boysenberry, Marigold, Topaz; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Birthday Word Die

I would like to enter my card at the following challenge blogs:

Simply Create Too - Challenge #73 - Shop in your Craft Room (I raided my much loved Clearly Besotted goodies, all of which have been used many times before)
Brown Sugar - Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday, Shirley! I hope you have a fabulous day x


  1. Love your CASE, Anita. I'm a huge fan of yellow and purple. Thanks for coming to Shirley's party!

  2. Casing one of Shirley's cards is a perfect birthday present. Your card is a great take on her card. Beautifully done. - Jim

  3. Beautiful card...I love your leaves, they make a stunning background for you birthday sentiment.

  4. Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  5. GORGEOUS Shirley B card CASE!!! I really need to post mine!!! Lazy Sunday for me I guess!!!

  6. And another sophisticated and gorgeous card.
    Love the colour combo and those polka dots.
    Have a good week.
    Sarah xx

  7. Beautiful case !! Love these colors :)

  8. Love the simplicity. Great CAS card design. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  9. What a kind testimonial for her birthday...casing one of her own cards...that says a lot! thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. A lovely version of Shirley's card - love the spots!

  11. This is fabulous, Neet! I'm honoured that you've CASEd my card, and I love the kissing technique you've done. Thanks so much for joining the linky party for my birthday :)

  12. Beautiful card Anita ... and a lovely way to honour Shirley on her birthday! Loll xx

  13. What a lovely soft and delicate case of Shirley's card, Anita ... the kissing technique on the leaves adds such wonderful dimension! Anita :)

  14. What a great take on Shirley's card Anita. I like the stamps.

  15. This is a fabulous CAS card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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