Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Julie!!

Today is our very dear friend Julie's birthday and I made this card JUST for her!!  I have personalised it in littleways and she will get a KICK out of it - or give me one! !

I dont know about you, but I love a good Sketch Challenge, it inspires me in different ways and helps define what I am going to do.  I was inspired by the Get Sketchy  Challenge this week - it worked so well with this Emerson gal!!  I love this image sent me me by the lovely Sharon (aka *Doris* on SCS)  Sharon stamped off quite a few different images for me and I am loving them - thanks Sharon!!

I used the DCWV paper La Creme - it is gorgeous and flocked.  I used a red water colour pencil to add the red to the flowers, so that it was that much brighter.  NOW, Julie is not one for BRIGHT and BOLD...she loves 'dirty' colours...so I have used these tones rather than the crisp back and white.  She IS a red girl ...hence the red.  The flowers have been layered and popped up on a Dimensional, with red bling added to the centre - just for Julie I added a 'dirty' red/pink flower! LOL! 

You can't have an Emerson without BLING 'coz they just scream attitude!!  So I have used Kindy Glitz on her eyelids - that was a challenge...can you see how small those things are!  Also coloured her earring and flower on her hat with a red Glitter Pen, along with the coffee mug - which has Dimensional Magic added - nice and glossy!  Now I know you are thinking - 'what was she thinking,  she messed up the lipstick' - well that is deliberate...not that Julie's is like that BUT how many of these older ladies do we see all blinged up and looking 'gawguss' with lipstick everywhere but on the lips - I fear it is a sign of getting older (or putting your makeup on while you are driving! LOL!)

Everything else is pretty self explanatory....I love the sentiment which is from a clear set my DD1 got me for my birthday last year - it is one of the sets I use the most....perfect with these Emersons!!

Well, there is nothing left to say except Happy Birthday Julie - may your day be as special as you are and may your lipstick always be on your lips!! LOL!  You ROCK Julie and make 100 look great!! LOL!  (Now I am in trouble!!)

Thanks for coming by and for the fabulous comments you leave me - I love seeing that you have been - I would miss you if you didn't come!!  It is Sunday morning here are Julie is coming for lunch...so I had better get it organised and serve it along with a good dose of 'HUMBLE PIE!!'  I hope you are having a great weekend!  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda - hope you survived Julie's visit.;-) It's an awesome card and I am sure she must have loved it!


  2. I'm sure your friend will truly appreciate this fun card Linda! LOVE that paper and your special touches!

  3. LOVE this...the colors are sooo rich and vibrant!

    Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

  4. Beautiful take on the sketch!
    thnx for playing!


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