Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Beachy Birthday Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha! You should have arrived here from Jessica Kaiser's blog. If not, start at the MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop for more chances to WIN!  We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating beachy bithday cards to wish her many happy returns!

I was sent a digital package by the lovely Mynn from MHKDesigns to create a card for Asha, and was told anything goes using the digital designs. I decided to create a cheery glittery Birthday cake using plain gelli plate backgrounds, which I then printed the design onto, and decoupaged the cake onto another gelli plate background to which I had added some stamping.

I added some glitter to sections of the cake, and created a border using one of the Birthday words options that came with the cake.
I have also made a beach themed card using the colours in the swatch as inspiration. I used some stamps from Chocolate Baroque to create my card, from a set called Seaside Dreams.

I kept the card very CAS in style, stamping the image and sentiment on beige linen card, and adding some scraps of textured brown and teal card from my stash box. I coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.

Thank you so much for joining our Birthday Hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend! Your next stop on the hop is Judy VanZandt's blog!

It has been fun joining in with Asha's Birthday celebrations, and keeping the secret these past few weeks. Happy Birthday my friend! Thanks for stopping by, xx


*Vicki* said...

Oh wow these are both really amazing creations!! I love your colorful and happy birthday cake design!! The sparkle look fabulous!! You've done an amazing take on the color combo as well with that gorgeous image!! Fabulous cards!! :) HUGS

NanaConnie said...

Both cards are fantastic, Judith! Lovely seeing you here in the surprize bog hop for Asha's birthday. Thanks for helping us make her day a little extra special. :-D

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely cards Judith, especially the beach theme, great designs, Kate x

Berni Cuttino said...

Love both of these beauties. Fab colors and composition.

Chriss America Real said...

wow! You are very talented! I had trouble deciding which card I like best. The birthday card is just so sweet, but since I am a beach girl, I have to say that the CAS beach card is my favorite.

Chriss America Real

Michele Henderson said...

I love both of your cards, Judith! The colors look fantastic together - -pretty shades of blue and lilac! The beach scene card is just gorgeous too!
Take care!

MHK Designs said...

These are both amazing, Judith! I adore the fabulous backgrounds--and the colors you used for your cake card are SO pretty! Stunning work, friend! Thank you for joining us in celebrating the lovely Asha! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Judith, great designs and use of colors. It was so much fun surprising Asha! Donna

Evelyn Browning said...

The textures in the digital card are superbly echoed in the various layers - even the glittery bits echo the background circular pattern, the colours are a lovely mixture vaguely reminiscent of Neapolitan ice cream or Battenberg cake! As for the beach huts - your horizontal design creating the striped deckchair material effect is very effective & I particularly like your soft colouring which interprets the inspirational colours perfectly.

Asha said...

I LOVE both cards, Judith. Cake and beach - can't think of a better way to spend a lazy summer day! Having you on this Blog Hop is a special surprise. You are an amazing friend team-mate and friend. Your support and friendship mean so much to me. Thank you so much for this amazing Birthday Blog Hop, dear friend. I am blessed to have you in my life.
HUGS, Asha

Anonymous said...

Two great cards Judith, especially the beach hut one!

Janis said...

Wonderful cards!!! I love the cool but bright colors of the first and the fabulous beachy scene on the second!
Happy Birthday to Asha!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

The Craft Princess said...

I really like both cards....and I love the color combo in the first one :) Hugs...Janie

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