Hello friend – Happy birthday!



My card uses a Kaisercraft Pina Colada stamp set I had picked up as a give away. I’ve been trying to decide how to use, when the latest JUGS challenge was announced.

I did some no line watercolouring with Distress Inks, stamped the half circle with Delicata gold ink, added the die cut and sentiment from Simon Says Stamps.

There is a faint pink stencilling and the piece was mounted on an embossing folder background.

I was quite happy with the end result.

Challenges:  Just Us Girls – Photo Week #408, Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes, CAS(E) this Sketch! – ctd#236 and Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour Challenge – Optional twist – Blooms.


Thanks for stopping by



Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

13 thoughts on “Hello friend – Happy birthday!”

  1. OMG Helen as soon as I saw this amazing and beeeeeeeeeeeutiful card I immediately thought of our Challenge at JUGS. Then I saw that you HAD entered it with us. Oh I love every single bit of this card. Layout is first class.
    PS I went over to check it out. What happened to your photo when you uploaded it? Maybe delete it and redo it as I want everybody to see this beauty. You nailed this challenge!


    1. Thanks so much Ina. you are very kind. I’m glad you liked it. I thought it was good fun. As to the photo link, my computer just does it sometimes. I sent it through twice with no luck. My mission is to improve my blog and iron out some of my issues. I really appreciate your continued support. Have a great day. x


  2. Love your tropical vibe card Helen! I think the dotted circle really helps tie the entire card together perfectly! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at both Seize the Birthday and Just Us Girls!


  3. This is a masterpiece of masking and coloring, Helen! The stenciling, the circle, the embossed panel … it all adds up to a tremendous amount of depth and interest! Bravo! Thank you so much for playing along at JUGS!! Hugs, Darnell


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