Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Happy 3 Year Old Birthday

Today has been a lovely day - quite warm too - and I also spent some time catching up with a friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday:-)
Then it was home and time to take Sally out for a walk to the dog park and we caught up with some more friends there and had a fabulous surprise - Nala, a golden Lab who we've known since she was 3 months old (so tiny then!) has moved back into the area after being away for about a year at least (she is now 4!) and she got a very warm welcome from the doggies who obviously remembered her! Nala was the only dog EVER that Sally and Monty allowed to join in on their rough and tumble "Mum and Dad" play. Nala, when a puppy would jump on the lower end of whichever dog happened to be on the ground at the time  - and they let her think she was helping to hold them down :-) So it was a very happy reunion for both doggies and owners!

And now it is evening and time for another sketch from The Paper Craft Crew :-) This week's sketch has a great mix of shapes and the Team have come up with some fantastic inspiration so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and check them out :-).
So here is the sketch:

And I thought this would be perfect for my second oldest Niece turning 3 later this week :

So I've used the fun Celebrate Today balloons and used some Gold Foil for the skinny banner which seems a little less shiny in real life than the photo. The fun Pom Pom Trim replaces the bow and the rest  is pretty much as per the sketch. The 3 itself also has a good layer of Crystal Effects to give it some dimension and shine. "The "birthday" is actually gold embossed -even though it looks like it's black :-( there is only one stamped image - but a whole collection of dies used here.

Card stock:Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever
Inks: Calypso Coral, Versamark
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Accessories: Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits,Timeless Type Alphabet (retired)

Thanks for stopping by today :-) I hope you have a moment to pop on over and check out all the lovely inspiration from the Team at The Paper Craft Crew this week and I look forward to seeing what you create with this sketch this week!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. I can tell you had fun making this one Jan! Channeling your inner three year old. This looks so great. Bright and happy and just love the pom pom string for the balloon. Vx

  2. Bright, fun & gorgeous card, Jan. Love the use of the balloon & Pom Pom trim! -Katerina