Sunday 5 July 2015

happy, happy, happy birthday to you!

Hold on to your hands guys and gals! This mama just got back from a Girls Weekend Away, yes that is right 2 whole nights away and 2 whole days of crafting!!! I have not had a full weekend away in over 8 years... Yep bought time :)

I was so lucky to be able to spend that relaxing time with one of my very best friends (who was so kind to host) and was joined by many other of my crafting besties!!!

I got a load of crafting done and was able to play along in so many delightful challenges... Here is post #3 of 11 - yes you heard me 11 cards!!!

This card was inspired by the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - birthday theme using red, white & blue

Hand Stamped Sentiments - "nautical" red, white & blue inspiration photo

Fab 'n Funky - birthday theme

My Card:

Take the time to let your creativity bloom!

I was so cross eyed from fussy cutting the small anchor that I did not realize I placed the flag DSP upside down lol

Card Recipe

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White & Maritime DSP (retired)
Inks: Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
Stamps: Open Sea & Amazing Birthday
Embellishments: Early Espresso Bakers Twine
Tools: Paper Snips & Stylish Striped Embossing Folder


  1. Ha! I didn't notice that the flags were upside down either! Still love it!!

  2. You rocked the nautical theme.....and I didn't notice the flags either! Great colors! Glad you shared it at FMS!

  3. Cool card!! It is so well designed and crafted. I thought the anchor was a charm until I read the last line. I enjoy the upside down flags! I sometimes make upside down and left side opening cards--it happens and that's the joy of handmade. Thank you for playing along with our inspiration challenge at Had Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  4. Lovely card with a great design, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  5. Fabulous nautical themed birthday card! I'd never have noticed the upside down flags if you hadn't pointed them out :) -just adds to it's charm! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

  6. Love the nautical theme and I totally would have missed the flag thing too! Thanks so much for sharing another awesome creation with us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. Great card Hayley! Love the nautical theme! Such great colours! Love the anchor hanging down! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. This is such a fun nautical themed card, I love it! thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

  9. Oh, WOW, I love how you used that anchor stamp! Amazing, gorgeous card. Great layout! Thanks for playing the inspiration challenge at HSS!

  10. What a GREAT card! I love the anchor with this DSP and colorful sentiment! Thanks for playing along at HSS!