Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Sister and Niece

Hello Crafty Friends,
Can you imagine having your birthday within a week of Christmas? Well, my sister and two of her daughters have birthdays in December. I always try to keep them separate, so they can still have their own special day.
This first 5X5 card is for my younger (and only) sister. Her birthday was the 17th and we plan on going to breakfast at Ihop this weekend. We always treat each other and pick where we want to go. Something we started doing just a few years ago, but it sure is nice to have sister time.
I used Seems a Little Sketchy design for her card.

 Black crinkle ribbon is from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces.
Today is my nieces's birthday and we are going over to her house in a couple hours. If you missed the milk cartons I made for her party be sure to check them out.
I made her a 5X5 birthday card using her favorite colors, pink and green. Since I am not mailing either of these cards I used raised flowers on both cards.
 This layered cake looks scrumptious, especially with that sweet strawberry on top.
I used the Sketch Saturday design for the first time. I just noticed I forgot a piece to the sketch ~ the sentiment strip. Too late now! We have to leave soon. She will never know. : )
Other Challenges:
My other niece's birthday is next week, so another birthday card will be coming soon.
Question of the Day...
What month do you think is the best to have a birthday?
Mine is in September and I think it is perfect. No other holidays, so I get to celebrate my day with no interferences.
Stay Creative,


  1. Both are so fav is the first!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Super cards,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
    Louise xx

  3. So beautiful. Love the flowers on your top card, papers and sketch is beautiful. So well done!

  4. Your cards are beautiful Georgiana! I love the sketches.
    Merry Christmas

  5. Super yummy cards! What great sketches! We have lots of Dec birthdays here also - my nieces were born on Dec 20 and Dec 21, my granddaughter Dec 23 and my Dad Dec 24! Busy, busy month!

  6. Wow! I love these cards! They are both so pretty! :)


  7. WOW! love all those yummy good looking cards Georgiana:) The colors and sketches are fantastic:) Happy Holidays in case I don't stop by before then:)

  8. Your sister and niece will love them.Love the take on the sketch.Yummy cupcake and cake.

  9. What cute cards and a super take on the sketch your sister will love it. Enjoy your breakfast.
    DIANA L.

  10. Love both these awesome cards. Both have an awesome layout and colouring. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am glad that I did.


  11. Great cards! I love the flowers and papers you chose for them. My birthday is also in September and I agree, it's a great month. My sweetie's birthday is in April - another month with no holidays or anything to take away from your day. :)

  12. Oh! These are beautiful birthday cards! Happy birthday to your sister and niece, I'm sure they will love them! I understand about birthdays around Christmas. My daughter was born on December 27th and I have a niece who was born on December 29th. Thanks you for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy!
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  13. Both cards are fantastic! Enjoy your time with your sister and Merry Christmas!

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  14. Beautiful cards! I love the shades of green you used. Your family has a busy month with all of the celebrations! Thank you so much for the gorgeous card you sent me! I have it sitting on my kitchen counter so I can look at it everyday! It was very thoughtful of you! Happy Holidays!

  15. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Georgiana!! I love the beautiful designs!! My birthday is just five days before Christmas...growing up I would get one present that said Happy B-day/Merry Christmas :/ But my family was very good about keeping both separate. Now I love having it close to Christmas :) Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. I'm adoring all your cards - and the card used for our sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy is just PERFECT! Thanks for playing with us and have a Merry Christmas!

  17. Both cards are FABULOUS & Fun!!A perfect take on the sketches...
    Happy Holidays,
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  18. Hi Georgiana
    I saw your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look. Loving both of your cards! Great takes on both of the sketches! Both cards have got very lovely colour palettes and the choice of all other elements you used are beautiful too.
    Michaela xx

  19. Lovely card and design... Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make it Monday... have a lovely Christmas too!..

  20. Two fabulous cards!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  21. Both of your cards are lovely!
    Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD.

  22. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for joining our ribbon and/or lace challenge at Fab'n'Funky

    hugs Vicky xxx

  23. These are both fab, I really love the colour palette on the first.

  24. Two great cards, I love the second because of the colours! Thanks for playing along with Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  25. Love both of your cards but especially love the first. Those pattered papers are so pretty and really striking against the black. Great images too. Hope your sister and nieces had birthdays to remember!

    I'm an April baby so I think spring is a great time of year for a birthday. It also gives me something to look forward to after Christmas!

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  26. Lovely cards! Great takes on the sketches :)


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