Thursday, April 14, 2011



Happy Birthday week over at City Crafters ! They are celebrating their first year out here in card bloggy land. I didn't make it to their very first challenge, but I was there for the second one, an easel card. Since then I have managed 15 Spotlight Artists awards, and two wins. AND thank you to my lady friends at CCCB for the win last week - I was really surprised !!

So, their challenge this week is a birthday card, with a Sylvia Nelson
creation as our inspiration. I chose the pearls and embossing as my inspiration.

A very easy and simple card, not a lot of rah rah, but something I hope will be meaningful !

Oh, and the purple is just because I always seem to think 'purple' when I participate at CCCB, I dunno what that is all about !

Purple paper on ribbon slide - The House Across the Bay
Cardstock - Coredinations, Recollections
Pearls - Recollections
Sentiment - computer generated
Tag - stash
Jewelry cording - stash
Ribbon - Stash
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ribbon Slide - Spellbinders



  1. Hi Jan
    you should never be surprised to win,your cards are always beautiful and an inspiration to all crafters who don't want to use a cutie image.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Beautiful "cased" card, I love how you pick up the embossed background (just like I did, LOL), and the tiny pearls, so sweet! I am so glad that you are here with us at this special occasion, you are one of regular at CCCB, thanks for celebrating our 1st birthday with us at CCCB!

    I know why you think "purple" when it comes to CCCB, because Kirsty is a big fan of the color purple, we must be connected somewhere.. LOL!

  3. Fabulous Jan ... I love the clean simplicity of this ... and it means a lot ... thanks so much for celebrating with us and for being a regular with us at CCCB

  4. Love the embossed background and yes, come to think of it: it would be a great gift if there would be many more birthdays to celebrate! That purple is a nice addition!

  5. Hi Jan! YOur card is wonderful. I love that you used the Happy as your theme! and you did interpret my card very well. Just beautiful!

  6. Your card is Beautiful my friend.. Love that embossing.. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CCCB!