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Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Hi there!!

I'm so very excited to be writing to you today, because it's a very SPECIAL day. Today is Joy Taylor's birthday!!! :)

A little while ago Joy and I were discussing how as December babies (my birthday is just after Christmas), our birthdays tend to be a bit of a non-event. Everyone is so exhausted after Christmas or gearing up for New Years (or both!) birthdays in December have a nasty habit of either being forgotten, blended with christmas (anyone born this month will be nodding I'm sure) or just generally minimised. (Not that we're complaining lol)

Anyhoo, after our talk I thought it would be nice to make a *bit* of a fuss over this lovely lady and so, I contacted some of Joy's favourite artists and twitter friends to do a bit of a blog hop in honour of her birthday. 

Here is the list of gorgeous (and may I say UBER talented) ladies who I'm honoured to be hopping with;

If at any point during the hop you get lost or encounter a broken link, please come back to my blog for the whole list :)

And on with the card!
Happy Birthday

Very simple, I used distress stains on the stamp which I spritzed with water before stamping. Then I added the Papertrey Ink diecut Dress form.
Next I stamped the sentiment on a strip of My Minds Eye paper, added some twine and adhered it all to the notecard on top of a doily which I trimmed the edge off.

Finally (in true Joy Taylor style), I added some bling :)

Here are the products I used:


Hope you enjoyed!

Please hop along with me to the amazingly giving, super talented Jennifer McGuire's blog to see what magic she has whipped up!

Thanks so much for stopping by and 

Linda xx


Chari Moss said...

Oh darn, I forgot to use some Joy bling! hehehe Love the colors on this beautiful card!

Joy said...

OMG! Linda, I love you so much, thank you for one of the best birthday presents I could ever glad that you are in my life...your card is stunning and it has a dress form on it..LOL which is even better...of course there would have to be bling too...thank you once again for honouring me this way! Smooch!

FrancineB said...

My daughter's birthday is today as well so I understand the problem. We let her pick out the day she wants to celebrate her birthday and she seems pretty cool with that as long as we take her out to dinner (her choice and she is NOT a cheap date) around her actual birthday.

That being said: Happy birthday, Joy, and happy early birthday, Linda. Best wishes for a wonderful day.

pcm said...

I hope you're counting yourself among those uber talented ladies! And a happy early birthday to you too!

Kimberley Jackson-Brown said...


Glennis said...

Lovely colours on your card.
Happy Birthday Joy

reen said...

I know what you mean about December birthdays being minimized. My daughter's birthday is New year's Eve, and I always feel like she's overlooked. Plus last year I was really sick, so I was NO fun for her at all.

Jay Gee said...

This is lovely Linda... you background is especially gorgeous :)

Laura said...

Hi Linda, this is such a gorgeous card, the background is fab! Laura x

cheiron said...

Simply gorgeous!

joy said...

This is a beautiful card, Linda! How nice of you gals to celebrate Joy's birthday!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I am sure Joy will LOVE this :-)

Happy Birthday Joy :-)

Lols x x x

Kathy said...

Linda what a special friend you are indeed to plan this virtual party for JOY. I must tell you that you card is stunning!!!!!! Thanks for everything. Hugs, Kathy

Isha said...

Lovely card for Joy. I am sure she had a big smile seeing this. TFS

gRiSeL™ said...

Never realized all December babies felt like that ): That's awful! Well, happy birthday to Joy! (:

What a gorgeous card! Of course I'm biased, because I'm a sucker for anything pink! heheh (: No, but really, very pretty card! I'm sure Joy loved it! (:

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! Congrats on the HA Tweet! So nice of you to plan this for Joy! She is quite a lucky girl!

Rica said...

Happy birthday to a wonderful day.
The card is beautiful for you Joy.

Heather xx

One Scrappy Gal said...

Happy birthday, Joy! Enjoy your cards!

Laurel said...

What a beautiful card! Loving all that distress ink goodness!

Marie / Legojenta said...

This is just beautiful! TFS =)

Danielle said...

Beautiful!!!!And so very Joy :o)