Friday 16 May 2014


How excited am I! Today is the birthday of my London Bestie, Sandie from London Days. I was so lucky to have visited with Sandie last month and had an amazing time that I will never forget.

Nonni and Lynn have put together a Surprise Birthday Linky Party for Sandie and everyone is invited to play along.

When this post goes live, I will have been back in Australia only for a few hours. I have scheduled this post while in Spain. I was lucky to have some crafting time with Florence so I was able to put something together especially for Sandie.

Happy Birthday Sandie. I hope you like my card!

The background stamp is from Chocolate Baroque. I wanted to make 'London' stand out (to symbolise my time spent with Sandie) so I masked off that word with a piece of post-it note and inked up the stamp in black. Then I removed the masked and inked up the word with red. 

See the London bus all popped up in its glory? That is a beautiful stamp which is part of a set that the gorgeous Valerie gave me when we (Sandie included) met up in London. That day was so wonderful meeting all those ladies from around our blogging community.

If you would like to join in on the festivities, you can pop on over to Nonni's blog where the link up is provided. I'm sure Sandie will LOVE to see your cards!



  1. Thank you hon and this card is so perfect for me! I love it and it arrived right on time. I didn't know about my linky party and it isn't live yet but I am so touched! Hope the journey home was o.k and speak to you soon xx

  2. Beautiful card Kylie. Love how you placed the bus on the background. The Background Stamp isn't one of Chocolate Baroques. It is from Creative Expressions.
    Take care,
    Hugs, Flo xx
    P.S. Happy Birthday Sandie

    1. whoops! thanks, Flo Flo. I think I was 'chocolate baroqued' to the max in your craft room hehehhehe

  3. Super cool card, Kylie! The colors are great and I love all these stamps. Perfect card for Sandie! xxx

  4. Oh this is fabulous! I love the pop of red on the word London and the bus - so typically London! Great card!

  5. Love your card, Kylie! Such a perfect background and a cool idea to make the LONDON stand out!

  6. Sweet card...I love that background you created and so perfect for Sandie!

  7. Fab card Kylie, l love that background stamp, so versatile you could highlight any city and add an appropriate image:) Glad your stamp set came in useful
    Val xx

  8. This is fab!! a truly beautiful and perfect card for Sandie, It definitely shouts the good time u spent with her in London :)

  9. This is fab, Kylie, and so perfect for Sandie! And for anyone like me who loves to travel! I like the way you masked London to make it in red. Cool!

  10. This is great Kylie, so personal and so perfect for Sandie.

  11. How cool that you made this wonderful card full of memories for Sandie's surprise hop, Kylie! It's perfect!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Kylie this is so cool for Sandie! What an amazing trip you are on too!

  13. Fab birthday card for Sandie! LOVE how you've highlighted "LONDON" with the red ink - very creative! Loll xx

  14. Such a FUN card and perfect for Sandie. Hugs Bev x

  15. A Fab card for your friend. I love the way you highlighted London and the bus by using red,,,,,,,they really pop out

    Bev x

  16. This card just screams FUN!!! A clever way to remember the great time you had in London. Have a lovely weekend!
    hugs, Asha


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