It's a Surprise birthday Linky Party for Shirley Bampton of Shirley -Bees Stamping Stuff today, organised by the lovely Maria Fischer of Reisling Mama. If you know Shirley and want to link up a card, go to maria's blog.
First up, the card.
I know Shirley loves this gorgeous Dina Wakely bird stamp and she also loves a splatter or two. I'm a bit challenged by texture paste, but I hope it adds to the artsy feel i was trying to achieve.
Shirley and I were lucky enough to meet a couple of years ago, when she was visiting her
Sons who live in melbourne. Since that time, I have watched Shirley's creations get better and better and develop her own style and a huge following. She is on quite a few design teams, including the Mixed Media Card challenge with me and she has even designed her own stamps branded the 'Bees Knees' which you can buy through Stamplorations.
Shirley is very supportive and always leaves encouraging comments - thank you for bee-ing a wonderful bloggy pal! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a fabulous year ahead!