Saturday, December 17, 2016

Big Birthday Celebration Layouts

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share with you two layouts from my fabulous birthday lunch.  In August I turned the big 50. I didn't want a party but wanted to have a special lunch with my family.  My daughter now lives interstate so wanted her & her partner there to celebrate.  So on the Long Weekend in October we had a lovely family lunch at a very posh restaurant.  And you still have to get photos (we weren't the only ones!)
The first layout I did for a challenge. You had to use Black & Gold with one other colour - I chose Orange, it matched my dress!

To start this layout I used Gold texture paste through this stencil - love how it pops on the black cardstock.

ST5024 - Stencil Tile Pattern

I have then used lots of chipboard which I have inked in Brilliance Dew Drop Gold Ink available in the shop.

CB1241 Scrap Words 27

CB6105 Assorted Words 23
CB1209 Scrap Words 12

CB5092 - Flowers 10 (layered)

CB6109 - Lamps 11

My 2nd layout is also from our lunch.  I created this one for the current challenge at Show Us Your Stuff.

Again I started off using a stencil with some texture paste ST1028 - Stencil Flowers

Again I have inked the chipboard.

CB1003 - Flourishes 04

CB1229 - Chains 04 

CB1060 - Ornate Frames 17

CB6112 - Scrap Words 31

CB1134 - Assorted Words 01

I hope these layouts have inspired you. I know I had a lot of fun creating them.

I know this is a very busy time of year, but hopefully you can take some time for yourself
and do something creative.

I wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas.



  1. These are wonderful layouts Lisette celebrating your milestone birthday! I love how the stencilling pops on the black background! Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. Gorgeous layouts Lisette, welcome to the 50's club. It looks like you had a great birthday lunhc. Love the use of all the chipboard and stencils

  3. Beautiful work Lisette. Welcome to the 50's club. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Love the black and gold background you created. The pops of colour on the second layout look great.

  5. Beaut work and yes welcome to the 50s club, I hope you had a lovely Christmas...

    Hugs xx

  6. Lovely layouts Lisette. Love the black background and the pops of color as well.