Northern Chic(k)

and celebrating Shirley Bee’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you …..

Well, Shirley, I hope you are having a fabulous day to day!!!

Here is the card I made for you using a ‘Made in Croston’ design …

Northern Chic 1


… stamp set of course. City Girl is one of two stamp sets designed by our Birthday Girl under the name ‘The Bee’s Knees’.

I stamped her in archival ink and initially was a little disappointed that the shades didn’t come out fully black, but I quickly had a re-think and thought … ready made highlights, perfect for watercolouring :-D, which I did using Baby’s Breath, Rose Gold, Warm Pecan, African Jade and Wintermint Twinkling H2Os with a backdrop of Navajo Pearl. When you colour with H2Os something magical happens, they change colour depending on how they catch the light, the background can either appear more green or blue and the same goes for the coat. With such an amount of build in magic, the card wanted to be kept CAS. I simple stamped the sentiment and added my panel in an off center way that would add interest without competing with the subtle shimmer of the image.

I know it might be a little far fetched, but as it is one of Shirley’s homemade designs I’m entering the Northern Belle at CASology’s ‘home’ challenge.

Of course I’m also linking up at Shirley’s virtual party which is hosted by Maria, more widely known as Riesling Mama, feel free to join the celebrations.

Well, Shriley, have a magical day!


Monika xxx


CityGirl is part of STAMPlorations November Release, currently on offer as a pre-release bundle