So here is his card - since we are both cyclists and we have recently returned from cycle touring with the dog in tow I decided to make a card from both Kouta and I.
LOL - the image of a bike and me and Kouta was fun to create. Kouta and I came from Stampin' Up All in the Family stamp set - basically you have arms, legs, different head with hairstyles, dresses and pants and tops and then a variety of legs with different shoes and also a set of glasses, dog, cat and a combo of babies - it is a great set and you pick and choose to make your characters - so I made me and then kouta, masked us and then stamped a bike. The clouds are from Verve up up & away and the 'happy birthday' and 'from both of us' is from Annabelle Stamps party animals 1 stamp set. They are small titles that are great for cards. The 'from both of us' has been stamped on shrink it and shrunk so it fits on the card. (fabulous product that shrink it!).
I have made this card following the sketch from Card Patterns. I have made Neils name from Stickers for the challenge over at Wee Memories - the stickers are Bo Bunny A gift of love winter gems alpha (I have had them for ages and stubbled across them in my draw of alphabet stickers). Inspiration comes from Birthday Sundaes challenge blog which was to incorporate at least 3 circles. So I made a circle banner out of the letters of Neils name, the shrink it is cut from circle dies and shrunk and the big white circle with which everything is on. The card itself is from Spellbinders petite scalloped circle dies.
Thanks for looking.