Mixing things up a bit is a great way of coming up with designs for cards and it's something I do quite often - the important thing is a bit of discipline to make sure that when finished, all the dies and/or stamps get returned to their correct storage so that each set is complete. For this card I started with a piece of white card slightly smaller than a DL card blank and brushed it with blue and green inks before colouring and die cutting or fussy cutting a selection of bits and pieces to build up a Happy Birthday scene. I've used a mixture of items from some different sets, a mix of current and retired items. I must say that during the very hot spell a bit of quiet colouring and fussy cutting was just about all the crafting I could cope with. Temperatures are much closer to normal now thank goodness and we've had some gentle rain.