Here's my entry for the current challenge at Scrap the Girls. There is a recipe to follow which includes the use of: hexagon, squiggle, circle, rectangle and strips.
I had been watching a video recently on Two Peas in a Bucket and saw a technique I wanted to try for my background. That's where I have incorporated hexagons with a white on white background. With a bit of scrapping around the edges of the hexagons to make them pop a little.
As for the squiggle I had a little difficulty interpreting that one but went with a squiggle of twine around the "medallion" on the top right hand of the photo. The photo is on a rectangle backing and the circles are in the paper and the shape of the little clear clock. As for the strips they are on the top left had corner in the form of a mini banner.
For one reason or another I usually don't do many birthday layouts - I guess because I always feel compelled to do a themed page but this time I just used the recipe and went with the flow. I'm happy with the result.