Saturday, 12 October 2019

Frightfully Sweet Birthday

Another birthday card to share today with a twist of Halloween spook...




Still playing with the MFT Frightfully Sweet set using just the fox and raccoon coloured with Prisma pencils then fussy cut on the line.  The back panel is plain black cardstock splashed with cheap white acrylic paint then using an MFT stencil I added the moon in platinum DewDrop ink and drew in a few twinkling stars.

The tree die is from Spellbinders called Planting Love and the little hearts are included which I've just used spiced pumpkin and mustard seed DOX ink blended together to give a pumpkin look and adhered randomly on the tree.




The sentiment is a mash-up from two MFT sets, substituting the Halloween for Birthday.  I added some of the DewDrop ink to the tree and some white gel highlights to mimic the glow from the moon and its ready for my husband on All Hallows :)

Challenge Links...

Freshly Made Sketches
Day of the Month Card Club - World Card Making Day
Just Add Ink - Just Add H (Halloween)
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All About Occasions


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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Go Bananas

And that is exactly what I did when making this card as I snipped my finger with the scissors... ouch!




This is the first outing for this stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs called Chunky Monkey, I decided to keep the card playful and there was only one way to display this fella... swinging through a tree canopy.

The images have been coloured using Prisma pencils and then fussy cut out.  Next I played around with the position of the branches and also adding a length of string before attaching with 3D foam.




Once the string was in place I hooked the monkeys tail over being careful not to let the foam pads on his back stick to the card, when I was happy I adhered him in place. 

A few highlights were added together with the sentiment.

Challenge Links...

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday (no topping)
Uniko - Anything Goes optional twist Autumn (no twist)
Sweet Stamping - Animals
The Male Room - Stay CAS










Saturday, 28 September 2019

Halloween Happy Birthday

Oh what a week, we've been decorating... my youngest turned 18 and my eldest was stranded in Turkey on a Thomas Cook package holiday so I'm thankful to be back crafting :)

Followers of my blog will probably remember my husband is a twin and their birthdays are on Halloween so I always try to make a birthday card with a twist of Halloween.  This one is for his brother...




So I started with the big Mama Elephant Happy Birthday die which has been cut from black cardstock and heat embossed in clear to give a nice glossy finish.  The fiends are from a set called Frightfully Sweet by MFT and coloured with Prisma pencils, then hand cut out and mounted with 3D foam.

The little bat is from a set by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.




A close up of the sentiment to show the shine :)

Challenge Links...

Freshly Made Sketches 
Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's All About Occasions
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS on Friday - Animals





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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Oh, For...

I love a naughty pun :)




I really enjoyed putting this card together for my eldest son to give his brother later this month, its absolutely spot on for both of them.

The fox is from Hobby Art and he's coloured using Prisma pencils.




The sentiment is from MSE, I've added a few white highlights to finish off a quick clean and simple card with plenty of snark!

Challenge Links...

CASology - LOL
Watercooler Wednesday - Tristan's All About Occasions
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday topping It's Just a Number (no topping)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It










Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Birthday Wishes

Still playing with kitties, probably my last card using these for awhile as HoHoHo is fast approaching... 




The images on this stamp set are quite big and take up a fair chunk of a 7x5" card so for balance I cropped the balloons and made him off the edge coming into land.




As usual he's coloured using Prisma pencils with a few white highlights added.  The sentiment is from Wplus9 stamped in black Versafine and DOX spun sugar ink.  

As its another card for my Mom I wanted to bling up the card so I offset both the image panel and a non shed silver glitter mat, fingers crossed it stays stuck together.  

I must admit I wasn't so sure about this card until last night when I'd popped it on the mantelpiece ready to take a photo today and I caught the light bouncing off the glitter card, it looked so pretty and girly... now I like it :)

Challenge Links...

Happy Little Stampers - CAS Pink and Grey
Cutie Pie - Celebrations 
Inkspirational - Crop (I cropped the balloons)
Sweet Stampers - Use a Sentiment





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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Birthday Kitties

I'm working my way through a very busy month of celebrations and this card featuring three mischievous kitties is for my mom from one of her grandsons.





I started by die cutting the sentiment three times, coloured the top layer with a selection of DOX inks in rainbow colours.

After that I stamped the kitties on scraps of stamping card, coloured using Prisma pencils then cut them out by hand and arranged around the sentiment on 3D foam.





I added a little but of sparkle to the butterfly and a few white gel highlights on the kitties to finish the card.

Challenge Links...

AAA Cards - Sketch
Watercooler Wednesday - Michelle's Feminine Anything Goes
Time Out - Inspired by Words (rainbow)
Pixies Snippets Playground - Use Snippets (everything on my card is from scraps)
CAS on Friday - Use Die Cut Words

  







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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Awesome Birthday

Next month my youngest turns 18, I'm not sure where that time has disappeared too as I remember walking him to little School swinging his book bag like it was yesterday... sometimes I'd like to bottle time *sigh!




I'd spotted the sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches with two stars which sparked my inspiration.  I'd already sneakily asked my son his favourite colour combination while we were discussing his Manga drawings so I was prepped and ready.

I die cut the star from cardstock and added a few white splatters to it for interest.  I die cut the fiddly numbers from a Tim Holtz set... coloured using festive berries Distress Ink and a top coat of sparkle.

For contrast I added black splatters to the card base and die cut the star again allowing me to place the positive star back in to create a level finish on the card.




The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I had to do a bit of editing by using the word 'Dance' to get the 'an' in order for it to be grammatically correct.  The awesome 'Awesome' is a die from Neat & Tangled layered up three times and then clear embossed to add shine... reminds me of liquorice laces and I loved how it turned out.

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's All About Occasions
AAA Birthday - Game 4 For the Boys
As You Like It - Favourite Way to Add Text and Why (mixture of layered die cuts/stamps)