Saturday, 7 October 2017


Todays card is another one for my boys, this time from the youngest to his big brother who turns 21 next month - no idea where those years went!

We're not a family that goes for very sloppy sentiments, we prefer a bit of cheek - you know something that makes you smile so onto my card...

I wanted to make a point that my eldest son was getting older, not that 21 is old but its much older if you're only just 16 so out came the BG Archaic range to stamp the T-Rex in a mix of browns and greens, not really visible on the photo but he is shaded a muddy dinosaur mix.  I die cut a circle twice, once in white and again from a snippet of Archaic patterned paper and matted them onto the card front. I stamped the 'brother' in pearlescent orange then die cut out.  

The sentiment was made in Word and the balloon is a clipart image that I added a line too for the string then fussy cut out, added some 'seen better days' Glossy Accents and made it look like the very ferocious & unaware dinosaur had a balloon attached to his tail, little things amuse me!  


Pixies Playground - Use snippets
Always Fun Challenges - Dies & Punches
Daisy Chain Challenges - Happy Birthday

Supplies: 5x7" white card base, white linen cardstock, circle dies (unbranded), Clearly Besotted 'Brother' stamp and die, BG Archaic patterned paper/clear stamps, Brilliance ink pads in Cocoa Bean, Pearlescent Ivy and Rust and Glossy Accents.


  1. This is a great design and I like how you've incorporated the ideas of both dinosaurs and birthdays. I recognise the BG paper - I still have scraps of that set - it was a great one - shame BG are no more.

  2. What a clever idea for a card, and so perfect for your son to give an older brother! Love the dino with his balloon!

  3. I love that background paper, it's just right here. Brilliant design and great attention to detail. No wonder he's roaring if he has a balloon attached. He'll be chasing his tail!

  4. Great design, Claire. I'm sure your son will appreciate the humour. xx

  5. Brilliant card and great design love the dinosaur and the balloon--my grandaughter(10yrs) was telling me about someone and she said she is really old about 28!!!!!---Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x

  6. Brilliant card Claire! I love all the little quirky twists you added :)


    Di xx

  7. What a beautiful birthday card you created!!! My 7 years old son, who LOVES dinosaurs said it's perfect:)

  8. This is too cute!! Love the story behind it. Thanks for joining us at Always Fun Challenges.
    Misty DT

  9. It's a great card Claire. I love the design and the background paper looks great too.


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