Saturday, 7 April 2018

Newton's Happy Birthday

Oh dear, sometimes cards just misbehave and todays card has taken me two days to complete.  Yesterday it ended up being deconstructed which ripped the cardstock I'd spent ages colouring... so I decided to step away before I ruined the image.

Onto a new day and I finished the card this morning with ease, I was obviously not in the right frame of mind to craft yesterday - which happens.

I had no choice but to die cut the image to remove the paper tears I'd inflicted the previous day and was coloured using a mix of alcohol markers and pencils.  I added a strip of vellum and because I love sewing on my cards, I added some streamers in yellow and red together with a few gems.  The sentiment is Lawn Fawn embossed in white and for someone who primarily uses white cards, making it in black was a refreshing change and one that I like... alot :)

Challenge Links...

Inky Paws - Birthday
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Double D - Twine (I used MM bright twine for the streamers)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Always Fun - Happy Birthday


  1. Brilliant card, Claire. Great recovery of original card, a really lovely design. I love the stitching. xx

  2. I really love that you saved this image after going to all the trouble to color it so beautifully! I love the hand stitching, it adds a real festive touch to this birthday card!

  3. So pleased you managed to save your card, it’s absolutely fabulous I love the black base card, your strands of colour stitching really pop against the black, sweet image I love it.
    Hugs Babs x

  4. It happens that way sometimes doesn't it! Yet it's turned out beautifully and maybe having to die cut the image is what made the card. I love the black background and the fabulous fun stitching.

  5. This is brilliant...such lovely detail, particularly the stitching!! No wonder you are pleased, despite the hiccups along the way!! xx

  6. WOW ... what a clever use of twine! FUN card!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  7. Super cute and adorable and yp, I have had days like that too....thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Love the black background with the stitching! Such a delightful card! Oh this is so cute with all the presents on the background paper! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

  9. Lovely use of twine, your creativity is fabulous.. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "USE TWINE" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  10. Hope everything is alright? Some cards are a pain in the ass to finish, but when you finish them they are beautiful like this one. I like the masculine touch of the dark colours and awesome sentiment and the little black kitten.

    x Stefanie

  11. Beautiful creation, lovely colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  12. Wonderful use of twine. Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  13. Love the stitching!
    Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge

  14. So glad you saved the card because it turned out great! Love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!


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