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Saturday 20 May 2023

Fairy birthday card

Happy Saturday friends.  I hope you're having a great start to your weekend.  The weather is glorious here in South Wales and for once I have an empty washing basket lol!  

I'm popping in today with a card I made a little while ago for a crafty friend using this adorable fairy stamp and matching die set (which includes the gorgeous frame die too).  

Here is the card:

here is a close up of the fairy:

I began by stamping the fairy with memento tuxedo black ink and colouring her with my promarkers; I also added some highlights with a white gel pen.  I then used the matching die to cut her out.  I die cut the frame 3 times from white card and glued them together for dimension and stability.  I placed the frame on to some very pale blue card and then onto purple cardstock to make a very small border.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background with blue ink. I finished off with some pearls and some dots which were done with a white gel pen and a yellow posca pen.  I also stamped a small dragonfly in the background.

I would like to enter my card into the following challengs:

Daisy chain challenge - for the girls
Allsorts challenge - absolutely anything goes (happy 14th birthday Allsorts)
Cardz for galz - backgrounds
Just us girls - mood board

Alphabet challenge - D is for dragonflies (I may be pushing my luck with my dinky dragonfly so please exclude if so)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and the weather is warm and sunny where you are too.  If not stay inside and craft lol!

I appreciate you stopping by.

Crafty hugs, 

Card ingredients:

Tonic Studios - I love you fairy much (? retired)
Sakura - white gelly roll 10 
Posca pen - yellow
Heffy Doodle - white card
Blue & purple card from my stash
Pearl mix - rainbow

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Pinwheel card

Hello crafty friends.  I hope you've had a fantastic weekend and even if you are not a royalist you enjoyed the Coronation bank holiday.  I loved watching all the pomp and ceremony and the tradition was definitely a sight to see.  I think for those watching from abroad it must have seemed magical.  It was just a shame that the weather was so bad.

I'm sharing my first ever pinwheel card that I made for my son's 29th birthday.  I originally bought a die to cut the card shape but it was too small for what I wanted so I just made my own.  I think it worked out ok, even if I couldn't make an envelope big enough to fit it in lol (the size when laid flat was 12 1/2" x 7 1/2")!  He has been a drummer for many years, and was even in a band at one point, so every year I try to incorporate drumming into his card.  

This post is going to be photo heavy as it was really hard to photograph.  

The main components are from MFT stamps, but the large sentiment is Lawn Fawn, the personalisation is Gina K Designs and the verse is Honey Bee Stamps.  I tried to stick to a colour scheme of black, red, white and grey as I think these colours work really well together.  

Here is my card 

close up detail of the die cuts:

All the die cuts were stacked up at least 3 high for added stability.  I am really happy with the finished result and thankfully my son loved it too and appreciated all the hard work I put into it.  Fair play to him he is my biggest cheerleader and takes an interest in my cardmaking.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - inspired by music 
Mix it up challenge - ATG - option embossing
Craft Rocket challenge - for the boys
Incy Wincy Designs challenge - fun folds +/- summer fun
Crafty Calendar challenge - anything but square
Crafty Catz challenge - ATG - option make it masculine

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Love and hugs, 

Card ingredients:

Lawn Fawn - Henry's ABC dies
Quickutz - Nesting stars dies
Gina K Designs - grand gentlemen stamp set
Honey Bee Stamps - Inside: birthday sentiments
Versafine - onyx ink pad
Hobbycraft UK - black cardstock
All other card from my scraps bin
Crafts Too - musical notes embossing folder

Monday 1 May 2023

DT card - AAA birthday challenge!

Good morning lovely friends.  I have some exciting news for you today, although my blog title probably gives it away lol!  I have joined the DT over at the AAA Birthday challenge.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to join this amazing team but also very nervous too as I haven't been on a design team for many years.  The majority of my cards are for birthdays so this team will be the perfect fit for me and I hope I can also inspire you along the way.  

Ok enough waffling let's get this party started!  The hostess this month is Giorgia and she has chosen the theme of 'balloons', so a nice easy one for you.  The design team have created amazing inspiration so please pop over to the challenge blog to see their amazing creations:

Here is my card for this month:

I've used a Penny Black cling stamp called 'birthday balloons' and coloured with my Promarkers.  I added some white gel pen highlights to her shirt and a couple of the balloons.  The background is created with a mixture of stamps and stencils and the sentiment was simply stamped in black ink.  I finished with a couple of sequins and voila my card was done.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Krafty chicks challenge - all occasions 
Seize the birthday challenge - birthday + topping of balloons
Allsorts challenge - Anything goes + option of one for the girls
Time Out challenge - fashionable

I hope you will enjoy the challenge this month and I cannot wait to see your amazing creations.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Card ingredients:

Penny Black cling stamp - birthday balloons
Gina K Designs - brick wall stencil
Sakura Gelly roll 10 - white gel pen