Kick Up Your Heels

Hi there 🙂 I have an interactive birthday card to share today, featuring a fun image from QKR Stampede. they have a new online store, I can’t find this particular image in it, but it’s still being stocked. I colored this cute donkey up with my Copics, then fussy cut him out. I knew that I had to make an interactive card, and went to work with the background. I colored in a grassy pasture under a blue sky, then added the sentiment. After assembling the card, I added some tiny flowers in the grass. Then, there was nothing else to do but play with the donkey!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafter’s Cafe – Animals

QKR Stampede – #466 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2322 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #207 ATG

Let’s Craft and Create – #196 AG + Hip to be Square


Hi there 🙂 I have another birthday card for a work associate today. He happens to be a year and a half older than me, with the key word being older! You can bet your last dollar that I never let him forget it!! I used a free page from Coloring Book Cafe for this card. I colored this guy up with my Copics, then cut the image out with a circle die. I had some tiny letter stickers, so I personalized the mug, too.

I found a really cool forest print background paper, that I thought would be perfect for this card. I started layering the card, inking the large DAM die cut a bit for a bit more interest, and adding the second part of the sentiment on a stamped banner. The wood die cuts were the perfect addition!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafter’s Cafe – Animals

Die Cut Divas – Use Critters

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge – Week 21 ATG

Dream Valley Challenge – #293 ATG

Passion for Markers – Week 693 For a Man or Boy

Way To Go!

Hi there 🙂 Everybody needs some encouragement every once in a while, and this thumbs up guy is the perfect image for that kind of card!! The image is from Kenny K…..I know I’m not the only one that’s sad that the store closed, but I’m so happy that I stocked up while I could!! I colored the image using my Copics, then fussy cut it out. I found some fun paper to use for the background, and cut a wavy part out to reveal some black that I’d doodled stars and dots on with my Posca pen. I positioned the image at the end of the cut out, then die cut the sentiment twice to give it a shadowed effect. Next time I have someone that needs a bit of a pat on the back, I have the perfect card to give!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Passion for Markers – Week 692 Make It Square

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #547 ATG

Polkadoodles Challenge – Week 22 ATG

As You Like It Challenges – Favorite – Pastels or Bright Colors? Bright! I love the way they pop, and they are so happy!! Also easier to color lol.

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2321 Bingo! I went down the middle, vertically

Ginger’s Candy Cane

Hi there 🙂 I recently won a prize from Whimsy Stamps, so had to make a card using part of my prize winnings. This twisty frame slimline die made me think of candy canes, so I knew that the first card I made with it had to be a Christmas one!! I went through my Whimsy images and found this adorable Gingerbread Man that was the perfect thing to use when thinking candy canes! I colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut it out.

After cutting all the necessary background elements out, I embossed the centre part with a fun circle patterned folder. After layering everything up, I popped on the ginger with some foam dots, and added a die cut sentiment.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 731 ATG with option of Use Your Dies

The Paper Funday Challenge – #53 May ATG with optional twist of Emboss It!

Most Magical Time of the Year – #9 Most Magical Anything Christmas or Halloween goes

Dream Valley Challenges – #295 ATG

Crafty Catz – #640 ATG

Gnomie Birthday

Hi there 🙂 One of my sisters recently celebrated her birthday, and I wanted to make an extra special card for her. She LOVES gnomes, so I went on a search for birthday gnome digital stamps, and found this adorable little guy from Lee Holland Illustations! I colored Gnome With Birthday Cake with my Copics, added a touch of glitter to the hat band and some ink smooshing for the background.

I wanted to do some sort of fancy fold card for her, but after messing up countless pieces of paper with the fold I was thinking of, I settled on this one with a band.

For the band, I stamped and embossed the sentiment in a dark purple, then die cut the sentiment and mat, before attaching it to the band itself. I started to decorate the card panels, using a fun confetti print for the background. I cut some purple and red candles to position at the bottom, and added some Wink of Stella designs to them. The top of the card looked bare, so I cut some streamers to drape across the panels, adding some colorful gems to them. A die cut Happy Birthday sentiment finished off the middle panel with the image. After standing back and looking at the card, I still felt it was missing something, so I punched some flowers to scatter at the base of the candles. After popping some gem centres to the blooms, and a few leaves, this card was finished 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Incy Wincy Designs – June Rainbow or Birthday

Creative Knockouts – #495 Fun Fold

Classic Design Challenge – #6 June ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #112 ATG

Cupcake Challenges – #570 ATG

Rose Thanks

Hi there 🙂 With the nice spring weather we’ve been having, I’ve been in a flowery mood. I was going through my digi stamps and found this gorgeous rose from Make It Crafty, another store that has sadly closed. I colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut it out. For the background, I did a faux embossing technique, by diecutting a background, then laying it over a piece of paper in the same color. I matted it with black, then cut the sentiment out in black as well. After attaching the rose, and the sentiment, I added a scattering of small black rhinestones to finish the card off. Although it’s a simple card, I’m loving the subtle detail in it!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

613 Avenue Create – ATG with optional twist Say It With Flowers

Passion for Markers – Week 691 Special 14 Anniversary Challenge – ATG

Your Scrapbook Place – May ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft – #05 May ATG

Double D Challenges – Flowers

Green Wave

Hi there 🙂 I needed a card for a work birthday…and none of the cards that I had on hand really seemed to suit the guy, so I whipped this one up. I’ve seen different variations of wave cards online, and thought I’d go with that. I went into my scrap drawer, and found some little pieces to cut the circles from.

After die cutting the various size circles, I cut them in half and loosely arranged them on the card blank. When I was happy with how things looked, I glued them down, and added a strip with a die cut sentiment. A few black enamel dots gave the card a cool finishing touch 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Simon Wednesday Challenge – Add A Sentiment

Classic Design Challenge – #5 May ATG

Snippets Playground – #454 ATG with Snippets

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Masculine or Feminine? I love both, but masculine are more challenging, and I have way more men to give cards to!

Time Out Challenge – #239 Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the greens, and circular shape of the table)

Birthday Band

Hi there 🙂 I have a cute birthday card today, featuring an adorable image from Rachael Anne Miller. I printed Animal Parade and the sentiment (from my stash) at the same time, then colored the image with my Copics.

I kept the design of this card fairly simple. I cut a square window in the image piece, then matted it with alternating black and turquoise card stock. I then die cut the numbers 0-9, so that the card could be personalized with the recipients age at the time of giving.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Corrosive Challenge – #5 May ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 20 ATG

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – #182 Four Legged Friends

Allsorts Challenge – #729 14th Birthday Celebration – Absolutely ATG

Passion for Markers – #691 Special 14th Anniversary ATG

Candy Cane Basket

Hi there 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve made a Christmas card, even though I know that leaving it all to the last minute is a very bad idea!! So I printed up this gorgeous Candy Cane Basket from Jan’s Digital Stamps, and got to work! I colored the image with my Copics, then fussy cut it out.

I placed the cut out image on a square doily die cut. I layered this, as well as some crinkle ribbon, tied into a fluffy bow, on some holly printed background paper. Some white faux stitching, done with a Posca pen, gave the edge a bit of definition. I finished the card off with a die cut sentiment that I added a few gems to for holly berries.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Passion for Markers – Week 691 Special 14th Anniversary Challenge – ATG

Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge – May ATG

Most Magical Time of the Year – #8 Most Magical (Halloween or Christmas) ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #206 ATG

Rabisco Challenge – #45 Anything goes with some sort of haberdashery

Another Birthday!

I work with a bunch of guys, and I like to make them birthday cards for their special day. Some of them have a sense of humour, and actually appreciate a bit of snark with their cake 🙂 I made this card for one of our more senior guys, featuring an image from Whimsy Stamps. Dudley with Toilet Paper was a freebie given during Covid, as a sweet pick me up for all the Whimsy fans 🙂 I had other ideas for it with this card, lol. I colored the image up with my Prismacolor pencils, then cut it out with a wavy die.

I gathered some coordinating papers, and set to cutting an assembling the card. I layered the image with a black matting, over a polka dotted frame, that was set at an angle over another dotted print. A combination of die cuts makes up half the sentiment, then I printed the last part on my computer. A few enamel dots finish this fun card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Masculine or Feminine projects? Although I find feminine projects easier, I love the challenge of making masculine ones!!

Allsorts Challenge – Week 729 14th Birthday Challenge – Absolutely ATG

Colouring With Pencils Challenge – May ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #5 May ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #111 May ATG