Birthday Birthdays

Hello there.  February is a busy birthday month here, especially in this final week of February with my hubby’s, BIL’s, FIL’s and SIL’s birthdays!   Two, of course, are on the same day since my hubby and his brother are twins.  So I have more birthday cards to share as I continue with the 4th Birthday Bash challenges from Winnie and Walter.






The colours from this photo inspiration are similar to this Color Combo and they matched a package of Pretty in Pink Sparkle Blends I received from my friend Amber… so it only made sense to create this shaker for my hubby (even though he’s not a fan of pink 😂).  To start, ‘happy’ was die cut from an A2 size Neenah piece of cardstock.  The inner pieces of the letters were saved for later.  Stamped the hat, masked it then stamped the bear (from the same set).  Masked her (she represents me 😉), then blended pink dye ink through a Peppermint Zone stencil.



Removed masks and coloured in the images with Copics.  Covered the ‘happy’ opening with acetate from the back then used the happy diecut as a guide to inlay the inner letter pieces, adhering them to the front of the acetate.  ‘Happy’ was die cut from fun foam and aligned from the back to create the shaker well. Filled the well with sequins, then adhered a pink inked piece of cardstock to close off the shaker.



Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base.  White heat embossed ‘birthday to you’ on a strip of gold cardstock.  Added clear shimmer to the stencilled spiral and some sequins to finish.


Entering this one to the following challenges:
Winnie and WalterJanuary Color Combo with Heather H.
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashShaker Challenge with Lea
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashInspiration Challenge with Gayatri  (used the colours)
Mod SquadAnimal Fun









This next card was inspired by another card from Kelly.  Circle dies were used to dry emboss the concentric circle background on a Mixed Media panel.



On another piece of Mixed Media paper, the rings of images/sentiment were white heat embossed.  Ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron distress inks (DI).  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue. Spritz with water and dried with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Die cut out with a circle die.



Stamped the balloon image from the set with the same four DIs.  No matching dies, so they were fussy cut out.  A white gel pen was used to give the balloons highlights.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and foam mounted the circle and the balloons for dimension.  Adhered a black white heat embossed sentiment strip and added Crystal Glaze to the balloons to finish.


Adding this one to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashDie Challenge with Lydia
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashComeback Challenge with Taheerah
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashFour Challenge with Shay (4 DI colors + balloons)
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashWatercolor with a Twist Challenge with Heather  (watercolor spritzing + white gel pen)
Always Happy Birthday February 2018 CAS Birthday




Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.










Clearly Floral Birthday

Hi there.  Been lacking energy lately, but wanted to complete a card I started.  I’m sharing a CAS Mix Media floral birthday card using one of my favourite sets from Clearly Besotted in one of my favourite colour combos.  These flowers are large and fun to colour.



Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on a stitched X-Press It rectangle.  Coloured with Copics.



Masked the image and blended Smoky Slate ink with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil for the background.



White heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

And that is it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.







Linking to:
The Flower Challenge#13 First Birthday Use Your Favourite Flower
Just Us Girls#416 Black, Green, Purple
CAS on Friday#19 Flowers







Buddy with NBUS Happy

Happy Monday everyone. Today I am sharing a CAS birthday card created for my sweet crafty friend Nancy. Her birthday is today! Unfortunately, I didn’t send it early enough and she did not get this before leaving on her trip… so surprise, Nancy! Hope you’re enjoying your birthday getaway. For her card, I brought back my favourite Buddy image and paired him with a NBUS happy die. Love these triple layer word dies.



An A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from X-press It paper. Buddy was stamped with Memento black ink then coloured and shaded with cool gray Copic markers.



The word happy and first layer were die cut from white cardstock. The happy word diecut was placed back into the negative piece to make it easier to colour it with a mini blending tool and distress inks.



The bottom happy layer was die cut from black cardstock and another happy word was die cut from white cardstock to be stacked. Birthday was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. The stitched panel was mounted to a top folding card base before the sentiments were adhered. Clear shimmer on the pastel coloured happy finished the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.





Linking to:
The Card Concept #78 Pastel Party (inspired by pastel colours and stuffed doggy in drawer).
Seize the BirthdayBalloons
CAS on Friday#117 Dies
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
NBUS#12 Anything Goes with NBUS





Tickled Pink Birthday

Hi there.  I’m just dropping in quickly to share a CAS birthday card I created today.  I have several coming up. And with AAA Cards challenge #98 Creatures Great and Small, I took the opportunity to use a NBUS summer set I recently bought.  Trying to savour the last bit if summer. 😆






I guess someone should have told this flamingo not to drink and rollerskate. 😂  The flamingo and sentiment were stamped with Memento black ink on a white stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock.



Masking, distress inks, a Radiating Rays stencil and a mini blending tool were used to create this mini boardwalk scene. i have a little confession.  Initially I created a sandy beach scene and then realized you can’t rollerskate on sand!  😂  Wasn’t even thinking.



The flamingo was coloured with Copics and a few motion lines were drawn in with a Copic multiliner.  The panel was mounted to a white top folding card base with foam tape.  Clear shimmer was added to the rays to finish.

As I mentioned, it’s a quick one. 😂  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.








Best Buds Birthday

Hello there.  I am sharing a CAS birthday card I created for my friend Christine.  I was going to give her one of the birthday cards in my stash, but I really wanted to use my NBUS Best Buds stamp set.  She only received it today, so I couldn’t post until now



All images were stamped with Memento black ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle panel.  The wavy streamer and sentiment were stamped first then masked.  Next the floral image was stamped and masked.  Then the bottom of the panel was masked before Mustard Seed distress ink was added with a Clarity brush for the background.



The images were coloured with Copics and the panel was mounted with foam tape to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished off the card.



Heading to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesJuly/August 2017 Anything Goes
CASologyWeek 263 Bud
AAA Cards Game #97 Masking
Addicted to CAS#118 Friends (birthday card for a friend)
Happy Little StampersCAS August 2017 Flower
Uniko#42 Flowers
The Cat’s Pajamas#338 How Does Your Garden Grow



Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!







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