Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Happy Birthday ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with a couple of new stamps and they were stamps that I purchased especially for a little girls birthday and here is the card I created for her …

An A5 card for a change
I couldn't let it get too deep because of posting
All the lovely details
I couldn't capture the shimmer but it is there!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #436 Happy Birthday:
I thought the DT at Allsorts Challenge might like this card!

Creative Fingers Challenge #147 Anything Goes

Lavinia Stamps Facebook Challenge Bright & Beautiful (0525)
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge 
Inspired by a Song: Happy Birthday! 
Use more than one stamp: I used three

I had so much fun creating this card and if I’m being honest these stamps are stamps that I have wanted for a while lol! I don’t often do Pixie’s or Faeries but I adore the Lavinia Stamps images and love the world of make believe you can create with them. Because our special girl is two years old I thought keeping this bright would be the best way to go.

I don’t often make children’s cards so I’m not completely at ease with what you should use or if there are certain images you should use because they are age appropriate. It’s a real learning curve but one I don’t mind taking if I get to play with my Lavinia stamps every so often lol! Of course in a couple of months there is going to be another little one to make cards for and we’re really looking forward to that occasion too. It also means I’ll get to make more childrens cards which is good practice lol!

We’re hoping to get down to visit the family soon too, I’ve just not been up to that trip and we can’t have the little one here at the moment as there is so much stuff we are trying to sort out. Because we don’t have children we’ve never had to worry about child proofing the house and an energetic two year old let loose among my craft supplies and hubby’s tools and computers is not a good idea lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Lavinia Stamps: Freya’s House; Orchid; Spotty Toadstool
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Happy Birthday die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Crafters Companion A4 Linen textured card
Patterned paper from my stash
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IP: Black
Distress Re-inkers: Salty Ocean; Mowed Lawn; Picked Raspberry; Barn Door
K & Co self adhesive alphabet stickers
Ribbon & Butterfly embellishments from my very old stash
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel


brenda said...

A real fun card in such bright and cheery colours Karen, love all things Lavinia, Great for our 9th Birthday celebrations, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful, I love the bright colors.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, lovely and cheery, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fun card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Kim Hamilton said...

Such a wonderful scene! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a fun card, I am sure the recipient of this card will be over the moon when she receives it. great colors
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kelly Szafron said...

Very fun Birthday card! Thanks for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

Ina G said...

Fun card and so bright and colourful. Thanks for joining us at HLS.