Hello there. I have a busy day ahead – crafting and house stuff. I’ve already been out for my third mini-bike ride…….I’ve just started to cycle, and currently only going out for 15-20 minutes. The second time I went out I fell off – that seat was just too high and I couldn’t put my feet down when I stopped……gravel rash in hand and knee – but now all good.
So, now I feel all proud that I’ve already done some exercise – I feel craftiness coming on. I have to make a card for the next Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – due to start on the 26th March; it is Mother’s Day here in the UK next Sunday – 31st March; it is my mum’s birthday on Thursday 28th March………..and on the 3rd of April the next ABC Christmas Challenge begins………I’d better get to it, hadn’t I?
The card for posting this morning was a little fiddly, but I enjoyed creating it:
I stamped the Mama Elephant ‘Little Cat Agenda‘ and coloured with Copics. All the same colour, and only used red and yellow for the items the cats were holding, as I knew I was going to do a vibrant and colourful background.
I then used Distress Oxides in rainbow colours to create the background, and cut it out with my newly purchased MFT ‘Puzzle Cover-Up Die-Dynamic’. I toyed with the idea of putting the puzzle pieces back together correctly, then thought about them all back crooked, but went with this way – some gaps between each piece.
It also took me a bit of time arranging these little puddy tats – I didn’t want yellow additions on the yellow piece, and wanted to ensure some contrast between the cats and the background.
The sentiment is also from MFT – a freebie from Seven Hills Crafts ages ago, but a great range of birthday sentiments in different fonts – I usually go to that stamp set time and again.
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges – dogs or cats
Freshly Made Sketches – sketch
Seize the Birthday – Birthday with option dots and stripes (not used)
MFT Birthday Project – birthday and rainbow colours
12 thoughts on “A Big Birthday Wish”
This is such a great card! I love the puzzle and those sweet little cats!! Hope your next cycling ride isn’t so dangerous!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!
Thanks very much Jen – and the next ride I didn’t fall off!! 🙂
I love that you left a bit of a gap between the puzzle pieces and kept the color palette of the sweet cats simple! It makes them pop against the gorgeous background. I’m so glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!
Thank you Jacquie. 🙂
Oh my gosh. Your card is so cute.. almost like mine.. I love the puzzle piece background and the darling Mama elephants images.. So glad you shared over at Always Fun Challenge.
Always Fun Challenges
Catch The Bug
Creative With Stamps
Colour Crazy Challenge
Creations In Pink
Crafty Gals Corner
I noticed your card, Billie, and love those dog images…….. Thanks for the comment. 🙂
This is adorable, Lynda! I love your colorful and fun take on the FMS sketch!! Hugs, Darnell
Thanks Darnell. 🙂
This is so cute! Love the critters and the inky background! Glad you joined us at FMS!
Thank you Linda. 🙂
Well done on your cycling, sounds like you are getting a healthy habit going. I love your card, the colours are gorgeous and super cute x
Thanks very much – this cycling business is dangerous……….!! I will persevere. 🙂 🙂