Friday, January 19, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash: Day 6..


Happy Friday to you!

I didn't manage to post Day 6 yesterday, I ran out of steam after the gym, errands, etc.

I've really enjoyed this week playing along with the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash, it's made me dig through some old favourite stamps and make friends with newer purchases :)

Here is the theme for Day 6 -
Easy peasy..we all know I love bold colours, so I added my other fave thing to this recipe - Monsters.

Another really easy card that was actually all about the colouring of the Love Monsters stamp (I have Monster Birthday too).

I coloured the stamp using Promarkers and Nuvo Aqua Flow pens in bold colours, then die-cut it to shape using a stitched rectangle die.

To fit the recipe I used a kraft card blank and added the bright blue strip of paper to add a bit of interest before I added a piece of precious We R Memory Keepers glitter ribbon..I have two rolls left (approx 9 years old) and it is seriously rationed..

Final touch was to stamp the sentiment, I love these vertical greetings from Stampin' Up, they are really useful.

Hope you all have a nice weekend, gym, food, hangs with hubby and NFL divisional playoffs are on my agenda for the weekend.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Paper Players: You're how old!!!!


So it's going to be another 2 post day today, as I really wanted to play along with the current Paper Players challenge -

I was delighted to make the Cut Above last week, it was a nice way to start my craft year!

I love the colours this week and I thought they were quite 'male' and so would make a nice card for my brother-in-law.

I bought this Hero Arts stamp in Jenn's destash last year and I LOVE the numbers, colouring them is a dream -
I used Promarkers that were the right colours for the challenge to colour my numbers. I really wanted to add a cheeky sentiment to the numbers and finally settled on 'you're how old?' Considering my BIL is 2 years younger than me, this is quite cheeky!

For some interest I added some enamel dots and teeny tiny gems. I added a gold one, as I thought it worked well and we are 'allowed' another colour.

I actually stamped a bunch of these when I was making this card, I like the 3 colour look. I left off a sentiment, then I can decide how to use them in the future.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash: Day 5..


Two posts today, as I managed to make the Day 5 card in a timely fashion!

This week I am playing along with the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash.

For Day 5 you have to feature a cupcake on your card..

I remembered that I had the Cupcake Tag stamp and I thought this would make a perfect mini square card.

I die-cut the stamp out and coloured it using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

I used a scrap of a beloved piece of paper, it works so well here against the mini kraft card blank.

A super simple card.


Bugaboo Birthday Bash: Day 4..


Hope you saw the first Retro Rubber challenge of 2018 yesterday.

I'm back again playing along with Bugaboo Stamps 8th Birthday Bash. The theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday's for Day 4 the additional twist is a bingo board -

This bingo board was full of possibilities, but I went with the middle row - Cake/Cupcakes - Bugaboo Image - Bold Colours.

I chose the BugBdayBird2 stamp (a new addition to my collection..), I coloured it using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir sparkle pens.

I die-cut the Avery Elle horizontal stripes cover plate in lime green and added a die-cut hot pink celebrate - I think that's bold enough!!

The 'It's Your Birthday' is by Simon Says Stamp and I wore out the original stamp I had and Cheiron kindly gave me her set.

Love the bright, fun end result.

I'll be back later with Day 5..


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash: Day 3


This week I am playing along with the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash challenge.

Today I am showing you my make for Day 3 and the theme is the same, birds, butterflies and birthday but the twist is 'Anything but a card..create something you'd make for a party'-

I decided to make invites using the Make it Snappy Happy Birthday stamp..

Not a hard project, but actually lots of fun. I printed, coloured and cut out the stamp. I then added a patterned Happy Birthday paper to the front of a flat card and then stuck the stamped panel to this.

I added some Nuvo drops and used their aquaflow pens to add shimmer to the cake filling..but the pen overflowed, I decided to tidy it up the best I could, but decided not to start again..handmade right?

For the reverse, I die-cut a white panel and then added invite details to it and a few balloons to liven it up.

I've decided it might be fun to CASE my own idea and make invites for a little craftgang gathering at my house!