Future Rock Star!!

Here’s a birthday card I’ve made for a young boy, which is based on the current sketch over at Sketch ‘n’ Stash.


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The image is from All Dressed Up; I’ve had it lurking on my desk, uncoloured for a while now, so it was good to finally get around to giving him some colour and pop him on a card!!

I’ve coloured him using Pro-Markers, then created some mats using cardstock embossed with two different folders.  I was very lucky to spot a bargain American Crafts cardstock pack in Home Sense earlier this week – it’s lovely cardstock to work with!  The chequered mat is a snippet from the Papermania Happy Days stack.

ashton card flat

Finally, I punched six small stars, glued them in a stack and dabbed a little Brilliance ink directly onto them.

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch ‘n’ Stash – see sketch above



Star Card

I wasn’t sure whether I should share today’s card, if I’m honest…  It looked soooo much better in my head, and I’m quite disappointed with the way it turned out, but I thought it might be a good way to get some feedback on how I could have done it differently.  So here goes…

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I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug (the embossing is only just about visible on the photo!), using the new star folder that I recently treated myself to and have been dying to use!.  I then pieced together some contrasting colour stars, which I cut on the Silhouette, using this amazing free scrapbooking layout from Creating Keepsakes and added them to the left hand side of the background with 3D dots for a bit of height.  I then set about highlighting some stars on the background, either with small red glitter die cut stars, or just by outlining with an ultra fine nib glue applicator and then sprinkling glitter all over.

I’m not sure what it is that I’m not keen on; maybe I picked the wrong colours, maybe I should have left the embossed stars well alone?  Still, I’d be grateful for any feedback and ideas for improvement – I’ll be trying it again in the next few weeks and any advice would be welcome!!

Thanks for reading x

Super Lenny!

November and December are both very busy months for birthdays in my little world!  This Saturday, my son will turn 7 – and every year I find myself becoming more and more sentimental, wondering where the days, months and years have gone since we brought our first little bundle home from hospital!!  I also think back to meeting a group of new mums who have since grown into close friends, as we have sat back and watched our first-borns grow so quickly from helpless infants into the  independent boys and girls they are today….  Still, that’s more than enough of a trip down Memory Lane, onto today’s card!

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This is the card I have made for Lenny.  The superhero stamp is one of the stamps I recently won from MelJen (thank you MelJen!); I love his stance and the way his mouth looks like he’s speaking!  He was coloured with Promarkers, printed and cut using the Silhouette.  The starburst background was a freebie paper from Megan Turnidge – I love the combination of superhero and starburst!  The blue and white star paper was another freebie, this time from MeinLilaPark – there are so many great papers to choose from here that I struggle to make a decision…  I have used several now and each time, I am impressed with the quality and designs.  For the banners, I used a Silhouette cut file and some more free DPs from MeinLilaPark.

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I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Mania – Anything Goes

Sister Act – Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes

Thanks for reading x