Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hello again! Today's card is not a response to a challenge (in fact, I don't think ANY of the cards I'm going to post this weekend will be for challenges - shock, horror!)

In my stash of odds and ends I found a bit of Stampin' Up polka dot designer paper given to me as a sample and thought I'd use it...

Happy Birthday

I coloured the hand drawn flowers from Lil Ellaboudy Design with Copics and Bic Mark-its. To make the two sets of flowers and leaves look different I layered them differently - I used "Pale Pink" on the smaller flower first, and then "Peach", and with the larger flower I just used the peach. On the leaves I used "Margarita Green" on the smaller set and then on the larger set I used "Spectrum Green" and then "Margarita Green" on top.

My craft desk was an absolute mess last night (which, let's be honest, isn't much different from usual). I wanted to photograph this card before I gave it to a colleague at work so I set up my light tent on the ground instead of on the desk. I was in the middle of taking shots when my vision through the viewfinder was obscured by this:

Curious Kitty!

Toby wanted to check out what was happening... I took a couple of photos before he wandered off. Silly boy!

Size of card: 4" square

Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, Stampin' Up designer paper, Grant Archival plain paper, Hunter Studio Sketch Pad (160gsm)
Stamp - Hero Arts "Classic Sentiments", Hand Drawn Floral Stamps by Lil Ellaboudy Designs
Ink - Versafine "Black Onyx"
Extra - Copic Ciao "Peach", "Pale Pink" and "Spectrum Green", Bic Mark-it "Margarita Green"
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Cre8tive spring scissors, Fiskars scallop border punch, Carl corner rounder

Thanks for looking! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend ;)


  1. Well your card made me smile as it is so bright cheery and beautiful and then the second picture made me laugh out loud! How funny!

  2. beautiful card, jess! what a funny kitty! if i had a craft room, i'm sure my kitty would be doing the same thing to me!!

  3. I just found your blog from Karen B.´s blog. Lovely work you do and I love the shot with one of your "furry babies" in the pix....I have a furry baby toooooo....go have a look,,if you dare:)
    Cynnie from Germany


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