Happy Birthday Nonni

Have a wonderful Day!

doggy birthday

Well, initially Nonni’s birthday card was going to look completely differently, but then I saw Raffa’s picture on Facebook …. ūüôā

Nonni also loves using doilies and lace which was a bit trickier rooting through my stash, luckily I found these retired SU papers, add a bit of grassy washi tape, a fence, speech bubble and the card was ready.

I made a little video on how to fold the dog a little earlier just after getting up. A day’s work done before I even had breakfast! LOL

Nonni, hope you enjoy your day and that the weather in Finland is better than here in the UK. Have fun …


Monika xxx

Before I go I would like to remind you about the new bi-monthly STAMP CLUB over at STAMPlorations,¬†¬†info is here. It is fantastic value for money and best of all no extra shipping costs plus you get a 15% discount on all the other stamp sets from the shop …

what I used to make Nonni’s birthday card:

VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals                         VIGNETTE Chevron & Arrows

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Designer paper, Sizzix Framelits die – ¬†Stampin’Up!

speech bubble – Sizzix Eclips shape

fence die – Magnolia DooHickey

daisy pucnh – Xcut by docrafts

In Love with Cats

Hi Everybody,

I am so excited to share my card ideas with you as part of the Addicted to Stamps and More Design Team.

Making my debut was made really easy, because the very inspirational stamps from Di’s Digi Downloads, our sponsor for this week and in fact the whole month of June!!!

Thanks also to Kylie, Loll, Florence, Danielle, Nonni, Shana, Sue, Caz, Sandie and Deepti for making me so welcome, and of course for all your help too. ūüôā

As already mentioned above our sponsor for the whole month of June is

My Digi Store

And this weeks challenge #48 at ATSAM¬†is ADDICTED TO COLOUR … and what beautiful colours we have to work with

We have a lovely pastel yellow, plum and green … and here is what I made:

Daisy with Kittens I

The colour challenge invites you to use the challenge colours (or¬†as close as you can get, the Spampin’Up! colours are a guide only)¬†plus any neutrals. As you can see the neutrals used on my card are white, grey, brown and skin tones. Apart from that I used the following Promarkers: Pear & Leaf Green for the shoes and hair band, Gold & Buttercup for the dress and Orchid & Cool Grey1 for the hair. Blending Orchid with Cool Grey1 gave me a colour similar to Perfect Plum, similarly Pear and Leaf Green achieved a colour close to Wild Wasabi and Gold with Buttercup gave me a colour close to So Saffron.

All of these were used to colour the beautifully cute ‘Daisies Kittens’ stamp by Di’s Digi Downloads¬†before layering it on Perfect Plum Card. I then¬†embossed some So Saffron card, rounded one of the corners and edged it using Wild Wasabi ink. I then die cut the¬†fence from white glitter card and the green leafy swirls from Wild Wasabi card. I stamped the sentiment, layered it on some Wasabi card and punched lots of white little daisies before assembling it all and finishing off by adding yellow gems to the daisy centres.

I¬†like the garden-feel of the card and¬†Daisy looks as if she is¬†certainly enjoying herself surrounded by all these kittens wanting a cuddle. Maybe the sunshine over the last couple of days had something to do with the inspiration for the card … and of course I can’t resist a catty stamp. ūüôā

Please pop over to Addicted to Stamps and More and have a look at all the fabulous creations from the very talented Design Team Members … and please do join in the fun.

Hope that you feel inspired to try our colour challenge¬†…

Happy Crafting!!! ūüôā

Dies used are from X-Cut, Marianne Creatables and Magnolia DooHickey, the small daisy punch is from Woodware