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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Birthday Card

I recently won a challenge and got to pick some Pink Gem Designs images.  I decided to pick some images that I could use for cards but also for a scrapbook I hope to make later this year.  Why you ask?  My husband is off in a few weeks to London to help out at the Olympics for three weeks.  It will be hard at home with me not well but it's a chance in a lifetime so I have encouraged him to take it.
The backing papers I have used for my card are red Mini Dots from Bearly Mine Designs and the blue is a distressed paper from The Boys Zone from Bearly Mine Designs.  I have done some matting and layering and distressed the large blue paper with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and highlighted the edges with a chalk ink pad.

For the front of the card I have decoupaged the little bear up three layers.  He's called Patriotic Teddy.  The British postcard I decided to make smaller so I could use as a corner embellishment.  I have used my new Papermania Portobello bus stamp and stamped direct onto red card.  I have made a banner with some leftover blue and red dot paper and some blue twine.  I have finished off the front of the card with a peel-off sentiment and written the word "dad" on the front - yikes I do hate my writing but I hadn't got a stamp or peel-off small enough or the right colour.
This is the inside of the card.  I've used a similar layout apart from I've layered up a teddy bear in the left hand corner and taken down the opacity of the main bear so that is where a message can be written.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times - Happy birthday
Cute card Thursday - Patriotic
Pixie Dust - Travel
Just Inspirational - Photo inspiration
Card Making Mamas - Red, white and blue
Totally Papercrafts - Can you digi it?
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bear necessities
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Cute and/or cuddly creations
Stampin' with the Dragon - Red, white and blue
Craft Your Days Away - Teddy bears
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use something new on your project - I've used a new Papermania stamp of a bus and some new digi stamps
Robyn's Fetish - Distressing
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Stamp + Fun = Creativity - No girls allowed
By the Cute and Girly - A day at .............. - I've chosen the Olympics - hope this is OK
Unique Crafters - Patriotic
Mema's Crafts - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Patriotism - Use only colours from your country - as I am from the UK I have used the colours red, white and blue from the Union Jack Flag
The Pink Elephant - Photo inspiration
Cards for Men - Happy birthday
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes
Everybody Arts - Dots
Top Tip Tuesday - One for the men
Party Time Tuesday - Be patriotic
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option of highlighting image by 3d or glitter and Glossy Accents - my little Olympic bear has been 3D
Penny's Paper Challenge - Red, white and blue
I Brake for Challenges - I brake for the red, white and blue
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
Divas by Designs - Red, white and blue
Paper Pretties Wednesday - Celebrate
The Stamping Boutique - Cards for our men
Perfect Sentiments - Anything goes with red, white and blue and a sentiment


sue w. said...

How cute is this image. Love the papers and the bunting is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Alyce said...

Kym this is so cute! I love the theme and the little postcards. Beautiful work :)

Cely said...

very cute layout! thanks so much for playing this week at party time tuesdays!

PTT DT member

HandmadebyTLC said...

What a fabulous reason to make this "Im on a trip card". It's a perfect addition and very inspiring for the 1 for a man challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday! Thanks for joining us and best of luck!
Tammy Louise

sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous, I love the layout and all the detailing.


jackid said...

great opportunity so he must take it and a great card thanks for joining us at poodles this time and good luck
Jacki xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing cutie card, just perfect for our challenge at poodles parlour, thanks for joining us. cheers Sue n x

nnalorac said...

Fab idea kym, lovely image and love the wee tickets. Hope things go well for you and what an experience for Hubby. Take care and thanks for playing along over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Tina said...

very cute, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

SHARY said...

Great patriotic card. thanks for joining us at CCT.x

SHARY said...

Great patriotic card. thanks for joining us at CCT.x

Mau xx said...

This is so sweet, love your image and layout.
Thanks for taking part in MAWTT Birthday challenge
Hugs Mau xx

Judith said...

This is so cute - love the layout and fab bunting -thanks for playing at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs Judith x

Pami said...

This is just too cute Kym! Great colours! Thanks for joining in with our 3rd birthday celebrations at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Jennipher said...

Darling card! Love the banner. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

pinky said...

Perfectly adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

pinky said...

Perfectly adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Very cute image!

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kym, sooooo cute :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

~ Barb said...

Love that you made the image inside opaque for your journaling/sentiment! Great idea! And he is a cute image. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Bunny said...

This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Penny's Papercrafty and good luck..


Choccy said...

Such adorable creations.. I love the images you chose and yes they will be perfect to scrapbook with also.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use a Digi' challenge.. Good Luck ! Hope to see you back next week :O)
Choccy x

Rica said...

Hi Kym, a fabulous card, a great design and I love that adorable image and that perfect your banners!!

hugs Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us at the Everybody Art challenge

Parables of a Crafter said...

A lovely creation!! Great colors, layout and choice of elements! Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiments Challenge!

Chrizette said...

Thank you for joining us for the Red, White and Blue Challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things

sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Color Combo - Red, White, and Blue' Challenge #47, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Glo said...

This is so British!! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational!

michele said...

Fabulous card Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Lizzie said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing this week at C4E

Cat said...

What an adorable card! It would make a fab scrapbook LO too! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous patriotic card!!! Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations red/white/blue challenge.

Annette said...

Gorgeous card, and what a fabulous experience for your hubby this summer. Hope he has fun.

Netty's Cards
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge DT

Cheryl said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Super fun creation! It's fantastic to have you share this with us at Tuesday Alchemy for our Anything Goes challenge :)

Lots of joy!

Helen said...

Super fun card! That little bear is adorable!!! I love the theme you've chosen and your papers are wonderful! Thank you for playing in our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Julia said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with lovely papers

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥

Michelle J M said...

What a stunning patriotic card! Love the dots. Michelle x

Karen Conner said...

Thanks for playing with us @ Perfect Sentiment

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely banner and layout. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Boutique. Make sure you join us again next week.



Tina46 Kreativblog said...

Cute Card !!Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Danie May said...

Cute Card! I love the little patriotic bear with his union jack shirt and the sunglasses. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.
Danie xx

Stacie Gorse said...

What a cute bear!
Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!!


Margaret said...

Such an adorable image. Love that little bear and the sunglasses. Thanks so much for playing along at Perfect Sentiment.

Jenn said...

What a great card!!

Thank you for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenges.