#858 – Birthday Bouquet

Hello and welcome! I made a card after looking at some challenges I wanted to join. I’ve been having a bit more free time due to you know what.. but somehow the crafty cogs are not rotating.. I could come up with this card, and then things started to click. 🙂


This one came together really quick. I stamped the images from My Favorite Things Buildable Bouquet and Things with Wings on watercolor paper using Adirondack Earthtones Ginger ink, which is a water reactive ink. I then painted it using distress inks. Of course, some of the ink I stamped the images with also blended in, but that’s what I wanted. Anyway, after it dried, I fussy cut the images.

On a panel of white cardstock, I stamped the My Favorite Things Scattered Surface using the same ink and then used water and a flat brush to spread and lift some color off the panel. Once this dried I trimmed one edge of it at an angle and then cut cut it off for a diagonal panel piece.


To bring the card together, I foam mounted the diagonal panel, then adhered a die cut piece of Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Circles. I then adhered the fussy cut pieces on top. For the sentiment, I used a combination of My Favorite Things Alphabets & Numbers by Birdie Brown and Ewe are the Best stamp sets.

I was inspired by the sketch from the MFT Sketch challenge #481. Unfortunately I was just a couple of hours late in submitting to this challenge! 😦

But I am joining the following challenges –

The Flower challenge #42: Anything Goes

Timeout challenge #157: Birthday

AAA Birthday challenge #11: Flowers

MFT The Birthday Project March challenge: Flowers

My Favorite Things - Birthday Project

Watercooler challenge #264: All About Occasions

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#721 – Seize the Birthday – Candles

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! We have an optional topping of ‘Candles’ this time. You can also choose to go without the topping and join us with any birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the card I made for your inspiration –


I used Lil Inker Designs Geometric Snow for dry embossing the background, then used candles from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Wish Big with Evelin T Designs. I added a few gold sequins as embellishment.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My Favorite Things: The Birthday Project: Celebrate

My Favorite Things - Birthday Project

My Favorite Things: Wednesday Sketch challenge #370

Do hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#720 – Guest Designing at Tic Tac Toe challenge

Hello! Today I have the pleasure of Guest Designing at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! I am so happy and so excited!!

Here’s the tic tac toe board for the challenge #33

Challenge Board

Though not in a single line, I wanted to include a kraft card base and use red in my card. The only solution? Use two lines! So, I’ve used both Sentiment-Die cut- Kraft and Red-Die cut-Vellum in my card. And here it is –

I used My Favorite Things Flashy Florals and Distress Oxide Inks to stamp the images on a Kraft card panel. I die cut the panel using a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it on a black card base.

The die cut sentiment is from Neat and Tangled, called Celebrate, and the stamped portion comes from Waffle Flower Congrats stamp set. I heat embossed the die cut sentiment in gold some 2-3 times, to get a bit of dimension before adhering it to its vellum counterpart.

I am also joining these challenges with my card –

The Card Concept challenge #85: Rustic Blooms

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My Favorite Things: The Birthday Project: Celebrate

My Favorite Things - Birthday Project

Do stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see more fantastic inspiration from the team! They are all amazing and very much inspiring!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!