Monday, May 30, 2016

Birthday Cards


FairyTale Stampers-Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Stamping-May Flowers RRCB39
Simon Says-Anything Goes
Animal Friends-Love (must have an animal in it...Insects will do:))

I created this card for my Honey Hubby who loves blue, just like me....of course I added some green, teal and a lavender/pinkish hue. It has been Birthday nuts around my home so all the cards you have seen lately, that is not Christmas, have been given to my friends and family. I got the dragonfly stamp about 6 years ago and the flower swirly stamp at least 10 years ago. First, I took some multi coloured die pads and, trying to use a light green and teal only, I sponged on the colours. Next, I stamped the swirly flowers in a dark blue and used a blueish purple embossing powder and heat embossed it. I stamped the dragonfly lovers in a lavender dye and painted the wings with gismo pencils and ultraviolet paint for a nice sheen. I fussy cut them out and used pop up dots to adhere them to the card and then layered the card with a mulled lavender/pinky paper and a dark blueish/purple paper. I finished it off with some border stickers. He did love his card which always makes me happy.


Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes

So my friend's daughter, Zoe, loves ducks, orange and yellow so this is what she got! It is not the usual pink girly card but I think it's still girly. This is actually a simple card that is all 3D effects which I layered onto orange paper and a light green/yellow paper. I finished it off with some orange stickles and Wink of Stella (name of a brand of paints that come in a variety of colours with some sparkle to it) glitter on the flowers. 

I can't believe May is almost done! 2 months ago, we were cold with snow complaining about the weather. Now it is sticky and hot...and complaining about the weather. In case you don't know this, Canucks love bitching about the weather...it's a national pastime.


65 comments:

  1. The duck one is cute. So, does this mean that the birthday rush is over?

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    1. Almost over...just mine coming up:)

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  2. Hi Birgit...what fun that duck image is! Loving the bright colours.....the subtle greens and blues of your first card are lovely and that background stamp is stunning....no wonder hubby loved it! Xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like them

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  3. Hi Birgit, Your main dragonfly image is lovely, and the dark blue stamping around the edge of the background creates a lovely border, tying in with your dark matting perfectly. Great use of the challenge colours. Your duck card is so cute too. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

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    1. Thank you...I had fun creating these cards

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  4. Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won't you let me go down in my dreams?
    And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

    Hi, Birgit!

    I am fond of those greens and blues, too, and admire the card you crafted for your hubby. May is a busy birthday month for a lot of people I know. In my family Mrs. Shady, our granddaughter, our grandson, our great granddaughter and great-niece all have birthdays in May. A lot of my northern friends are also complaining about the quick switch from an iffy, on again - off again spring to the heat and humidity of summer. Steamy weather is par for the course here in Florida, starting in April.

    The orange and yellow ducky card is adorable - a keeper. You did a marvelous job and your friend's daughter will surely treasure it.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Birgit!

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    1. You have a lot of birthdays too this month. You have a great grandchild? Wow! To me you are only 29

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  5. Great indeed. The duck one really pops out at you. Not so sticky and hot here yet, but I'll complain soon enough, you can bet lol

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    1. Glad you like Mr. ducky. It's hot and sticky and oh so icky

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  6. Both lovely. The duck is super-cute! I used one of your cards last week, a friend's mother died and the Thinking of You card was just perfect. Thank you.
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

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    1. I'm so glad you could use this card

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  7. They're both lovely - how clever you are!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

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  9. Happy birthday to the hubs.
    Love the duckie!

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    1. Glad you like Mr. Ducky. He was fun to make

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  10. Always a joy to see your artwork.

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  11. The birthday card is beautiful, and I love the duckie. So cute!

    I've been complaining about the weather, too. It's been hot and sticky here in New England the last few days.

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    1. It has been hot but thankfully today was better

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  12. Wow, those are both incredible. Reading about the process of the dragonfly one makes my head spin. And that duck, it's damn adorable. Probably the cutest duck I've ever seen. Yes, I admit it.

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    1. Oh thank you so much...I'm so glad you like my cards. Dickie is cute and the dragonfly card is easier than I think

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  13. Gorgeous cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  14. Ah, I missed seeing your lovely cards. My personal favourite is the duck, as I'm a sucker for anything cute.

    Well done, as always.

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    1. Thank you so much...I'm glad you like them and Mr. Ducky is a cutie

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  15. Love that card. So, so cute. It reminds me of April...well, not a Floridian April, but April in every other part of the world I've occupied.

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  16. I love the serene blue-green background, and that ducky is so, so cute.

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    1. Mr. Ducky is getting lots of love

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  18. Such amazing cards, Birgit. You just seem to get better and better and the first one I saw was absolutely brilliant! Your creativity knows no bounds. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you like them

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  19. Fabulous cards, Birgit! The duck one is so adorable!! I love the 3-D effect... AWESOME!

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  20. More lovely cards! And as to the weather, we could probably get together for some hearty complaining. One Canuck and one Californio

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    1. Yes...so true...the weather is just nuts

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  21. Wow! Very talented. You can make money doing this year round and especially during the holidays.

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    1. Thank you so much. I never think of selling them actually.

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  22. You do good work. I love the cards. This year has flown by. Time has wings.

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    1. Thank you and you are so right...time has wings. I can't believe the year is half over...hard for me to write this actually

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  23. You do good work. I love the cards. This year has flown by. Time has wings.

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  24. The girly card is cute! Love that quack of a duck.

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  25. Very pretty! I love your colors that you used and the stamps are very unusual! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon.

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    1. Thank you so much. I enjoyed the challenge

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  26. What a fun and bright birthday card! No wonder he loved it! Lots of layers and textures with interesting colors. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often!!

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    1. Thank you...loved the colour combo

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  27. Just seen these ...
    They look great

    All the best Jan

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  28. What a great card Birgit, thank you for joining in Chocolate Baroque colour challenge, good luck, Zoe DT member xxx

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  29. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  30. Let me start with an apology ... It's been ages, absolutely ages, since I dropped in. So many things going on and I seem to run out of hours by the end of the day. This card is LOVELY... seriously! The swirly corners are not to girly and the colours... wow! You rocked this challenge!
    x Asha

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  31. Lovely card for the Challenge. Great stamping and colouring. I love the coloured and stamped background and layering up of the main image. The duck card is really sweet too. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Anne x.

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