Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Birthdays

I'm here with a couple of birthday cards today. The first features a House Mouse decoupage, paper from my stash and a Tattered Lace 'happy birthday' die. A pretty simple design to let the little meecies take centre stage!


I shall enter this in the following

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge 'anything goes or the option of more than one fold'

Time Out challenge 'inspired by words'

After a prompt from Sarah I'm also heading over to link this up at The Cutie Pie challenge with the theme of 'cute and cuddly'


My second card is the one I made for my granddaughters birthday...... she is loving tigers, lions and giraffes at the moment! I used an assortment of stamps coloured with Promarkers but as I hadn't got all of the dies to match I ended up fussy cutting most of them (I think that may have been the cause of my neck and shoulder problems!) I made up the scene and added some clouds and I also made a little scene on the inside with space to write the message. The photos aren't very good and the colouring looks a bit strange as I was in a rush to take the photos and had to shine a lamp on it (at night).


and here's the inside

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'animals, birds and butterflies'

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'use 3 of something' 3 clouds and 3 tigers on front of card

AAA Birthday challenge 'cute'

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark'




Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave me a comment.... I really do appreciate it.




30 comments:

Kathleen said...

Two really super creations Andrea, a fabulous image and lovely subtle colours on your first card.
The second card is just brilliant, love the way you have done the sky and the clouds, super cute images and a great layout. The inside is fabulous too.

Kath x

Carole said...

great card for your granddaughter...bet she loved it. i love all the cute little animals.xx

cotnob said...

Two super cards Andrea, they are both fabulous - your Granddaughter will love her Birthday card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

meg said...

Two fabulous cards Andrea, love house mouse the card for your granddaughter is gorgeous you created a fantastic fun scene of the animals playing

brenda said...

Both are very pretty Andrea but I really do love the one for your Granddaughter as I am sure she will as well, thanks do much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Jane said...

Brilliantly designed and super cute animals. Love your card! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Bunny said...

Your House Mouse card is adorable. I've always loved when people decoupaged a card as I think it looks great. I've never tried it. It's still on my list of "try to do" piles. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Andrea and would be very welcome at The cutie Pies this time where the theme is cute animals!! xx

Elaine Stark said...

A super card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

sandie said...

Andrea, these are such cards. I love that chess and mice card-made me giggle! Adore all the purple shades (well I would!) and it really helps those sweet mouse stand out! Thanks for joining Time Out.

Leanne Harris said...

Two super creations Andrea, if I had to choose a favourite it would be the house mouse one (house mouse wins every time for me - gorgeous!!!!) - thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenges this month xxx

April said...

Two cute cards! Thanks for entering the House Mouse and friends Monday challenge. The House Mouse card is rally cute and I love the colors. xx

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards, House mice are always sweet and the wildlife scene you've created for your granddaughter looks brilliant.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Oh Wow, Andrea, how cute. I have never seen this image before and it looks great in decoupage. A fun card for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Mia said...

Andrea, both cards are beautiful! But I especially love the cute HM card! Great coloring, my friend.
And with my DT hat on:
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Mia
craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

Linda Mc Enery said...

Your card is so sweet Andrea, and I'm sure your granddaughter loved it (or will love it). Such adorable critters and you've created a really sweet scene for them. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Passion for Promarkers!
Linda

Anna M. said...

Such adorable cards!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work in our ATSM challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next ATSM Challenge!.

Anna – Design Team member at Addicted to Stamps and More

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Thank you!

Deb said...

Wow, amazing cards, totally love the 3d look of the first one and your grandaughters card is beautiful, I am sure she will love it. I commend you for all that fussy cutting, I enjoy a bit of fussing cutting myself but yours looks like quite a task, a labor of love I am sure and so worth it!
Have a great weekend!

Darnell said...

These are both so adorable, Andrea! Your granddaughter is going to adore her lions, tigers, and giraffes card! I canNOT believe she is FOUR already!!! Hugs, Darnell

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Two wonderful, sweet cards. The mouse house card is beyond cute. I just love that scene. Your coloring is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing and playing with us at Time Out!

creationsnz said...

Both super cards. I love you mousies playing chess - great colouring. So glad you joined us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, CarolG

Jules said...

Two really beautiful cards .. .. and lots and lots of fussy cutting all done super neatly!

I bet your Grand-daughter loved her card. It would lovely in a frame on her bedroom wall!

Love Jules xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards and designs, lovely all round..x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Adorable cards! Loving the first one as I enjoy playing chess! I love how you finished the inside of the second card, so cute!

Rachelle Oltean said...

I think you have hit the "Cute-ness" factor out of the park on this one and I love how you have created a second scene on the inside of the card! This is really special! : )

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the cute little scene you have created thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Lorraine DT

Mrs A. said...

Two cute cards but oh my gosh the second one is just adorable with all those animals. Just right for your granddaughter. Hugs Mrs A.

Milla said...

Those jungle animals are so cute and I love it that you decorated the inside of the card as well. Fab card! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday!

laurie said...

Adorable scene!! So cute. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Shona Hamill said...

Such a sweet card. Thank for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona x