Saturday, 21 February 2015

Little Buddy's Birthday FMS174 cQc#280

I organised my Saturday so that I did my shopping early, and was home by 10.30, mainly to avoid the heat (and crowds). Then I did my tidying up and by lunchtime I had free time to craft. February/March are very heavy on birthdays in our family, and now there's another one, with a brand new nephew arriving last Wednesday. His safe arrival has been a long process for my sister-in-law and her partner and we wish them much joy with their precious son.

It might be a good idea to build my stock of children's cards, and so I pulled out this often-ignored stamp set Little Buddy Birthday to make a card using the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I always like the sketches the design team challenge with at FMS and this week is no exception. What about the interesting colour combination at ColourQ? These shades are so rich and regal, but I like the way they balance each other.
Perfectly Rustics have a challenge to use wings, and this little guy has the teeniest wings, so I'll pop it into that challenge too.


The other stamp sets are the retired Up Up And Away for the chirpy sentiment, and Perpetual Birthday Calendar for the spots in different sizes. Those little stamps come in so handy for adding little details. I decided to use some of the gold foil punched into circles to make the gold spots and match up with the starburst circle of gold.












I still have some Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack left and it seemed like this spotty piece really suited the card front, and actually, there is enough white space to write a greeting.

We have an early start on Sunday morning to head out of town and spend the day with a 7 year-old birthday boy. How quickly the years pass!

Have fun
Rachel













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5 comments:

  1. What a fun birthday card! And what a great combo of both challenges! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

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  2. Cute birthday card, love the use of gold. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  3. So gorgeous - the slightly distorted strip behind the image looks fabulous and I love the gold dots! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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  4. Oh this is just so much fun Rachel! You've combined these challenges perfectly - I really love the gold accents you've added to your card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  5. Such a fun birthday card, Rachel, I haven't seen that cute stamp set! so cute! Happy to see you at the colourQ this week, thanks for playing with us!

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel