Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Never enough birthday cards . . .

Hello All!
How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
It has been fabulous here in Ohio!
Which means I've been spending more time outdoors and
less time in my crafting cave!  {sigh}

BUT ... I wanted to play along in a few challenges and have a quick & cute card to share with you today!  The first challenge is always one of my 'GoTo' challenges and that is the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch they are showcasing this week:
Okay ... so now I have the sketch I want to follow ... next is my focus image!  And for that I decided to check out my file of digital images and found this cute image from Bugaboo called 'Frame It Balloon Boy' so I'll also be sharing in their Bugaboo May Crafty Awesomeness challenge.

I just never seem to have enough kids birthday cards in my sale box so that is the theme I'm going with today.  
After coloring my image using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I decided to pull my paper patterns using his shirt as my inspiration.  I found these cute papers in an older American Crafts 6x6 Dots & Stripes paper pad.

 Here are a few other challenges I'd like to share my creation with:
Card Mania Challenge #92 - Life is Colorful

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please come back tomorrow when I will be hosting a new challenge
at the Double D challenge blog.  I think you're going to like the theme and mood board I have come up with! 

As always . . .


  1. Such a darling birthday card. So glad you could join us for Mojo Monday.

  2. Great kid's card with the cute image and bright colors! Love Bugaboo, of course you know. I've filed this sketch away for later...

  3. Great BOY birthday Darlene, and super colours (it would be great for Southern Girls challenge as well). Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

  4. Oh I like him, I love the way he is peeking in with those fabulous balloons! Great design and layout! I like the stripes and dotty DP too! This is just FUN!

  5. So stinkin' CUTE!!! Love that little guy with his colorful balloons. Wonderful design and paper choices!

  6. Adorable image and card! Love the vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

  7. Cute Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Birthdays" challenge.

  8. such a cute image and love your coloring, right down to his rosy cheeks... like the papers and design of your background too!

  9. Great card. Love the elements.
    Thanks for playing along at My Time To Craft :)

  10. A fun card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Sorry I am late commenting.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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