Would love for you to be a follower of mine - just click the little blue button

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Cosmic Birthday Wishes

Evening Folks
Finally managed to get a bit of time to do a post.  I have got so caught up in the Olympics.  The opening ceremony on Friday was excellent, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  We have done ourselves proud.  I am now watching the swimming and well done to Rebecca Adlington for bringing home a bronze medal.
Anyway todays card is the 2nd of 4 birthday cards that I need to make for my nephew's birthday in August. This one is going to his eldest brother to give to him.

I will warn you that there are a few photos and unfortunately the photos do not show fully the bright colours. Probably down to the dull and grey weather that was about this afternoon.

I decided to make a large gatefold card.  The finished dimension of the card is 8 x 8 inches so I made my blank using an A3 sheet of card.
All of the images used are from Pollycraft.  I purchased the 100 digi package when the store closed and there are some lovely ones in there.
I really loved this stripey paper with the stars on.  It was lazing around at the bottom of my stash box.  Think it came as a freebie from a magazine many moons ago.  I simply matted onto black cardstock and added some card candy.

Here is the inside of the card.

And a close up of each side panel and the centre panel.

This was a mammoth colouring session as I used so many images but I think it turned out okay.
All the papers used were from my stash pile that I have had for ages.  I used my distress inks on the inside paper panel and round the image on the front of the card.  Added some buttons, string and pearls to the inside panel for a bit of interest.  I also added glossy accents to all the eyes for a bit of shine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fashionista - Baby or birthday
One Crazy Stamper - BBQ/Food
Crafty Sentiments - Food
Celebrate the Occasion - Star Struck
Crafty Creations - Buttons
Divas By Design - Happy Birthday
Crafts 4 Eternity - Brilliant Birthdays
Digi Doodle - Lets get stripey
Secret Crafter Saturday - Bright and Cheerful
Pile It On - Cute as can be
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi
Squiggle Stamps - Stash Attack (all papers)
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think of this birthday card.
Take care.


Donna Mosley said...

This is wonderful Mags, love all the cute monsters and fab design.

Donna x

Caz said...

Fab card Mags, love the monsters.
Caz x

Doreen said...

Fabulous cards Mags,love the colours.xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is wonderful Mags, I love all those monsters having a party and the colours and layout are wonderful


nwilliams6 said...

So fun! Cute image and wonderful details. He will love this!!

Jules said...

Gosh Mags it must have taken ages to do all that colouring and cutting out .. .. but what a fantastic finished look.

Cosmic!! LOL!!

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

sassy said...

what fab and fun card superb hugs sassyxxxx

sassy said...

what fab and fun card superb hugs sassyxxxx

Sarah said...

Fab card Mags! Love all of the coloured monsters and the bright colours!

Sarah x

Adrian said...

Wow, such a great card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

BugBites said...

Wow, these are all so Great. TFS with us at CTO.

Esther said...

Very cute!
Love your collection of silly monsters!
Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!

Esther said...

Very cute!
Love your collection of silly monsters!
Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this beautiful creation. So much fun inside and out.
Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Wow Mags, what a fabby card - such a lot of work here with all those monsters! Love your layout and the way everything is arranged - looks fab, Hugs, Teresa x

Wedgie said...

Oh my goodness Mags, I love this card! Its awesome!!

Thanks for joining us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Heather said...

Such an amazing card, love the host of aliens and monsters! So cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Fab gate fold monster card thanks for joining us at poodles parlour anything goes challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh I LOVE it ... your monster party is hilarious!

Ali said...

This is such a fab card - I love those cute monsters! :)

I share your frustration at trying to get a decent photo in the gloom that passes for daylight lately too! :lol:

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.


Shelby said...

What a cool and creative card! Love how you've done the inside. Great card


Dilsaver Designs said...

I love all your fun monsters and how it continues inside and out, so cute! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Star Struck" challenge :)

~ Barb said...

Wow, what a lot of work! Love all those monsters. Great papers too. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Evelina Wikberg said...

What a cool card. Love it all.Thanks for joining us at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs.

Christy Designs said...

Wow...love all the cute monsters and fab design.The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.

Denise and Louise said...

Love this card - such a brilliant design and such cute little monsters.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Heidi said...

I love pollycraft images and these all look great together. thanks so much for sharing your brilliant creation with us at squiggles. hugs heid x

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is super!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!

Rebekah said...

Super work Mags Thanks so much for playing at Divas this wk hugs Rebekah xxx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Wow, it was really a big work put into this creation, it's amazing, really... cosmic! LOL Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
Anna xxx

Franz♥ said...

What a wonderful card, love every detail!

Thanks so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

michele said...

Fabulous card Mags! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Emma H said...

Wow, great card - love your fun cast of aliens! Thanks for sharing your 'cute' creation with us at Pile It On this week!

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Dora said...

O wow Mags, this is stunning, super gorgeous, love those Pollycraft images and everything about your card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG!! Brilliant male card and fabulous images!. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs


Rina said...

Totally adorable!!!!

Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this time!We appreciate your entry and wish you luck and success!!!

Be sure to check back and see if your card is "Featured" or in the Top 5...also, dont forget to come back and VOTE for the Peoples Choice winner...

Rina Fashionista