Thursday, 24 September 2020

Happy birthday baby!

Hello, crafting friends!

I definitely needed cheering up on this grey-sky day but some bright colours and the birthday of a tiny person perked me up no end!

I've been doing a lot of masking lately, which enables me to work on the card base itself rather than adding a layer. This card started with a mask and a soft blend of blue ink to represent sky. I stamped the elephant from MFT's Safari Party directly on top of that, and then again on a scrap of card stock which was then coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, fussy cut and glued over the original. 

The friendly looking flowers from Stampin' Up's Under My Umbrella work well with this elephant :) I stamped a few different clusters, coloured them and cut them out before arranging them at her feet. Finally, I added a punched heart and a sentiment created from an MFT and an Inkydoodles set.

I'm linking this card up with the Day of the Month Card Club challenge where the theme is Elephant Appreciation Day and with AAA Birthday where the challenge is to use Animals or Critters on our cards. The colours come from this week's Green, Pink and Blue palette at Just Us Girls.

On the subject of birthdays, six years ago, the youngest member of my family - and the floofiest! - was born. Here she is, when she came to live with us in 2014 and changed our lives for ever.

She has become an elegant grown up lady dog who has learned all her obedience skills (but sometimes conveniently forgets them) and has become a loyal and constant companion (except when those cheeky squirrels taunt her or if there's someone around with a tasty snack!) I love her with all my heart. Happy Birthday Eva, my sweet girl!

Sending hugs,


  1. Eva was an adorable pup,can see why you fell in love with her,a fabulous fun card in beautiful colours

  2. A really great image and a lovely background, a really classy card.

    Kath x

  3. Glad that our dog is not the only one who forgets all training very conveniently...
    Love the pink elephant
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  4. Wha a cute Ellie Vicky, can't help but make you smile.

    Happy Birthday to Eva, I agree they so change our lives and certainly for the better. I couldn't image life without at least one dog to keep me company, but been like that since the day I was born.

    B x

  5. Cute card but even cuter pup. Happy birthday Eva xxxx

  6. Awh! Such a sweet card to welcome a new baby! What a sweet baby Eva was and a beauty she is now! A blessing to you.

  7. Adorable pink elephant! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  8. Both the card and baby Eva are so cute! xoxo

  9. Awww, that's such a darling card, Vicky - I just love your sweet pink elephant! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC! Hugs, Rosi

  10. Totally agree with Em, your sweet dog as well as your card are very cute ! I’m more a cat person but I feel exactly the same with my cat. Great you enjoy playing with masking technique, that the way I finally enjoyed more and more malin One Layer Cards !

  11. This card cheers me up , too! Just adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC. Cornelia

  12. Ohhh Eva as a puupy! What a great picture :) Your card is adorable too and I like the placement of the heart ~ Sweet

  13. Such an adorable card and pup! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!


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