It's the weekend .... whoo hoo! I don't know about where you are but it's flippin' cold here! Luckily we haven't had any snow yet ..... but there's time!! I think a day spent in the old craft room is the best plan!
It's also time to remind you about the current Craft Stamper Challenge ....... have you entered yet?
It's a Take a Stamp month and basically ..... Anything Goes, as long as there's rubber stamping on your project somewhere.
Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Dali Art
Don't forget there's also our monthly Design Winner ........ chosen by the DT.
Check out all the challenge details and the prizes over on the Craft Stamper Blog .... and today you'll also find lots of fantastic inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
January's a busy month for birthdays for me so I've been catching up on my card making .... we've already had one birthday this week! Lauren's is at the weekend ..... so we'll be out celebrating no doubt ...... and then this is for another special someone who has a birthday next weekend ......
How cute are these guys ...... the new Dogs from Katzelkraft ..... I love them!!! They're a right happy looking bunch!!
I've stamped all the elements for my design onto white card, coloured them using Distress Inks and then cut each one of them out.
The little guy with his balloons ..... all ready to party
I added a little shape to the balloons using an embossing tool to add dimension ......
This is obviously the birthday boy ..... looking pleased with his gift!
Before sticking all the pieces on I added some colour to my background card ....... I brushed over some Distress Inks mixed with water .......
and then added a few splatters here and there to add a bit more interest ......
The words are from the Crazy Talk stamp set from Tim Holtz ...... they go so well don't they
And I finished off by adding another little guy inside ....
Not sure we'll be having balloons this weekend ........ although Lauren has said she wants a birthday cake!!!! Better get down to M&S I think ..... I'm not risking baking one myself!
Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.
Stay warm ...... stay safe!
Cheerio until next time