Monday, March 24, 2014

A Few Birthday Cards

My plan to get a million birthday cards done didn't quite work out, but I did get a few done so I am calling it a success!

My first one was done with an old image from Whipper Snapper and some papers I found way in the back corner of my scrapbook room. I was so lazy that I didn't even want to color this so I dragged it through some Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet spritzed with glitter mist and sponged a bit of barn door and rusty hinge. Seriously you would have laughed if you could have seen how I did this!

My next card was done for the IC challenge on SCS. The challenge was a trip to Ruth Bleakley's Flickr portfolio; she makes handmade books. So inspirational! I did an accordion card with a fun Enid Barnes image I just had to purchase called Ostrich. His look is so wild! His eyes freak me out AND make me smile!

Here is the inside:

Lastly, I did a card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS - this week the muse was Penny Ward and I cased THIS gorgeous card in her gallery.

I made my flower with some scraps. I hand cut it. I got distracted and watched flower making videos on YouTube (getting the picture of why I didn't do more cards? LOL). HERE is the link to the video if you want to watch it too (warning - this girl is very very happy but super creative - you will never look at scraps the same way again).



  1. I love how you painted and sparkled your first card...quick! Ha It looks super. Your accordion card is great and I do love that ostrich. I could make a million flowers with all the scraps I have. I need to watch that video. Yours turned out so pretty.

  2. All of these are adorable. Love the colors of the first one and you're right about those ostrich eyes. Great way to use scraps on your flower too.

  3. A fabulous selection of cards Nancy, I love the gorgeous colours and jewels on the first one and brilliant design of the second one, but I have to say the last one is my favourite - I love your beautiful flower and what a wonderful way to use up your scraps.
    I know what you mean about YouTube, I think I'll just pop and have a little look and a couple or hours later!!!

  4. I don't know what to say Nancy. A trio of fabulous cards. I don't think they would allow me enough space to comment them properly so I will do the short form. The stork and embellishments on the first card would make anyone happy to receive it. You are correct on the second card. I had a coast to coast smile with the second card. It is almost as if it smiles back. The third card is just funky enough to get the point across and still get a smile and a warm feeling when they get it. All in all I would say fantastic.

  5. Lovely mix of cards. Love that ostrich face. had to giggle because I thought it was an emu face at first and thought of the emu that got away from a farm on the Island this past week and they finally caught it a week later - crafty devil LOL!

  6. Fabulous cards Nancy! Love the variety. ~jeni :)

  7. fantastic selection of cards nancy.i love the fabulous design and images :D

    xx coops xx

  8. I'm always getting off track from my creating by watching You Tube tutorials and the like - so distracting but so much fun! These cards are all fantastic but I have the say that the Ostrich is the one that jumped out at me - love that face :)

  9. Nancy, these are all so fabulous! The Ostrich is gorgeous on it's own - I love what you did with it, and the inside is fabulous as well. Love the distressed look!
    The Whipper Snapper image is beautiful and the colours you chose - wow!
    Finally, your scrappy flower is stunning! Am off to check out the video. wow! wow! wow! Such beautiful inspiration my friend! xx

  10. You are so much more productive than I am. One card is like 42,000 to Three cards is definitely a million. The flamingo is definitely a bling winner. I love how you did the crystals to highlight the tail feathers. The ostrich is so stinking cute you can't help but feel a ping of joy in your heart looking at it. Don't have a clue how you made such a gorgeous flower out of straps-but hey it's amazing.
    Bear Hugs,