Thursday, 18 February 2010

Happy Birthday 8 today!!

Hi all

Well Yaseen is glued to his new present a Nintendo DSi so I have got a few minutes to blog and enter the card I made him into a few challenges! We are off bowling later on.

I followed the sketch on Basic Grey challenge blog and Midnight Madness(which are almost identical). The fab thing about the Midnight Madness blog is that you have a choice of 2 slight variations on the same sketch. Hopefully if I get chance later I will be able to use the other sketch too...

The background papers (from Daisy Bucket designs) are some I bought AGES ago and only found them rooting through whilst looking for something else haha typically I never found what I was looking for!!

The stamp is Party Dragon by Lelo Designs (Stampavie) and I have coloured him in using promarkers! I used my new Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder. The number 8 and the balloons are Basic Grey as are the brads. The metal fastener I can't remember where that is from as once again it has been in my stash waiting to see the light of day for ages haha!!

Simon Says Challenge Blog is having a hop and challenge rolled into one, they have put a recipe together for the project. Preferably you need to use a Stampabilities stamp but if like poor lil me you have none you can follow this recipe anyway: 3 TYPES OF EMBELLISHMENTS (brads, fasteners and baloons), 2 PATTERNED PAPERS you can also use coordinating cardstock :-) 1 IMAGE

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Midnight Madness - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania
Cards for Men - Green
Spoonful of Sugar - Spring is in the air
Stamp Something - Something cute
Basic Grey - Sketch
Color Throwdown - Light green, rust and burgundy


  1. Great card Sarah. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.


  2. what a cute little dragon, perfect for a little boy. The colours are just perfect. Is he a magic dragon called "Puff" by any chance
    Lisa ;)

  3. Positively fun and fabulous and perfect for an 8 year old. How cute those balloons are and fabulous papers. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week...I guess our is a lot like the Basic Grey one huh!!! LOL

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. Fabulous card Sarah, one little lad is going to love it. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  5. Awww this is so cute!! I love when you can combine sketches! Wonderful job on this card :)
    - Ann

  6. Fab card Sarah and happy birthday to the birthday boy.



  7. ooooo aint this cute, love everything about it, thanks so much for joining in on this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenges and at BasicGrey Challenges, Good luck sweetie



  8. Hello Sarah! What a great card - I love the paper combination and this is just PERFECT for a little boy!

  9. Hi Sarah - how cute is that little dragon and so beautifully coloured and embellished! I love the colours you have used and the embossing - it adds so much to your card! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge this week, it is always a pleasure seeing your cards and we look forward to having you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  10. What a fantastic card ! I just love the papers you have used and that fantastic image. I love how you have tied the balloons to the number 8 too - very clever.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge and also BasicGrey Challenges.


    Jo xx

  11. Hi lovely Sarah! Just wanted to say thx for telling me about my mistake on the BG challenge! Now rectified! All I can say is "d'oh"!

  12. hello there Sarah :). What a fabulous card, I just LOVE that image, soooo cute! Hope your young manhad a wonderful birthday and that you all enjoyed yourselves thank you also for your wonderfully kind comments on my are a real gem..xx warmest wishes

  13. Hi Sarah..I am so happy to seeing you coming back each week to play with us..this card is just too cute for works, but I will try and find a few... ADORABLE, FUN, PLAYFUL,and plain old CUTE :) Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog. I wanted to just let you know that the MMSC42 Sneak Peek has been posted. It may look intimidating, but I hope you give it a go and just have fun with it. I will be posting the CAS sketch on Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you come up with :)
    MMSC Hostess

  14. Love this card Sarah - fabulous image and colours! x

  15. Beautifully coloured and presented card Sarah!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CFM. Good luck! Viv xx

  16. Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Wow what a gorgous card, the papers, layout, image are all great, love the balloons tied to the 8!! Happy Birthday to Yaseen, those ds's are fab my girls love theirs although they don't have the 'i' version!!
    Hope you have a wonderful time bowling.
    Joanne x

  17. Thanks for the ideas Sarah - your card was lovely and there are lots of lovel cards on the other site
    Lisa ;)

  18. Very cute! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  19. really cute. Thanks for playing at Cards for Men.

  20. This is so darling! I love the balloons tied to the 8! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!


Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog - I really appreciate it!