Wednesday, 1 January 2014

17th Birthday

   This is one of my favourite stamps because I think it is so versatile. It can be used for young boys with their toy cars through to teenagers learning to drive and onto the older generation thinking back to their youth. I have chosen it for my nephew's 17th birthday card as he can now apply for a driving licence and learn to drive.
   I have used a map of the area where he lives as the backing paper for the card and matted and layered it onto dark green mirri card and a pale green card. The image called 'toot toot!' from Lili of the Valley was coloured using Promarkers and a silver gel pen. I then cut it out using a Spellbinders curved rectangle die, applied distress ink to the edges and matted it onto dark green mirri card. I attached card candi to the corners of this and wrote '17' in gold on each of the candi. Finally I added a birthday wishes sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Whoopsi Daisy - celebrations
   Creative Inspirations - celebrations
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps - lovely wishes
   Kaboodle Doodles - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - birthdays
   Glitter n Sparkle - use your favourite image
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   The Squirrel and The Fox - anything goes
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
   Creative Card 2 - anything goes


  1. What a super cute card! Just love the background papers with this image! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle.

  2. A fantastic card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and Happy New Year! xxx

  3. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Lacy Sunshine

  4. This is beautiful Love the backing "map" papers. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
    Blessed and creative 2014!
    Olga DT G'nS

  5. Gorgeous. Wonderful image and the background map is a perfect match.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  6. Gorgeous card - love the versatile image - no wonder it is one of your faves! (love the map backing paper too! ) thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  7. A beautiful card with an adorable image. The backing papers are a perfect match. Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  8. What a fabulous birthday card! Great idea to use the map of the local area too. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, hope to see you again real soon! Susan x

  9. Such a fab card for the blokies! Great image and love the map background.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  10. Such a cute boy card! Super adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  11. Super cute card. Thank you for playing at Glitter n sparkle. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  12. I just adore that you have used and actual map as the backing paper! That is so brilliant!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  13. Fab card !Love your papers .
    Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

  14. What a fun birthday card and such a nice personal touch with the map !! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  15. What a darling card and a fun theme! Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. Happy New Year!

  16. super cute image and the perfect backing paper - love this! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

  17. This is so cute. I just love the image and your map paper. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT