Friday, 18 May 2018

Birthday Koala

Hi there,

I hope everyone has had a good week. I can't believe the weekend has come around already.  It's going to be a busy one for me but hopefully I'll find a little time to do some crafting, or at the least, some colouring :) 

Today I have a birthday I would like to share with you. I made this card specifically for the new challenge over at Reverse Confetti.  They have a new website and a new monthly challenge :) This month the theme is birthday....perfect for me as my birthday card stash is virtually non-existent after my huge crafting hiatus.  Unfortunately I don't own many Reverse Confetti products - just a couple of stamp sets and 4 dies I think.  I would LOVE to get much more, especially some of the products from the new release but my goal is to use more of my untouched stash first though before I allow myself to buy anymore.  Plus, as postage to Oz is always I factor, when I order I tend to order alot to justify it - hehe, so some saving is needed or a big sale :)

One of the stamp sets I own is Bear Hugs - it's so darn cute but I had never inked it up, so out it came. Here is my card:

Reverse Confetti Stamps -Bear Hugs
Reverse Confetti Cuts - Bear Hugs
Reverse Confetti Cuts - Circles N' Scallops
Clearly Besotted Stamps - Sweet Little Sentiments
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 14
Simon Says Stamp - Woodgrain Cardstock
MFT Paper Pack -Dots and Stripes Confection
MFT Paper Pack - Calm and Cozy Chevron
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Sparkling Clear 4mm
Doodlebug Design Sprinkles - Silver Assortment
Ranger Enamel Accents - Black
Glue Dots - Invisi Dots for Vellum

I coloured the image in with my copics and then die cut it out.  I lightly sponged a circle die cut from Circle and Scallops set with some distress ink and added a scrap of white embossed vellum I had lying around in my scrap box to the bottom. I foam mounted the cute koala onto it and added some sequins. This circle was then adhered to a larger scalloped circle I die cut from some woodgrain card.  All my pastel background papers were from my box of odds and ends, because of this I don't have any information on the yellow spotted paper - I think it is from a digital paper pack but I don't know which one - sorry. This papers where adhered to a die-cut square woodgrain card which was adhered to a card base.  I foam mounted the sentiment and added a few silver dots for some sparkle.

My choice of pastel background papers was inspired by the current  Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

 I would also like to link this card up with Seize the Birthday challenge and Addicted to Stamps Challenge 292 - Make your Mark.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hugs Ax


  1. I'm loving everything about his card, the colors and layout are great, but the koala is to cute for words! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  2. Oh this is so sweet! Your koala is absolutely darling. Great use of the pastels! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  3. This birthday card is absolutely adorable! I also tell myself I need to use what I have... but then there's always something I just have to have! :P Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Awww. now this is too stinkin cute! Adorable!

  5. Love the image!!
    Great design - like all the layers!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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