Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Happy Belated Birthday Bro!

It was my brother Michael's birthday on Friday, I won't tell you how old he was) I didn't forget, honest! The card was made on time but I couldn't give it to him til Sunday....not that he ever looks in here- he's not a computer geek at all! He likes bikes, but he's already had a bike card... 
Anyway, I made everything and then suddenly realised, (at that time) I still didn't have any ink in my printer and couldn't print out the digi I wanted, so rummaged through my messy craft room to find something already printed out and small enough to fit on the front. (It was going to be a bugaboo car, but the one I found was too big) 
Never mind, it's the thought that counts! And I had so many of them as I went through boxes of bits of printouts- sometimes I think I should throw them out, but they do come in handy! 
This Bugaboo digi has been sitting on my living room dresser since Christmas! (I'm not a great believer in dusting... not when there's glue-ing to do!) It was just the right size, had a birthday cake and the sentiment was with it too. Perfect. Although the car would've been better.(But then the car has flowers on it...)
I'm sure the all papers were a freebie 6x6 pack from Simply Cards and PaperCraft Magazine ages ago. (Yep, 2012 Issue 92-.it's called TRAVELlight by We R Memory Keepers... how clever of me to write it on the back!) I've also used DieCuts, plus some screws, hammer and spanner brads and cut out the Happy Birthday Bro with my Quickutz thingy. There's about eight layers altogether if you count the black card too- or four if you don't.
The font on the right is called Ackident it's a freebie download HERE (I've linked it tons of times) There's also a bit of Stickles Glitter glue too. Not my usual colours but they all go so well. That's it I think, thank you for stopping by!
Avenue613-Anything goes/ or Optional
Artisticin spirations-Easter colors or Anything goes
One stitch at a time-Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Diva's Anything goes 
Through The Craft Room Door- Anything Goes
 Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper-patterned paper (April)
Crafting by designs-April-Anything goes


  1. That is super FAB... great colours and those gears and stuff are amazing. Nice to see you got a Stella on there too :-D That font for the lettering is nice and was a brilliant idea. I have never seen a quickutz but I am guessing it's a plotter.
    Great card Spyder :-)

    IKE xxxxxxx

  2. Brilliant card - and I did enjoy your write up! I'm still smiling. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  3. Well you went through a lot to get this card done - and the result is awesome! Your brother is sure to love it! I really like all those die cuts!

  4. Great Card.Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our weekly challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  5. What a great card. I love the Bugaboo image and all the details around it. Great creation and sure to be well received.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week for our Anything Goes challenge at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  6. Great card,thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  7. Fabulous card! Love your story about how you made this wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  8. Really cool card! Love all the gears and screws and mechanical embellishments! LOVE how you did the letters for Happy Birthday! Each time I organize my craft room, I'm tempted to throw things out, but then I'm afraid I might "need" them later. I have made the mistake of getting rid of a couple things, and then I ended up rebuying them to replace them. Lesson Learned here! lol... :) Now I judge how easily and inexpensively something can be replaced before I donate or discard something; just in case.

  9. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Your card is cute!

    Hugs, Melissa DT

  10. What a great card and you just have to smile at that image. I'm sure your brother love d it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  11. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your super card - hope to see you again soon x

  12. What a fun, fun card !! Great papers and patterns !! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!

    Mayra DTM

  13. Wow, I REALLY like your card! I LOVE the colors and the gears! Great job!

    Thank you for sharing with us a Craftin Desert Divas!
    Make sure you check out our April Stamp release. The FUN starts April 22nd, hope to see you there!
    Shelly DTM


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