Sunday 16 March 2014

40th birthday card

My stepson was 40 the other day - this is the card that I made for him using a Docrafts candles stamp (it is a long stamp with 25 candles on it, so I stamped twice and cute 5 off each image). I can't remember where I got the text card from, but I've got lots of it in different colours. The piece on the shape at the top was in my offcuts box - I used another piece to print our message on the inside of the easel strut.I coloured the candles with spectrum noir pens and promarkers.

I'm entering this into these challenges:

As you like it: favourite colouring medium and why - alcohol markers - have lots of copics, promarkers, flexmarkers and spectrum noir (my favourite now)
Graph it week 11: male colours
Hiding in my craftroom 141: colour it - markers
Sunday stamper 299: happy
Dream valley 77: big birthdays
Craftin desert divas 26: birthdays
Whoopsi Daisy: birthday
Paper pretties 301: birthday cards
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Fussy & fancy 109: birthdays
Bloggers challenge: they say it's your birthday
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): fancy folds
Totally papercrafts 210: shaped cards
Hobby cutz 39: shaped card
Cardz 4 guys 9: typography - words
Pile it on 11: for a guy
Nutcrafters 63: boys, boys, boys - male card
Stempelsnne 110: boys/men birthdays
The artistic stamper creative team blog March: letters, words and numbers
A creative romance: seeing double - I used the same stamp but cut five candles off different ends so they didn't look quite the same
Fairytale 87: an old stamp (one of the first I bought ages ago)
One crazy stamper March: anything goes
Little red wagon 228: truly dimensional
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes


  1. Happy birthday to your son!
    Good luck!
    Bravo- Awesome card!

  2. Happy birthday for your son. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Loving the candles, I too have the stamp. Caz

  3. great card. thanks for joining us at whoopsie daisy, good luck. hope to see you again xx

  4. I see the daffodils are out in your garden too! Great card Hazel, thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  5. Great card for your SS, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. Great card! I must try the easel technique. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Sister Act! -Alycia

  7. Great card! I must try the easel technique. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Sister Act! -Alycia

  8. Love this, Hazel - a really striking design.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  9. Another great card. I love the easel style to showcase that great candle stamp. Thanks again for playing along with Little Red Wagon's Truly Dimensional challenge.

  10. Wow what a fantastic easel card...I love it! Love all the candles and layers you have, he will surely treasure that card forever! Thank you for linking it up to Seize the Birthday!

  11. Wow! What a wonderful easel card! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  12. This is fabulous Hazel. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT Member

  13. A great masculine card and I love all the candles

    Thanks again for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  14. Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. Great card Hazel...Loving how they fit all those candles on it!
    Great design and shape too.

  16. Great card Hazel. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.

  17. It's my birthday today and all these candles on your card looks like they're just for me - aren't they? Beautiful card, love it!!
    Thank you for the nice comment you left about my christmas card Hazel, and perhaps you would like to send me a little card with froggy ;-)....
    Rosi x

  18. what a wonderful birthday card for your step-son! I'm sure he loved it!

    thank you so much for joining our 'For a Guy' challenge over at Pile it On! hope to see you again next week. we love it when you pile on the challenges! :)

  19. Fantastic card dearie.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  20. That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  21. Great card! Perfect for our shaped card challenge at Hobby Cutz. Thank you for playing. Hope to see you next challenge.

  22. Amazing stamp image for an amazing card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  23. FANTASTIC card!! Happy Birthday to your Son!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  24. What a fun card! So creative and perfect for a guy! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

  25. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month

  26. Great card, TFS with us at OCS!

  27. What a fun cute card! Thank you for joining us over at the Treasured Times Challenge!


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