Monday, 23 February 2015

Happy birthday, man!

This is a birthday card for one of my great nephews who is a Simpsons fan (hope he still is!) - it's his birthday today and I know he's received this,, so it's safe to blog.

The top and bottom are offcuts from a piece of mirror card that had been embossed with one of the 8 x 8 embossing folders from the textures bundle I bought recently (the beauty of an 8 x 8 folder is that there will be snippets over after making a 6 x 6 card). The sentiment strip across the middle is another offcut, with some washi tape added and the Simpsons picture from the internet.

This is for:

Pixie's snippets week 165
613 avenue create 112: anything goes + option: birthday
One stitch at a time 231: anything goes with birthdays
Eureka 129: birthday cards
Creative card crew 81: birthday with sentiment
Scrap & craft 3: birthday
ShowCASe your style 9: birthday
Craft for the craic February: birthday or anniversary
Allways something creative 93: birthday
Addicted to stamps 98: embossing
Get creative 9: must have embossing
Sparkles 65: one for the boys
The male room 04: create background paper
Simon says Wednesday: add a little texture
Crafty boots: use a sentiment
Creative craft cottage 34: include a sentiment
Simon says Monday: no rules
The pink elephant 287: anything goes
Craft your passion 250 anything goes
Crafting from the heart 48: anything goes
Not just cards 13: anything goes
Inspiration destination 21: anything goes
Card and scrap 91: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 94: anything goes


  1. Great card for a guy, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  2. Fab card, I love all of the sparkle. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Hazel! I just love how you always make your cards so personalized for the recipient! And what a fun "manly" card this is for your great nephew. I really admire the embossing technique you used on the background and how you incorporated that great metallic component. I love how the card is both sophisticated and fun. Thank you so much for sharing your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. Oh my sons would just love this. I love the red and black combination. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Card Challenges!
    Monica - DT

  6. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  7. A really fun Simpson card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT

  8. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen ASC-Challenge. Liebe Grüße, Manuela

  9. A great 'boy' card with a touch of shiney glamour and a clever way to use your scraps
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT member)

  10. Fabulous card Hazel :-) who doesn't love The Simpson's !! :-) I am sure your nephew will love this ! Brilliant !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  11. Very cool card :) Thank you for joining the allwayssomethingcreative challenge. Creative greetings from stempelfrida.

  12. Brilliant card Hazel! And I think that it's a case of 'once a Simpsons fan, always a Simpsons fan'!!

    Thank you so much for coming to play in the Snippets Playground again!


    Di xx

  13. Hi hazel just love the image on your card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

  14. OMG this is just an adorable image. Thanks for joining us over at Eureka Stamps..

    DT Pam

  15. Brilliant card and love the embossing--Thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges
    Carol DT x

  16. Such a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart and good luck in the draw!

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  17. I love the metallic sheen and the embossed texture. Great image too! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room challenge!

  18. Awesome card and it's my relative lol
    Thank you so much for playing our Birthday challenge at One Stitch at A Time.
    Good luck and i hope you will come back next time.
    DT Nataliya

  19. Cool card for a boy! Great way to create a background. Thanks for joining us in The Male Room
    Louise xx

  20. Awesome background! Thanks for joining in at TMR!

  21. Oh that image takes me back, lol! Love the background too. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT

  22. Love it, Hazel - that sparkle really makes it pop!

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen N x

  23. Oh my...! what an awesome birthday card! I'd definitely want to have one on my birthday! thank for sharing your creation.

    Birthday Wishes


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