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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Monday, 14 March 2016

DV #127 All About Birthdays

It seems ages since I blogged for Dream Valley, but I am delighted to be back! Our challenge this time is All About Birthdays, which should give you lots of scope. We are sponsored by Dies to Die For with a fabulous £15 voucher to their store.

127 All About Birthdays

My card was a birthday card for an old friend who has a penchant for cats, so I thought this might amuse her. The images are all from Katzelkraft, from the Les Chats Russes and Les Drole Accesories sets, apart from the balloons which are from Tim Holtz’s Crazy Things stamps. I coloured them all with distress inks. My background was created by inking through two stencils, firstly the patchwork triangular shapes stencil with pink and blue inks and then through the Ginkgo, Designs By Ryn stencil with a green DI. I added some glitter fabric covered wire to the balloons and gave them all some dimension with 3d glue gel.

I am entering this into:-

Bastel-Traum – #38 Birthday
Catch The Bug – Mar: Bright and Cheery
Challenge Up Your Life – #36 Die Cutting
Craft Rocket Challenges – #10 Feathers and/or Fur
Crafting With Dragonflies – #52 Girly Cards
Creative Knockouts – #32 Die Cuts/Punches
Creative Playground – #2 Birthday
Dragon’s Lair – Mar: Bingo Grid (Bottom Line – Bow, Blue and Birthday)
Dragonfly Dreams – Mar: Use A Die cut
DRS Designs – #217 Cut It Out
Ellibelles Creative Moments – Let’s Colour Linky Party #5
Kreativeinkauf – #36 Balloon
Morgan’s Art World – #5 Include A Sentiment
Penny Black and More – Mar: Feature a Creature
That’s Crafty – Stencils and Masks

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  1. Gorgeous card Lin - love the soft pastel colours! Hope all is well with you.
    Helen x

  2. I love the delicate colour combo you've chosen.....very famine. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  3. This makes me smile! So happy looking! Thanks for playing with us at Dragons Lair Designs Challenge this month! Nanette, DT

  4. Oh... so a cute birthday card... Love it :) Thanks for sharing by bastel-traum... Hugs Ute

  5. Lovely colours such a fun card
    Thanks for joining Dragons Lair Designs
    Lynne DT

  6. A super card Lin, he's a real fun cat as well, many thanks for joining our Penny Black and More March Feature a Creature theme.

    B x

    1. This card is so fun and happy TFS Craft Rocket Lis DT

  7. What a great card! Love the soft colors - your awesome bg and the cute images! Fun card and thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

  8. i love the soft colours and colouring on this fun birthday card with all the big day elements! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  9. Lovely, all the soft colours. And the cat is such a fun image.
    Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your Life.

  10. How cute is this! Love it! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

  11. lovely card, pretty pastel shades, thank you for taking part in the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge

  12. Stunning… I love this:) Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

  13. This is fantastic! Great colors and design!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    xEllie/ Let's Color and Critters and Creatures Linky Party

  14. Great card I LOVE how you cut out and popped up the images! Thanks for joining us for Catch the Bug Bright and Cheery challenge, hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT.

  15. Just love that blue cat who has lost the balloons. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at the "Birthday Bash" Challenge at Imagine That, Lisa Lynn DT.

  16. Oh my goodness. I love everything about this card--the background, all the images (especially that adorable cat), and the sentiment--everything just works so well together.

    Thanks so much for entering your creation into our current challenge over at Imagine That! Digis by Kris. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
    D├ęcosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  17. Hi there I love your creation it's so cool and perfect for our Bingo Challenge over on DLD. Jacqui DT DLD

  18. What a great card.
    Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Bingo Grid" challenge for March. Good luck.
    Gwyneth DT

  19. Love the colours very sweet
    thanks for joining dragons lair

  20. Love this card and I love the background you created. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)


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