Monday, March 7, 2016

Old Man Birthday

Hello friends - It is Monday evening there for me in Australia and I have had a reasonably productive day - so that has to be good - doesn't it!!  In among real life and creative deadlines it is always nice to make something just because....and this is one of those cards.

I was given a big container of cards that were made years ago and am upcycling them where I can - of course all of the cardstock is going to be reused, but there are a few images that just have to be on a card - and this is one of them.

The 'old man' has been cut out by hand and popped up onto white cardstock using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares, which has been layered onto a precut patterned square (recycled).  My base card has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Celebra'tions Pierced Rectangles  - I have to say, this is a favourite Die to use for a card base.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz stamp set.  The splatters have been added using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko irRESISTibles in Electric Blue, Electric Yellow and Electric Orange - a great look for a party - don't you think!?

This card is for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist: All That Glitters
Simply Create Too Challenge - Anything Goes
Amusing - Birthday Celebrations
Aliciabel Challenge Blog - Anything Goes or Birthdays or Other Celebrations
Morgans Artworld Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – Recycling
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. This is awesome Linda...i love the way u have used the dies with beautiful bright colors with just perfect image...love it :)

  2. Perfect! I love this. I need to make 2 cards for men who are turning 100 and this image would be just the thing!

  3. Hi Linda what a super card and the image is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. What a fun and fabulous card Linda - love the vibrant colours and the die cuts

  5. Fabulous and wonderful card Linda thank you for joining us on this fortnight's challenge over on Morgans Art World
    Dianne x
    MAW CT

  6. Just a FUN-FANtastic card!! Brilliant design! Hugs, Pirjo Dt from QKR Stampede

  7. Fabulous card Linda, the image is great and just love the lovely bright colours in your background. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  8. Fun card, thanks for sharing with Morgan's Art World!

  9. Too, cute, Linda. Looks like the old guy is having a fabulous birthday. Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede challenge.

  10. You've made a FABulous scene Linda..LOving your colours and design. Thank you so much for sharing this week at QKR Stampede.

  11. Great upcycling of an old card, the colours are so eye catching.

  12. Gorgeous card.. fun image and colours.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge #53 at Artbymiran Challenge... Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck at the draw..



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