Friday, April 13, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts - Best Wishes

Hello friends, thanks so much for dropping in.  Creating your own background for a card is right on trend at the moment and so much fun.  There is no limit to the possibilities - giving us unique works of art - you have to love that!

I have stamped my background using the Little Birdie Crafts Llama Birthday stamp set using Imagine Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.  I placed three Cacti stamps on an acrylic block and repeated the stamping evenly over the card front, allowing room for the pots.  The images have been coloured using Chameleon Pens - perfect for creating the different shades on each Cacti and pot.

The card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

Next an oval has been cut/embossed from the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Etched Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest) using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.   The die has been used as a stencil, sponging inside the cutting edge using Imagine Memento Ink in Desert Sand with Bamboo Leaves, lightly added for shading.

A Little Birdie Crafts Handmade 3D Embellishment has been popped up onto the Oval and a sentiment from the same pack below - nice and easy!  I have randomly added faux Enamel Dots using Imagine Pico Embellisher (neon) in Electric Pink to finish.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colouring Medium (&why) - so many toones in one pen.
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Happy Birthday
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes (opt Twist - use a real stamp)
Time Out Challenge Spring - opt twist, one layer
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Use a Die 
Get Creative Challenges - NO PATTERN PAPER
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + option of Balloons
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Birthday

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. A super card, I love your stamped background. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  2. What a fun and fabulous card Linda - love your self made background :-)

  3. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT with your lovely card, xxxx

  4. What a fun, beautifully coloured background, Linda ... the perfect spot for that 3D cactus! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  5. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges, Through the Purple Haze, Moving Along with the Times, and Always Happy Birthday. Hope you'll join us again in our next challenge too.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  6. What a great card Linda - I love that you made the background - you did an amazing job. I love this card - Thanks for playing along at Papercraft Business Challenge #5 - cant wait to see what you make next month!!


  7. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Springtime’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx


  8. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Springtime’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  9. Your cactus flowers look amazing, I love the repetitive stamping and your coloring looks awesome! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  10. Great background. Wonderful card. So glad you added your card to Die Cut Divas.

  11. Such fun! I too just created with fun cacti ;) I love how you colored the images.

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Happy Birthday, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Linda, your card is awesome! You're absolutely right, a stamped background is on trend & you did a fantastic job with those little cacti stamps. I really must try this technique. Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
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  14. Hi Linda! This is fantastic! Loving the cacti and succulents, so cheery and colorful.
    Thanks for playing along this month and hope to see you for upcoming challenges at Papercraft Business!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  15. Fabulous card Linda thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx
    DT for IDCB

  16. What a wonderful card... Love it totally...Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  17. SOOO cute! Love your colorful cacti!!! Great job! Jess @ freshbyjess
    Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  18. Love your card, the cacti background and colouring are wonderful. :)
    Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Juan @ Proud PB DT Member

  19. Awesome card and coloring,beautiful design too...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge
    Željka DT xx

  20. I have so many cacti stamps and now, with seeing your project, maybe I'll get them out. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft Business Challenge. We hope you join us again for Challenge #6.
    Aletha Jane
    PB Design Team

  21. Hello Linda! :) I always knew you had a dry sense of humour. I love how you've created your stamped and coloured background. Your colouring is sooo good. Thanks for joining us at Get creative Challenge. Cheers, Janelle (DT)


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