Birthday Surprise!

This month the free image for the Scrapper’s Delights progressive challenge on their Facebook page was of palm trees. I decided to combine it with anther of their images to make up a scene.

Materials used: 
Scrapper’s Delights : Jungle Palms
Scrapper’s Delights: Funky Ashley
X-Press It card
dark creen card
mid green card
Sheena’s A4 Jungle Leaves embossing folder
white, pearlised yellow, pearlised blue and pearlised lilac card snippets
balloon punch
acrylic greeting stamp
black archival ink pad

Arrange the two images on the page as you want them and print out on X-Press It card. I tried to have Ashley looking as if she is hiding behind the tree ready to surprise someone with the balloons.

Colour the images with Copic pens. When I coloured in Ashley I turned her spikey hair into leaves like a leafy head-dress.

Trim the coloured image to size and mat onto dark green card.

Use the A4 embossing folder to emboss the mid green card and cut a piece to layer onto the front of an A5 white card blank leaving a narrow border around the edges.

Stamp out the greeting with black ink onto a scrap of white card and mat onto dark green card matching the topper. Attach both matted elements to the front of the card.

Confession time! The balloons in the corner are actually covering an ink splodge that accidentally got onto the finished topper! I found some scrap pieces of card that just matched the colours I had used on the image. Phew, crisis averted.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Progressive Challenge
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights #68 – July Anything Goes
Come and Get It – Summertime
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1730 – Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #169 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #184 – Anything Goes
Ike’sWorld Challenge #93 – Anything Goes/ Kindness
Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore July – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #38 – Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #64 – Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #28 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place July – Summer Fun!
Addicted To Stamps And More #252 – Make Your Mark 


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to Birthday Surprise!

  1. Super card Pippa. Lovely combination. You did a great rescue. The little balloons look like they have escaped from the little girls grip and just floating away.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. Jasmina says:

    Awesome card! I love your coloring and the embossed background. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

  4. Sherry says:

    Beautiful Card,.. Thanxx For Playing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends This Week…
    Sherry Lynn

  5. Sall Baker says:

    Ahhh how cute, totally adorable. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  6. Anonymous says:

    Your coloring on this is superb! Love the entire card. I was wondering if you had a photo of your pillow case tennis dress? Pretty sure I could find something I’ve seen all the same line.. Not my strength either 😁. Thank you for joining in on the PIP challenge. Look forward to more.

  7. Vickie Y says:

    Adorable! Beautifully colored. Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

  8. Ike says:

    FABulous colouring skills 🙂 Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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