Monday, 6 April 2020

Drinking On A Week Day

Good morning and happy Monday. Did you enjoy the sunshine yesterday, I know I did, but only from our back garden. I know I'm a saddie but I was so pleased to dry my washing outside. The smell of line-dried washing just makes me happy.
Today I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with a birthday card made using these fun Katzelkraft stamps.

I started by making some inky backgrounds with Distress Inks and Oxides.

Then added some script with the Visible Image stamps. You can't read the words so it doesn't matter that it's a Christmas stamp.

Then I stamped and embossed Sherlock so that I wouldn' t have to cut the tiny details out. The cake quote is by Carmen's Veranda.

Next, I stamped them all again on watercolour paper and coloured him in with Distress Inks. Then I just cut them all out and added to the pre-stamped cards.

I've teamed this one with a Tim Holtz sticker. When I made this you could still go to the pub on a school night - now all the pubs and schools are closed, but if it helps to keep us all safe it's worth it.

I've added glossy accents to his eyes to make them pop a little more.

 I love this sticker, it just makes me laugh.

And here they are all together again. This card is for my son's birthday next month. He's always complaining that he's old now - well he will be 27 next!
I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Happy Birthday, and 
The Craft Stamper TIMI anything goes challenge for April.  

I hope you like my card and join in with our challenge. Just use any stamp from any range that Dot sells in the store and link up over on our Facebook page.
Also, it's the store's 1st birthday and there's a fabulous prize on offer.

Just click on the photo to see the details.
Thanks so much for looking, have a lovely day and stay safe xx


  1. Wonderful card, love all the stamps you used. Everything is closed here, too - I miss going for my coffee! Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  2. Golly, is it really a whole year since your Son's last birthday!!! How time flies... I love this card, the characters are just the cutest ever - I love Sherlock with his adorable little dog. Great backgrounds too! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Fun birthday card for your son. Who knows when we can go anywhere again on a school night, but stay safe in the meantime
    Amanda x

  4. Lovely backgrounds, and those stamps are really cute - great combining of words and pictures too!

    As far as the gelli plate goes, I'm sure you know about them, but Birgit Koopsen's youtube videos are magnificent... many, many of them if you just search "birgit koopsen gelli" on youtube.
    Alison x

  5. What a fun grouping of cards, Sue! I love those bold colors and the expressions in your people - both facial and body language - wonderful cards! hugs, de

  6. Fabulous card, love love it, thank you for the (big) smiles today!!!!
    Happy birthday to your son, Sue.
    Stay safe, hugs xx

  7. Brilliant Sue, lucky son I say. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  8. Loving those gorgeous backgrounds you have created here. My son will be 40 next week . Eek, how did that happen! Stay safe. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Love this .... the backgrounds look fab, I love the stamped images and the words are so funny! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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