Friday, 15 May 2020

Now That's What I Call A Party!

Good morning and happy Friday. Today I'm sharing my second 'Tea Party' piece for this month's Country View Crafts challenge. Nothing says party quite like the Tim Holtz crazy gang.

This is my Dad's birthday card from the end of last month. As I'm typing this on a very cold Easter Monday I've not given it to him yet, so although it's in the past it's also in the future??? Who says time travel doesn't exist lol. We were all meant to be in Tenerife to celebrate his 80th but the best-laid plans eh! I'll tell you something, he's going to have one heck of an 81st!

So who remembers these? Yes, of course, I had to buy Tim's distress paints, but then I hardly used them. But, as I knew I was colouring my crazies with distress markers I wanted to use the same colours, so out they came!

Soo lots of paint, stencilling, and flicking later we have a background. If you look carefully you may spot the kitchen sink in there!

Then a little bit of mark-making in black acrylic to make the colours pop.

Wow, my photographic skills know no bounds do they... in my defence, I was busy at the time. I stamped the accessories on leftovers from my bit box.

Then I added the Stampotique happy birthday banner - and later on, I just about covered it up again lol.

Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my crazies, but I do lose the will to live die cutting them. So for the simple shapes, I just cut them out and saved the dies for the animals.
Everything has been coloured with Distress Markers, clear embossed and either glittered or Glossy Accented.

Here they are all together - they were definitely worth the effort!

I've used quilling strips on my balloons and die cut a little 80. I wanted to put it on the yellow balloon top right, but Neil said it looked better on the blue balloon and I don't often let him have his own way. To be honest it's usually "I don't know/care" so it was good that he had an opinion lol.
So I hope you like it, I hope my Dad likes/liked it, and I hope that next year we all have brilliant birthdays.

I'm entering my card into the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge for May, which, as always, is anything goes.
Thanks very much for looking and take care x


  1. Fabulous 'Time Travel' piece. Great colours. So many plans have had to be canceled. But next year has to be better! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Yes, indeed... that's a party-and-a-half! I adore the painty layers in the background, and all the glitter, gloss and clear-emboss brings those partying canines to life brilliantly. I'm sure your dad will love this when he eventually gets to see it in the flesh... and as you say, the celebrations will be all the bigger once they get to happen properly.
    Alison x

  3. What a fun and colourful birthday card!!! Happy birthday to your dad!!! Take care and big hugs xx

  4. Now that’s a fun party to go to, fabulous card Sue
    Amanda x

  5. What a great card, it's fun and colourful.
    Shame this year celebrations/travel plans were cancelled, I'm sure you will make up for it next year.

    Have a great weekend.

    All the best Jan

  6. Now that's the kind of party I would love to go to, it looks like so much fun. Love the card and I am sure your Dad Loved it too! Sorry you missed out on the holiday though but hopefully next year all will be well! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Fab card, Sue. Love the background. I didn't buy the Distress paints but I've only just started to use up my original Adirondack paints, lol. Love the fun in this and the colours are just gorgeous. I especially love your streamers :-)

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! Such a shame he can't celebrate in style, but - as you say - next year will be super special! My mum's 81, too...and Dad would've been 81 this month.
    Stay safe!
    Cath x

  8. It really says "Party" and the riot of colours and shapes is fantastic, albeit tiresome to create... Well worth it for such a special occasion and special young (at heart) man! x

  9. Now that is a Party Sue, i'm thinking this card is your interpretation of what WILL be happening next year for your Dad's 80th on hold.. I'm so glad you brought out the distress paints because they are fabulous, i've had to throw so much paint away recently because it has split or dried out. I adore this card creation, with those steamers a BIG HOORAH to your Dad on his Birthday & many Happy returns.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  10. WOW! .... I want to be at that party!!! This looks amazing .... well done with all the fussy cutting. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge.


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