Monday, 26 May 2014

A Birthday Brew

Morning all...happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all, although the weather here isn't that great and it looks like we will have rain showers on and off all day! We're off out shortly to look at new flooring for the bathroom and we hope to take advantage of some bank holiday discounts if we can!

It was my hubby's birthday last weekend and this is the card I made for him using my new Cheery Lynn Step Card Die!

Those of you who visit my blog regularly will know I recently learnt how to make step cards and its true to say I have become a bit addicted to them. 

Creating the blank template was easy with the instructions that my crafty buddy Sue gave me but working full time often leaves me little time for crafting, so to make life easier, I treated myself to this die and oh my quick to create and the die cuts beautifully!

I purchased direct from Cheery Lynn Designs in the USA and the cost including shipping worked out at about £27.00. Shipping was really fast too and I had the die within a week! I'm such a happy bunny now!

I'm entering my card into this weeks From The Heart Stamps Challenge #68...Card Sketches with a Twist (I've gone for the twist which is to use a sentiment) ends 01/06/14

Digital Image & Sentiment: From The Heart Stamps (Birthday Brew)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Happy Calm)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Brocade Blue)
Embellishments: Brads from my craft stash, Doodlebug Rub-on Stitches
Tools: Joy Crafts Die (Labels & Tags), Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die)
Sentiment: Hubby lettering created on the computer using 'Cinnamon Cake' font


Jo said...

Donna, this card is fantastic :)
Your colouring is awesome, as always.
The sketch challenge at From The Heart has a twist, this week is to use a sentiment, you don't have to use the sketch as long as the twist is used. You should enter this fab card. xx

Catherine said...

This is such a great card Donna ! Love the shape and the image is really cool ! Great colouring too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Juls said...

This is fabulous!!! think I may need those dies ... I always get in a guddle when I do it with measurements and score boards!! Hugs Juls

gail said...

love the card, your image is great, and good idea with the die. Gail

Jo said...

YAY! :) xx

Sue said...

Wonderful card Donna, Such a great image, I love the design and gorgeous papers too.
That die looks fabulous, I would be very tempted if I had any spare money!
It's been raining ALL day here, I hope it improves a bit for the rest of the half-term holidays.
hugs Sue xx

catherine said...

Fabulous card for hubby Donna. Great that you managed to find youself a die for the step card- there will be no stopping you now(lol). Hope you managed to find some flooring for the bathroom and survived the bank holiday shoppers!
x catherine

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Happy birthday Hubby! You make male cards look so easy... This is another fab example. Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday x

Imke said...

Fabulous card, Donna ! I´ve never tried a step card, seems a lot of work. I totally like the colors and all the little extras.

Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge with a tWisT @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is a gorgeous masculine centre step design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kelly L said...

Donna, I love your step card, the coloring and embellies used on it! :) SO great that someone came up with a die to help make it easier on us all for this ... some days after work, I just want to sit at my craft desk and be creative! :) That's my down-time.

coops said...

so stunning donna.the image is fab and i love your colours and isn`t this step die fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Donna said...

Hi ya Donna, love your card, so darling. Just want to say I'm Donna's Doodles as well. My dog is Doodles so thus the name of my blog.