Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Birthday boy

Last Sunday, we enjoyed a lovely birthday BBQ, and of course I could not turn up without a card for the birthday boy.

For the layout I used this week's fun sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

And since the birthday boy and I had been talking about books and the use of bookmarks (he told me he always folds the corners of the page, which means he can never borrow any of my books!!!), I decided to make him a bookmark, too. For that I used the first image I had been colouring to test the colours.

Materials used:
Image - Bugaboo (got it as a Friday Freebie)
coloured with Spectrum Noirs
Sentiment and number in balloon - computer-generated
PP - from my old stash of DCWV papers
CS - Core'dinations
Buttons - from my big bag of buttons
Ribbon - from my stash of Kars fibers

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #207
Sentimental Sundays - #102 (B)irthdays (use embellishments starting with B - buttons)
Allsorts - #154 Card for a man or boy
Crafty Catz - #132 Happy birthday
Totally Papercrafts - #116 No pesky girls allowed
Dutch Dare - #164 Birthday fun
CYDA - #45 All creatures great and small
Colour Create - #96 Green, brown, white and a hint of lavender or purple


  1. Cute card! Hope the birthday boy loved it and appreciated the book mark!

  2. Great card with a little gift in it! Thanks for sharing your birthdaycreation at Dutch Dare Card Challenges!

  3. I love this image. I just won a GC to Bugaboo so I am going to look for this one. Your card design and bookmark are fabulous.

  4. Great card and bookmark Marianne!
    Thanks for entering our Boy/Man card challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  5. gorgeous card and the bookmark is super cute
    Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week

  6. Such a cute card and bookmark!! (I'm with you on the non-folding down of book corners!)

    Thanks for playing along with us a Craft Your Days Away for our "All Creatures Great and Small Challenge".

    Julie x

  7. A fabulous card, love the bookmark too
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week and good luck
    Anne x

  8. Fabulous card Marianne - great idea for the bookmnark too :o)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  9. Oh dear Marianne, I'm afraid I'm a page folder too!
    I love the image you've used... so cute, the way you've added the sentiment and those buttons :)

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create, such great use of this weeks colours.

    Sharon x

  10. A fab card Marianne! Love the image and great use of the sketch!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Sketch Saturday this week!
    Lizy DT x

  11. oh this is clever

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K
    Guest Designer at Sketch Saturday x

  12. What a great way to use that sketch...and useful. Hope the recipient uses the bookmark. :-) It's a very nice one.