Sunday, 28 June 2009

Buddy's Birthday Challenge

The lovely Buddy has hijacked his Mum Kath's blog to set us a Birthday Challenge...to make him a Birthday card to help him celebrate his 3rd Birthday (21st in doggy years) on Tuesday...how could I resist those big brown eyes?!

I picked out a Penny Black stamped image ('Circus Act')...which is just perfect for a doggy birthday...watercoloured it, then carefully cut it out (nearly cut off an ear! lol). I decided to use a triangle card blank (from Lakeland) that I've had for ages, but never got around to using, and covered the panels with paper by Prima Marketing. I cut a smaller triangle of the same paper, and stamped some 'muddy paw prints' using a Hero Arts stamp (from the 'I love my dog' set) on the plain blue reverse side of the same paper. The tower of dogs is mounted using 3D foam, and I added a few Nestie stars in co-ordinating colours.

Here's a view of the whole card:


This is the front panel:


I added more stars to the sides, and on one side a number 3 cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet:


And on the other, I've personalised it with Buddy's name (also cut using the 'Olivia' alphabet):



I'm also entering this card for the Dutch Dare 'Triangle Card' challenge, and the Everybody Art Challenge to make 'A Card for a Male'.

Hope you don't get in too much trouble for this Buddy...and enjoy your birthday on Tuesday!

12 comments:

Anesha said...

Adorable card! Anesha

Littlebear said...

Buddy will be sure to love his card - it's adorable. I love the stamp - I've not seen this one before - it's perfect. My dog makes cards for the family (well commissions me) but I never think to make her one - perhaps I will in future (before she goes setting her own challenge).
Clare x

stampingheaven said...

This is fabulous Helen, love it.

Kath said...

Woof....what a lovely card you have made me for my birthday and with my name on it....how clever you are...Big Hugs...Buddy xxxxx

Riet said...

what beautiful Helen,l love the image and paper.

Hugs Riet.x

Cathy said...

Stunning Helen. Fabulous stamp and papers. Love the wording and numbers too.
Thank you for joining in the DDCC this week.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, His Lordship Budster will be over the moon about this creation just for him. I am sure his eyes will light with triangles. This is also a great interpretation of the DDCC's triangle challenge, thanks for taking part. Hugs from Desire

Kati said...

Lovely shape, lovely colors, lovely picture. Just right for boys.
hugs
mamapia
EAC-Team

Iris said...

Wow these card is really adorable and amazing, brilliant art work.

Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Hugs
Iris
EAC-Team

Nixe07 said...

Wow what a stunning card. Love everything about it, great job!!
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Hugs
Moni
EAC-Team

Karin said...

Fabulous interpretation of this weeks challenge on the DDCC.
Beautifull coloured papers, cute image and I love all those stars.

xoxo Karin

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