' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: The Meerkat's Birthday

Monday 21 February 2022

The Meerkat's Birthday

Less than a week before the teenager's birthday I found that I had no card for him... plenty of feminine cards but masculine, none whatsoever! I let serendipity help in the choice of supplies, which in turn influenced the design. Mixing my supplies, especially old and new makes me happy! 

For a fun card I chose the Katzelkraft Meerkats stamp set (KTZ216) and let the character dance on the table. The latter is a new die, a freebie from Creative Stamping (issue 105), as is the Happy Birthday sentiment. 

I wanted a balloon and thought of the Shaker Balloons #1 Heart by STAMPlorations but thought it was too big for the card so I drew a balloon shape out of it by tracing the right hand side of another heart die-cut: 

The background is alcohol inks, lifted and applied to photo paper, an experiment that wasn't altogether convincing... but seemed OK as a foil to Mr Meerkat!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the AllsortsStamping Sensations, We Love Stamping
                                                      Addicted to stamps challenge


  1. Many thanks for sharing this fun card with us at Allsorts this week.

  2. This is such a fun card - I had a little lol! Thanks for taking part in my challenge theme of I love at Allsorts this week.
    Lynn x

  3. A super inky creation Christine, I always think Meerkats are such fun creatures and sure your special boy will love it, many thanks for joining in with our 'I love....' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Fabulous and fun cat card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  5. me again! thanks also for sharing at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations.

  6. Oh my, Mr Meerkat really made me smile! Loving your design with the balloon, let's hope he doesn't take flight (grin!) 😀. I hope you're having a lovely week! Hugs Jo x

  7. Love the background you created and the adorable image. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping. Anesha

  8. What a fun card and you used such a great background technique!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  9. That's a fun birthday card with this meerkat ! Love the way you made it dancing on the table. Your background is really beautiful too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  10. A great card. He looks very pleased with himself and his balloon xx

  11. Brilliant! What a fun card. Great idea with the balloon. Hugs Flo x