' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Happy Birthday

Monday 1 August 2022

Happy Birthday

Will August be another scorcher?! 
To keep cool, staying indoors and crafting was certainly a good option... and the perfect opportunity to craft some Birthday cards in advance. 
The lovely Monika has chosen Birthday as the theme for this month's Country View Challenge, and you can enter either cards or gifts for the chance to win.  

Today I am showing you the card and later on in the month you will see the gift... 

I cut my base card from an A4 piece of sturdy card and cut and score into a stepper card. 
The panels are decorated with scraps of paper and glitter card and die-cut butterflies. 
The sentiment is a die-cut from STAMPlorations (Everyday sentiments). 

For the focal image, I stamped the Joggles cling Rubber stamp Quirky Bird #3 first and masked it, then stamped some texture (Peeled Paint from Prima/Finnabair) and stencilled a sort of wall behind it with the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Layering Mini Stencil Set #28 MTHS028. I coloured the bird with pencils. 

Now you may wonder what this sorry bird has to do with Birthdays? This was in the news recently: "People who are middle-aged or older and can't balance on one leg for 10 seconds are more likely to die in the next seven years than those who can do it, according to a study out this week

So obviously there will be a snarky comment inside the card... I'm working on it!

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS WednesdayAddicted to stamps, Allsorts and                                                                             Paperbabe challenges


  1. In that case I've been a ghost long since Christine and apparently people get paid to come up with these stats! But your funky bird looks to be hanging on in there are they always raise a smile or two when they pop up on cards.

    B x

  2. Such a fun birthday card! The folded stepper design is amazing and the central image made me smile - perfect 😊. Happy August! Hugs Jo x

  3. So cute ! Love it ! Have a lovely August ! Corrie x

  4. This card is awesome!!! I love the bird!!! I will definitely try standing on one leg for ten seconds :-D Have a happy August and cooler!!! xx

  5. A really fun birthday card and great card fold! I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect message for inside the card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  6. Hilarious and a such a fun card Christine 🤣. Happy August 🌞

  7. How fun! Thank you for joining the Butterfly/Bugs challenge at Allsorts.

  8. Fabulous fun card love the card fold and main image also the lovely butterflies
    lolo x

  9. OMG I'm doomed! I thought it would be simple but I needed a LOT of tries lol. I love your card, such fun! Take care and have a very happy August, Sue xx

  10. What a fabulous birthday card! This bird is so fun..... and I have to try out the thing with standing on one leg....
    Have a wonderful August!
    Evelyn xxx

  11. This is a fabulous card! It reminds me of my craft journey when I started with different types of cards, this one is a real inspiration. Great execution too, the texture is wonderful and the focal point is really fun. Hugs Debsxx

  12. Oh wow I love this. I only found you and the country view challenge today and will make a birthday card tomorrow 🤞🤞. I'd love it if you could explain how you did the card base please? X X

  13. Lol I need to practise standing on one leg obviously!