05 May 2019

Make a wish... it's your birthday!

Hi there!

I don't own a variety of stamps suitable for making cards for children. I prefer spending my card making funds on pretty flower stamps 😊. Add to this the fact that cute cards doesn't come easy and naturally to me, it just makes sense to rely on digital stamps and my Silhouette cameo to help me out when I want to make these cards!

Here's an example :

I used :

  • Free digital stamp from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine ( sorry I don't have the direct link anymore)
  • Altenew ink and stencil
  • Zig markers
  • Foam tape for dimension
  • My own digi sentiment (shared below)
  • Laser printer & Silhouette cameo
  • Watercolor paper from Bôzart (for the little elephant and dragonfly) 
  • Yellow card base

Sharing my card at :

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Happy Birthday

CAS watercolour Challenge ~ For a child

Time out challenges ~ Playful

Freshly made sketches ~ Layout (Rotated the sketch)


Thanks for visiting me today!



My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a clever and pretty design, with a very cute critter! Thanks for joining the fun at CAS Watercolour Challenge.

sandie said...

I am with you on the cute images-don't find it easy! You worked wonders here-love the added dimension and the soft colouring....love the little pink ears! Thanks for joining Time Out

Jen Mitchell said...

I'm in the same boat when it comes to children's cards - and a lot of other themes for that matter! Digital images always save the day when I need them! This is absolutely adorable. The sweet elephant and the colorful polka dots are a great combination!

Bonnie said...

This little elephant is so adorable, Hannelie! I love how he's looking at the dragonfly and holding a sweet flower and the polka dots add even more fun! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Nora Noll said...

This is so cute!! I love that you used a digital image!!

Leslie Miller said...

It may not come naturally, but it sure is cute! That's how I got started with digital stamps, too. Now I'm hooked on both digital and cute! Still love coloring pretty flowers, though, too.

Cheryl W said...

This is just as sweet as it can be! I love that little elephant.

Susan said...

Such an adorable little elephant! Love the colourful stenciled ground and the little dragonfly.

Susan said...

Forgot to say, thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Kristen Snoozy said...

You always do such a nice job on your projects, thank you for sharing these!

Jen Brum said...

What a sweet card! Love that elephant! Your colouring is fantastic! Love the dots! The colours are so bright and cheery! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anonymous said...

I love your sweet and so cute card !! ♥

Bises ♥

Narelle Farrugia said...

Cutest little image ever! You have created the sweetest card and your colours are perfect! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Hannelie! The image is adorable and the stencilled ground looks fabulous. I would never think you struggle with cute cards seeing this Hannelie!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Loll said...

Sweet! Love your adorable elephant with the flower, Hannelie. Beautifully coloured! The stenciled circles on the angle for his grounding is also fun! Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Jill V said...

This card is absolutely adorable - I love how you created that fun stenciled backdrop for your sweet elephant. Such a fun and playful design - so happy that you played along with us at Time Out! Jill

Karen Dunbrook said...

precious...just so precious.

Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge this month!
:) Karen