Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Stuart's Birthday card finally!

Hi everyone. I hope those of you in the UK had a lovely bank holiday weekend enjoying an extra day off work.

Thank you for your lovely get well  wishes :), my back is much better now. So I can finally show you Stuart's Birthday card. I hope you like it. 

Stuart really likes otters so I thought I'd make him a bit of a silly cute card with otters. I loved making this card but it was a little hard to make secretly as he kept coming over to talk to me so I was rushing to cover everything up each time!

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- My Favorite Things 'Otterly Love You'.
Paper- Fabians Artistico watercolour paper 'Extra White Smooth 140lb 300gsm' (from Noor Design).
Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Versafine 'black'.
Distress Inks for background-
'Peacock Feathers', 'Salty Ocean', 'Wilted Violet'.
for the sea grasses
'Antique Linen', 'Pine Needles', 'Spiced Marmalade'.
for the fish as above + 'Festive Berries' & 'Mermaid Lagoon'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.

Can I just point out that I can't paint so the sea grasses do look a bit naff. I coloured the otters with the Copics on marker friendly card and then fussy cut them to go on my background. Well I hope it was worth waiting for :D.

For those of you following my son and his fiancée's journey, they have just reached New Zealand after a fantastic time in Australia, I just hope not too fantastic that they want to live there >:( ! 
Here's a couple of photos.

Lexi with a Koala and.....

 Chris and the Wallabies.

That's all from me today. Sending you all a hug,

Debra x


  1. super cute card, I love otters and this sentiment too, so lovely.
    the photos are fantastic and yes, I know some people who stayed in australia after they travelled there ;).
    have a great day.

  2. Australia and New Zealand are gorgeous countries so if he chose to live in either you will understand. Fantastic pic Debra and awesome card for your son....xx ♥[aNNie]

  3. Aww this is absolutely gorgeous I love it!! What a fab design and beautiful background and colouring! What do you use to ink the background with DI? I'm so rubbish at that but yours looks absolutely perfect!
    Oh and also that Fiskars Latte Love stamp set I bought off eBay a couple years ago! It must be pretty old and hard to get hold of now - sorry!
    Lucy x

  4. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love the little cute images and beautiful background.
    Valerija xx

  5. Well, what a fantastic card this is Debra and I bet Stuart was thrilled to bits. The fussy cutting is flawless and your search grass looks great, so much so I thought they were stamped!! Lovely photographs too xx

  6. Oh Debra...your card is absolutely adorable! I love that you used MFT stamps, they are my favorite. Your coloring is fabulous as is your background and sea grass!! This is a wonderful card, I'm sure your son loved it! I'm glad to hear that your back is better 😊 Hope you are having a good day! Janet

  7. How supercute card!!! :D These otters are soooo sweet and LOVE your inked background, it has fabulous colours!! The splatters look great, as well the sea plants! I think that the plants are just perfect with the whole design and I tought that there were stamped!! Your colouring on the otters it's just stunning, love it! And I'm sure that Stuart has loved your card so much!
    I'm so glad to know that you are feeling well, now!
    About the voyagers: Lexi with the koala looks so cute, and I laught so much looking at your son with the wallabies...!! :D He is so humorous!! :D Hope that he will not return in England with a new hopping friend! LOL

  8. That card is just so cute !!!! Lovely BG you have made for it so prett. It's tough hiding cards from our men at times lol unless you make it right after his bd then he won't think it's for him :)
    Great pictures too lucky they got to hang out so close to those animals
    hugs Nikki

  9. Such a cute card Debra. I love your coloring!! And the photos are lovely!

  10. Hi Debra, a super card for Stuart and oh so cute, you have done a marvellous job creating the background for the otters which are superbly coloured and cut.
    Nice to see your son having a great time with our native wildlife, looks like he fits in with the mob! Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

    p.s. a mob is the name for a group of Kangaroos and/or Wallabies.

  11. What a great fun card Debra just love those cute otters bet Stuart loved receiving this lovely thoughtful card. Thanks for sharing the photos looks like they are having an amazing time I loved New Zealand its such a great place. So pleased your back is better Take care Love and hugs Carole x

  12. Oooh these are the cutest otters!!! And oooh so lucky your son is !!
    Dr Sonia

  13. Your colored otters, sentiment and design are fabulous Debra. Love the pictures I am sure they are having a wonderful time.

    Hugs Diane

  14. Sending hugs across the miles my friend....hope you are okay.xxxxx

  15. How lovely is that pic with the koala, that must have been such a treat for them.
    This is a really cute card, bet your hubby loved it!
    Anne x


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