Sunday, March 18, 2012

Birthday Turtle

Yesterday it had been the 30th birthday of one of my class mates...As I was invited to the party I had to get a birthday card for him. As he really liked the cards I made, I decided to make one for him too. It shouldn't be too girly though.

So I used one of Karen's images to make this amazing card:

As he is "OLD" now, I got some vicious things for his birthday, like anti-aging creme, tablets for cleaning your 3rd teeth, earplugs, and so on... So I had to do a vicious inside as well, telling him why he needs all these products now.

And this is how I wrapped everything:

Stamp: "Herbert Birthday Cupcake" & "Birthday candles" from the "Herbert Birthday Set" from Karen's Doodles
Sentiment: WordArt
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell
Sketch: Sweet Stop Sketches
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Embossing folder "hexagon illusion" from Craft Concepts
Papers: free digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs
Buttons, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following challenges: 

cute card thursday challenge 208 - happy 4th birthday 
crafts and me challenge 75 - let's see circles 
totally paper crafts challenge 108 - male card 
ladybugs crafts ink challenge - anything goes 
take time for you challenge 62 - Frühling 

simon says stamps challenge - a bit of green
critter challenge 106 - use green 
do you stack up challenge 63 - favorite color   (green)
all sorts challenge 146 - three in a row
crazy 4 challenges 128 - let's see some green
sweet stop sketches challenge 150 - sketch with a spin (green)
karen's doodles challenge 100 - something special
craft your days away challenge 41 - just for men/boys + buttons
challenge up your life challenge 65 - zoo animals


  1. Oh what a fun card and present! I bet your friend really enjoyed it. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

  2. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  3. I LOVE this image, I have it too and it's perfect for birthdays! Love the layout too! Thanks for joining us for our "Green" Challenge over at Critter Sketch this week :)

  4. What a lovely card Melanie and perfect for our theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and joining our Three in a Row challenge.

    B x

  5. Hi Melanie!
    This birthday gift is so much fun. Love your creation and card. Thank you a lot for joining us at Take Time for you last time. I am sorry for this late comment.

    Hugs, Natascha

  6. Hahahaha....that's a riot! But you do know about paybacks..LOL! This is such a great birthday present. You've done a wonderful job here. :)
    Love Herbert all colored up like that too. :)

    Thank you SO much for playing along with us at Karen’s Doodles for our challenge.
    Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time!
    Lisa xx

  7. ADORABLE project! Love the turtle image. Thank you for joining us in the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge! Have a WONDERFUL week!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image! Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!

  9. What a fun little package and card for your friend. I am sure he had quite a chuckle!!
    Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  10. What a fun image and I love the way you colour!

    Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away this fortnight.

  11. your turtle is so cute! i love it!
    Thanks to joining us at Challenge up your life

  12. Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at CYDA. Great card


    Nat x x x

  13. A great set!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTFY



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