Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cycling in London

I made this gorgeous card for my cousin Annika's birthday yesterday.

As we're going to London in about 2 weeks time it had to be London-themed, of course... So I got out my Lilly Bimble London Papers and an old Europe map, where I found a map of London inside, and started crafting.

I also made her something small to go with it... As she just read all the Harry Potter books (and loved them) and I came across some jelly beans yesterday, I decided to make her a bag of "Bertie Bott's every Flavour Beans". Got all the pictures through google  -  nothing really selfmade though.

Stamp: "cycling hedgie" from Penny Black's Transparent Set "Hedgie Friends" 
Ink Pad in black & red 
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell 
Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities, Craftables by Marianne Design, Whiff of Joy Tag 
Punch: flower from EK success
Stickles, pearls, plain paper & cardstock from my stash. 

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

cards for men challenge 12 - boys will be boys 
bearly mine challenge 91 - flowers galore 
crafting for all seasons challenge 54 - one for the guys 
inky impressions challenge 113 - anything goes
crafty catz weekly challenge 188 - pick and mix  (anything goes + some embossing on the signpost)
card crafters circle challenge 80 - thank you for the music (I let myself get inspired by an old song from Queen  -  I want to ride my bicycle)
sister act card challenge 12 - anything goes 
allsorts challenge 212 - outside the box (used a map)
hobby house challenge 1 - anything goes
dream valley challenge 59 - fathers day / male theme 
stampin for the weekend challenge - anything goes 
penny b friends saturday challenge june - masculine 
2 sisters challenge 149 - summer fun 
creative corner challenge - summertime 
qkr stampede challenge 44 - summer fun 


  1. What an awesome card! Very creative. I am sure your cousin will cherish it. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  2. FAB card. Enjoy your trip to London :) Hugs Bev x

  3. Such a well thought our card Melanie and great recycling.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and hope you have a good time in London.

    B x

  4. thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Great idea to use a map! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and hope to see you again!

  6. Great idea, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  7. Super project shared here .Love the map and the fab image of bike and rider and sign post .
    Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

  8. Great Birthday card. Liked it a lot. Great recycling too.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

  9. A great card - love that cute hedgehog! Thanks for joining our Father's Day / Male theme challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  10. Great card and great use of the map, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  11. What a fab card! I love how you have used the maps and those jelly beans look fab too :-) Thank you for joining our challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  12. Wonderful card - love the signpost!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. Great job!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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