Monday, 4 March 2013

Swimming along

This little guy is just swimming along to say Happy Birthday!

This is another "quick card" for my daughters section of the finished cards bin. She always needs so many kiddie type birthday cards. Of course Little Miss C and Little Mr. P want to give their friends a handmade card with their gift!

I kept the colours bright and the card design fairly simple since this card will be going to a 5 year old little boy. Hopefully the little fellow will like it.

Little Mr P helped me create this one. He rolled all the Memory Box dies through my  Big Shot and carefully cut and applied all the 2 sided tape. He even added the foam tape. He was very proud of himself I might add!

Here is a peek at the inside of the card. I like to place the diecut fairly high so there is room to sign on the actual card, below the die.

Card  base and envelope  - from my stash
Design paper - Paper Fever ; Tiny Bubbles Blue
Dies - Memory Box Loopy Rings and Big Splash Border
Dies - Spellbinder Petite Circles; Petite Scalloped Circles
Stamp - Stampin Up, Best Fishes
Stamp - Sentiment is Inkadinkado # 130609

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets; the DP is snippets that are many years old. The blue card stock and the scrap of copic paper (and I mean scrap)  were snippets as well.
2. Crafting when we can - # 39 Earth, Air, Fire, Water
3. Penny Black and More - One For The Boys
4. Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
5. Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the sweet fish, the colours and the die cuts.
Kevin xx

brenda said...

So sweet Maureen and such effective use of the dies for waves and bubbles

B x

linda said...

aww, this is soo adorable! little mr. p is sure getting a lot of experience and doing a great job. i love the colours and swirls. thank you so much for sharing this cutie with us at penny black and more this month.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Adorable card!
Love that cute little fish and how you decorated the insider :)

Redanne said...

Love the loopy rings and big splash border dies on this wonderful card. Little Mr did a very good job indeed! Hugs, Anne x

brenda said...

Not certain Maureen, but think I might have forgotten to say thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges this month.

B x

Zoƫ said...

Love it! Bright cheerful and fun. I like the swirls and bubbles zx

pinky said...

Very cute card Maureen. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Sharon said...

This is so sweet. Love the image and dies are perfect for the image.
Hugs Sharon. x

Pia S said...

What a sweet card! Your choice of bold and cheerful colors is perfect for a card for a young boy. Those MB dies work great for your underwater themed card!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I just love it especially the 'bubbles' around that cute little fish! Susan xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mo this may be quick and simple but it is also terrific, I love how you have used the die cuts they are perfect for that super image.
lorraine x

Charlene said... that loopy ring die!!

Jo said...

Fabulous....perfect for Little Mr P's friend and he did a perfect job helping!
Hugs Jo x

505whimsygirl said...

What a cute little card!! You have the perfect touch for those cute kid cards! Good luck with the challenges!!


Stamping in Pink said...

It's very cute and adorable Mo - little Mr P did very well! Karen x

Sue said...

This is fab Maureen!!! he will love it ..hope you had a marvellous birthday hun and hope your card arrives soon huggles Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

This is such a great card. I love the cute little fish and all the die work!!

How lovely to have your own special little helper too. I could do with one of those!!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow Mo! This is wonderful and all the more better for the little helper!
Love those dies!

Di said...

Oh Maureen, this is fabulous - more so because of the little helper you had. Love the design - best fishes is perfect!

Hugs, Di xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Those are the neatest die cuts, what a fabulous card, I can see this would be a great children's card, heck even great for us older folk:O) Love it.

Asha said...

That fishy swimming along is just adorable! Thanks for making me smile!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

Those are cute! Well done P & C! I think the friend will really like his card P....


Joann Burton said...

Maureen, this is the most adorable card. I love the waves and bubbles...joann sassy raggedy

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a whimsical and adorable snippets card, Maureen!! And, wow, you are so blessed to have little Mr. P be a huge helper to you!!

Bubbles said...

Adorable! My granddaughter would love this - it's so cute :)
#23 at Pixie's Playground :)

Juls said...

really fun card! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous, fun card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Joanna said...

Cute card, love little fish :)

Robin said...

This is so very cute! I love the die for the water and the paper is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can and Good luck! Hugs, Robin

PS My sister has blog candy if you're interested at

Mrs A. said...

That is definitely one cute card and Mr P. did himself proud with all that cutting and sticking. Can I borrow him please!!!!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Cathy said...

Cute card Maureen, I love those diecuts, will be adding them to my wishlist, they look fab! :)

Ruth said...

Super fun card!Ruth, Stamping Sensations Challenge :)

Debs Willis said...

Great card, the die cuts work really well!

Debs X

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the little fish and the dies, I have looked at these and wondered about them so it is nice to see them in use.
Kath x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this card Maureen. The dies are just perfect.

Sarn xxx

Sally H said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in our 'Great Outdoors' challenge at Stamping sensations and good luck!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for joining in 'One For The Boys' challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Poppet said...

Great card Mo, love the swirls and bubbles, perfect for this little fellow.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness your card is adorable.
I love the die cuts, so fun :)

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations

Francesca x