Tuesday 8 April 2014

Party Animals

I needed a Birthday card for a little boy in a bit of a hurry yesterday, so I turned to a Penny Black Stickeroo:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- Penny Black Stickeroos from the 'Party Animals' sheet, popped onto a backing of SU's 'Pumpkin Pie' card stock and the corners rounded to match the Stickeroo. One hint with Stickeroos as a main image (Sam, you listening 'cos you'll be playing with your Stickeroos soon?) is to try and stick them onto backing card which you can then trim to suit - unless you're very sure handed 'cos once they're stuck, that's it!

- main backing card is SU's 'Pumpkin Pie' topped with spotty paper from a paper pack called 'Let's fly away', free ages ago with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine

- the 'Harvey' banner was made using a snippet of SU's 'So Saffron' card and Clarity Stamps 'Letterbox Set' and matching masks - first outing for these and I love them! The boxes were stamped using SU's 'Pumpkin Pie' and the letters were stamped with Memento 'London Fog' - before being trimmed and then popped onto a backing snippet of 'Pumpkin Pie'

- the number 6 is one that Sarn kindly die cut for me, coloured with a 'Pumpkin' coloured Pro Marker and popped onto a punched oval of 'So Saffron' then just a couple of turquoise 'Josy Rose nail heads added, top and bottom

And this card is also for the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April , which is 'Cats and Dogs'. You are allowed to use PB Stickeroos, yay!

Len came up with a classic yesterday morning. He was just about to have a shower and heard me chatting away to myself in our bedroom. We have too much a lot of gadgetry here, and many of the electrics are turned on and off using remote controls, including a table lamp in our bedroom. I often get sentences quite muddled up - basically as my mouth is generally ahead of my brain! This is what I said whilst trying to turn the table lamp off. 'Hmmmm, not too good working. This is the same not - ah, must now here do pressing'. Len, who'd set up a different control unit for the lamp the other day, stuck his head round the bedroom door and asked 'WHAT are you chuntering about? Sheesh, it's like living with Yoda!'

Have a nice day!



  1. Those stickers are real time savers! Fantastic card with minimum of stress!

  2. I can't stop laughing at the reference to Yoda! LOL I get like that all the time too!
    Such a fun card Di, and I love how you used the sticker! I hardly ever use stickers but perhaps I should take a 2nd look! This is adorable!

  3. LOL!!!! Sounds just like me on some days!
    I do love your cute card! So fun and a precious birthday card.
    Great use of the sticker!

  4. LOL! I think that gibberish we all use is BECAUSE we have so many gadgets!

    Your card is so cute, Di! Harvey will love it! And I can vouch for what you say about those Stickeroos being Sticker stinkers when it comes to placement! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Great card Di and love the Stickeroo. I think they always look good. I've had quite a few over the years. I was playing with Forever Friends card stickers yesterday and I had a lovely time. So relaxing to just use one paper pad and one sticker sheet - no jumping up and down from cupboard to cupboard trying to find matching papers. Even used the snippets left from first card to create second. Yeah I will be joining the playground this week.
    Ann xxx

  6. Adorable sweet card.

  7. Help you I can hmmmm? HIT him with Yoda's stick!

    Nuff said.

    Oh, except to say: love your sweet card I do! You have done well and the Force is strong in you!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Lots of hugs for making me laugh Di, I am another Yoda! funnily I jump ahead and often skip the last item like leaving one item on the washing line. I am not a fan of the remote controls. Great card, very happy, and I love everything PB. xx Flora

  9. Gorgeous card Di, love the image.
    Caz x

  10. Love the bright card Di. Never used stickeroos - maybe I should! As for remotes - wouldn't it be easier if one did everything? Maybe not!!

  11. Speak more clearly you must... oh Di, I'm in stitches over this! Lovely bright happy card for your young friend too. Vicky x

  12. Haha Di (Yoda!) that made me laugh. Sounds like something I would do, we also have a few things on remotes (boys and their toys!). Lovely card as always.
    Laura xx

  13. LOL!!!!! too funny Di hahahaha ..fab card I love Penny Black images lots of huggles Sue xx

  14. Hi Di, thanks for giving me something to laugh about on this showery day :) Lovely card too ... the Stickeroo is super and I like the banner spelling out the little boy's name. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  15. this is really fun!! Hugs Juls

  16. Penny Black comes to the rescue. Very cute card x Jan

  17. That just can't be you Di, there is no flower in the hair, oh not much hair either!
    Great card, love, love love, the alphabet stamps, so very different and it looks really great.
    I know exactly what you mean about sticking the Stickeroo's on to card, lost a couple in the past. Great image, fantastic card.

    Kath x
    Hope there is improvement on the back situation xx

  18. If it's a quick card that's needed these are the images to use and your card Di is just so adorable the little fella will love it x

  19. Completely off the rocker, methinks, Mmmmmmm? Sanity you know not.

    Fun stickeroos. I always feel like I'm cheating when I use stickers on a card.

  20. Cute stickeroo. This is perfect for a litle tyke...bet he will love it. They always love to see the number for how many years old they are...they are always so proud when they can hold up the right number of fingers...then they learn the number...so cute!!!

    You are sure right about sticking them to a snippet ofcard and trimming...ask me how I know...lol

    Was just in a craft shop today and they had the vintage Penny Black Easter stickeroos. They were gorgeous!

  21. Gorgeous image and what a fab item to have in your arsenal when you need a card in a hurry Karen xx

  22. So sweet!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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