Sunday, 7 April 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 54 - Birthday!

Good afternoon, all! If you're looking for my DT post for The Squirrel and the Fox, please scroll down.

It's time for another Dream Valley Challenges (where does the time go?!) and this fortnight's challenge is nice and easy: Happy Birthday! Yep, we'd like to see your birthday cards.

Our fab sponsor is wonderful Bugaboo Stamps and one lucky winner will have a $21 voucher to spend at their online store!

Now, I happen to love Bugaboo, their images were the first I ever downloaded when I decided to dip my toe in the water and investigate digis. Unfortunately I can't find this Spaceship image on the website, but there are so many other gorgeous images! Just be prepared if you visit them and make a big mug of tea first, you'll be engrossed for a long time!

This is a shadow box card, as shown in this month's 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine by the talented Jules. The instructions are illustrated, and so clear - if my description is confusing, get your mitts on the mag!

The base is made with 2 strips of blue core'dinations card, each 15.5cm by 11cm. With the card in landscape mode, score down the sides at 1.5cm and 2.5cm. Die-cut an aperture (any shape) in the middle of one of the pieces of card. Then concertina-fold the score lines, and glue the outer sides together.

I hope you can see the box effect. I stuck papers from Bo Bunny's 'Blast off!' paper pad on the card, on the front and the inside, before die-cutting the circle in the front piece and then gluing the outermost sides together. I used Speccies on the image and stickled the stars in gold and distressed the edges with Broken China Distress Ink, then glued it on the back part behind the die-cut.

Even my hubby likes this one, and normally he is rather disparaging of cute cards!

I hope you'll all zoom across to Dream Valley and have a look at my teamies' creations. Remember, it doesn't have to be a card!

Thanks for looking! (And I hope this scheduled post appears at the right time!)

Have a great week!

love Mags B x


Sue said...

Fabulous card Mags. I love the cute image, brilliant papers and such a great design
Sue xx

snappy scrappy said...

So cute!

Doreen said...

Beautiful the fab image and gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Super fun card Mags! Love the box effect and the happy image, perfect paper match too!

debby4000 said...

Soooooo cute.

coops said...

stunning boys card mags.fabulous shae and paper and i love the spaceman :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fabby, fun card Mgs that image made me smile, what a cutie he is this is going to bring some little boy a lot of delight.
lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Awww... that is sooo lovely!!!

Great image and papers. I'm not surprised your hubby liked it . .. you have done a smashing job.

Pleased you found the instructions easy and hope you are well.

You are correct by the way. Weddings are super busy at the moment.

Love Jules xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the papers & the image is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

mags said...

Hi Mags
A gorgeous card. A lovely shadow box card and super image and colours.
Looking forward to Ally Pally on Saturday. Will give you a text when I get there and hopefully we can catch up for coffee.