Friday 22 February 2013

A Monsterously Good Birthday

Well I am giving CAS (clean & simple) another go, as you can see & what is more, I am back to making cards for males in my life. Always a little tricky to do as you know, I have gone all 'monster' as I reckon monsters & dinosaurs etc. are fairly 'safe' territory image-wise. This card uses part of an image from A Day for Daisies called 'Monster Chris', (image name totally co-incidental I might add, as it bears no resemblance to my good self - at least I hope not! LOL) & I have my chosen monster peeping out of his circular mat.  I have of course, used my Promarkers to colour him in.

Having layered my selected Spring-coloured papers in a simplistic kind of way as befits a CAS card, added a hopefully appropriate circular sentiment I created myself to go with the image.  My beloved Cameo did the honours for my shapes (which having made the shapes I wanted used & found the relevant papers, used  the print & cut feature).

Unlike my last CAS card, I managed to keep the insert very simplistic too, opting for just a 'plain' paper one. Yes, not quite entirely 'plain' as I added a row of 'Monster Chris' at the top edge and a subtle larger version for the area I will eventually handwrite the 'to & from' on. The added sentiment hopefully matches my papers too.

Yep, as you can see I also made this card twice - well, this is my busiest time of year for birthdays! LOL.

Thanks for dropping by,

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Sparkle & Sprinkle - colour palette
A Day For Daisies - use a die cut (Cameo digital cutter)
My Time To Craft - men only
Cards Galore - one for the men
Broken Box Stock - happy birthday
ABC - H for happy birthday
Card Makin' Mamas - birthday
Digistamps4Joy - birthday
Creative Card Crew - birthday
Inky Chicks - Mother's Day or birthday
Paper Shelter - any celebration
Sweet Pea Stampers - digital stamp
Eureka - inspired by a song (The Monster Mash)
Aud Sentiments - sentiment on the inside
Paper Playtime - sentiment
Squigglefly - use a sentiment
Stampotique - use text
Totally Papercraft - hope for Spring (fresh Spring colours)
Cutie Pie - pretty pastels
Forever Friends (monthly) - animals, birds or butterflies (I think my monster probably counts, LOL - but if not just let me know girls)
Crafty Boots - out of your comfort zone (CAS really is for me - so tempting to add 'more', LOL)
CCEE Stampers - C is for.... CAS, Cardstock, Cutting (with my) Cameo, Circles & how about Crazy eyes!
Southern Girls - banners or pennants
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Digi Makeover - digi + anything goes
Crafting By Design - anything goes.


  1. Great card Tine....sometimes I find it hard thinking "male" but you've done a great job with this one...!!

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  3. Brilliant card love the image and the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  4. lovely cards, thanks for playing along with us at TPC x carol

  5. Great card, Tine. The monsters are adorable. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge this week.
    Have a blessed day, and please stop back by real soon.
    Eureka Stamps

  6. What a super cute card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  7. This is really cute and I think you're right about monsters being good for male cards! I think your sentiment is darling. I really like the way you used the designer paper strips! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

  8. Super card. Love your creative use of the paper strips. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges
    Barbara - Challenge Coordinator.

  9. Wonderful CAS card! The inside is great as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew this week. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  10. I love this cute card! Great job! Thanks for joining the SNS challenge!

  11. Oh my gosh, what an adorable card and image - made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

  12. Goodness..this is soooooooooooo adorable. I just had to giggle when I seen it. Super crafting!!


  13. Fun, fun, fun. I love sentiment/image combos like this. What a great card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Squigglefly Sentiment challenge!

  14. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at ADFD in our die cut challenge.

  15. Hi, Tine! this is an adorable card - super sweet image!

  16. A wonderful card; I love C & S! I love your cute little monster, too! Nice job!

  17. This is a great card. Love your layering/banners. Thanks for playing in the Creative Card Crew Birthday challenge. Cheers FiLoMa

  18. Really lovely card, I love the little monster. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  19. Gorgeous fun card you have designed.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month and hope you will join us again.
    Lozzy x

  20. Fun card using that cute monster image... thanks for joining Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Good Luck and Hope you will pop back again for our next Challenge.
    Diane x

  21. Tine, this is just the cutest. Clean, simple, and terrific! I love it!!

  22. Tine, This is darling! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps! Please Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina- Eureka DT

  23. hmmm I think blogger ate my comment... so here I go again and sorry if you are getting this twice. I really love the CAS look. Awesome monsters.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  24. Super cute. Thank you for joining us over at Squigglefly.

  25. Cute! Love those colors together. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  26. So sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at
    Berni (DT Member)

  27. WOW! what a fun birthday card for a boy! Love the pennants!!! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for joining in at Southern Girls Challenge. XOX Tania

  28. So cute!! Thanks for playing at Card Makin' Mamas!

  29. Really cute card! Love the simplicity of it! :)
    Thanks for playing along at the Southern Girls!
    Hugs Siv

  30. Hi Tine, what fabulous CaS cards - love the image and your colour choices.

    Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies this time.


  31. Oh how fun. Love that monster and that neat CAS design with the pieces of DP and sentiment too. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  32. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the “Use a Digi” Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  33. Super card.

    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.


  34. Great card - love that image and sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

  35. This little monster is so fun. Love the little ones on the inside.

  36. Fabulous card, love the image and sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at SNS Sketch Challenge!