Colour Me…! #55 – Lawn Fawn Year Two Birthday Card

Birthday Cards, Cards, Challenges, Masculine, Masculine Card

Welcome! Before I jump in, I want to take a sec to sincerely thank everyone who has been leaving me comments, subscribing to my YouTube channel, liking my Facebook page and just encouraging my efforts. I’m really new to the crafty scene and it just means so much to me when readers take the time to support my efforts. THANK YOU!!

Okay, so this week the Colour Me…! challenge stumped me! The colours are yellow, orange, and green. For some reason, the warm autumn colours just weren’t getting my juices flowing so I had to give this one a good think.


The idea for my card finally came to me while I was Googling hats for my little schnauzer, Zoë (one half of z²), whose delicate ears freeze when she goes outside during winter. The challenge colours are subtly incorporated into the clean and simple design. This card comes complete with it’s own video–


Slow and steady wins the race! I used the adorable Lawn Fawn Year Two set for all of the stamping. I’ve mentioned before that I am a novice colourer so I will use any excuse to practice. I stamped the turtles in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then used my colour pencils and blending solution to colour them in.

I stamped the party hats onto the turtles after I finished colouring and then paper pieced the triangle hat part using orange and yellow paper.

To finish the card, I used Versamark ink to stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment onto some slate cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum powder.

I adhered the slate strip directly onto my 110# white A2 (4¼ x 5½”) cardbase using permanent tape runner and then used foam tape to adhere down the top panels.


I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with the challenge this week! Make sure to check out the other design team members and keep the inspiration flowing–

& January guest designer, Tenia Nelson 

Until next time!



Colour Me…! #53 – Monotone Purple – Love You Tons

Any occasion, Cards, Challenges, Love note

Welcome! Thank you so much for dropping by for my first ever (eek!) post as a Colour Me…! design team member. This week the challenge is to create a project using only purple and neutrals.


After all my Christmas crafting, I was anxious to move on to different cards for a change. When creating monotone cards, I like to use the colour in moderation and this card is no exception. So without further ado…


Thanks again for dropping by! I hope I got your creative juices flowing and you’ll join us over at the Colour Me…! challenge blog.



Love Birds – Winter Sparrows

Cards, Love note, Non traditional

I hope everyone is having a great holiday. I’m back from a trip to visit my family and having a blast playing in my craft space.

I’m not ready to put away some of my holiday stamp sets so the card I’m creating today uses the Lawn Fawn’s Winter Sparrows set for a valentine’s day card.




Thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you back here soon.