Scrapbook Boutique Monthly Challenge and Blog Hop

Time for a new challenge over at Scrapbook boutique, and this month's inspiration picture is so crisp and bright it's bound to get those creative juices flowing!   But first, let's check on how to be a part of all the fun!

There are two ways you can participate in this challenge, and have a chance to win a prize:  you can comment on each blog, ending with the SBB blog, or you can create a project (either a card, scrapbook layout or off the page project) inspired by this photo.  Of course you can do both for a chance to win both prizes!  Please check out the rules of entry, and the prizes at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog and note that this challenge is only open to Australian residents.

You should have arrived here from Angela's blog.

There was so much to inspire in this photo - the colours - the bright contrast of red, white, black and a little green;  the shapes - circles and zig zags; google eyes and the numeral.  Here is what I came up with:

The stamp set, Tiny Treats, by Penny Black has several adorable animals all set for party fun!  I stamped my image onto the card front, but for a little dimension, also onto a tag, lining up the tail with the balloons tied to it.  This tag was popped up on fun foam.  The matching banner was cut from card coloured with the same red, black and green markers, using the die set by Mama Elephant. 

Just because I loved using this cute stamp set, I made another card in the same style - perhaps a little too much in the second card for me, but I know  5-year olds love to see more, rather than less, in their birthday cards!

It was so much fun to create these cards - I hope you give it a try too!

From here you should hop over to  Judith's blog!

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

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  1. Such cute cards! I especially love the tag and banner in the first one.

  2. So fabulous Ann, can't see where you had the problem with the colour combo from here!

  3. This is so cute!! What a fabulous set for you kiddy cards! LoVe it!!

  4. Wow these are great Ann! The dog image with the balloons is so adorable and what fun cards for littlies.

  5. Great Card, love the dog and balloons

  6. Both cards are amazing Ann, and that stamp set is now on my wish list (!). Brilliant take on this month's challenge - you've nailed it!

  7. Two fabulous cards for little people. I have been to a 11 year old birthday party today where they tied helium balloons into the birthday girl's hair! I can see a dog running around like this :)

  8. Wow Ann two brilliant cards, that dog with the balloons is so cute.

  9. Fabulous cards- love them both (but I think if I had to pick one I'd say I like the 5 year old card the best...... Maybe it's the flowers?!!)

  10. Gorgeous cards Ann. Love the image. I'm with Narelle I think I like the 2nd one best.

  11. Your cards made me smile Ann, i love them both but my fav would be the 5 year old one, I don't know why but it just seems to pop!

  12. These are certainly smile worthy :)

  13. These are certainly smile worthy :)

  14. Your cards are so cute Ann - love them! xx


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