Friday, 17 July 2015

Filmstrip (Personalised), Birthday, Male

Hello everyone.  

Looks like I've been a little slow on posting lately.  My daughter's been having a bit of a rough time, which generally means less time and less sleep than normal for me.

Anyhow...  Seize the Birthday have kicked off their latest challenge with another 'Anything Goes' birthday theme which means I've got this card to share with you, using a 'Filmstrip' Die and Stamp set by Marianne Designs.

I just love this little set. 


Because my husband's hobby is photography...  and now I can use his photo's on my card designs as well as those oh so useful clipart pictures. Yay :)

This makes those difficult 'personalised' cards so much easier to put together.  After all...  how else would I make a card for a cat loving, MG loving, beer loving person?

I also like the fact that other than the Happy Birthday stamp, the whole of this card comes courtesy of just this one little set...

I've mounted the Filmstrips on foam pads for added dimension.  Not sure if you can tell from the photo or not but the lens part of the camera has been cut and layered up, too.

Do you like the look of the metallic backing card I've distressed slightly around the edges?  It's from the new Core' dinations, Tim Holtz range.  Metallic colours over a Kraft core.  Yummy!

This card's been made for my Mother-In-Law's second husband.

Hope he likes it :)

I may try something more adventurous with this set next time.  It looks quite CAS, but gluing those little photo's into place is a tricky job! 

I've got a second card to share with you for this challenge tomorrow...

See you then, if you have the time :)



  1. Such a lovely card with the neutral background and those bright pictures! Really cool!

  2. What a clever way of coming up with a design for those very difficult custom cards x

    1. Agreed, but perhaps this card is a little too plain?
      Will try and figure something out for the next card I make.

  3. A perfect personalised birthday card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday !

    1. Thank you for being kind enough to comment, Hannelie :)

  4. Brilliant! It's always hard to come up with ideas for male cards - the filmstrip and photos are a fab way of personalising a card. Thanks so much for playing at Seize The Birthday :)

    1. Thanks :)
      I wholeheartedly agree... ideas for male cards are not my strong suit at all!!!