Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Happy Birthday (Cute Aliens)

Evenin' lovelies!

How's it been with you? It's been a busy week for me - lots of socialising - you know, lots of eating, drinking and just being very, very merry.

A group of us from the little village where I live got together on Monday (it was a Bank Holiday in the UK) and had the most fantastic picnic on the village green. The weather was glorious. Needless to say a lot of wine was consumed! A great time was had by all, we all hope to get together and do it again soon.

Right-ho then, onto the important stuff.

Here is a little card I created the other day, using the Space Cadet stamps from Paper Smooches. It's one of those stamp sets where you want to use all the stamps on one project - but less is more as they say. So after the 'Go Boldly' card I did the other week, I decided to make another using other images from the set.

Without further ado doo....

What you need...

Stamps: Space Cadet - Paper Smooches
Dies: Framelits Circles - Sizzix
Embossing folders: Swiss Dots; Seeing Spots - Cuttlebug
Card stock: aqua, bright pink, yellow, white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine; Cloud White - Versamagic
Promarkers: Bright Orange, Canary, Ice Grey 1, Lime Green, Oasis, Poppy
Baker's twine: yellow

What you do...

Cover an A6 landscape blank with a slightly smaller piece of aqua card. To make the planets, die cut two different sized circles, one in pink and the other in yellow. Run the pink one through the Seeing Spots embossing folder and the yellow through the Swiss Dots. Adhere the pink one to the lower left corner of the card, overlapping the edge and trim away the excess. Mount the yellow planet just above it, to the right.

Stamp, colour and cut out an alien, the alien in the saucer and a telescope. Create a sentiment on a piece of white card, trim into a banner. Fold a short length of yellow twine in half and fix the open ends to the reverse of the banner, attach the looped end to the reverse of the saucer. Stick to the top of the blank with foam tape, as shown.

Attach the other alien and the telescope to the top of the pink planet. Finish with a few stars stamped in Cloud White randomly around the images.

This is such a cute set and would work well for boys (big and small) and of course the odd girly likes cute aliens too. I can't wait to have another play with it. Paper Smooches stamps are perfect to colour in because of their bold images and outlines.

So my wonderful peeples, I'll have to sign off and say nighty night. Thanks for stopping by, until next
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  1. Awesome card from you once again. Love your idea.

  2. Love your style Colette! Pretty colors as always.
    I got my package of candy the other day. Thank you so much! ♥

    Roudi @

  3. Fantastic happy card my dearest friend^_^
    I like the image ^_^
    All gorgeous^_^

  4. Fun cards! Great to receive for a boy!

    Greetings from Sweden,

    La Vikinga / Charlotta

  5. That little alien is just so adorable! What a wonderful idea for a card!


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