Friday, 31 March 2017

Wrap it up! - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

 Happy Friday!

I have a special card to share today for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge today.  It is in fact my eldest son's birthday on Sunday and I incorporated the challenge with his card.  I can't believe he's going to be 9.  I honestly don't know where the years are going and I still recall the day he was born after 3 very arduous days of labour :)

Enfys set the Challenge this week and wanted any form of packaging to be used on the card.  You should have seen the state of the dining room floor after I'd finished cutting up bits of any interesting packaging I could find before I finally decided on this:


I ended up using an egg box, chocolate sponge cake box (the icing sugar looked so cool as a planet!) and an Aero Easter Egg box for the planets.  I used the foil from the Easter egg for the rocket and paper pieced it with more chocolate cake!

The space themed background was a blast to create, excuse the pun!  I used my Tim Holtz inks in various colours and white acrylic paint for the stars.


I suspect the card will go down well with my son as he loves both space and chocolate!

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to join in with this fun challenge,  I love what the other DT members have come up - they're very innovative!

Shabneez

Products used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Hobbycraft White Acrylic Paint
Dovecraft Number Dies
Dovecraft Rocket Die
Sizzix Circle Dies
Sentiment written using the Cricut Air
Everything else from my stash

24 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Shabneez, love the background.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Hi this is a stunning card. I love reusing packaging. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. fantastic and great boy card Shabneez
    Gr Karin

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  4. Out of this world, Shabneez.

    I thought I'd join in the pun theme!

    That background is fantastic to start with, and the way you've used all the bits of packaging was inspired! well done you and happy birthday to your eldest


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  5. Great card Shabneez. Happy birthday to your son. Space and choc combo gets a thumbs up from me!
    Fatima x

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  6. Stunning birthday card for your son Shabneez, sure to be loved! Treasure every moment, they pass so quickly. My eldest will be 37 this year and I still vividly remember the time of her birth!
    Laine
    xx

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  7. Oh, i worked at NASA so i totally love space theme. Fabulous

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  8. Fabulous card and love the space theme

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  9. Fantastic card for your Son Shabneez, you have created a brilliant space/chocolate theme card, no wonder he loved it.
    Pam x

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  10. A brilliant card Shabneez. The background and planets look amazing. I hope you enjoyed the cake and chocolate eggs before creating the card. Happy Birthday to your son, have a fun day celebrating xx

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  11. What a fabulous project xx Jam

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  12. A great card Shabneez, so well created with all the packaging! I'm sure your son will love it.
    Janice x

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  13. This is fabulous Shabneez, your son will love it and a Happy Birthday to him xx Janis xx

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  14. How very inventive - looks fabulous!

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  15. A big happy birthday to your son and I love the chocolate planet, fabulous.

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  16. wow super card shabneez and I am sure your son loved it too and happy birthday to him today ... OH and also ... sounds like you have opened your Easter Eggs already !! ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  17. What a fabulous card, love how you have done the sky x

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  18. What a fun card - your background is out of this world!

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  19. Stunning card Shabneez, such clever use of packaging. Your background is fabulous. Hope your son had a great birthday- my eldest is 9 in less than a month, I wish time would slow down. Cathy x

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  20. Wow. Fabulous recycled make..so clever xx

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  21. Hope your son had a wonderful birthday Shabneez! Your background looks fabulous and you're right about the icing sugar - great planet surface!

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  22. Great card, love how you have made the background. Your son will love it. Janice xx

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  23. Fabulous card Shabneez, Love how you made the background. Bet you son loved it. Janice xx

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  24. What a brilliant card :) I adore the galaxy background you've made Shabneez :) Hugs - Debs x

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