Friday 19 September 2014

Growing Up is Optional!

This week's inspirational DT card for Dies R Us is for my big brother, whose birthday is today. Although my brother is still in his 30's he is such a 'big kid' so this sentiment works well with him, although 'Gus' is the spitting image of my Dad, which my brother may not appreciate...

Bugaboo Stamps Gus Birthday Optional

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Bugaboo Stamps 'Gus Birthday Optional'
Copics: Skin: E00  E11  E13  E15
             Hair: W00  W3  W6
             Clothes: B12  B14  B18  YG13  YG17  YG45  V06  V17  V09
             Scooter: R17  R29  R39  Y15  YR23  YR24
             Background: W3  W4  W5  B0000  B00  B02
Paper: Core'dination 'Black Magic Cauldron', DCWV Glitter cardstock, cardstock
Other: 'Spots' embossing folder, gems, washi tape (coloured spots, coloured lines & music), Wink of Stella, Glossy Accent

Bugaboo Stamps Gus Birthday Optional

I took inspiration from Cardz 4 Guys #36: No Patterned/Designer Paper challenge when creating this card. I embossed the 'Black Cauldron' paper before sanding it back to see the core. I added some music washi tape behind the chevrons & also used washi tape for my 'designer paper' & on my banner too.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. Thanks for playing with us this week at Sassy Studio Designs 'Flag it' Challenge! What a great creation!! I love Gus!! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C (this month's SSD GDT)

  2. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...your take on the challenge is awesome...stop by and play with us again <((><

  3. Fab card! Love that Gus image - awesome that he is the image of your dad (my brother wouldn't appreciate that either LOL)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Who's Who" challenge!

  4. Great fun Alicia! Love the use of primary colors with your sentiment... makes everything so childlike & celebratory! The music washi tape is a great element and the double banners [?] add a lot to the depth and texture. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#115 – For the Men in Our Life]
    RubberMAD (

  5. Yes, growing up certainly is optional. LOL! Love your bright and cheerful card!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

  6. I'm so pleased we inspired you into the making of this card, it is fun to try something different now and again. You have proven this with your multi- technique card. Great use of all your additions. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. We hope to see you again. Caz

  7. Gorgeous card. Love the vibrant colors!
    Thank you so much for joining our It's a Banner Day Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.

    SSD DT

  8. oh my gosh, what an awesome sentiment on your totally fun totally fab birthday card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us so creatively this week! ♥

  9. Such a cool masculine card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  10. What a great fun card and so colourful

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz4Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  11. I love Gus - such fun to create with and you have done a wonderful job with your image. I love the brightness of this card - thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week and good luck - Michelle x

  12. Great use of washi tape - the colours and patterns look really good.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  13. what a lovely card, made me smile. great coloring as well! Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art Stamp Challenge!


  14. So colorful! Great use of polka dots!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Challenges.
    Samantha- DT
    Designs by Sammy

  15. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  16. This is the bright colors! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  17. Hahahaha! LOVE it! Fabulous card and fabulous coloring....

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays - and sorry I'm late in posting a message...

    Sandy S

  18. That's such a fun card! Love the bright colors you have used for it!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Oddball stamps challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  19. Love it...Growing up is NOT optional, but I do think that getting old is a state of mind!!! LOL Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.