Wednesday 21 May 2014

A Big Roar for Rory

Another grand-nephew celebrated his birthday last month and this is the card I made for Rory.

The little toppers on this card are decorated with animals which have been die cut using Quickutz dies.  I'd bought these dies with the intention of using them to make cards for boys but have never got around to putting them to use until making Rory's card.  These little dies are great for using up leftover pieces of card and lots of different shades of brown pieces were used up to make these toppers.

Two different patterned papers were used on this card.  The green birthday paper is from the Nitwit Collection Candles and Cake and the wood grain effect paper is from Pink Petticoat.  Lines of stitching were added to the green paper to divide it in to sections for the toppers to sit in.  the same thread was used to wrap around the corners of the square topper  My favourite topper is the monkey character and he could quite easily be used on his own to create a cheeky four square card.

For the centre section a personalised message was printed from the computer and die cut using an X-cut speech bubble die.  The plain and scalloped circle and square layers used to build up the toppers were die cut using Spellbinders dies.

A bow made from Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' up, peel off dots and punched leaves were the extra embellishments added to this card.  The leaves were punched using Stampin' up's build a bird punch.

A verse and message were printed out and added to the inside of the card.  This was another fun card to make and I can see that cheeky monkey making an appearance sometime soon again.

Here's a recent picture of Rory monkeying around on the swing on a fun day out.

Thanks for reading
Liz xxx

I'd like to enter this cad in the following challenges
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 166 - Happy Birthday 
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge May 20th - 26th - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge May 19th - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 85 - Cards for Males or Male Colours
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge - One for the Boys
Craftitude Challenge 65 - That's Die-licious (Use a Die)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 176 - To Die For
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge 33 - No Flowers/Nothing Floral 
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 79 - Animals
Animal Friends Challenge 14 - Happy Birthday (Must have an animal on it)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 36 - One for the Guys
Just Inspirational Challenge - Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 195 - No Stamping Zone


  1. Hi Liz what a fun card for a little boy - or girl for that matter. Love those little animal dies so cute! Susan x

  2. Oh wow! I love this, Fab card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  3. Gorgeous card Liz, thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  4. Ah bless really super cute card hun love it and thank you so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  5. what a fun fun fun card. Love all the cute animals. thanks for joining us at DCD

  6. Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

  7. Oh isn't Rory a sweetie! very lovely card, perfect for a little boy. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  8. Fantastic male card, thanks for joining us at A creative romance, boys cards challenge.
    DT Teresa x

  9. Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  10. gorgeous childs card liz.i love the fab animal and great design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. This card is just too adorable! Thanks for joining the DCD challenge this week.

  12. Super cute, love those animals. Great job. Thanks for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT@4CC

  13. Love your card - really cute and a great design. That's a really lovely photo too - he looks like a lot of fun!!

    Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Helen N x

  14. Very nice birthday card for such a cute little boy. Love all of the animals. Thanks for sharing and for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges.

    Katya Bess

  15. I made a T-Rex card recently and found it beaufitul, but after seeing this card... well, I have no words! It is simply gorgeous! Your idea was great and little Rory is a very lucky kid!

    Mariangela ;-)