Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Fishes Card for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is ANYTHING GOES ! Easy, right?! Hope you'll join us!
Our sponsor this month is Make it Crafty, and I used one of their great underwater scenes for my card. Check out their store at
This card base is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. It makes an envelope with a tab card that fits inside. I thought it would look really cute as an outer wrap for my ocean-themed card, so I used some octopus patterned paper for the envelope. I added a Heartfelt Creations anchor die tied with twine and some flairs from Freckled Fawn to dress up the envelope and stamped "Happy Birthday Fishes" with a CTMH stamp.
For the inside card, I sized up my digi from Make it Crafty using my Silhouette Design Studio software and printed it out. I die cut the scene with a die from WPlus9's Sunshine Layers die set and then colored the scene with Copic and MEXPY markers. I added some dew drops for the bubbles and used glue tape to adhere the scene to the tab card background.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything GoesInspiration Destination - W, F- #74 Always Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Favourite Occasion & Why (W1 of 2) Birthdays include family gatherings, cake and ice cream, and much fun!
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #149 Cute + Sentiment (W2 of 2) 
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #175 Frog & or Green (alternative thank you) (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Sieze The Birthday 2W Birthday + Topping: ATG (W1 of 2) 
Through the Purple Haze 2W, E3, C10 #96 Make A Scene (W1 of 2)
Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, Cards only (W2) birthday cards
Send a Smile for Kids 2W, 2E (W2) anything goes for kids 
A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W2)  boy's birthday 


  1. I love this unique card shape, Carrie. The octopus paper is perfect and I love the little scene. Those dew drops are a great embellishment too!

  2. I love your underwater scene, Carrie! Great idea for your shape, too! And I do like those bubbles! Perfect accents!

  3. Fabulous card love the image and the bps. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. Many thanks for joining in the fun again at AYLI this week.
    Lorraine DT

  5. Love the scene you created and the great design of your card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  6. Great colourful card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  7. Love your fabulous fishy card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. Such a unique birthday card! Really love your under the sea background! I sure appreciate you joining us over at Seize the Birthday for Anything Goes!

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH for this weeks challenge..
    DT Pam

  10. Great underwater scene. Love the bubbles. Unfortunately you have exceeded our maximum number of challenges to be considered as our winner/Top 3. Thank you though for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
    Dawn DT

  11. Great card - love the scene you created.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Dragonflies.

    Helen x