Thursday, 11 September 2014

SDC 164 Birds or Animals

Another Wednesday has brought a fresh challenge from the wonderful Stampotique Designers Blog.

This week Sue has chosen the theme of Birds or Animals, here is what she has to say:

Napoleon once said that the English are a nation of shopkeepers.What he should have said is that we are a nation of animal lovers. Nearly everyone I know has got a cat or dog, a pet rabbit or bird, and I know that my Stampotique teamies have their pets too. So this week we're celebrating the fur and feathers and I challenge you to create something with either animals or birds. So put your best paw forward and bring it on.

I am also taking part in a new adventure called the ‘Altered Playing Card Challenge’ hosted by Claudine Criner, the link is in the sidebar as well as here, so both of my cards will be entered there.


My first sets of playing cards to alter.



The blue backs and the fronts, they are not brilliant quality at £1.99 for the duo but good enough to alter.


Followed Claudine’s colours and instructions for the background as i have these products. The yellow/green card didn’t look right, so added a little Bora Bora Fresco Paint to the top left side.


Took a little while for me to finish them as i rummaged about to find pieces from my scrap/stash that i could use.

The houses, the hello rub on, the dragonfly, the clouds are from stash.

The tree stamp in the background is a huge foam stamp from Donna Downey from Prima, the  circle stamp behind the little Chihuahua is from Indigo Blue and the wonderful pom pom flower is a Darcy Wilkinson mini 08. The Chihuahua is from a set called Patterned Pets from Inkadinkado.

The Chihuahua card i am entering into the SDC 164 Challenge is called Elise, but her social network name is ‘Uptown Girl’ as she feels very special whenever she hears the song being played to her by the lady who feeds and bathes her. She is pretty isn’t she…

Hope you have enjoyed your visit and have time to leave a comment, thanks for dropping by.



  1. I love them both, they turned out great!!! Nicely done!!

  2. Your cards look fabulous and this sounds like such a fun challenge! Wished I had more time.... really love what you did here!!

  3. These are both awesome! That Chihuahua is just so darn cute! I think APC is going to be a fun challenge!

  4. These are wonderfully creative,love the little doggy stamp....hmm might have to start this challenge myself,the playing cards look fab altered


    Donna xxx

  5. Two great ATCs already, and I love them both! Quite clever to include the two challenges! So glad you are participating in both the card challenge and the Stampotique Designers Challenge!

  6. Excellent alterations! Not my forte, so I really appreciate seeing what others can do :D

  7. Great altered playing cards -great ATC's and love the images
    carol x

  8. Hi MOH, looks like you are going to have loads of fun doing this challenge, what a great way to find some new inspiration! You have got off to a wonderful start! I love the little chihuahua what a cutie :D Great altering! Hugs Gay xx

  9. They are great, you would never have thought they were once playing cards, cool!!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique, have a lovely weekend :)

  10. These are fabulous!! I love your altered cards! It reminds me I really need to get on with my mini ones :) ooops..
    I'm so glad you are enjoying the speed craft challenge. It's a work in progress right now and we might have a linky next time so everyone can join in. I'm sure we can make the badges available once it is all arranged and ready. I will let you know about the next one for sure. Thank you for taking a part! Xxx

  11. Fabulous altered cards. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

  12. Fabulous set of playing cards! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  13. WOW!!! Your altered cards are absolutely wonderful. I love the little scenes you created. Very cool, creative, and gorgeous!!!

  14. I love your altered playing cards, they're fabulous! The little doggy is very cute!
    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Alison xxx

  15. Brilliant altered playing cards MoH, I love your Uptown Girl, I hope she likes the Billy Joel version and not Westlife or whoever lol. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Stampotique, and enjoy the res of the weekend. Sue xx

    1. If you click on the Uptown Girl link you will go to You Tube to see Billy Joel singing :-) xxx

  16. Fabulous! Love how you alterned those cards. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  17. Wee Man says - thank you very much and did you know that when you are born you have 300 bones in your body, but by the time you are grown up you only have 206 :-D

  18. Eu acredito que nós que gostamos de animais temos algo que atrai outras pessoas que também gostam isso é lindo!!!
    Lindas cores, amei os seus trabalhos,
    desejo-lhe uma linda semana que se inicia

  19. These are fabulous - love your APCs! I bought a batch of playing cards months ago planning to alter them but they're still sitting on my shelf. You've inspired me. :)

  20. These are very cute. Love the dog. Hugz

  21. Wow, both are fab!!! Great entry for the challenge! :) xxx

  22. They are such fun and brilliantly altered. You really excell will small art which I know isn't easy cox I reall struggle. I love the blue card and the sentiment of uptown girl, lol. Look forward to seeing more xxxxxxxxx

  23. Wow cool - what a great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen