Feeling crabby!

Do you ever come back from holiday feeling like you need a holiday to get over it? After a lovely break away, the two days back at work at the end of last week seem to have wiped me out and feeling the need to get away from it all again!! It hasn’t helped that the weekend was another cold and wet one. However, we didn’t let the miserable weather stop us from celebrating Mr Beez’ birthday – I for one ate more than my fair share of cake!

We’re half way through our Father’s Day/Masculine challenge over at Crafty Boots so today I am sharing a birthday card that would make a great “man card.”


The colours aren’t showing up terribly well here, probably the result of the black clouds and rain outside whilst I was taking it, but I started with two of the new Distress Inks – Fossilised Amber and Mermaid Lagoon. I swept them on to some cardstock using an Ink Duster, blending them together where they met in the middle, and then spritzed with water.


Once dry, I added the crab stamp, part of a Stampin’Up! set.


I created a mask for the crab, to cover him up, so I could add some background stamping and stencilling. The script is another Stampin’Up! stamp and the two stencils are by Wendy Vecchi.


Finally, I stamped the birthday sentiment and a couple of dew drops. I love playing with inks in this way but my heart is always in my mouth as with each addition the risk of ruining it increases. I was certainly holding my breath whilst I placed that last stamp down!!

Hope you’ll find time to share your projects with us all at Crafty Boots Challenges. Wishing you a happy and sunny week and thanks for buzzing by.


Feeling crabby! — 4 Comments

  1. Ha! I always feel like I need a holiday to get over one! I think it’s because we always come back to even more work! The washing piles up as does everything else … Your card is beautiful … at least it helps if you can take time out to create a little ..

  2. Oh wow, I love the background you have created here, that script stamp is gorgeous and you have added just the right amount of smudging.

    The crab stamp would be perfect for OH’s birthday next month.

    Dionne xx

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