Friday, August 8, 2014

A Birthday Buck

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Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you are all enjoying your Friday! We are definitely enjoying some much needed cooler weather here in Northern Cali. Today I'm sharing the card I made for my hubby's birthday, which was on Sunday. He's not a hunter (thank God!) but we love to watch all the wildlife, especially the deer, on & around our property here in the mountains. I always make him cards with tractors, trucks or tools on them, so I decided to change it up this time.

CRICUTExpression & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Wildlife"
PAPERCosmo Cricket; Core'dinations
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Sentiment Sampler"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Forest Moss"



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday August Linky Challenge; anything goes
BBTB2 -  "Happy Camper"
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Monday Challenge; "In The Family"
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #144; anything goes


Thank you so much for visiting me & have a fantastic day!

-Diana ♥


  1. Really nice card Diana!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Happy Camper' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. What a great card. You are super creative, and I enjoy seeing all your great creations. Thanks a bunch for sharing in our challenge this week, and please join us again soon. I'm very grateful to have you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. great wildlife card, that's a great cut to make a card for a guy. thanks for joining bbtb2 this week. We used to go camping every year near Covelo, CA, somewhat near your area. We live in the bay area, and yes, I am glad it has cooled down to the 80's.


  4. Here's a buck for your bday - awesome idea and card! Thank you for doing the BBTB2 challenge! ~Laura

  5. I absolutely love this card! While I'm glad that you're not actually hunters, I did appreciate the nod to manly hunter-type of stuff. I really like how the buck looks happy and he's perfect against that fabulous patterned background. I also love the font you used to spell "Happy Birthday" with. It gives is such a whimsical feel! This card made me smile and you definitely have a great eye for combining different elements together so masterfully! Thank you so much for sharing this original and totally unique card with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. Great card, Diana! I am sure you DH will love it! The cut is fabulous! Great b/g paper too! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

    Mollie's Motif

  7. This is really great!! I love the background paper and the look of the deer on the front and the sentiment goes great I am sure he loved it.
    Thank you for entering the Bitten by the Bug 2 with the theme “Camping challenge” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. Your husband will love his card. This is an awesome guy card. I love the papers that you chose for your card and such a perfect deer cut. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  9. This is a great card Diana! I love the deer head. My hubby used to be a hunter, but he isn't anymore and I'm glad. I love to see the deer and wild life too at our farm. The only problem is that they do a lot of crop damage and hubby would like to see some killed off. Me not so much so, I think we just need to feed God's creatures. lol Now only to convince hubby of that! lol Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)