Practicing Creativity

Beary Mice Surprise Birthday Card

Birthday card with Di's Digi Stamps Beary Nice Surprise digi, colored with Luminance pencils, by Paperesse.

Di's Digi Stamps Beary Mice Surprise digi is front and center on today's birthday card. Evidently, I have a soft spot for Di's cupcake stamps as I have quite a few (search the blog by 'cupcake' and you'll see what I mean). Maybe it's because I haven't had a real cupcake in years, probably decades; they're not a French thang. Although you might find a specialty shop here and there in the big cities, there's never any gluten free ones (sigh). Oh well, I can enjoy coloring them.

I used a favorite combination for the papers – a black and white background against other brighter colors (this masculine birthday card is another example of same). I used no-brand border strip dies in place of ribbon and topped it off with some enamel dots. The sentiment was created with Pea Elizabeth Ashley font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Max Bringmann paper pads
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Beary Mice Surprise
Dies – Die-namics square stax, no-brand border strips
Embellishments – enamel dots
Font – Pea Elizabeth Ashley
Caran d'Ache Luminance 901 pencils
Art-n-Fly white pen
Unipin .05 black fine line pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: Di's Digi Designs Challenge 16/02 – 2 of a Kind (2 patterned papers, 2 animals), We Love 2 Create Challenge 2 – ATG, Simon Says Stamp Monday 26/02 – Fur or Feathers, PIP 2408 – ATG, Fab 'n' Funky #590 – Use Your Favourite Colours (B&W against another), Digi Chooseday WK 8 – ATG, The Sisterhood of Crafters 28/02 – Use Dots and/or Stripes, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 28/02 – ATG.


  1. So super cute, stunning colouring too!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  2. Lovely card with a super cute image and great colours, thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  3. Gorgeous card Shani, those little critters are so cute, coloured beautifully.and I love the layers of matts..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Such a darling card! I'm totally smitten with that little mouse helping out his bear friend. And poor you with no cupcakes for so long!! You may need to leave your craft room to bake your own gluten-free stash to enjoy!

  5. Such a sweet card! That digi is super cute and your paper choice is fantastic! Just think of the calories saved by only colouring cupcakes. (-;

  6. What a sweet image, and your coloring is perfect! Love the added stripes and dots for the challenge, it really completes the design. So glad you linked your creation to our challenge at CAS on Friday, we hope to see more of your work! Hugs!
    Kristin Sluhan
    CAS on Friday DT

  7. OOPS! I mean for the Sisterhood of crafters challenge!

  8. Super adorably cute cute card! Haven't had a cupcake in years myself, now you have me craving one LOL!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {The Sisterhood}


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