Birthday Car (d)

Would desperately like to blog tonight but for the last few days I have been starting to have some trouble with the switch from one antidepressant to another (SNRI to SSRI) and it is beginning to wear me out. I am getting some bothersome withdrawal symptoms from my latest reduction of the SNRI which is leaving me a bit ragged at the edges, shall we say. I have been on dual antidepressant drug therapy since my latest mental crash three months ago but that was never intended to be long term, so commenced cross-tapering about 3 weeks ago. That’s up with one and down with the other! I won’t go into it now, I really should dedicate a post solely to switching antidepressants because it is notoriously difficult. I’ll do some research and come back to it when I’m not so drained.

I would like to share a card I made last week, as a thank you for a friend who generously sponsored me for my PANDA Sahara Trek. It was a request for her father in law’s 65th birthday with the only specification being that he loves cars.

Birthday Car(d)

Birthday Car(d)

The stamp is LOTV ‘Toot Toot’ which I adore. I have recently been inspired by Gretha Bakker (design team member at LOTV – AMAZING creations!) to try Twinkling H2O’s. They are exactly as the name suggests – a watercolour paint that has a little twinkle! I’ve tried it out on the car – ok it’s not great, I know! But I did enjoy the practice, and it is a lovely medium to work with. The rest of the stamp is coloured with my Promarkers and the edges of the paper and card is distressed with Tea Dye.

Birthday Car (d)

Birthday Car (d)







I picked the metal corners up at the Great British Craft Festival and I love the look they add to the card.

Birthday Car (d)

Birthday Car (d)







The letters and numbers are die-cut from Crafters Companion Die’sire Alphabet dies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

LOTV June Challenge – Male or Sporty

A Creative Romance – Happy Birthday!

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Die & Why – the alphabet dies I’ve used here because I love the swirly script style and they can find their way onto a LOT of my cards!

Thanks for stopping by,

Emma x

5 thoughts on “Birthday Car (d)

  1. Fab male card Emma, lovely colours and Alphabet dies are so handy on our projects. Thanks for sharing with us over on AYLI. Carolxx

  2. Brilliant Emma…I love this image…in fact all of LOTV’s images are lovely. I see you have been raiding the toy box for your photo! lol……….do hope you feel human again soon.xx

  3. Great card, Emma. Beautiful colours and your colouring is fab. I also like the lay out very much. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. luv, Wilma

  4. What a cute card Emma, Gretha inspired me to try the Twinkling H2O’s too and I love them but they do take a bit of practice

    Thank you for entering our ‘Male or Sporty’ challenge, good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

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