To keep up with the tradition of the past few weeks, here is another birthday card I made last week. And a little bit of news while I’m at it: I have only very recently opened an Etsy shop (there are a few Christmas cards on there already and more products to come in the near future) and this card (the polar bear one) actually gave me a few ideas of home crafted cards that I could sell on there. I am also thinking of drawing original illustrations on notebooks. If any of you has any further ideas on what you would like to see in my shop – ideally of things that are not breakable (I have thought of mugs with my original designs on too but I still need to think about the safe transportation issue; but in the meantime you can still get mugs from my Society 6 shop!) – do get in touch!
I am not personally what you could call a ‘pug lover’. They breathe loudly, they drool – although you could argue that most dogs do – and they’re freakin’ ugly (no offence if you own a pug or like them). But one of my flatmates does love them to a point that is close to obsession. And it was his birthday a few days ago… So the theme for his birthday card was quite obvious really. A pug.
I have to admit that although I don’t like them it was a fun card to work on. And after several minutes spent drawing them they become sort of cute. Sort of.
Woof! (that is ‘Enjoy‘ in pug language)
One of my friends has the silly habit of challenging his mates to shove really spicy stuff into their mouth. The hotter the stuff the better and the winner is the one who manages to swallow everything he is presented with…
Personally, not my cup of tea; BUT it did inspire me when that time of the year came again and it was time to make a birthday card for my friend!
A lucky friend of mine is going to receive this lovely card tomorrow!
As it is almost Valentine’s Day, today I’d like to share an idea for a handmade card that will take you 10 minutes (or less) to make and that will cost you next to nothing. It doesn’t require any specific drawing skills either, so roll up your sleeves and get ready to put a big smile on your Valentine’s face.
(1) Draw the outlines of a heart with a pencil
(2) Write your message in the heart
(3) Erase the outlines
(4) Draw a red ribbon around the heart
Now go on and spread the love! It’s easy!