Monday 27 September 2021

Meerkat Birthday


Imagine That Digistamp has given us this great set to play with the Meerkats as the Digi of the Month for September. It is a progressive image challenge and as long as you take part with the image for that month you will automatically get the following one. Kris has shaken it up this month by giving each participant different parts of the set so we get to make lots of different cards this time round.

I have been given the Meerkat birthday image and a number of sentiments. This image was perfect for me to make a birthday card which I have given to my next door neighbour for his birthday today.

I have coloured the image with Promarkers and used some star shaped peel off stickers to decorate the balloon. The image has been matted with scraps of blue and holographic silver card from my offcuts. 

The base of the card is a dark blue with a silver stardust effect. The background has been in my scraps since December 2009 !!! I made a card back then using 2 of the papers in a quadrant effect and kept the other 2 pieces with the intention of making another card with them at a later point. They were already taped together ready to mount and I never ended up using it. Over time the double sided tape ended up losing it's sticky. I knew it was a few years and found the post for the original card on my old blog. You can see it HERE if you are interested. I was gobsmacked it was so long ago to be honest.

I used a thin metallic washi tape to add a bit of sparkle and cover the joins in the papers. I rarely use washi tape as I don't find it sticks very well so I added a thin double sided tape to the back and that has held it a lot better. Also I find wrapping the ends underneath stops it coming loose too and I am much happier with the results.

Finally I added a sentiment with some silver peel off stickers and a few little stars.

Kris really does design some fabulous kits and the Digi of the Month challenges are a great way to build up your collection. If you don't take part I would highly recommend you get involved.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Meerkats (Imagine That Digistamp)

Designer Paper - Cupcake 12x12” (Basic Grey)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Peel off Stickers, Washi Tape (The Works)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Love the cute Meercat and colourful P.paper
    carol x

  2. So adorable meerkat, love your colourful design. Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  3. Very cute card. Love the gorgeous coloring. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again very soon! Nandini, DT

  4. Soooo cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! Progressive challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  5. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. What a cute meerkat! Lovely and colourful. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  7. Adorable! Meercats are just fun! Well done card! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  8. So cute Mandy! I adore Meerkats and could spend hours watching their antics. Lovely card.


    Di xx


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