Friday 10 December 2021

Toy Box Robot


Today is my hubby's birthday and this is the birthday card I made for him. He is into tech and gadgets and whilst looking for an aftershave for him I saw this cool new one shaped in a Robot bottle so it inspired me to make a co-ordinating card with the same industrial feel to it.

At Kate Hadfield Designs there are so many fabulous sets it is really easy to get inspired to use them. There are digital stamps which you can colour, coloured versions you can scrapbook or make into digital layouts. Papers, patterned overlays and doodles galore. No matter what your skill level there are so many goodies to play with.

The image is from the Toy Box Stamps pack. There are so many great stamps depicting well loved toys for little kids and big ones too.

I chose to use a masculine colour scheme of greys, blue and black. The robot is coloured with Promarkers and a fine liner for the small details.

I used a self adhesive foiled 'paper' for the grid background. I bought a pack of 5 from Hobbycraft probably 15 years ago. This has been added onto a blue card blank. The patterned paper is a snippet from a Ki Memories sheet I actually used for his card last year and then I just trimmed it with a black cardstock border.

The sentiment is an old freebie from Birds Cards. It is from 2012 and still available to download. Just follow the link. There are loads of free digis and SVG files on this blog and is a great resource.

For anyone interested this is the inside of the gift box with shower gel. It is called Phantom from Paco Rabanne and smells really nice, citrus, vanilla and lavender.

Over at Kate Hadfield Designs there is lots going on. Kate is really generous with her freebies which are readily available. If you sign up to the newsletter you get access to an extra subscriber area the Doodle Den where there are loads more freebies. There is a gallery full of projects by the Creative Team and customers and so much inspiration for crafters and teachers. I would highly recommend you pop over there and join in the fun.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Toy Box Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Sentiment - Happy Birthday 2U (Birds Cards)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Fineliners

Papers - Ki Memories & Hobbycraft

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


  1. That robot bottle and tin are brilliant! And your matching card is a fun idea.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Beautiful masculine card, love the background and the robot! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

  3. Brilliant card for a Techy, love the robot bottle
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  4. This is great, I love the background. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. Sooo cool card! I really love the metalic paper :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  6. Super card, Mandy, perfectly coordinated to that fun robot present! Great metal embossed background and CAS design...
    Thanks for playing along with our Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Markers! Lisa x

  7. This is fab, what a cool image
    Thank you so much for joining in with our Mega challenge at Passion for Markers

  8. What fun! Wonderful card. Your card is absolutely beautiful. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  9. Great birthday card. I love the embossed background which matches the robot theme perfectly. Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

  10. Hi Mandy was sure I had commented on your fabulous card love the robot image and perfect foiled paper background-great find with the robot tin aftershave too
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at River of Creativity
    Carol GDT x

  11. A super creation for your hubby Mandy, many thanks for sharing with us at River of Creativity December challenge.

    B x

  12. Great way to Celebrate a gadget loving Hubby! and isn't it nice when something you have had for a while proves it was getting it at the time! Thank you for sharing your celebration with us at River of Creativity, xx

  13. Awesome card, it's perfect for the gift. I love the background you've created with those papers and the texture it has.
    We have also given that perfume to my brother for his birthday and I agree with you, it smells divine.
    Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  14. Great boys card! Thanks for joining our Mega Challenge over at Passion for Markers.
    Love n hugs

  15. Aww that's fab.

    Thank you for joining us for the December challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  16. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  17. Fabulous masculine futuristic creation Mandy! Love your inspiration! Thank you for sharing your husband's BD greeting with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Each month we have a NEW challenge, hope to see you there! Good Luck and Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  18. Very cute! Well done! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  19. Your card is perfect! The bottle and the card are a perfect pairing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  20. What a great masculine card! I love that background. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  21. Congratulations! You have been chosen as a RISING STAR A Place To Start! Thanks for playing along with us, please stop by our blog and grab your badge!
    The Design Team
    A Place To Start

  22. Great card, Mandy - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  23. Super card Mand, thank you for joining us at IKEsWORLD this month and Happy New Year. Hugs Mimi xx

  24. A fantastic card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  25. Your robot card is really lovely. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  26. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge too.

    Helen x

  27. Another fabulous card in the gallery! So happy to see you play along Mandy!


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