Wednesday, 5 January 2011

My First Card Make of 2011



What is it about my family birthdays that makes them all come at once? I have 3 on consecutive days in August and the rest are bunched in November December and January and by the time the last couple come along I'm running our of design ideas. The images have been made easy by LOTV and the hobbies of the recipients, but how to make then look different without flowers ribbons etc? I was lucky with this card, I spotted a sketch on Cards for Men - so I went for it!

The image is a cute LOTV fisherman, the backing paper Cosmo Cricket Earth Love, the tree paper is from SU, the dark green leaf paper is Papermania Secret Garden. I made a double frame for the picture to give a bit of depth and added some Craftwork card candy to the (not quite matching) swirls on the tree paper. I made my own sentiment on the PC and backed it with Hobbycraft *matt gold mirri* to match the base layer of backing paper.
* is that a contradiction of terms?!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Celebrate Something
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Now, I can't wait to do something pink & girly!
Thank you for looking

Margaret x

21 comments:

  1. Adorable card, fabulous layout and I love your colors and paper, it all comes together perfectly, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT
    Deborah
    xxx

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  2. Great card Marg love this image

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  3. This is lovely Marge, I love the colours xx

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  4. Gorgeous card Margaret. I so need to get some of the LOTV squares, as all the cards I see with them are all beautiful, and they look like they are quick and easy to do. Off to have a look at the website xx

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  5. Hi Margaret, fabulous interpretation of my sketch, lovely papers and your image gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  6. Gorgeous card Marg. I love those papers and that image. x

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  7. Oh Margaret, this is gorgeous. I love the papers you've teamed with that lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

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  8. Gorgeous card Margaret, I love the combination of papers you have used. I think these cute squares are addictive plus they take all the worry out of colouring and shading lol xxx

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  9. Brilliant card, love the backing paper

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  10. great card, i love the shades of green you have used x

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  11. too cute! love the layout and colors! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!

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  12. That looks fantastic, I know what you mean about the birthdays all in one go! x

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  13. Marg this is lovely, the papers go so well with that image! :) x

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  14. great card ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion challenge's blog. good luck !

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  15. Fantastic card, lovely colour. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  16. A perfect "male" card - love the LOTV image and the beautiful papers. Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  17. Love the colours.Great card for a man.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

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  18. Love that classy monochrome look- fab card! Thanks for joining our first challenge of 2011 at Cards for Men and Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Alison x

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  19. I love this card...aren't those little squares just perfect!! Thanks for playing at CES xx

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  20. Fab card Margaret - I love the design of it and it's very well put together. Lovely image and colours also.

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  21. Wonderful! Love your image. Outstanding job. Your did a great job on the shetch. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. It is always so nice to see your cards. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you back.
    Hugs, Patricia

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