Monday, 11 April 2011

When I'm..........

I made this card for my friends husband's birthday. I've made cards for him before featuring his football team and pictures of ships that he is interested in and wanted to do something a bit different. So I dusted off my Ronnie relaxing digi (again!) and coloured him with my copics. The remote control, the sweetie bag and the mug have all been treated with Glossy Accents. The papers I used are MME 'Fine & Dandy True Blue' backed with Gemstones card that matched Ronnie's shirt. The green paper was cut with my MS zigzag border punch to add a bit of interest and in lieu of the flowers I'd use on a female card I've used stars. The sentiment was sent to me in a stash swap some time ago.

Now the fun bit, my friends husband is 64 and for the days it was taking me to make the card I was singing the Beatles song and couldn't get it out of my head - so annoying! But I wanted to include it somewhere. So I used the full lyrics of the song and made my version of a watermark, added a 'Birthday Greeting & Bottle of Wine' and to be on the safe side took it round the day before with a real bottle of Rioja. Here is a photo of the inner I think it works OK.

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:

C. R. A. F. T challenge  - Animal/pet
Catch the bug - 4 or more layers
IDIC  - Sing a Song "When I'm 64" - you should be able to relax a bit then!
Our Daily Bread  - No Ribbon
Fairy Tale Challenge  - Happy Birthday
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Inspiration

Thank you for visiting my blog
Margaret x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

3 Days Later.........

Jennie (aka The Wife) set us a challenge over on MSE to make an Easter card or one featuring spring colours of yellow and green. I chose to go the Easter route. Thank you for setting the challenge Jennie. My entry's a bit more wishy washy  Pastel than I expected, even in 'real' life I should have used a stronger yellow. The image is 'Warren' part of a set from Craftwork cards. I coloured him with a mixture of Copics and chalk. The paper is PP daffodil gingham and the back of co-ordinations whitewash run through the cuttlebug with a swiss dots folder. The flowers, gems and ribbon are from my stash and I made my own sentiment cut with SU scalloped oval punch.

Apologies for the strange photo at the top - I tried to put a fuzzy edge to it and ended up wiping all the outside edge instead! and had no more time to spend on it.
PS Just realised I could post the 'unmessed with' photo as well I did!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
MSE Easter or Yellow & Green Pick 3 (hope this means AT LEAST 3 ‘cos I’ve got 4!) Circle, dry embossing, corner punch and a home made sentiment Pastels Add an animal Use Yellow Easter Easter

Thank you for visiting
Margaret x