Monday, 26 July 2010

Lazy summer days in black and tan...

...shale and white too. A fab colour combination for the challenge at Playdate cafe.

This card will be winging it's way to tenerife for my father in law in a wee while as it's his birthday in august. A bad time for our family re birthdays as it starts with one of my nieces on wednesday and ends in september with my hubbies, we have 7 birthdays and 4 wedding anniversaries just for family and then there are 2 or 3 friends mixed in for good measure too.

For this card I used one of the fab lili of the valley male images, I coloured with promarkers on glossy card, it gives a sort of waterdamaged look, wonder if this counts as ditressing? maybe I've invented a new kind of distressed look.Love these colours together sort of strong sepia tones and thought it would be suitable for my aging F-I-L. Just an anniversarry card and one from my son now unless I can convince him to have another dabble at card making himself.





I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-

Catch the bug-sweet sweet summertime
Cowgirl challenges- anything goes
Crafty Ho's-photo inspiration
Peartree designs-birthday
Meljens-easel card
Stamp with fun-man or boy card
Ooh la la- birthday
Alphabet challenge- m is for men
Playdate cafe- colour challenge
There she goes- an easel card

35 comments:

Mandy said...

Hun this is adorable, so sweet, and I love the shaped easel
hugs Mandy xx

Spyder said...

Oh I do love all these images!!! Love this, and thank you for calling in, I didn't have a link for your blog and now I have and can say thank you for Following, have a crafty day
(Lyn)

Sarah Anderson said...

What a cute image, and great shaped easel card. Thanks for choosing to play along with us in the play date cafe :)

Wendi said...

Your card is fabulous I love the image and the colouring I also like the way you have added the hessian and button to make it stand up very creative
Thank you for sharing it with us at ooh la la
Wendi

Anne said...

Lovely card and perfect for our challenge at OLL. Thanks for playing along xx

craftybunny said...

What a great card!Perfect for a man.Just love the shape and sepia tones.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Jenny said...

Super cute card! I love the color combos. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge with us!

Carolina said...

Super cute easelcard. Thank you for joining Alphabet challenge

Bev said...

Such a beautiful easel card. Love the image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Julye, I love the sepia colours and a very unusual easel card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week. :-) xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

So gorgeous easel card,I love the image and the wonderful papers.thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

NoraAnne said...

What a great image, that is too cute! Great job on the color challenge :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fun fun fun card--I love that easel stopper--button and twine! CUTE:) Great card--LOVE IT:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

cgl1539 said...

I love this, a lot! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your creation at CSSC!

Sarah A said...

Loving your neutral colours and the elements on the base of the card are just perfect!

Thanks for joining us over on Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge

Sarah x

*CAFE said...

What a wonderful, masculine card! I love the easel cards! I have seen several of these recently, and really must learn to make them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rae Anne said...

Great rustic "ribbon" and neutral colors!!! It makes me want to take a nap. . .(the little boy, not the card. .. ;) Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Juyle

Your card is so adorable and love the style, the image is so cute, love it. Thanks for popping by my place and leaving me such a lovely message, I am back in blog land for a few weeks now.
Hugs Linda

sgc said...

Julye--what a cute card I love the style and the jute on it. Thanks for playing in both the Crafty Hos and the Bugaboo challenges!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a super cute image, wonderful Easel Card. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet easel card. Love the burlap touches on the card. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Ruby said...

Such a fun card! Love the way you've done the inside, it works so well with the image! I'm sure he will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Tigger a(r)t work said...

Fantastic easel card, this boy is sweet!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o)
Hugs
Elke

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the vintage look, so effective
Thanks for joining us at CSSC and Good luck!!
Claire xx

Julie Ranae said...

Lovely work for this week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe.
Happy to be your 50th follower!

dj1952 said...

Your card is lovely. I just posted my card at There She Goes, and saw yours. First of all, I really like the oval design, and then the image is adorable. Great job!

Hugs. :-)

Carol said...

Julye this is just adorable. What a terrific looking easel card. I love the textured piece on here. Exceptional work!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Sheng said...

What a perfect birthday card!! He will enjoy it.

Michele L. said...

This is such a precious card. I absolutely love it!
Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo

Cheryl said...

So adorable.....love all the shades of brown!!! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!!
xx

Jackie said...

I love how you did this card, it is so nice and peaceful! Thanks for joining us at The Catch the Bug Challenge!

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

GREAT work on your card, love the fold. Thanks so much for playing at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week.:)

SuzanneK said...

Oh, this is just so sweet, I love the colours you chose.

I would love to see you at Let's Ink It Up. Why not check it out here

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is VERY pretty, great work on the image. Thanks for following along on our inspiration challenge at Crafty HOs'