Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Something other than christmas

I always feel a little sorry for anyone who has a birthday in the run up to Christmas or just after as when you try and buy cards in the shops , not that I know if this is still true or not there never use to be a vast choice as the shops are swamped with cards for the holidays.

We have a few birthdays between now and just after new year, my sisters is at the beginning of January and I have 2 brother in law birthdays , one sister in law birthday and my mums at the beginning of December. It will make a change being able to mix making birthday cards in with holiday cards.

This one I have made for my sister in law, she recently qualified as a teacher so I hope she loves this sassy girl from Sugar Nellie sold at Funky Kits as much as I do. She doesn't normally wear glasses , well I've never seen her in them so I hope she doesn't mind them and I really can't see her ever dressing this funky but it would be fun to see.

The papers are from k and co some I have had ages and the image is coloured with promarkers. I added ribbon, and gems from my stash and a little punched vellum for added texture and softness. I tried to match the image colours to that of the paper just for something a little different, as I usually just try and co-ordinate them.

Have just read on the news that we might get an extra holiday day next year for a royal wedding, won't that be great and if it's fun to watch on TV even better.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:-
Critter card challenge-textures, hope I have enough with vellum, gems and ribbon too
Stamp with fun-square cards
Lollipop-very girly card
Sketchy colours-sketch layout which I reverse flipped and took a little artistic license too hope you don't mind
Just us girls -gate fold card
Wags n whiskers-use vellum ,acetate or tissue
Patties-birthday card


Monica said...

Love this card! The image is just so cute. And the papers are to die for. Am sure your sis will be delighted to receive this meaningful card on the start of her new journey as a teacher.

Thanks for becoming my follower. Thrilled!

xxx Monica

Jane said...

This is lovely! I am in the process of colouring this one in too...she is so cute!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Welcome back for another challenge! This image is too funny.
Wonderful Creation!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Cleota said...

The image you used is just too cute! Love the look on her face! Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week! Come back next week, use a Pattieboop image and you'll get an extra chance to win!

Kathryn B said...

This is such an adorable card! I love the fun colors of your design paper and how well cordinated it is with your sweet image!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Debs said...

an adorable card :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at WNW...

Debs x

Anonymous said...

cute card and fun image! thanks for playing the critter sketch challenge.

Pattie G said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us again at Pattie's Creations.

Hugs ♥

Andrea said...

Very great card - nice motiv and great design! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Big hug

Beeceecreativity said...

great card.. thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations.. look to see you again next week.

LindaS said...

What a perfect card for your SIL - Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Desing Challenge.

TinaB said...

Wonderful!Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Tina xx
DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

annes paperfun said...

Cute card!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Color this week - good luck!
Hugs Anne

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...


Dana Gustafson said...

Adorable! My little girls would love a teacher this cute and sassy :) Wonderful colo pallette o your card. So cheerful! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our Embossing Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

...just Peggy said...

What a fun card. Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge! :D

Tanya said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for playing with us at Critter Sketch this week!