Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Leo for a leo

well Courageous Carl but still. This is one of Crissy Armstrongs fab images and I just think he is so cute, but still just about manly enough for a male card. My step brother has a birthday that depending on which horoscope you read he is what they call on the cusp and some make him a leo and others a cancer, and I remember when he was little he always got cross if anyone dared to tell him he was a crab and not a lion, so hopefully he will appreciate courageous Carl for that reason. It's quite funny really as he is actually called Carl too.

I decided to have a play and try my hand at a step card, the challenge at crazy for challenges and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. It made it a bit easier being a 'male'card as I could keep it fairly plain. The papers are a mix of ooh la la cd printed ones stitchy  printed ones and from my stash not sure about the make but I think the dotty one is papermania. The plain brown that I distressed with blue ink and scissors use to be a pocket in an A4 cabinet but I love the buff effect and am now only using scraps that are left. The ribbon is the hanging ribbon from a summer top I recently bought. The image is coloured with Promarkers (of course) and the sentiment is a LOTV.

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

Crazy for challenges-centre step card
Crafty cardmakers-spots and stripes
Digi's with Attitude! challenge-anything goes
2 sisters-birthdays
sketchy colours-layout and colour challenge
Catch the bug-anything goes
Here come the boys-spots and stripes
Allsorts -free and easy
Sundays with Crissy - distress(also have a DT call)
Ladybug -summer birthdays


Debs said...

Wonderful card Julye
Great colouring and fab shape.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mummylade said...

What a gorgeous creation Julye! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this and good luck!

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Julye. Love the cute image and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Michele Spera said...

adorable card! love the shape and distressed part:-) Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

Marilyn Webb said...

Awe so cute, a lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.
hugs Marilyn

Crissy Armstrong said...

I hope Carl likes Carl! haha! Thanks for sharing the story along with the card. Its a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for entering the DT call!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What an absolutely adorable card. I must check out that image and look closer to your little different step card....really like it. Thank you for participating in our Catch the Bug challenge.

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Fab Card! Love the image!! Thanks for joining in at HERE COME THE BOYs! Woo & Sharon xx

karen said...

Smashing card, what a fab lion! Thanks for joining us at HERE COME THE BOYS, Karen x

Mary J said...

So much fun! Thx for sharing it with us at LCI!

Mary J x

Teresa said...

Hi Julye,
I loved your card thanks for joining us at HCTB's and check out the winner!
Teresa xx

pinky said...

He is such a cutie, great colouring. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

Ellen said...

Fabulous card - your details are simply amazing! Thanks for playing at Sketchy Colors challenge, and good luck!:)
Hugs, Ellen

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fabulous colours too thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time big hugs love pops x