Sunday, 20 November 2011

CR84FN43 - Birthday wishes ....

.... before we move onto our new challenge - I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed visiting everyone who joined in with our CR84FN42 challenge - those colours were so pretty and the cards and projects made were wonderful.  Thank you all!

Anyway, it's time for our new CR84FN challenge - the colours are quite different this time - brown, tan and green!  The inspiration photos are courtesy of Beccarillo Photography - I really like the picture of the wheel! 


My friend's husband celebrates his birthday today and I decided to use our colours for his card.  Now at craft class last week, Kathy was telling us all that Peter likes cars, so I had a hunt through my stash and found exactly what I wanted!


I started with the backing sheet which features a vintage VW Beetle.  It came from a Kanban kit that I got from QVC and was actually gold, but I altered it with some alcohol inks to give a greenish tint to the card.  I layered the tinted card onto some dark green linen finish card.  The stamped VW Beetle is from my friend Buffy - when she last came to stay we borrowed each other's stash - so I'm sad to say I don't know who made this stamp - but it is absolutely perfect for the card.  I used the out-of-the-box technique to cut out the car and I tinted the card with my distress inks.  I coloured the car with Promarkers.  I layered the car onto mats in pearly tan and dark brown card.  I like the sentiment (again from Buffy) and used the super Fancy Tags to cut this out.  I do hope Peter likes his card - I certainly had lots of fun making it!

Stamps:  Borrowed from Buffy - don't know the company who makes them
Spellbinders:  Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) # 6, Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) #6, Standard Circles Lg (S4-114) #6, Fancy Tags Two (S5-030)
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black;  Distress - Antique Linen
Promarkers: Lush Green, Emerald, Tan, Cinnamon, Cool-Grey 1
Accessories:  Kanban - VW Beetle (J H Haynes images); Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Citrus, Sail Boat Blue; Glossy Accents and card - all from stash

You can find lots more inspiration from our Guest Designer - Mackie and from the rest of the Design Team:


I've got lots to do today.  I need to sort out what we're taking to Detroit - it's only three days before we fly off for a short holiday.  We are both looking forward to seeing Jonathan and getting the chance to look around the area.  We will be just in time for Thanksgiving!!  So that's all for now - see you tomorrow!

13 comments:

Pauline said...

This is a fab card Deborah, I love beetle cards, and this is a great image! It suits the masculine colours this week, I need to make on for my hubby who is turning 40 on 21 st December, so I may have a think...
How exciting, I hope you have a very safe journey, and have a wonderful little trip away, how long are you going for? Take care xx

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful masculine card! Love the green car and the background is beautiful. He is sure to love it! Have a safe and fun trip!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a perfect masculine card Deb! Surely your friend will treasure this! Love the green VW Bug!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love that beetle car! Brings back memories! I'm sure your friend will love this card! Enjoy your trip to the states!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet masculine card, Deb! It looks like the beetle is coming right out of the card! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Andrea M said...

What a great masculine card! I'm sure your friend's husband will love it! That DP is fantastic and I just love that bug!!!

Lisa said...

Very fun Deborah! Love how it appears the VW is driving out of that circle!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm sure your car-loving friend will be pleased with this Deborah. I like the way you tied the VW image in with the background. Hope you've got your heating back on - I'm wearing fingerless gloves at my computer this morning!

Stamps and Paper said...

Delightful colour combo Deborah...lovely card.

Anne

Vee said...

Hi Deborah, Love this VW such a good idea for a masculine car. Clever! Hugs Vee x

Paula (PEP) said...

Just delightful thew ay you've used different greens. Super image for a masculine card too. Hope you're getting the packing done.
Paula (PEP)

Sue Lelli said...

Peter will LOVE this card with the FAB VW! LOVE the frame and how much thought you put into this! Enjoy your American Thanksgiving!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful masculine BD card - love the added sentiment!

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