Monday, 9 July 2012

Howdy partner ....

.... Good morning to you all - hope you've had a good weekend, it's been super here.  I'm popping in this morning with a quick post for a few challenges:

Yesterday Mum asked me if I could make a birthday card for her step-son Anthony - of course I was more than happy to oblige.  I decided that I wanted to have another go at this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use text on a card and as I needed to make a guy card - I knew just the stamps to use!!

I wanted the card to have real texture and in my stash I found some lovely embossed card which I made into the card base and also used to stamp the banner of words.  I stamped the wood grain image lightly onto some card and then over stamped the sentiments and a row of stars.  I finished off the card by wrapping some string around the word banner and attached a cowboy on top!  Mum is really pleased with the card.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle, Way Out West
Inks: Distress - Festive Berries; Memento - Toffee Crunch
Accessories:  EK Punch; Embossed card from stash

Here are the graphics for each challenge:



We had a reasonably quiet day yesterday - Mum and Ben woke fairly early but just about managed the day. It'll be better today. Yesterday morning we all watched the Wimbledon Men's final between Andy Murray and Roger Federer; it started so well with Andy winning the first set.  I was bouncing up and down and shouting at the TV - silly I know!!  In the end, Federer won a 7th Wimbledon title - a very worthy champion.  Andy did himself and the UK proud - the best finish for a Briton in 75 years!!!

And that's all for now - it's a really lovely morning and I'm taking Mum and Kathryn into Northville for some girly time this morning.  We might pop into the craft shop too :)  Ben has decided to have some time to himself - I think he simply wants to play on the PC!!!  See you soon.

17 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful masculine card and use of this set!

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card for a guy Deborah and a super set of stamps

Anne

Ardyth said...

LOVE your text style and the rope behind the cowboy - clever take on the RS!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, This is wonderful, I love this card for a chap! The text being on the punched card is great and the alpha background works really well in the red!
Great match wasn't it!! But very difficult to watch and then Murray's emotional speach almost too hard to bear:0) Enjoy your girly day, Gay xxx

Craftilicious said...

The tennis had me in tears :( At least Marrey won and he trains 5 mins from work so that's nice! A Sheffield company made the roof too so we did OK keeping the rain out ;-)

Your card is wonderful - that is still my all time fave WM set.

Have fun today.

Tara
x

Joyce said...

What a fun card. Love that cowboy, and the rustic feel of the text.

Stella said...

Fabulous masculine card. The cowboy is great and I love that sentiment!
X

WencheP said...

This is so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Jeanne J said...

Hi Deborah! Love the distressing on this one! And may I say how clever that you put that little rider into the border?!! Very original and creative!! Love it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card, Deborah! I love the color combo and the background lettering with the woodgrain panel is super!

Mynnette said...

This is great, Deb! LOVE the fabulous sentiment, the twine, and the horse w/ rider! This is amazing! :)

Mary Jo said...

Terrific masculine card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Great masculine card! The red looks wonderful. So glad you played RetroSketches!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME work, Deborah!! I really like the color combo and composition! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Debby said...

Fab use of colour and text! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Stephanie Washburn said...

AWESOME! Love the rustic look of your card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Awesome job Deborah - love that stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's RetroSketch!

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