Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ASM/TMR - Happy Birthday ....

.... Hello all!  My card today has combined challenges from Addicted to Stamps and More! and The Male Room.  Our theme at Addicted to Stamps and More! is Anything Goes and I've used an image from our sponsor A Random Fan.  The image leads perfectly to our theme at The Male Room which is "Man's Best Friend".

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: A Random Fan Digi - Underwear Hero; PTI - Wet Paint
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Dies: PTI - Tipped Top, Sketched Stars; Spellbinders - Wonky Rectangles (S4-306) #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Real Red, Pacific Point; SU DP - Real Red; Copics; Sakura Micron Pens

Now when I asked my hubby what "Man's Best Friend" meant to him, he replied "I suppose a dog!", but here's the thing, my hubby doesn't like dogs much, actually his best friend is his camera.  So, while I've used a cute puppy for my TMR card, you could expand the theme to fit your guy - camera, techy stuff, tools or pets!

I absolutely adore this image, it really is very cute and reminds me of the books my son used to read as a child - Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (see below).  If you know of any boys who don't like reading - this series is a great find.  I coloured the image with Copics and cut it out with a die.  I used the largest die to cut out the image, so I pencilled round the die and handrew the frame, adding a few Zentangle patterns.  I stamped the sentiment and added some stars.  On the inside I used a piece of design paper to make the mat layer and stamped a bold sentiment.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration cards for both the Anything Goes theme at Addicted to Stamps and More!, and Man's Best Friend at The Male Room, check out the projects from my team mates.


Before I go, I know I told you all that spring had arrived in Northville and this past weekend was gorgeous with sunshine and temperatures over 70°F (21°C).  Well, the photo below shows the view from my front door this morning!!!

Late Spring Snow - 15th April 2014 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This morning our weatherman was "delighted" to report that Detroit has had its snowiest winter ever - the total snowfall so far is 94.8"; I'm saying so far because it might snow again!!!  Fortunately the temperature is rising and we should get to a high of 39°F (4°C) today.  Bye for now!

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9 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous bits card Deborah....your snowy picture names me shiver!

Anne

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such an adorable image! Love your zetangling too -- Well done!

monikaskinner said...

Hi Deborah. Lovely Super Hero with friend, like all the stars you added. Great fun card. Hope the snow melts soon. have a great day. hugs Monika

Sue - said...

Love the cute superman and superdog! Definitely don't love that snowy view. Hopefully you'll get some spring sunshine soon like we have today.

Sue said...

Super cute, Deborah! I like your zentangle frame, very creative.

Deepti said...

I love the way you colored that cute image with perfection, even though I want to use digis I feel I can't. This is awesome :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I agree with you about that adorable image, Deborah! I giggled out loud over that eye patch! Super card, inside and out!!

Now as for Mother Nature, she is seriously manic this year!! Hopefully the snow won't last, it WILL be your last, and spring will hang around more than 3 days!! Happy Easter! Hugs, Darnell

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Deborah - This is so stinkin' cute! Love that you made him a red-headed cutie. I giggled when I saw the Captain Underpants book image. I had forgotten that these were the only books my son would read and he once got in trouble by a teacher because she felt it was inappropriate for him to have in class at reading time. Great card and wonderful inspiration. Hugs D

FeistyCrafter said...

lol...this is too cute! Amazing coloring! I laugh at the underwear on the head, because my boys have done that many of times. Fabulous card!

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