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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Birthday Boy

Rain, rain, rain today! It's been good for the garden, but what a contrast to the last few days of high temps. It's not cold though still around mid 20's. We do really need the rain as we were a bit short last winter. The rain just made it a bit dicey getting my craft things in and out of the car several times today. I packed to go teach class, unpacked, repacked and then unpacked again when I got home. This is also really the only thing I hate about grocery shopping - having to handle everything about 5 times before it actually hits my own shelf or refrigerator! I can see the allure of on-line shopping.
Well, my ladies started making their tissue box covers today. One finished all the cutting, scoring and folding, embossing and cutting with a couple of dies and the ink distressing and can finish it off at home as she just has to put the panels on and glue the lid on. The other lady managed with a fair bit of help to get up to being ready to do the distressing, so not sure if I need to take inks next week or not. I finished off making the little secret box for her and she only needs to decorate that by gluing the panels she has already made onto it.
We are moving on to making a picture for the wall using an artist canvas and a serviette - very simple process but it needs to dry in between painting and putting the serviette on. I hope it will be a warm day next Wednesday!
I again had lunch out on the run with my friend Rose and then we stopped off at one of the cheap shops so she could purchase an artist's canvas for next week. I picked up a couple 12 x 12 paper packs from My Mind's Eye which were discounted by $10 each and some pretty little ribbon and fibre trims for only 99 cents. I asked one of the workers how much they were and he said $2.00 each so I bought 6 - LOL, I could have had 12 for the price that I thought I was paying.
I sat down after tea and looked up some of the challenges that are around at the moment and decided to make a card for one and then see what else it might fit.

The basecard is SU Choc Chip and then a layer of my new DP from My Mind's Eye - Complete Boy. The rectangular piece is SU Poppy Parade. The stamp was a freebie with a Creative Stamping magazine. I stamped it with SU Early Espresso ink and then coloured with Copic Markers. I matted it with a piece of choc chip and then pricked holes around the edge and stitched it by hand. I added a vertical greeting from Stamp-It called Tiny Birthday Down. To finish off I added 3 black bling to the poppy parade panel.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Challenge 5 - Sketch
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge - Challenge #52
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT#57-Anything Goes!

front of card

inside of card

Loved reading the comments on my last post. Thankyou and hope you have enjoyed popping in to see what I am up to!
Take Care,


  1. Oh how cute! perfect a boyish card.
    love your colours and layout too..

  2. HI Sandy - Great car, lovely bright colours.
    We have lovely sunshine here today in the UK and it really feels like spring....hope the sunshine comes your way soon


  3. Your card is gorgeous Sandy,love the image and great

  4. looks like a nice boy HMMM! great colours..nice work,like inside as mum

  5. Great card Sandy!
    Nice image & colors!

  6. oh this is one really gorgeous card Hun just love the image,and those beautiful colours,hugs Cherylx

  7. Very cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  8. Hi Sandy it is a great image and you have coloured it well Love the background paper too

  9. Love that cute birthday boy! great paper and colours!

    Hope we get some of that rain, its awfully humid here!

  10. Fabulous image Sandy, love the bright happy colours, great birthday card for a little boy.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Nice bright card! I like your stitching. I hope today wasn't too stressful .

  12. How cute. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  13. So cute, love your little image with your fun papers! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (must use bling)" challenge :)

  14. So cute and love your image! Thanks for playing along at CTO!!!

  15. Simply sweet :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week.

  16. so cute

    Perfect for our sketch at cards for men - thanks for joining us

    Jen xx

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