Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stan is 65!

As Mr Sun has craftily avoided our part of the UK the last couple of days while everyone else was basking in a mini heatwave, I've caught up with the ironing (ooh, wash my mouth out!) and made a couple of cards.

My friend's OH, Stan, hasn't worked for a long time now, due to two hip replacements and a bionic ankle, so he's not exactly retiring as such. However, he does officially become a pensioner in a few day's time. I'm not big on age cards (and requested none for my milestone birthday a couple of years ago!) but as they're having a family celebration for him I decided he'd not be unhappy with an age card. I'm not good with men's themed cards but I think this Penny Black image fits the bill.

6" x 6" card base from stash
DP are from Monti's Pixel Playground and Zoe Pearn
Image is Penny Black (I think it's called Dog Puddle, or maybe that's my interpretation!) and coloured with Promarkers
Mats are a dark brown with gold shimmer card I bought from CraftLlandudno
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch and the little circle punchie waste has been used for imitation brads
Sentiment and number are computer generated

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers #59 - Give Us A Laugh
Paperplay 27 - Your Number's Up
The Town Scrapper Friday Challenge - Monochrome
2SistersChallenge #1 - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic #2 - Birthday
One Stop Craft #88 - Monochromatic

This card was chosen for Top 3 at Ellephantastic.


Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a great card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week. Hugs, Anja

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Susan, what a brilliant card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Rusty said...

Lol what a fab image! Beautiful card x

flourgirl said...

Gorgeous card and a lovely layout x

Stacy Walker said...

Your card is great. It gave me a smile. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation. Sorry about the Inlinkz tool. I will make sure that your entry added to the challenge drawing.

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, the image is adorable. I love the colours.
Hugs, Vanja

Vanja said...

and thank you for joining us in Ellephantastic challenge this week and good luck! :)


bunbun2 said...

lovely card, fab image! xx

Julie said...

Oh great image - it did make me smile!! Love the colours of your card too - thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliex

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Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

He he! Love the image!! Fabby card.
Thank you for joining Ellephantastic Challenges, good luck
Helen x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Think this card is lovely the image is gorgeous just right for a guy, papers are really pretty too, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Thistleblue said...

Great card, i love the colours you've used, and the image is very cute! Best of luck in the challenge and thanks for joining us this week.
Elle DT

Sue C said...

Fab card Susan, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Happy Days said...

Fantastic card, I love everything about it. LOL at the image! x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh that image makes me laugh! Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Town Scrapper!

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Susan, love the image and the layout, fab male card xxx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Susan, love the image and the layout, fab male card xxx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Susan, love the image and the layout, fab male card xxx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Susan, love the image and the layout, fab male card xxx

Julie M said...

Super card, Susan. I love the image, it's so funny and I bet Stan loved it.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

debs said...

such a fun card..thanks for joining us at PFP..Debs x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Susan,
This is fun! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Emma said...

A fabulous card, gorgeous image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Deirdre said...

So fun, love it. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Francesca said...

What a wonderful card , thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge and Good luck!

Lilacanglia said...

Loving this card,
Thanks for joining in the Birthday challenge at Ellephantastic this week,
Elle DT

Angie said...

Lovely card - colours go together very well and the image is great!