Good morning all - I hope you are both well and happy? We are all good and ready for a new day! I've got a parent help morning at school today and we will be putting together all sorts of things for my gardening club that I run - I managed to get a grant and we bought water butts and a new raised bed system and a three section composting unit and some fruit trees. Me and two other mums managed to put the fruit trees in today and after this weekend we really will be ready to get going on the Spring gardening! woo hoo.
Todays card is for my nephew Luke who will be 10 next week - I've used a gruffies image - Lukes dad has a motorbike - or used to - and so I thought this would be quite appropriate!
I've followed a sketch from the Friday sketch challenge and coloured my image with promarkers.. I've added faux stitching around the edges for the house mouse challenge - hoping to get this linked up in time this week! The papers are a combination of papermania and the prima engraver pad. The die is a Crafty sentiments (Summer-Doily) crafty cutter - love that one - you'll be seeing more of that in the very near future! The happy birthday has been cut with dies from Joanna Sheen - can't remember the brand. the stamping of the name and numbers was done using claritystamp. Here's the sketch I followed.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
fridaysketchchallenge: Sketch 37 - Christines sketch
housemouse-challenge: Love you sew much
songbirdchallenges: Age cards
craftingforallseasons: Dies and punches
DoCraftsdocraftsblog: Anything goes
Crafty Catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge: Dies and punches
cardcrafterscircle: Teddy Bears
Thankyou so much for dropping by and for leaving a comment if you can - I do love to read them! Big Hugs!
WOW this is great, I'm sure Luke will love it. Adore that new dieReplyDelete
This is such a great card and how brilliant that you have an image that will resonate so well. You must remember to link it up as it will be a great entry. Vee xx good work on the garden, Rachel I am interested in small raised beds but seem so expensive.ReplyDelete
great image lovely stitching and love your take on the sketch such a wonderful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday ChallengeReplyDelete
Hugs Kate xx
The image on your beautiful card is so, so cute and love the whole design of the card too, it really shows the image off to it's best advantage - I love it. Well done to Rachel on setting up the gardening club and how fantastic that you got a grant! Hope it wall goes well for you and your friends. Hugs, Anne xReplyDelete
This is wonderful Rachel. I love the image, fabulous papers and the doily die looks fantastic.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
What a fun birthday card and a great image. I'm sure your nephew will love it.ReplyDelete
Hi Rachel great image & lovely SEWing details clever take on the chall theme.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall this wk.
smiles Christine x
Where do you get your energy from hun and can I have some please? Lol! Gorgeous card and I bet he'll love it Karen xReplyDelete
Fabulous card Rachel :-) the image is very cute and the colours and layout are FAB :-) I am sure your nephew will love this :-)ReplyDelete
thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
Lols x x x
Great "boy" card. I love all of the personalization. I'm sure your nephew will treasure it!ReplyDelete
Thanks BEAR-y much for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle!
Brilliant card ,fantastic image and gorgeous papers love it allReplyDelete
He will love this card Rachel, what a great fun image.ReplyDelete
Fab image and great design, love those papers :o) Hugs, Lisa xReplyDelete
Love you card! Such a cute image!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card Rachel thank you for joining us this week at Crafty CatzReplyDelete
hugs Dianne xx
A great card for a boy!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Fab boys card Rachel, I love your Gruffies image.ReplyDelete
Hi Rachel, fab card that image is so cute, love that doily too! thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac GDTReplyDelete
How fabulous! This really made me smile, I love the image and the papers and layout are gorgeousReplyDelete
Lovely fun card, great image coloured beautifully,ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
What a fun card! I love the image!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week! Good luck!
Super card, just love the image (reminds me when I used to go on the back of my husband's bike. Thanks for joining in with us at Friday Sketch Challenge, good luck. Shirley xxReplyDelete
A great card for your nephew. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS.ReplyDelete
Fantastic boys card! so cute and such great detailsReplyDelete
thank you so much for playing along this time over at songbird challenges!
Jacqui P x
Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining the Friday Sketch Challenge.ReplyDelete