Tuesday 22 May 2012

Birthday Boy

I had a lovely day out on Saturday.  Met up with friends at the craft demo and treated myself to a magazine that had these freebie papers and the text stamp, then off to lunch with the girls before meeting up with hubby to browse a food and craft fair and pick up a couple more plants for the garden.  A quick stop while he tackled a job and I sat and read my mag, then off to the Hurlers on Bodmin Moor for a walk with the dogs.  Unfortunately, Aero found something despicable to roll in and Piper ate something that made him sick .. .. so a rather fragrant journey home!  We thought we had diverted to avoid the Olympic flame procession, but as it was running quite late by the evening, we passed right by it just short of Bodmin station - what an entourage!  After sorting out the dogs we went into the local village for a bite to eat at the Waves bistro - delicious warm chicken salad for me and a steak for DH.  Sunday was warm and sunny so spent in the garden, then yesterday was tidy up and sort out day before I could finally get to play this morning.

I've made a simple little boy's birthday card with a C6 kraft card blank and the freebie papers along with LOTV's sail away boy stamp.  I've coloured with Copics and edged all my layers with E44, why I never thought of using the broad tip of the pen for edging, goodness knows!  After watching the Copic demo on Create and Craft tv last week, I changed my skin tones to E50 & E51 with a touch of E01 for blush and E11 for shadow.  The reds are R24, 27 & 29, the blues are B93, 95, 97 & a touch of B99.  His hair and shoes are E33, 35 & 37, and the hull of his yacht and socks are YR30, E30 & E31.  I've used W0 & W2 for shadows.

As the freebie stamps are acrylic I've stamped with a dark blue Versamagic chalk ink, chalk inks work best with the cheaper clear stamps.  To finish I cut the bunting from the freebie paper pack cover advert as the designs are smaller, fixed with a little string, a few gems and the diecut Nellies Choice buttons.

The Papertake Weekly challenge is for true colours - the red, white and blue!  I'm not sure of any other challenges I might enter with my card .. .. please let me know if you think of any.  I'm playing catch up again .. .. what with not being able to get on line at the weekend and then a slow connection today, it could take me a while!


  1. stunning card annie I love the colors on your card and the flags are great
    hugs Lia

  2. Sounds like a beautiful weekend Annie and so relaxing!

    Love the card I have this magazine too loved the stamps and the papers are just perfect I have the 6 x 6 pad but the A4 is ace!

    Love the red you have coloured the sail with! Chanelle xx

  3. This is wonderful.I love that cute little image - and i got those papers and stamp- must get them out!
    Lisa x[

  4. Fabby card Annie, a great boy card. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

  5. It sounds like the dogs provided you with rather more than you bargained for, but hopefully all is well with them. I like those pennants & the way you have matted with the kraft. He looks a very cheery little chap & I love those sails on his boat.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Beautiful card and I am very glad to hear that you and DH are getting some "you" time my lovely - even with the stinky doggy pong lol!! Lynn ♥

  7. just loving this one Annie, looks great in red white and blue

  8. This is an adorable creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  9. You made a superb birthday card! The little boy who will receive it'll be very happy.

    Thank you for so much for your lovely comment on my blog, ...it makes my day!
    I'm so happy that i could inspire you and if you are linking to my blog, I'd be very glad.

    Greets from France Daen'Ys

    Sorry for my poor english :-(

  10. I do so love this LOTV image Annie - think I need to buy this one myself ! Great colours, really vibrant and fabulous colouring. I was so sorry to miss the KB demo and catching up with everyone, but jetlag won the day I'm afraid :o( Looking forward to Bodmin on 9 June, hope to see you there.

  11. gorgeous card Annie thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx


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