Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Dre

I have a birthday card today for my friend Andrena (aka Dre).  The main premise behind the sentiment is the fact that Dre has lost a staggering amount of weight (close to 40Kg, or 90lb) in the last year or so, by sheer hard work; she joined the "Spin" class at her gym some time ago and invariably describes it as "Evil", lol.

The image on the front is digi Li'l Perfect Match Christina from Tickled Pink Stamps, they have a challenge blog too, the theme this time around is Anything Goes, so I'm entering there.

The image on the inside is Maude Doodlebuns, Flab Fighter (how cool is that name?!) from Just Inklined, also a digi, both are coloured with Copics.  I've got to say I'm really happy with all my colouring on this card, it was just so easy and I didn't go out of the lines once (pushing that ink back sometimes is HARD! lol)  I've added some more Copics to my collection too, which does make it easier to add several shades.  The sentiment is computer generated, the sentiment and image panels and mats are cut with Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Nestabilites Classic Scalloped Ovals.
I've used papers from Kaisercrafts Magic Happens pad, I love the soft colours, and I'm not even "into" soft colours as a rule :-)  Fairy Fun Fridays challenge this time around is Sugar and Spice, I think this card is girly enough, but can't help having a chuckle when I think that Dre has morphed from "Maude" to "Christina" by staying pretty much away from the Sugar and Spice! 
The Cutie Pie Challenge this fortnight is a Bingo challenge, I've used the "Sentiment/Lilac/Punch Out" line to enter there.
Sketch Saturday has this great sketch to work with, I've flipped it but only because I thought Christina was facing the "wrong" way otherwise.  The only other change to the sketch is that I added some tiny buttons, to tie the colours together, Divas By Design has Button Up as their challenge so I'm entering there too.  I've distressed the edges of the card, image and sentiment panels but left the patterned paper un-distressed (only 'coz I'd already glued it on to the mats and didn't want to ink them, lol)  Stamptacular Sunday has Distressing as its challenge this time, so I'm in.  Love how the picture of the sketch is purple, colour coordinates with my card beautifully, hahahaha.

Crafty CardmakersOne Stop Craft ChallengeCreatalicious Challenges and By The Cute and Girly all have Anything Goes challenges running at the mo, so I'll be entering in all of them.
I'd like to say Happy Birthday to my "little" friend Dre, and wish her many more...I get to make her fun cards, here's last years BTW.
I hope you like my card today, I also hope it means a return of (at least some) mojo...I've got a chest infection and it seems to be dragging the last of my motivation out of me; the joys of an asthmatic in Australian spring!!  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee
Before, During......
...and After, lol

23 comments:

Jill said...

Oh my Godness Dee, this is totally fantastic!!
I love your colouring and the fabulous idea behind your card. Both your images looks great and the sentiments are perfect!!
Dre is going to love it :)
Thank you so much for showing your fabulous card at Tickled Pink Stamps this week. Good luck and I hope to see you again for our next challenge too!
Hugs, Jill

sara said...

Ha! This is fabulous =D Love the humour of this card!!!!! Your friend will looove it!
Thank you so much for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week!!!

Susie Little said...

Fantastic and so funny! Thank you for playing along at Sketch Saturday!xx

Rebekah said...

What gorgeous colurs and fab images! Thanks for playing at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, so stinkin funny. What a great card!! Your coloring is so amazing G/F!!!! Awesome card!!!
Hugs~Bren

Stampalicious said...

this is absolutely beautiful! I like how you layered your die cuts, thank you for joining our challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps challenges, hugs martina

Princess4Wiz said...

These are just gorgeous, Donna! I love the images you have chosen. The first one is cute but sassy and the second one is sooooooo like me LOL! You have coloured them wonderfully and both cards will be treasured, I'm sure.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Beth. xxx

Josephine said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the images, the colouring, and the design is lovely!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, what a fab card! Love the images (great idea by the way) and the colours you have used. Your colouring is perfect as well! Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah P.S. Well done to your friend on her weight loss - that's very impressive.

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun.....

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

MarcyK924 said...

Oh,did this make me giggle! Your coloring is amazing! Good luck to your friend! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy K.

Karyn S said...

wowee, how fun is this card! your friend will just love it. I love the purple and blue colours and your colouring is amazing. Christina's hair colours are gorgeous. thanks for joining us at TPS challenges.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

I love this!!!! Funny and pretty at the same time. Dre is one lucky girl to have a friend like you! Awesome thought in every detail!

Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

Hugzzz
Tammy xx

If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

Regan said...

This is just fun, fun, fun!!! I love it! And so will your friend! Cute sentiments! Amazing coloring! And the color combo is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges for "Anything Goes"! :)
{hugs}
Regan

lizzie said...

oh my golly adorable!!!! thnx for playing with us at TPS stamps!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and fabulous Donna.
luv
Debby

Woo said...

CraftDee Donna! Wow what a fab card! Love the layouts and layering and superb colouring! Thanks for playing with the Cutie Pies! Big hugs Woo xxx

Tracey Brossart said...

lol, such a funny card! Excellent take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

kbrandy4 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and layout!! Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge!

Hugs Hazel xx

bettand said...

Wow those cards are both spectacular. Love how you've completed the colours in the image with those gorgeous little buttons and that sketch is perfect for those cards. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Wishcraft said...

I was sure I'd commented on this card already, sorry hun...

It's a fab card! Such a brilliant design, love the images you've used and gorgeous colours. Love it all :o) Lisa x

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday challenge ...

Hannapanna said...

This is such a lovely and funny card. Hilarious. :) Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and our Anything Goes challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs, Hanna