Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Darling

Today is my Darling Husband Stefan's  Birthday; 57 today - or is that telling?!!  I've known him since he was 20, where oh where did all those years go?  Here's the card I made for his "special day".
The sentiment says "For Your Birthday I thought you'd like something HOT..." and the inside of the card has as it's punchline a sachet of Wasabi paste and  "you don't get much HOTTER"
The hot babe is Bodacious Bev from Kenny K Downloads, and she fits the bill for their challenge #40 which is "Spice it Up".  
I used this great sketch from Card Patterns, I do like a nice crisp sketch!  The sentiment is computer generated, I got the fonts "Boomerang Italic" and "Flames" online Urban Fonts, I used word art for the formatting.
Bev is coloured with Copics, my Favourite media; Copic Creations has "Use your favourite technique" as it's challenge theme, so I'll be entering there as using them for shading is just that - my favourite!  
The fabulous red textured paper is one of my new favourites, I have used it in different colours for a few cards here and here I got it in Starfish Lane and there are still a few colours I haven't got yet (hint, family, birthday coming up!!) The black and silver pp is from DCWV.
Papertake Weekly has "Truly Dimensional" as it's challenge theme this week, the paper alone has dimension to burn, and then there's the fact that everything is matted on silver mirror board and popped up on foam dots (yes, I love my foam dots, lol) not to mention that FAB rhinestone "lace"....bought in Malaysia by my lovely Mum and Dad on their last holiday, isn't it gorgeous?!  Pixie Dust Studios has "Lace it Up as it's theme this week, so I'll enter my Malaysian lace there.
The black mat is cut and embossed using Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilites and the silver oval mat is cut using Classic Oval Nestabilities, embossed with Cuttlebugs D'vine Swirls folder....Stamptacular Sunday has Girls and Swirls as it's challenge theme this time, and here we have both, so in it goes!
I used the same Nesties to create a panel to write on inside the card, using silver and red.  Stamp Something has "Sassy Circle Somethings" - how Sassy is this little chicky?... and there are always those little circles on the ribbon!
Digistamps 4 Joy and Lexis Creations both have "Monochromatic" as their challenge theme this time around, I think I can safely say this is the most monochromatic card I've ever made.  
It is hard to see in the photos, but I added a good coat of Royal Coat Gloss on Bev's boots, to give that leather-look, also on her lipGLOSS and some red sparkles and gloss on her necklace.
Well, that's about it for Bodacious Bev and the Birthday Boy....hope you have a lovely birthday, Stefan, and many more.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for adding your really "HOT" card to our Monochromatics Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
Love and Hugz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator

Brenda said...

Wow, now that is hot!! Love your card, what a little hottie she is! OK, enough with that! Love that paper, lace, glossiness. Fabulous sentiment and wasabi. I am sure he loved this card!!! I did!
hugs, Bren

whoistracy said...

What a fun card! Love all the red you used. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Céline said...

fab card, love the combo. so brillant and the glossy on the boots is a fab idea!, beautifull background paper!
thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Cat said...

What a great card for your husband's birthday! I'm sure he loved it! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio!

Teresa said...

Hello Donna,
Looks like we are working together on the new blog 'Here come the boys' it's very exciting and not long now. I love your card and your blog too, I can understand why they wanted you, your work is brilliant!
Teresa xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Donna wow I'm sure you're hubby loved this fab colouring too thanks for joining us at KKKG hugs Jill xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This girl is ALL WOMAN! Va va voom! Beautifully coloured and I love the trim along the bottom (of the card that is - not the girl!). Thank you for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hugs, Lesley

Marianne said...

Wow, no doubt about it, that this is a girl. My compliments for you coloring job. The mix an match of color and paper is fabulous. Nice that you did the inside aswel in the same style.
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Hugs Marianne

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Clever card and beautifully colored. No doubt hubby loved it. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

Rose said...

Dee, you've made Bodacious Bev look stunning in her Copic colors. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Paddington fan said...

What a fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our monochrome challenge & good luck, love Jacky x

Jill said...

absolutely beautiful card Donna thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

tiggertastic said...

clever and cool, excellent idea and so well put together

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Vicky said...

Oooh very saucy card fits this challenge perfectly. Image looks amazing.
Thankyou for joining us at KKKG this week hope to see you again, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Leonie said...

O happy bday to your hubby. I'm sure he will love his bodacious Great sentiment too! Thanks so much for joining in with at Girls and swirls this week at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Leonie

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining us at KKKGC.....


Anonymous said...

Wowza, Hot, Hot Hot!!
Stunning card darling!!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card - love your colouring and all those special details - especially the bling and the gloss on her boots is fab.
PS: The little hanger for my dress card was a ready made embellie.