Sunday, February 05, 2012

Here Come The Boys Chasing Pirates

This post, for Here Come The Boys, is my second for today, you can see my first post (for Bizzy Becs) here or by scrolling down.  The challenge starting over at Here Come The Boys is "Favourite Song".  I was hard pressed to choose a favourite, so I picked ONE of my faves, "Chasing Pirates" by Norah Jones.  I love this song, and can relate to the "I'm so tired, from chasing pirates".... I seem to be tired from chasing my tail!
This gorgeous little pirate/chaser is "Captain Hugh" a digi by Mo Manning, their challenge this week is Anything Goes With A Mo Image, I'm in!  I've coloured with Prismacolor pencils, with a little bit of gloss on the telescope lens.  I'm really happy with my colouring on this, improving with my pencils is my mission!
I've used this great sketch from Divas by Design. but missed the deadline, still a great sketch deserves recognition.... and as the Divas have an Anything Goes theme I'll be entering their challenge anyway, lol.  Allsorts Challenges  theme is Free and Easy too, so I'm in there as well.
The papers I've used are from Kaisercrafts Up Up and Away pad, mounted on chocolate card from American Crafts.  The triangles on the corner are actually from an envelope I salvaged from somewhere, embossed with Cuttlebugs Tiny Bubbles folder.  The "Ahoy" is made up of letter stickers that I've had hanging around for ages.  The Pebbles on the corner of the image panel are from the Golden Flowers collection (from Scrappers Must Haves), the twine is from my stash and the great charm is a gift from my blog friend and fellow HCTB DT member Woo.  I think my card has a  "vintage" feel, so I'm entering Charisma Cardz  challenge.  It's definitely One For The Boys, so I'm entering the Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge too.
The inside of the card is finished in my usual fashion, with papers and elements from the front, loosly following the sketch.  In addition I have used the Treasure Chest digi from Make It Crafty, coloured with Prismacolor pencils with some added sparkle and pearls.
Pollycraft has Favourite Things as its challenge theme.... not only is the jewellery pretty high on the fave list, I've used a cute digi, nice papers and some simple embellies, all favourite ingredients for me.
Prize for HCTB Favourite Song Challenge
Well that's it from me today, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies great creations, why not have a go at the challenge this fortnight... I bet you've got a zillion ideas using your favourite songs... and there's a great prize.
I'll be back in a few days with the card I made for our friend's birthday, which I have ready to post when there's a bit of a lull on my blog, lol (actually I had it ready to go up on Friday and forgot to schedule it, duh!) 
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Cat's sCrap said...

Fabulous card. Magnificent papers. Interesting layout. The inside is worked as well as the outside. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

P.S. : But I'm not sure that your card is vintage... Sorry...

catherine said...

This is a stunning card and so lovely put together. have a nice day
x catherine

Wishcraft said...

Love it :o) Great image, love the papers and fab layout too! Lisa x

brenda said...

What a great card for a lad Donna, all perfectly coordinated with the embellies.

Thanks so much for joining in our Free and Easy February at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card Thank you for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy this fortnight
Love Jan

Anonymous said...

Amazing card and I listened to the song - brilliant choice! Woo xxx

Vicky said...

This is brill the cute image and great sketch too..

Ooh I wish I was in Aus you want my

stay cool...and big hugs Vicky xx

Teresa said...

Brilliant card Donna, really love the charm too and how you've done the inside of the card to match. Thank you for visiting my blog today, Teresa

Berry said...

Gorgeous creation thanks for entering at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Pirate card Donna.

Ellis said...

Fantastic card both front and on the inside! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT

Fleur said...

A great card, I love the charm it's perfect
Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pauline said...

This is fab, perfect for a little boy! Love the papers, and your colouring is marvellous! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering our "one for the boys" challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy. We hope to see you again next time. Good luck in the draw.
luv'n huggz
jen Leeflang
DS4J DT Lead

Clare said...

Wow what an amazing card Donna! such a cool boy card. Love the image and that sketch is awesome. A definite winner!!!. Hugs Clare xxx

Star said...

So cool! Fabulous coloring, and I just LOVE that charm! I love pirates, and I'm so jealous of it. =D Thanks for playing along with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!!

xx Star

Debs said...

Brilliant card - love the image and that super cute pirate flag charm.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma and Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Elaine L. said...

Great coloring on this, and I love the layout and papers! Cute charm, too! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Pat said...

Oh Donna...I love EVERYTHING about this card! Your coloring is brilliant! And I love the papers and twine...and treasure chest. I just love it all! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card and great sketch,