Today is my husband's birthday, I've made this easel card for him. Charisma Cardz has a Fancy Folds challenge, so I'm entering there.
We have a sort of "in" joke about his tea drinking.... I've never met anyone who likes his tea more, with the possible exception of my Dad :-) We have a somewhat overstocked liquor cabinet (when you reach "a certain age" it's what EVERYONE gets you for Christmas, lol) and every evening I ask if he would like a Port or something, and every evening he thinks about it... and then says "oh nah, I think I'll have a cup of tea; I know, I'm boring!" I tell him he really knows how to live large. Consequently I made the sentiment for his card read: "Happy Birthday to a man who really knows how to....Par-TEA!!" The Deep Ocean Challenge this time is Inspired by a Song, I'm thinking "I'm a Little Teapot..." though my hubby's tall and not stout at all, lol.
I've used the great sketch from Totally Gorjuss, I love a good sketch. The image is Dad Relaxing, Dog (yup, there is a "Dad Relaxing, Cat!!) from Digistamp Boutique , they have a monthly challenge to enter if you use one of their fab images, so I'm in. Fab'n'funky Challenges has "On All Fours" (use an animal image) I've coloured the little dog in this image just like our little Jack Russell Rocky(whose picture is in my sidebar), who sits by my hubby's feet every evening. I've used Copics, though I did add a little depth with Prismacolor pencils. Waste Not Wednesdays, which gets us to use our Stash, is on my list of challenges too.
Joanna Sheen has "It's a Man's World as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there, Digital Tuesday has a Birthday theme, so I'm entering there too.
I used paper from a Merci pad, and Basic Greys Oliver pad, plus silver "filler" board.
I cut the image panel with Nestabilites Labels Three, cutting the silver mat freehand to get it large enough. I embossed all the silver card with Cuttlebugs Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, I love how the texture adds another dimension without the interference of another patterned paper. The Crafty Pad has Die-Delicious for its challenge so I'm entering there.
The only embellishment on this card is the little teapot button, which came in a bag of novelty buttons from Spotlight, I toned the colour down a bit with Copics.
Fairy Fun Fridays has an Anything Goes challenge, so I'm entering that too.
The Cutie Pie Challenge this time around is to use our favourite Cute stamp... I haven't been entering because I couldn't decide WHICH is my favourite, but I've decided the cute ones pretty much are ALL my favourite so I'm entering Dad and the Dog there too :-)
Well that's about it for today's card, it's gone midnight now and so not my hubby's birthday anymore... it's mine on Monday so we're on countdown now, which reminds me to remind YOU that I have Candies running (links at the top of my sidebar) for Followers and for "Followers-or-not"... it's been drawn Monday so DO enter, you never know :-)
I'll be back on Sunday with a make for Here Come The Boys. Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna