Sunday, August 05, 2012

Here Come The Boys... and Their Toys!

There's a new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys, the theme is "Boys Toys"... pretty easy really, I know the Boys in my life have a very varied preference in "Toys" so there's plenty of scope.  Having said that, I went really literal with my card - here's a Boy with a Toy:
The digital image I used is called I Love It from Mo's Digital Pencil ... and I Love It!  Then again, I love all of Mo's images, they're so "colourable" :-)  The challenge over at Mo's Digital Challenge is Anything Goes (using a Mo image, of course, no hardship there!) so I'll be entering.  I've coloured the image with Copics, adding a few extra shadows with Prismacolors, it's the first time I've attempted curly hair, I'm not that happy with it, but consider it a challenge - something to master!
I've used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, I love a good sketch!  I only just realized when I posted the pic, that I've put my (computer generated, grab a copy here from my Freebies page if you like) sentiment in the "wrong" place, hope it's okay!
The papers are digis from  Bearly Mine Designs  - the Boyz Zone collection, they printed beautifully.  Coincidentally Bearly Mine Challenges, one of my faves, have an Anything Goes challenge running so I'll be entering there.  Sassy Cheryls Tuesday Challenge have Pretty Papers as their challenge, I probably shouldn't use the term "pretty" on my boys card... but they are, aren't they? so I'm entering there too, and while I'm at it I'll be entering the Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday Show Me Thursdays challenge. eta: oops, can't enter the Tuesday challenge as I already have and it's one entry only... really should pay more attention to the rules :-)
The Card Candi (Covent Garden) is from my stash, as is the mustard cardstock (DCWV) and the mesh tape (which has just arrived in my stash from the hardware, lol) so I'm in Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays Stash challenge - aren't I always :-)
I've added a lot of layers with foam dots, it's something I love to do to my cards, and it means I'll be entering the Paper Play Challenges Layer It Up challenge.
The inside of the card is finished with more of the Boyz Zone paper, and the checked piece for jotting panel mat is from a pad from the $2 shop, very simple. Deep Ocean ChallengePaper Crafting Journey2 Sisters Challenge and Catch the Bug all have Anything Goes challenges so I'll be entering them all :-)
That's it for today's card, such a simple one it just fell together, which is probably why I really enjoyed making it, lol.
Pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out my teamies inspiration - there's some yummy stuff there.  Hope to see you enter the challenge, it really is an easy one and of course there's the chance at a prize and our winners or Top Three badge to add to your sidebar - all that and you get to add a card for a Man or Boy to your stash!
I'm off now, think we might go for a drive in the hills or along the beach, which we love in winter - the dog's looking at me  and I don't know if it's his "it's lovely and warm in here, any chance at a snack" look or his "I'm slightly bored and am prepared to sacrifice the heater for a change of scenery" look.  We'll plump for the latter!  My son and daughter in law are back from their holiday in the Maldives - which they loved - and they'll pop over later (though they did come for breakfast yesterday to pick up their dog and drop off payment for the kennelling - Cologne for hubby and Grand Marnier... for me!) so we'll be glued to the screen later looking at holiday pics!  We're bird sitting for my Mum and Dad now, so more duty free in a couple of weeks methinks! or it may be crafting goodies as they're in Malaysia (yup, again) so they have access to "different" stuff - you never know your luck, lol.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Donna, love the very cute image and fab design. Amazing colouring too hun.

Donna x

Woo said...

As always your colouring is just amazing and it's a really really cute card! Woo xx

Caz said...

Hi Donna. This is lovely. Beautifully coloured image, fab papers and a great layout.
Caz x

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is so lovely Donna. The image is adorable, you have coloured him so beautifully and I love the papers

I hope you have a good Sunday

Seafield Jo said...

What a beautiful card, your colouring is fabulous and works beautifully with the backing papers.

I've become a follower.

Jo x

Lisa said...

I love this card, the colours are fab and I just love that image x

Teresa said...

Another fabulous card Donna, I love the layering on this one and fab image. Take care and enjoy your Sunday. Hugs Teresa xx

Dilyana said...

So cute card :-)

Pat K said...

Adorable card Donna. Beautifully coloured image and the layout is fab. Love that you carried part of the layout inside as well...brilliant. Hugs, Pat K.x

Laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna great design inside and out!!Thanks for joining us at BMC this time

Céline said...

really cute, love the combo
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Elaine L. said...

Exceptional job on this! I love the papers you've used, and your coloring of the image is wonderful! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna and so cute.

Sharon said...

This is such a gorgeous card Donna. Love the colours and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly Challenge. Good luck.
Love Sharon (GDT). x

Anonymous said...

pretty card! love the image n colors.
Thank you for playing with us at 2 Sister this week.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous! Fab papers and design, and I love this image - very ashamed to say I've had it for a couple of years and still not got round to using it! Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Marie said...

stunning card. Great coloring! Thank you for joining our anything goes challenge last week over at Bearly Mine Challenges. Running a bit late here, but better late than never...
Love n hugs

mandy said...

Wow beautiful card Hun love all the layers and the fab image

Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge this week

Hugs Mandy DT xxx

Karen said...

What an awesome and totally gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it:-) Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Play this week:-)

Jen Leeflang said...

How cute is that! AND so beautifully made!
Thanks so much for joining us on Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Catch the Bug blog. I wish you good luck and hope to seen you enter the next challenge too!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Ivonne said...

OMG!! I LOVE your card, it is so beautiful! The color combo, the papers, the card layout, your coloring....absolutly gorgeous. I LOVE it!! Hugs, Ivonne