Sunday, February 03, 2013

Here Come The (Cow)Boys!!

There's a new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys, the theme is "Western" - hence the oh so clever title of this post (didya get it, didya??)  I've made a card for a friend of ours, Dave, who's turning 50 (sweet young thing!)
 I used a freebie image I got at Animal JR... one of the many colouring pages they have, I spent over an hour browsing - thing is I don't have the spare hour, lol.  I've coloured with Copics and made the sentiment on the computer.
The punch line is inside the card, with an image I got from fellow HCTB DT Woo (thanks Woo). Fab'n'funky Challenges theme is Shoes so I'm entering there.  Crazy 4 Challenges theme is Cards that bring a smile to the recipient, this did (he loved it in fact) so I'm entering there.
Paper Pretties has Square Cards as their challenge theme - I'm in!
The papers I used are from Kaisercrafts Handmade collection, the blue cardstock is from my stash.  Divas by Design has Blue, Brown and Cream as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there.  Oozak has Anything Goes with your favourite colour combo as their theme, I love brown with any colour :-) so I'm entering there too.
Papertake Weekly has a sketch this week... in fact they have a "Sketchie Free For All" whereby you can pick any one of their sketches, there's plenty of great sketches to choose from; I've chosen #55
Joanna Sheen wants us to use three Papers, two  Embellies and  one image - my papers and image are obvious, as my embellies I've used ribbon with metal letters (Stampin' for the Weekend has Use Metal as their challenge theme so I'm entering there) threaded on to spell Dave's name.  I've also added a translucent acrylic "50th" tag to the inside with some fine gold wire - but hopefully that doesn't make my card ineligible :-)  If you've ever wondered if these little details are worth the time, Dave told me, without prompting, that they were the things he liked the most; what made him feel the card was for HIM.
Simon Says ChallengeOne Stop Craft Challenge and Catch the Bug all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'll be entering them.
That's about it for today's card.  I hope you can find the time to check out the rest of the team's makes, lots of inspiration there... so hopefully you'll be inspired to enter  the challenge yourself.  There's a great prize... the fabulous Bugaboo is offering a selection of their digis; such a huge range, guaranteed to be something you like :-)
I've just about finished with our renovations (for the time being), there is a fault in one piece of the new granite in the kitchen so they're going to replace that in a few weeks - they have to cut the piece with the crack off using a grinder so I KNOW there's going to be mahoosive amounts of dust... just when I thought I'd finished with all that :-(  
It all looks great, I have a new big table and flash chairs in my craft room, looks very swish indeed.  I'll post some pics -just because I'm proud of our efforts :-) I'm still putting stuff back in the cupboards and shelving units, trying very hard to sort out the "junk" as I go; I must say my resolve is wavering.  I should be back to "normal" next week, Yay!!
Until next time, Happy Crafting Donna


Vicky said...

Hi hunnie, thank you for joining Fab'n'Funky "Shoes" challenge with your beautiful card

hugs Vicky xxx

ps. I have candy on my Paw Prince blog

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Donna...colouring is amazing. His boots look suede and the comment made me chuckle. hugs,x

Anita said...

That is rootin', tootin' cute, Dee!

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Donna, love the fab image and design.

Donna x

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Judith said...

Oh I do love cards like this - they instantly cheer you up- this is wonderful - and fab shoes!! thank you for brightening my day and playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Sue said...

Hello Donna
Your card is fabulous. I really like that image and the brilliant insert and punch line! The papers and layout are wonderful too.
Take care
Sue xx

cheiron said...

What a fun image and funny card. Love how you added the recipients name to the front. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made!
Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, I hope you see the next week, too!
Hugs, Andreja

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your fabulous, fun card.

Irene Rizal said...

Beautiful card, love the design. Great coloring!!
thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design challenge this week.


Nat said...

I absolutely love this fun image and your colouring is spot on, love the cheeky sentiment too! Great take on our 3-2-1 challenge, Thanks for joining us Joanna Sheen.

Janine said...

Great card and sentiment. I'm sure your friend Dave will love it.
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Hugs, Janine xx

Lola said...

LOL! He's FABULOUS and so is the sentiment. What an awesome card I'm sure he'll love. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

Mummylade said...

That is such a lovely project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck in the challenge!

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is a gorgeous masculine card. Loving your colouring. And wow, you have a fabulous work space.
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Teresa said...

This is just brilliant! xx

Min said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!!! =) Thanks for the grin! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug February Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our NEWEST challenge today!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
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Mary Brockway said...

Oooh, such a sweet card!! So quirky and fun :-) Thanks for playing along with Oozak Challenge! xx