Sunday, June 02, 2013

Don't Sweat It...

There’s a new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys… we want you to use some ribbon; now you may think that using ribbon on a “guy” card is hard, but it really isn't!
When I made a card for my Brother in Law’s 40th  recently (here) I was tossing up between using the image and sentiment I used or this one, obviously I used the other one and – luckily as it turned out, I will explain later – it meant I had this one ready to roll.  The sentiment (made on the computer) is "Don't sweat it...Pushing 40 is exercise is enough" it's available on my freebies page if you want it.  
The image is from Digistamp Boutique Shop, one of the fabulous “Alf” images, coloured with Copics, which means I’ll be entering Digistamp Boutiques Monthly challenge.  Creative Craft ChallengesDelightful SketchesCupcake Craft Challenges and Paper Crafting Journey Masculine Cards, so I'm entering them and Crafty Creations has Super Hero - I feel this fella qualifies, so I'm in :)
I’ve used this great Stella Says Sketch - I do love a good sketch - so I’m entering there.  I wanted to use one of my favourite “folds”… where most of the front is cut away; in this instance to keep to the sketch I needed only a narrow band of card on the left, so I made the front of the card from acetate with only a little of the black card... so the card will still stand up.  The scalloped edge is a Fiskars Apron Lace punch, the image panel is Nestabilities Labels Twelve, I cut the green and black mats freehand.  That Craft Place has Dies and Punches and My Mums Craft Shop has Dies Dies Dies, so I'm entering there.  
Obviously you could see the glue through the acetate, so I added card to the inside with a jotting panel.
The papers I’ve used are from Kaisercraft’s Chapter One pad, I don’t “do” a lot of green, but I really love this shade.  The green cardstock for matting is DCWV, Stampin' for the Weekend has a Monochrome challenge so I'm entering there.
The ribbon is from my stash, I added knots instead of bows to make it more masculine; Deep Ocean Challenge has Ribbon and/or Lace and Divas by Design Tie a Ribbon so I'm entering there.
I added some black pearls, making sure to put some on the inside back-to-back with the ones on the acetate.
Now back to why I say it was lucky I had a "spare" image ... I have spent the best part of the last four days at Hospital with my Mum… 7 hours in Emergency on Wednesday before being sent home at 10.30pm though she is 82 and obviously unwell, then 6 hours on Thursday in Emergency until she was admitted at 9 pm (then taking my Dad up to visit etc) It would seem that the recommended 8 glasses of water a day are NOT recommended for my Mum, partly because she is only 46Kg and some of her medication has a diuretic effect leaving her potassium and other electrolyte levels dangerously low.  Anyway she is home now, looking so much better today, compared with the very unwell lady she was the other night, so thank goodness for that! We can deal with the ramifications when she has picked up a bit.
Anyway that's it for today, pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - it shows ribbon CAN be for boys, lol, I hope you have a chance to enter the challenge, there's a great prize provided by Woo... a Tiddly Inks voucher - YUM!
Until next time, Happy Crafting - oh, and "Don't Sweat It", Donna 


Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card Donna!!
the image is so funny and your lay-out is great!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is such a fabulous card Donna. I love that fun image, brilliant colouring and such a great design.
Sorry to hear about your mum, I hope she is on the mend now
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Donna. I love the image, he looks great and you've coloured him beautifully. Love the design and papers too.
Lorraine x

Pat K said...

Great card Donna and love that you used ribbon. I've not worked with acetate for a long time...thanks for the inspiration and good to hear your Mom is home. hugs, Pat K x

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card, great image and love the colours...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

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

Fabulous image gorgeous card Ginny x

Jingle said...

This is very cute! Great coloring! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Donna. I got a chuckle from your sentiment :) Love the design - very clever use of the acetate.

So sorry that your Mum has been unwell. I hope she is feeling better.

Hugs, Dawn

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
Come join us at Craft Lovin, Father's Day Challenge:)

pst said...

Beautiful card, I like how the inside is matching the rest. Thanks for joining us in our very first challenge at Crafty Friends

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous sweetie. Love the image and the colours. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.
Cathy DT

Sabine said...

What a cute image. A very lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun, great idea to use acetate really looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Donna, found you on my travels :)) decided to stay around :))
Love your creations, this is brilliant and the ribbon works so well.
Love the pics of the twins too, what cuties they are.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Such a wonderful Card. Great Design! Perfect through and through. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

Gunn (Merete) said...

A really fun card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the image and super colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Brilliant designed card. The acetate looks fab. Great image and my fav colours.
Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at crafty friends
Hugs Kelly

Wishcraft said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Donna! Alf is fabulous and so is your card design, great colours too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Min said...

Very Cute!
We are so happy you joined us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for a new challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.