Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sketch Time at Here Come The Boys

The new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys is a Sketch challenge... I LOVE a nice sketch, I find a sketch is a great starting point to a card, and this is a nice sketch :-)
The sketch has lots of room for interpretation, as you can see if you visit the Here Come The Boys blog. 
I've gone with different papers for each layer - from Kaisercraft's Save the Date, Echo Park's Walk in the Park and DCWV Animal Crackers,  Addicted to Stamps has a Lots of Layers challenge so I'm entering there. 

I used the cute digistamp "He is Loved" from Sassy Cheryl, featuring the darling Noah and his best friend Patches, coloured with Copics. Sassy Cheryls Tuesday Challenge has Best Friends as their theme, so I'm in, and Digi Makeover have Colour It, which I have so I'm in there too :-)
I didn't use any punches or dies on this card, most unusual for me, but I did crack out the ol' sewing machine and stitch around the background paper and the image panel... again, most unusual for me, lol (and I can see why; as a seamstress I make a good bookkeeper, lol) I did more (very uneven!) stitching on the inside too... All that effort meant I just had to find a stitching challenge to enter, and I did! The Monday Challenge # 105 at The Craft Spot is Sew Fun, "sew" I'm in (see what I did there? lol) 
The tiny red buttons on the front were from my stash,as were the metal sentiment badges (bars? whateva!) I've got loads of them still in my stash, they must have been a bargain, lol.  Craft Your Passion and Inky Impressions both have Birthday challenge themes, so I'm entering them.
Divas by DesignAnything Goes ChallengeCrafts 4 EternityColour Me CopicThe Paper Shelter and Pile It On all have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'll be in there too :-)
Well that's about it for today's card, pop on over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out what the rest of the team made of Woo's fab sketch; 
I hope you get a chance to join in the challenge, we've got a great new sponsor in Dr Digi who's offering one of his quirky images as the prize for this challenge, yeehaw :-)  Don't forget it's all about the men or boys in your life at Here Come The Boys - hints in the name I s'pose :-)
Talking of the boys in my life, Matt is healing well, he has started at a Scar Management Clinic (yup, it's real!), he'll be starting physio in the next week or so, that'll make him feel less like an invalid.  He went out for the day today with Elaine and the twins, the shopping centre they went to's management provided a motorized scooter for him to get around on, completely free of charge - I certainly didn't know this facility was available and what a godsend, as Elaine had enough to deal with navigating the twin pram; Matt did hit the end of a huge set of shelves when doing a three point turn... he said everything on the shelves got a wobble up and he visualised himself on You Tube as "Maniac Mobility Scooter Hoon Wreaks Havoc in Joondalup Shopping Centre" in the end it was all good, they enjoyed the day and even though the babies took a bit of settling at bed time (over tired/stimulated) they looked the better for the outing.  
Our youngest son Chris had his annual Christmas in July party last night, it was really successful as always - thanks Chris and Amna (his faux wife) for the invite, we look forward to next year!!  It is an opportunity for us Aussies to celebrate in a traditional fashion as it is winter here now, so it was mulled wine and egg nog 'til you drop - and my hubby nearly got lynched when he tried to carve the turkey; all I can say is one turkey into 45 party-goers doesn't go, not without a blood bath anyway, lol.  It's not as if there wasn't enough other food, Chris will be eating seasonal fare for daaaayyys (ah, the tradition, lol)
Anyway it's late, I'm outta here, until next time Happy Crafting, Donna


Sherrie K. said...

What a fabulous card! The image is so darling and your coloring is amazing! I love the fun pattern papers and what a great design!
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Donna. I love the cute image and wonderful colours.
I am pleased that Matt is making a good recovery.
Sue xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

I am so loving this card. That sketch is a wow and you even decorated the inside. Just Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a fabulous take on this sketch. The patterns and gorgeous colours along with the striking matting create a wonderful backdrop for this sweet image. The inside is so striking as well. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon. Your blog post was so fun to read!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a sweet card! Your image is adorable and the papers you've used are just perfect with it! Such fabulous stitching too!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Ardilla said...

Nice color combo, great coloring!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Makeover.
Ardilla :)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Your card is awesome...I love this sweet image of Noah and I really love your design of the sketch. I love it so much that I am going to showcase your card on FB....Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl Challenges...Hugz, joann

Woo said...

Gorgeous card Donna and love the striking papers and colours xxx

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

Fabulous image and stitching gorgeous card Ginny x

Sassy Cheryl said...

OMGOSH, Donna. Just when I think you've created the most beautiful card, you come back with yet another one. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! It's just a stunning b-day card. LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along in the Best Friends Forever challenge this week with my Sassy Gals!!!

Zoe said...

Fabulous Card. The image is fun and your colouring is brilliant. The papers are great and the layout is wonderful.


Dana said...

SIMPLY a fabulous card. Love the sketch and your color choices. Great coloring as well. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

jkreucher said...

Oh! what a fun card! love the colors, your coloring and especially this great sketch! the perfect frame for these Sassy Friends!
Thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl Best Friends challenge this week!

Ann English said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I love this card-it's seriously fabulous! The colors, the papers, the stitching---perfection!!! Thank you so much for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Linda Compton said...

Oh my how I love these happy colors. You created another masterpiece. You should be proud. So very happy you shared it with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week. Hope to see you there next week too.

Gwen said...

So cute! That image is just so sweet and your coloring is superb! I love the design of this also. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!


Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Awesome card! I was wondering if I should attempt that sketch!! You made a great card using it as inspiration!!! Wow! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image and the colours & design are fab. Hope you are all doing well hun and Xmas in July sounds great, I could just eat some Christmas pud. :o)

Donna x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Donna..great colouring as always. Good to hear Matt is doing well. hugs, Pat K xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a cutie and love the colouring on a perfect card too
Hugs Kate xx

Cindy Groh said...

What a great boy card. May I post a link to it on my Manly Monday blog post? It is where I share masculine cards for my readers to look at for inspiration. Boy/Guy cards can be challenging for some crafters. LMK. Thanks

SuzanneK said...

Wow I love it, great design, great colours too not to mention the cute image.TFS