Tuesday, September 01, 2015

... and now for September's Patterned Paper Challenge

Time's still flyin' over here... what about where you are??  Thought so, lol
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge... the theme's the same as always; Use Patterned Paper - yup, THAT easy!!
I made a card for my hubby's birthday (which was earlier in the year)  He has a great sense of humour, if you are REALLY easily offended look away now, lol.  Anyway, here 'tis

It's actually an easel card - just about my favourite fold, don't know if it's hubby's favourite or not, lol.  The image is from Dr Digis, he's "Ambrose Dunderton" and you can get your copy here.  I coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils - don't I always?!
I made the sentiment up on the computer, it relates to my hubby saying - ALL the time - when I ask if he'd like a wine, a beer or a cup of tea "ooh, a cup of tea, I know... I'm a boring old fart" to which I reply "ah yeah, but you're MY old fart" at this point we snicker like the teenagers we were when first we met and I get the cup of tea, rofl.   
The paper I've used is from Kaisercraft's Velvet Ensemble collection; there's lovely gold detail that isn't showing in the pics, but it really it is quite lush in real life. The brown and kraft card used for matting is from my stash, as is the hessian, which has been in my stash for ages, I've finally got around to using some!  The gold pearls are from stash too... but I use those a lot so I'm not quite so glad to have cracked them out, lol.
Colouring is my favourite part of card making, I really love it... I find it relaxing and am always a bit disappointed that I didn't quite get the result I was anticipating... I have to say I am VERY happy with this one; it has a real "depth" to it in real life, doesn't show quite as well in the photos, but like I said I'm happy with it as it's more a reflection on my photography than my colouring skills :-))  I added some more of the gold pearls for his buttons and some gloss to his glasses.
That's it!  Oh, I added a basic jotting panel - now THAT's it!
Pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's work, inspiring :-) Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge this time around too, remember all you have to do is use patterned paper... no doubt about it that's EASY!!  Great prize on offer too, as always.  
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges; 
As You Like It Favourite Layout and Why (Basic or CAS, shows off the image) 
Little Miss Muffet One For the Boys  
Sparkles Monthly Challenge More than One Fold
Bizzy Becs Anything Goes
Art by Miran Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania  Anything Goes
Clear It Out  Theme: Anything Goes, Stash: Anything Goes
That's it for today.  I'm going to New Zealand for a couple of weeks on Saturday... I have a DT card scheduled for then (I'll actually be in Melbourne for the weekend, then flying into Queenstown on Monday) hopefully it will post and I'll get some WiFi time in before we leave Australia.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


JoAnn said...

What a cute card. Love the image and your coloring is fabulous. Great choice of pattern papers with the image. That is a cute sentiment you added and it makes it more personable. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous card. Your colouring is amazing and that image is a classic, as for your sentiment... brilliant. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Jacee said...

Fabulous fun card Donna
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

Ha ha, love that sentiment! Cool image too.
Lorraine x

Jingle said...

Awww! LOL! This is so adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, you Creation is stunning and a joy to look at
... Good luck hugs Tracy

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Donna, love the image and design. Your colouring is amazing.

Donna x

Debra James said...

He's fabulous.. Love how you coloured him and that sentiment- perfect. Wonderful card.

Unknown said...

this is a great card thank you for joining un in our Art by Miran challenge Jane DT xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for giving me a giggle for your design card for my Patterned Paper September challenge x

MaxiBelle Studio said...

What a gorgeous, fun & stunning card. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #39.
Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Karen said...

Such an awesome card Donna!
I'm now following you on Bloglovin (from the Outlawz - smiles) and would love if you could follow me back.


Nancy said...

What a WONDERFUL card Donna! Offended please, hysterical indeed! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday, we sure do appreciate it!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous colouring! Such a beautiful masculine card! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Cazro said...

A brilliant card, I love the choice of the background papers they go so well the old gentleman. Thanks for joining us atSparkles Monthly. Caz DT

Lisa Mensing said...

This is awesome! I love that image with the papers you used! Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out's Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and I love the sentiment and the layout it great too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Kimbo said...

Great card, your colouring is fantastic

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Unknown said...

How pretty. I love it.


Wies said...

I saw your card on Cindy's blog on Manly Monday. Great card with fun image.

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen x