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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Commissioned Birthday Card

I was asked to make a birthday card for a male who likes the great outdoors.  Over at the Digi Doodle Stamp Challenge this week the topic is "use your favourite stamp" - well I used my favourite image last week so didn't want to use it two weeks in a row so I have gone for my second favourite, the little log cabin, out in the wilderness away from the mayhem of living in a town or city.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pads.  The blue card and blue/green torn backing paper (from Crafty Ann's Digi Store) are all scraps leftover from other commissioned or challenge cards so they found a home on this card.  I decided to do a wacky edging - I punched some random holes and then sewed through thin raffia to give it a rustic but not uniform edge.  The card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer and a little pottery vase with some male orientated coloured flowers.  The customer was "over the moon" with the card!!!

This card also fits the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Stitching
Cupcake Craft - Distressing
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Cards for Men - Off an adventure - I'd certainly like to go off on a adventure to a lovely log cabin in the country away from civilisation!!
Your Next Step - Birthdays - Happy 1st Birthday to Your Next Step
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything goes
Craft Your Days Away - Favourite things (I have used three favourites - digi/rubber stamps, flowers and the use of inks) - Good luck with the new challenge blog by the way
2 Sisters Challenge - Stitching.


Courtney said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


alicaz said...

very pretty! cool little flowerpot and interesting stitching!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

fi's cards and crafts said...

what a lovely card...the image is very pretty and I love what you have done with the stitching...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


TinaB said...

wonderful card xx thank you for playing at the sisters challenge blog xx

Katja of Katzz said...

Very beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Crafting Joanne said...

This is fabulous Kym, perfect for those hard to do for men.

Thank you for joining us for our first challenge over at CYDA and for your good luck wishes.


Joanne x

...just Barbara said...

Great card and the house looks cozy! Thank you for joining our Lollipop Crafts debut challenge! We have another challenge starting on Monday and hope you'll play again! Cheers, Barbara

Donna said...

Brilliant card and such fab distressing! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

Donna said...

Brilliant card and such fab distressing! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful male card Kym, lovely colours and the house image is fab!!

Thank you for sharing your creation with us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Show us your stitching!

Jo x

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the amazing details! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hope you will join us again next week! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges then my new sister blog is purr-fect for you:

Judy said...

You did a beautiful job with this stamp. It is so nicely colored. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, and I will be sure to display this awesome card in our store gallery.


Stacy Walker said...

Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

Alison said...

Great card Kym. Like the stitching with raffia. Thanks for joining our challenge on Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

Pascale said...

A gorgeous card with this stamp Kym I love how you have used it a great choice for our favourite stamp theme at Digi Doodle shops best challenge Hugs Pascale

Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Emma said...

A beautiful card Kym and so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at CYDA and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

jo said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! :)


Mel X said...

Hiya Kym, I just adore this. Such a pretty little scene you created. Love the little flowers in the pot - an inspired choice of embellie - perfect.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our first challenge and good luck. I hope you come back and see us again next time.

Mel X