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Sunday, 10 July 2011

A Couple of Birthday Cards

If you're looking for my OSAAT post, scroll down!

This might be the last 'real' post here for a while. My mum's taken a turn for the worse (she's been ill for a long time) and I'm liable to have to travel north very soon. I'm hoping to wait until school breaks up, but that might not be possible. So, I've spent some time lately trying to get as up to date as I can, and I've got DT posts scheduled where I can.

One of the things I wanted to get done, is to make a couple of birthday cards sor my husband's brothers. They're twins, and their birthdays are next month.


Both images are by Becky Muir - she's so good at male images. So many are very stereotypically sports-orientated, but hers are more general. Both images have been coloured with Promarkers, and had greetings added in Photoshop Elements before printing. In the blue card, I made a paper to match the design I added to the greeting, and for both, I embossed some card in my Wizard using a Cuttlebug and a Papermania folder.

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:


Blue Based:
A Gem of a Challenge where the theme is 'Let's Hear it for the Boys',
Paper Creator's Challenge where they want special occasions,
Stamp Insanity where anything goes,
Papercrafting Journey where they want things 'for him',
Aud Sentiments where they want sentiments of at least two words,
Craft Room where they want summer birthdays,
Ladybird Challenges where they want summer birthdays,
Partytime Tuesdays where they want square cards,
Kaboodle Doodles where they want celebrations.

Brown Based:
A Gem of a Challenge where the theme is 'Let's Hear it for the Boys',
Paper Creator's Challenge where they want special occasions,
Stamp Insanity where anything goes,
Papercrafting Journey where they want things 'for him',
Aud Sentiments where they want sentiments of at least two words,
I Love Promarkers where they want clean and simple,
Craft Room where they want summer birthdays,
Partytime Tuesdays where they want square cards,
Kaboodle Doodles where they want celebrations.

18 comments:

julie_woolston said...

Lovely cards, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator Crafts.

Julie xx

Dragonlady said...

Great cards love the borders. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

PS Why not check out my candy too

Zoechaos said...

Smashing cards, your BIL's will be really pleased with them. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards Josephine! Love the images, beautiful colouring, and the sentiment around the 2nd image looks fab. Thanks for joining in at Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Hope to see you again soon. Maria. x

xxxtglxxx said...

These are both really lovely cards. Great texture and fab colouring.

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Kim B said...

Super cards, I am sure the twins will love them. Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx

cheryl said...

oh these are super cards hun just love those images and such gorgeous layouts hugs cheryl xxx

Debi said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, thanks for joining us at CRC- I love that Wishing well image- great card, Debi x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards with great images, just lovely entries to my summer birthday theme at Craft-Room Challenge, thanks!
Good luck and hope to see you again;-))m

Esther said...

Both are great cards - love the images and embossed papers..thanks for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

pinky said...

Two brilliant cards for males. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.
Pinky

Audrey said...

What beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Karen said...

Lovely cards and great colouring too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Jennifer said...

So lovely. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing at AGOAC this time xx Jenny xx

Unknown said...

Lovely thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow fantastic male cards - great job x
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sue U said...

Such brilliant cards and images for those oh-so-difficult men!!

Thanks for joining in with the fun at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Sue xx

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