Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Sporty Pair

Hello, I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend - we've had a gorgeous afternoon this afternoon.

Well, it was my hubby's birthday yesterday - he's the same age as me again LOL! I decided to make two similar cards for him, using the Dottie Downloads Sports George digital images from Charmed Cards and Crafts - these are pre-coloured images. And I decoupaged them up a bit. I decided to do shaped easel cards again, and used my new favourite tools, the scalloped and plain circle nesties.

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you can see that I attempted to represent a cricket ball (and added stitches around with white gel pen - I also did that down the centre but then covered that up with the image!) and for the golf ball I debossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. I printed the sentiments on the computer.

I hope you like them. I'm going to enter them in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Truly dimensional
Do You Stack Up - Scallops
Ellephantastic - Anything but square or rectangle
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
The Secret Crafter - Stitching - the cricket card

Thanks for looking, and have a fab weekend.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

These are brilliant Andrea!! I love the images and what a fab idea to make the backgrounds look like the balls! Love them! xx

PS While I'm here - thanks for joining us at PTW this week! xx

maxine said...

Hi Andrea these are fab so cute hugs maxine x

weewiccababe said...

super cute cards Andrea and the crcket and golf ball effects are sheer genius

WencheP said...

Great cards, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and lovely stitching thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous - forgot about my Dottie images

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

maddy hill said...

Hee heee arnt they fabby ! nice to see abit of George from charmed cards.
thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week.
maddy x

Janna Werner said...

Hi Andrea!! Fantastic project for our scallops challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU Challenge blog this week! Hugs Janna

Monica said...

Both the cards are lovely... Am sure your hubby loved them both. Love the idea of creating a cricket ball as well as a golf ball. VERY brilliant!
Hope hubby had a good birthday!

xxx Monica


Fabulous sporting cards Andrea - love the touch of humour in them too. Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hugs, Sylvia xx

Peggysue said...

Very clever Andrea! I guess you have a couple of guys to give these to. Thank you for joining our Scallop challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

Ellephantastic said...

They're both really fab cards for men. I find men cards difficult! Thank you for joining Ellephantastic Challenges this month. Hugs Helen x x

Emma said...

Such fabulous cards Andrea, love the images and style.
Hugs Emma x

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mina said...

these are fabulous Andrea, perfect man cards and I love the design
Mina xxx

Jill said...

Gorgeous cards, love both of them perfect for our challenge this month at Ellephantastic, thanks for sharing. Jill

maddy hill said...

Thanks Andrea -- ive added you hunny to mr linky for you for the fairy blog candy xxx good luck in the draw x

maddy x

Maria Matter said...

these are adorable!! love the images!!
Thank you for sharing these @ Inspire Me Fridays!

Francesca said...

Absolutely Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us for our stitching challenge at secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


Donna said...

Great cards Andrea, love these George images and your fab design :) Donna x