Wednesday, 25 September 2013

For my baby bro

My brother was 55 today! here's the card I made for him. He is red-green colour blind, so I used yellow and blue to make a strong contrast on the image.


The stamp was given to my daughter when she worked at Waterstone's Bookshop by a lovely lady who used to come in and chat about crafting. This old Kadoodles stamp was one that she no longer wanted, and it's perfect for my brother, so I borrowed it!

The papers are from stash, I've had them for ages!! I used promarkers to colour the lad and his dog, and used a Spellbinders Deckle Rectangle (one of the first I ever bought! If only I'd known then how my die-addiction would grow!!) to cut him out. The very shiny stickers are from Paperchase. Alas, they seem to have been discontinued, they are brilliant for male cards! The indigo twine was also borrowed from my daughter! The sentiment is by LotV.

You might say that this card is a joint effort between my daughter and me!!

Thanks for looking!

I'm entering the following Challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - Something for the Boys + die-cut: I used an old Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die.

Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - use Dies or punches: The Spellbinders die, which is over 3 years old, and the papers, which are at least 6 months old!

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge want Male Cards and also have a DT Call.

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Gold, Sunflower, Canary; Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink; Midnight Blue, French Navy, Aegean, Arctic Blue; Burnt Umber, Cocoa; Warm Grey 4, 3, 1; Cool Grey 1

20 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This image and card are just so cute. I loved the story of how it all came to be!!!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, such a delightful image coloured beautifully and I love the papers.
I hope your brother had a good birthday
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image....fab papers.xxx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Hello there Mags-Thank you so much for coming to join me on my little Blog and for all your lovely comments too:)
I shall look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations-your card today is gorgeous! What a cute image-and beautiful colouring.
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Adorable image, love your card, and the twine xoxo

coops said...

so stunning mags.i love your design and colours and really fab male image :D


xx coops xx

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

I'm sure your brother is going to love this super delightful card. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge blog.

Sharon
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Jules said...

Hi Mags

Stranger alert!!!!

Have been looking back at all your lovely creations .. .. gosh I have missed a few!! Sorry :-(

Loving the card you made for your baby bro!! I bet he loved it too.

That deckled rectangle die was one of my first dies too!!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend and all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

mags said...

A lovely card MagsB. I am sure your brother loved it.
Mags
x

Lynne in NI said...

I'm sure that your brother loved his card! Great image ... how sweet of that lady to give it to your daughter :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Cute card mags,
Thanks for joining us at OBAG
Hugs Kelly

Donna said...

A really cool male card Mags, love the masculine design and well done on the colouring too...looks amazing :) Donna ♥ x

Dips said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

sallysbitz2 said...

Brilliant card. I am sure your brother will love it x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

scrappymo! said...

Just popped back to say that I think I was really close to you when I was in England. I spent 5 days in Hemel Hempstead with my cousin. We drove out each day to sightsee at various places we had been to on previous trips.
I just noticed that you mention Hoddesdon on your header and I think that is only 20 miles away from her place!!!
What a small world we live in!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Mags, well your brother will surely adore this card, he is a special age and a wonderful image for him....great card.xx

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card your brother will just love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it out Tuesday and ho0e you will play along again.

Dianne said...

Well hello my dear Mags, shesh you are going like whirlwind, you have won so many top 3s and now design for 2 company's,a lovely blog award, EXCELLENT,and a lot more followers, I'm so happy and proud for you,I went back to the end of July, oh man you have been making some gorgeous cards, thanks so much for stopping by, big hugs hope you have a wonderful week..

Mrs A. said...

Thanks for the info on the deckle edged die. I have a bid going on it at the moment so hope I can get it for snip. Your card is lovely and even though the colours are specific for your Brother they look great together. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Wonderful brother card & enjoyed reading the background story too. Great use of your deckled S/B. That die stuff can grow into a nightmare addiction, can't it? I'm guilty of that...when they come out with the new ones, I always think of 'what cards I can make with _that one_', Then it goes into my collection and sometimes gathers dust, as I have favs that I gravitate to. TFS such a delightful masculine card. I'm sure he loved it. Hugs