Monday, 25 May 2009

Roses on Paper - One for the Boys!

Well, I'm back and what a weekend?! We had a great time but we came home to a few wildlife problems which had to be tackled, namely a dead baby magpie, fish euthanasia and an ant infestation..... It wasn't the best arrival home we have ever had, I can tell you! Luckily we have today to recover!

Anyway, I would like to share a card I made the other day for my colleague at work. The brief was, "8 year old boy who likes the army". Well, what better image to use than this little 'Hero' from The Greeting Farm?! I actually received this image as part of a recent image swap, however, I know that they are in stock at Dies to Dies For at the moment.

This is also my entry in to the 12th Rose on Paper challenge - One for the Boys! This is the kind of theme I normally run and hide from but I'm dead chuffed I actually have something to enter this time! BTW, you can't see it from this pic but I actually cut my little Hero out and mounted him with silicon glue for an added bit of definition.

Goodie List........
'Hero' by The Greeting Farm, from Dies to Die For.
Digital Paper: Camo Boys, Core'dinations cardstock.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copics.
Tools & Embellishments: Nestabilities Labels 1 (with matting layer cut down), Card Candy.

Apologies if you have sent me an email over the last couple of days, I promise I will answer soon! I came back after 2 days away to discover 89 emails in my inbox! ARGH! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend sunshine and that your tan/burn lines aren't as weird as mine!

P.S. Does anybody watch Dirty Sexy Money?! I'm totally addicted and utterly devastated to hear that it has been cancelled! Boo hoo sob sob! ~♥~

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Riet said...

What a beautiful card Stacey,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Lucky you having this image!! this is coloured 8 year old would love it. Sorry to here about your dead fish etc etc.. :(
Judy xx

Vicky said...

What a cute little card Stacey. Love this army Ian stamp and the papers/brad finish him off lovely! Sorry to hear about your animal problems, hope they're all sorted now!
No tan lines for me this weekend, I've been working all of it! :-( Looking forward to my DO tomorrow though, hope the sun can last another day! :-)
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Sheila said...

I guess it's not funnyreally, but your wildlife disasters made me laugh - I thought it was only ME that had such disasters. Kinda reassuring to know it isn't ;)

Fab card. He'll love it!

Sheila xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, love the cute image and the papers and your colouring is beautiful. Hugs Nikki x

Beth said...

This is so fab! I love the camo paper with the cute stamp!
Beth xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Cool card for a boy, I love this image too, he is wicked !! glad you had a good time away, but OGosh, what a welcome home !!!
Laters, Sarah-Jane xx

Sam said...

Great card, I am sure the 8 year old will love it! Glad you had a good weekend, well until you came home!
Sam x

Aimee said...

cute card! Love that little army guy! awesome coloring. :)

~amy~ said...

sorry about your homecoming surprises....your cards is fab!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, love the cute soldier.

Tara said...

This is fab Stacey - the papers work perfectly with the image! Great fun and I think you fulfilled the brief so well!! xx

Anki said...

Love the layout, your colouring and everything is so well put together. Glad that you wanted to participate in our RoP challenge. Kram - Anki

Jodi said...

Very cute! Love your creation for the ROP Challenge!! Thanks for joining us and good luck!
Jodi =)

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Such a cool and cute card! Wonderful colouring, as always! :) Hugs, Hege

Peta said...

This is brilliant Stacey - nothing girly about this card. Thanks for joining in our challenge. good luck, Peta

Iris said...

Wonderful boy card, thanks for playing with us at ROP

Kit said...

Great card I love the greeting farm stamps