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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

AJ The Race Car Driver

It's my Brother in Law's birthday tomorrow and this is the card I have made for him using a fab dig by Stamping Boutique. I have stayed with the red white and blue theme as I have been enjoying making cards in these colours and love how vibrant it is. I think it may become a favourite colour scheme for male cards :)

I have used a sketch form Eat Sleep Stamp Thursday for the layout and more of the blue Colorbok star paper which I still had out from the last couple of cards I made. I only have a small amount of the sheet left so may well incorporate it into another card rather than add it to the mountain of scraps I am sure we all have.

I have of course coloured my image with Promarkers. It seems as if I can't make a card without them these days. Using a graphics programme I added the number 1 to the front of the car. I also created a star with the You're #1 sentiment in it as he is a great guy and has made Paul's sister so very happy. This is her second marriage and all we have ever wanted is for her and our nephew to be happy and settled. He works very hard running his own business with my SIL and after a long hard slog it is starting to show the rewards for them. He is also a fabulous stable influence on our nephew and has instilled really good values into his life so he is definitely a number 1 guy.

If you want to snaffle the sentiment for yourself I have attached the files below. You are more than welcome to take them if they are of use to you. I would appreciate it if you leave me some love and link back to me with any creations you make. They are in both JPG and PNG format. Just double click on the image to enlarge and save to your computer.

Card Size - A5
Image - AJ The Race Car Driver by Stamping Boutique and sentiment by ME!!
Paper - Colorbok

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Star said...

This is just so adorable! I agree with you, this color combo is just so vivid. Your BIL is going to love it! =D Thanks for the sentiment!

Tracy said...

Mandy this is cute, cute, cute! Your brother-in-law is going to love it. I know I do. Everything about it is perfect. The image and your paper choices couldn't have been better. FABULOUS job with this weeks sketch. Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!

Unknown said...

Another adorable card! I love the racer! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Stars & Stripes Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


Marlene said...

You're rocking the red, white & blue, Mandy! Fabby card. Thanks for the freebies, too!

Hazel said...

Thank you for joining in challenge 20 at Iris spot. I'm sure your BIL will love this super card x

Sonya said...

Super cute...hope your BIL likes it! Glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week!

Iris said...

This is just amazing! The color combo is even better on your card! Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

Benzi said...

What a super card for your BIL. Wow! You are the challenge Queen this week. I have not begun to be able to enter that many challenges at one time. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown with your wonderful card.

Sue said...

fabulous card, great image and a fab colour combo:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

Charlene said...

Hey Mandy...great to see you at Digistamps4Joy! This card is way too cute! Your bil is going to love this. Love your dp that you used and you colored that wonderful image beautifully. Thanks for the sentiment and for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Red, White and Blue Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

SO CUTE!!! I love how bright and vivid these colors are and your image is so fun and sweet!!!

Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Party theme challenge.

Heather D.

Linda said...

Very nice card! Cute image! Great job. Thx for playing SAM challenge this week. Hugs, Linda.

michele said...

Fabulous! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

CraftyC said...

A fab card Mandy, love the set of wheels. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Lisa Minckler said...

You can never go wrong with red, white and blue...or cars for that
Thank you SO much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge with your wonderful card and tires. :)

Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Lisa B said...

OH MY WORD! My hats off to you for entering this amazing card into sooo many challenges! WOWSERS. You did an amazing job on it.

Thanks for playing along with our challenge for the BOys/Men over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Tammy L said...

fabulous card Mandy! He's going to love it! Thanks for joining our seeing red challenge at Craft your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Dinah said...

this is an amazing birthday card!

thanks for joining our challenge at Use It Tuesday.

Rene said...

This is SO CUTE!!!!! I love it! What a fantastic birthday card! Thanks for the freebie too!
And thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Debs said...

Great male card, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
Hugs Debs

Cheryl said...

What a cute card! Your B-I-L will love it!

Thank you for joining our Stripes and/or Plaid challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Cheryl said...

I'm back. Thank you for also playing along with our Patriotic challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

pinky said...

Love this card, so bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

BrossArtAddiction said...

Great job! Love that DP and the awesome image!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

Peggysue said...

Terrific card Mandy. Fabulous colors for this kind of card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh this is perfect for our challenge of Bright and bold! You have so hit the nail on the head with this stunning creation. Love the colors and the image is just rockin! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

aqualeiga said...

Hi Mandy! Love the patriotic colours and the great image! So pleased you've entered our challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD with your beautiful creation.....thanks and good luck! Hugs, Ali x

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, how adorable! Super cute image and I love the red, white and blue! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


Whimsey said...

Love this image; what a great card; great coloring too!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


Unknown said...

totally fab card!! love AJ he is ssooo cute!! Thanks for playing at CES xx

Stef H said...

i just chuckle at ALL the challenges you enter! i love tracey's images. she's my mentor and i credit my talent to her. love the card and i'm with you on red, white & blue. becoming one of my fav combos.

nah! i'm rarely bored! i'm always doing something and i'm up & down like a jack in the box. i'll be on my way to my craft room and then i stop and dust the table, then i forget what i going to my room for - lol. bored??? not me!

have a fabulous weekend!

hugs :)

Pattie G said...

This is too cute and perfect for this challenge. Thanks for joining!

Pattie ♥

Shelley said...

Thanks for hopping along with Digital Delights by Louby Lou, good luck. Hugs Shelley xx

Katie said...

Cute card and image!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Teresa said...

Lovely card perfect for a boy, thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Teresa x

Faye said...

Oh this is a lovely card, it's really made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at MMCS. Good Luck. x

Marlene said...

Mandy: You've won the Birthday Pippin image from my blog hop post. Please shoot me an email with your email addy so I can arrange to get you your free digi image!


(You can find my email addy in my profile).

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up this week

Chris said...

fun boy's card and perfect for our challenge. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Unknown said...

I'm back with a different hat on! :) Still adorable! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Celebrate Summer Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your card is super cute and thanks for the personally made sentiment!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Micki said...

Wonderful coloring...... adorable card!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our masculine birthday/anniversary challenge.

LaJanette said...

Fun card!

Thanks for joining the fun at Top Tip Tuesday :0)


LaJanette said...

Fun card!

Thanks for joining the fun at Top Tip Tuesday :0)


Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!!

Jen Leeflang said...

What a fabulous creation. he's one lucky boy!
Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
luv n huggz