Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Sorry I'm late....

I normally post my 'Cards for Men' card first thing on Monday morning.  I know I should schedule it to make sure but I never get round to it.  This week I woke up on Monday Morning at the usual 6am (or should I say the kids woke up at their usual 6 am) but I just felt rotten.  All day yesterday I was sick and in bed, got up today and I'm fine - just a bit washed out.  So there we have it my reason for the late post but hopefully it was worth the wait.

The challenge this time over at Cards for Men is 'Embossing' and we have a fab new sponsor 'Paper Pretties'.  If you haven't been before please take a trip over to their site.  If you have you'll already know how fab they are.  You can find all the details of the challenge, the sponsor and their wonderful prize over at the main site.

We were lucky enough to get images from Paper Pretties and the one I chose is called Desmond Donkey.  I loved it as soon as I saw him and it really was a dream to colour.  He's coloured using my promarkers.  The sentiment was created on the computer and both are mounted onto some Basic Grey DP.

For the background I used a sheet of brown cardstock and stamped all over with a Papermania Cupcakes stamp that came free with a Creativity mag.  Then I sprinkled some sparkly embossing powder over and had a go at heat embossing.  It wasn't overly successful but not bad for a first attempt.  It's also upside down, lol.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Birthday for A Teen
Craft Us Crazy - Cupcakes and/or celebration 
The Rubber Cafe - Embossing
Southern Girls - Add An Animal
Stampin' B's - Masculine Card
Card Makin' Mamas - animals
Fairy Knoll - happy!
Phindy’s Place - all about animals


Alison said...

Hi Donna. Sorry to hear you were poorly but glad it went as quickly as it came! Love the heat embossed background- it's great that it darkens the colour as well as making it shine. Embossing is rather trial and error, but this looks good to me!
Years ago I went to a wedding fair and came away with 2 stamps and an embossing pad- no idea of heat guns then so I embossed all my wedding invitations and orders of service over and electric cooker ring!
Hugs, Alison x

Mandy said...

Hi Donna,
Sorry you've not been feeling great,these bugs are so funny make you feel awful then the next minute as right as rain...Love your card,Desmond is adorable and the background is great....
Mandy x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a fun card!
So sorry you've been sick but hope you're better now.
Thanks so much for celebrating with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
Huggies ~

Kathy said...

So funny, the sentiment and donkey combo are a hoot together, love it! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week!

Unknown said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining in with us at Southern Girls this week. I have a Magnolia stamp candy on my blog if you are interested :)
Alicia xx