Saturday, July 02, 2011

Birthday wishes

well just a quick card today - gotta rush and get ready to go to Footy tonight - Geelong vs. Essendon! fingers crossed the mighty Geelong cats win!
Anyway, sometimes when I begin a card I get the feeling that I am not going to like the end result, well I looked at the challenge list and the popular theme this week seems to be stars and stripes - well stripes I love and I am okay with them ... but stars I am a little 'iffy' on and whenever I use them I don't like the resulting card ... well this morning I finished this card and I have to say that I really like it!!!

the little dog digging into the gift box image is so sweet and I think this would make a great card for anyone despite the rather masculine colours.
here is a close up of the star title - which I hung.

and a close up of the image and I have created a frame around the image

materials - Bazzill aloe vera card; Kaiser 'lonestar' papers; Annabelle Stamps 'party animals 1' stamp set, Queen Kat Designs 'large stars' stamp set, Kaiser 'four stars' stamp; Stazon timber brown ink, Versa Magic night sky ink; Marvy blender 0, dark brown 18, leaf green 48, sky blue 75, Tombow grey N75 pens; 1/8" blue eyelet; the twinery cappacino twine; 7mm split ring; Creative Memories circle cutters.
I have made this card following the sketch from Card Patterns #121. The frame concept is from Annabelle Stamps blog - say it with frames, the stars are from What's that theme throwdown and also Birthday Sundaes - stars and stripes. The image inspiration is from the challenge at Southern Girls - inner child - I use to love getting presents (the only time was at xmas and birthdays) and did exactly what this little dog is doing when I got them!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend everyone.


Sue W said...

Love the layout for your card Janet and this little pooch is perfectly framed! Thanks for joining in with us at AnnaBelle Stamps.

Stationery Design said...

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AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

An amazing card janet! Love the layout and colours! Thanks for sharing!!

Sue said...

This card is so cute. I love the wagging tail on the dog. Your colors are perfect. I love your sentiment within the stars. Great job. Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes.

daisyKat Studio said...

I love this card! The image of the dog rummaging through the bag is just adorable and I can't think of anyone who wouldn't smile after receiving this card. Thanks for playing What's That Theme Throwdown.

DIANA L. said...

I love your card it is very nice. Super colors together.

Kerry Steger said...

Janet your card is very cute - I just love that image! I just got home from a Lions/Port Adelaide match and lucky our team - Lions won! Love the atmosphere of an AFL game!!Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle Stamps!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness....this is so adorable! I love the design of the card and your stars and strips are fantastic! Love that image! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

Alicia said...

This is a great card!! I loved pressies too!! (Still do!)
Thanks for joining in our "Childhood memories" theme at Southern Girls. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop on over and have a look.
Alicia xx

Sue Kohler said...

As always, gorgeous Janet!! I love the layout, the beautifully coloured puppy is so cute!!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Kylie said...

WOW, What a super fun card Janet!
LOVE your design and the lovely colours you used!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Scavenger Hunt said...

I love online birthday greetings but still love to get actual cards from family. And birthday cake,