Monday, January 24, 2011

Looking in to say happy birthday

First off, if you haven't already checked out the Ezee Pzee blog hop then you still have time - the hop ends tomorrow (Jan 25) and the candy available is just fabulous! Scroll down here or click on the blog candy link in my sidebar to join the hop.

I'm totally psyched about today's card! I picked up the image from Dustin Pike ages ago and although I love it, I hadn't used it yet.
So this weekend I was inventorying my embossing folders and when I came across this brick wall fade (from Tim Holtz) I knew that I had the perfect item to work with the image. I embossed on "Black Magic' Core'dinations paper and then lightly sanded to bring out the blue core. I cut the image out carefully and then rounded the edges to give a bit of dimension.
Since the image and colours are so strong, I chose to use a clean & simple sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp for the card design.

Allsorts Challenge - for a man/boy
Alys' Sunday Challenge - for the guys
Cards for Men - for a male & celebrate (in this case a birthday)
Catered Crop - recipe (I used Copic markers & black ink; polka dot paper)
Craft Your Passion - use 2 patterned papers
Crazy Challenge - dots & spots (polka dot paper)
Fab 'n Funky - animal magic
I Did It Creations - card for a child
My Time to Craft - spots & dots (polka dot paper)


  1. Oh what a fun card for a young man, I love that image. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. oh i love this card! So creative!

  3. Hi Shelley, what a fabulous dinosaur card, I love the image and how he is poking out from behind the wall. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

  4. What a crazy fun card. Love it. Thanks for playing along with Catered Crop.

  5. Fun card!
    I found you through Feline Playful and I'm now a follower.

  6. This is a fab card, Shelley. I love Dustin Pike images. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  7. Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  8. Great card, love the image!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & The Crazy this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell!

  9. fab card and image. Thanks for joining us at fnf this week x

  10. Fantastic card! I have seen that image before and I love what you have done with it :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week


  11. Just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  12. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.