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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Hey Dude!

Hello everyone!  Today I have a card for you that I made for Quixotic Inspirations.  Although not my very first time creating for them, it is my very first time writing up a post directly on Elaine's blog!  I'll be here every Thursday with a new creation and perhaps even some tutorials!  I will need all of my blog mates' support for that - never done them before so I'm very nervous!!

Today is just a card though using the uber cutie Ian from The Greeting Farm I Heart Sweaters stamp set.  I've been mulling over my Valentine's Day card for hubby Steve and ... well ... let's just say he's not the soppy type!  So all those hearts and red and passionate looking cards - they're a no no!  This is what I came up with...


I told you it wasn't very romantic but it should suit him well!  And I love that sentiment "you warm my heart" - which is part of the I Heart Sweaters stamp set too.  I used my current fave paper pack My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue paper pack (which currently has 10% off so get over there QUICK!). 

I used the Sweet Sunday sketch and I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:

Hope to see you tomorrow with something a little different (but not very!).

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue paper pack
Stamps: The Greeting Farm I Heart Sweaters stamp set, hey dude TGF sentiment
Mediums: Copics
Accents: ribbon and pumpkin floss from stash
Tools: Nestabilities circle and label dies, My Favorite Things border die


Lisa Jane said...

awww he will love it . who couldn't love that little image? The cloud DP is fab
Cant wait for your first tutorial lol
Lisa ;)

Nikbee said...

A fab card. The image is great.

Nikki x

heidy said...

Oh what a great card Mary!!!
Hugs Heidy

Fabiola said...

elle est très mignonne parfaite pour un garçon même si, pour la saint valentin, elle n'est pas couverte de coeur mais c'est pas plus mal, les garçons....n'aiment pas la guimauve, lol, biz

Pami said...

This is very sweet Mary! I am sure he will love it. Oooh, can't wait for your tutorials!! Hope you are ok. Pami x

Rusty said...

Gorgeous card and I LOVE the papers you have used!! xx

Silli said...

OMG girl, your card is sooo pretty, love the papers, love your coloring! Great work...HUGS

Elena said...

I'm a The Greeting Farm lover too so when I've seen this card I told to myself... wow!! very very very cute!! Good luck for you challenges, I hope you'll win!! :)


Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous, just love it, love the stitching and the cloudy paper! Kim

Nina Macaulay said...

hey Mary sweetie!
What a great valentines card!
I love your background papers.

Look forward to seeing some tutorials from you, that would be great!

Have a great evening hugs Nina

Vixx handmade cards said...

Fabulous card Mary!, super image and great dp's too hun :o)

pinky said...

Super cute card Mary, just love his little sweater:)

Anonymous said...

Fab card Mary, great image and lovely colours!
Helen x

Frea said...

Hi Mary J, love that boy card, really need to make some myself, but I always get into the girly ones LOL!! Hugs, Frea

nnalorac said...

Hi Mary, love your non soppy card, hearts never were for them, not mine anyway. Thanks for your lovely comment. have a happy crafting weekend. Carolxx

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

Such an awesome card!! He will love it for sure. Not too soppy, just perfect. Love the papers too!!

I'm really looking forward to your tutorials.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week (although it isn't showing up there yet).

Michelle :-)

Vee said...

A fabulous card and sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Anita said...

I love it Mary J. Your image is colored beautifully and he's just so cute. I'm sure your hubby will love it.

PaulaM said...

Cute card. I love your coloring and the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Dawn said...

Great card the cute stamp and the colours. I always find it tough to get masculine cards to flow...good inspiration...thanks :)

JUDI said...

Hi Mary J., I LOVE your little dude. He's so cute I just want to hug him. Love the colors and the papers used. Keep up the good work.
I want to thank you for becoming my 1st Follower on my blog. I'm taking baby steps with it and learning a lot. Your no. 1 on my
I'll be seeing more of you, and your creations.
With Love Judi

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous colour scheme. I love the stitched detail and liked to see a mini tutorial on how you do that.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Mary this is totally fab! I love this card...the simple striking elements and the fabulous stitching! All make for just a wonderful card!

Hugs Judy xx

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck




Whimsey said...

What a great card; he will love it! I "think" I just ordered the die you use. LOL :D

Gotta check my order!

Love the DP!

Susie said...

Fab card, love this image, how cute? The papers you've used are great too. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Caroljenks said...

This is great - a lovely change to the hearts and things usually seen on Valentine cards - I bet he will love it. That sentiment is fab too!

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

Carol x

Eiglas said...

Super card Mary!
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday!


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