Saturday, 20 April 2013

Using some buttons

Happy weekend everyone! Hope you're doing fine and have a lovely weekend planed for yourself. I hope to relax and take it easy as I am still adjusting to the warmer weather. The different air and moist is not that kind to my joints that's for sure. I also hope that I will be able to plant my last seeds today that has to be started up indoor. My dear partner gave me two smaller greenhouses earlier this week and I really want to get them up and in use by now. But I saw the weather forecast the other night and it's going to be cold a few nights. Have to bring in all the plants during the night, but that's ok, then I have my kitchen table back for the days at least. LoL

I've been a bit creative again. It's good that I am able to make a little card every now and then even when the kids are home sick. My olderst has been home for almost the whole week with fever and cough. Sounds familiar? Well, it might have been because I had it about two weeks ago and the youngest last week. LoL What a winter it has been! Hope we all start to heal soon.

So tomorrow it's a kiddi birthday party again and that is pretty much why I needed to make this card and I have actually been looking forward to making it. For some reason the creative spirit has come back to me and I am so grateful for that. Earlier this week I posted a card with a cow girl on it, a totally super cute image from the Paper Shelter and here comes an older image also from the Shelter. I have done quite a few cards with this image and I just adore him. He is so cute and such a joy to colour, and since my kids still are young I use him as much as I can. LoL (Sorry about the bad pictures, I have to take a photo class, soon.) LoL

He is coloured with my Letraset family and some prisma pens for the back ground. Also worked quite a lot with the blender especially on his hat to get a softer look on it. The designer papers are from NitWit Collections which by the way has a sale going on today. The digi set is called "Lil tumble weeds" and is inspired by cowboys in red, blue and white. Just to die for! Also used a cow girly paper set from NitWits for my earlier cowgirl card this week. For embellishments I have gone back to a favourite of mine making a lasso out of some jute string. A star charm (need to find more of those as I am running out of them) Also some buttons in brown is used to decorate my card. The inside is made to match up the front and to give space to a gift voucher and some text. The sentiment is made with my granddads old dynamo writer. It's super old but works as a charm. The text just says "happy birthday" in Swedish.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Passion for Promarkers - Button it up
Cards for Men - Anything goes (Also running a DT call)
Created with Love - Reuse / recycle (my buttons from old clothes and the string from a gift)
Eureka Stamps Challenge - For the Boys
Love to Create - For the guys
The stamp Spot - masculine cards
Clear it Out Challenges - Anything goes with at least 2 buttons (My buttons! I have tons of them & they don't get use often enough)
Crafty Catz - One for the boyz


Chris Hanselman said...

Super cute. Love the image. Thanks for taking part in our Recycle/Reuse challenge at
Created With Love Challenges



Gorgeous card Marie love the image and fabulous colour's have a lovely weekend and you could enter our challenge this week at Crafty Catz with your card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ella's Design said...

Fantastic card, Marie! Love that super cute cowboy, coloured brilliantly and your fab layout and papers! Great use of the jute string to make a lasso and decorated beautifully inside too!
Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Hugs, Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Marie, I love the little rope lasso and your beautifully coloured image.

Pysselfröken said...

Such a lovely Card! I love the Image. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow this is so cute, love that little cowboy!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT said...

Oh wow!!! This is so darling!! Love your amazing color work and that lasso is fabulous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Janette said...

Hi Marie, what a brilliant card you made, so well thought out, I love the sweet Lasso, how clever..
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Marie, oh wow what a fabulous boy card, love your layout and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Laine said...

A beautiful creation Marie, wonderful image and fabulous detail. Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

Bubleeing Colors said...

What a wonderfully colorful happy boy card ............
Thank you so very for sharing this wonderful artwork with us this week.......... We love seeing it.........Good luck and hope to see you next time too.

Eureka Stamps DT

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card - love the image!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful masculine creation. I love how you have used the twine so creatively.
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Bridie @ said...

What a fun design, brilliant

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marie, what a gorgeous card. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. The twine and buttons look fab too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Marie, I love the decorated inside too :)
Have a lovely week.

Heather said...

An adorable card Marie, a lovely design and gorgeous papers, such a sweet image and fantastic details. Your inside is also just perfect!!!

Heather xx

Jess S said...

I love your lasso embellishment! thanks for linking up at The Stamp Spot!

Karen said...

Beautifully coloured and a very cute character. The layout, colour scheme and details are all fabulous - especially love the lasso - very very clever hun. Hope you are all on the road to recovery from all the bugs you've had this past year. Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Just a perfectly adorable boy card! That cowboy image is so fun and I love the string lassoo!!!

Thanks so much for joining the Masculine Challenge at The Stamp Spot. I hope you can join our Feminine Challenge next month!