Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa.......

Tina the owner of High Hopes stamps is asking us to send her Grandpa a Birthday Card, she won't see him on his big day, he's going to be 88 years young and it would make him smile if he receives cards from all over, well he's going to get them from all over the world now and that will hopefully make him smile for a month..hehehehe, this one was posted the other day and i do hope that it arrives in time... fingers crossed...


I used Tina's High Hopes Challenge to complete my card, this week it was dry embossing, I decided to use this cute High Hopes Monkey, he really is just Divine.... I used SU inks to colour him and an SU Craft Ink Pad to stipple behind him.... the papers are by October Afternoon one of my favourite companies and the image is held in with American Crafts photo turns.. For the dry embossing i used the Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder on both the front and back of the card and the stitching was done on my ever faithful Janome Mini... ( you know you can get one of these from Argos for £50 and they are so much easier to use...) i added High Hopes Jungle Leaves images to both the front and inside of the card....and of course had to decorate the inside to, i love to do this now, i just don't feel as though I've finished a card with it... i hope that my card makes Tina's Grandpa smile :-) after all that what card making is all about... Making someone smile :-) Don't forget to keep checking toward the end of this month for my Yummy Candy which includes a pack of Nestabilities...

Ingredients: Stamps High Hopes Scrapmagasinet ~ October Afternoon DP ~ Bazzill CS ~ Cuttlebug Mosaic Folder ~ Janome Mini Sewing Machine ~ SU Inks ~ American Crafts Photo Turns ~ & Lots & Lots Of Love.....



19 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Tina.
Your coloring is wonderful, great papers and layout too.
I'm sure he will love it!!

Karen x

Viv said...

He's going to love it Tina!!
I DO!! It's perfect and you're right about the innards, Can't go back to 'normal' inserts now!
Viv xx

Ila said...

Wow!! Tina this is So Fabulous!!...and So Perfect!! He will love it!!...I love the way you colored this monkey...the layout and papers are Gorgeous!!..so much texture, wonderful stitching...and the inside..Wow!! Every side of this card is Fabulous!!...Thanks So Much!..Big Hugs to you and the boys!....Ila

Zoe said...

Gorgeous card Tina and Tin's Grandfather is going to be over the moon when all these beautiful creations flooding his mailbox. Just love the colours, your beautiful colouring and fab stitching. Think i'm gonna have to to check out this little machine as I only have a large jenome and as I don't have a craft room to leave it out.. I can never be bothered to get it out. Hope you are well, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Rach said...

Tina this is superb, what a fantastic card, i am sure that Ila's
Grandpa is going to love it. the papers are fabulous and suit your monkey perfectly.
well done hun. Hugs rachxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Sorry about that.. Zoe left herself signed in.. she loves her reader and a blog hop! x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wowzers Tina, what a wonderful card, such a cute monkey...you have coloured him perfectly.
Love your stitching detail and how you have decorated the inside of your card.
Hugs
Carole x

Karen said...

Great card: Fun and wonderful cheery colours.

Elisabeth said...

Ohhh you make beautiful cards. And this monkey are so cute;)
Thank you for you lovelly comment in my blog;)
Have a nice evening

Hugs Elisabeth

Nixe07 said...

Ooh Sweetie, this card is just so gorgeous. I´m sure, he will love it and makes him smile if he see this super cute card you´ve made for him :o)I love everything about it!!
Please have a look at my blog hun, there is an Award waiting for you :o)
Big, Big Hugs and Kisses
Moni

Bev said...

Tina what a sensational card! I love that little monkey - too cute! Gorgeous papers and colours and the details are amazing

hugs Bev x

josefalaurap@gmail.com said...

i love your blog, your cards are beautiful

6 wacky women said...

Hi Tina
I have left something on my blog for you.

Karen x

Maria said...

Wow, such a cute card, Tina!! I love that monkey. He is so adorable!! Love how you lined the inside too! Grandpa is surely going to love your card!! Beautiful job!

Maria

Scrapmumur said...

Lovely look marvellous of the card, Tina!
Wonderful coloration and love combination papers.
hugs, Mumur

Scrapmumur said...

Hi, Tina
you have a surprise on my blog.
Hugs, Mumur

Liza said...

Gorgeous card, you have coloured the image beautifully.

Liza x

Heidi said...

He is going to love this card. I forgot to post the card I sent to him............. oh my gosh what a silly woman!

Trina said...

Wow, this card is so gorgeous!! I love that image and your coloring looks great! Love all the layers on this card...looks amazing! Tina's grandpa is one lucky guy!!