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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Skating By

Hi Folks
The glorious weather has continued today with wall to wall sunshine.  I just hope it carries on into next week as it is my daughters graduation next week.  We will be travelling up to Manchester on Tuesday and staying until Thursday.  The graduation ceremony is on the Wednesday and we are really looking forward to it.  We have booked to go to a lovely Mexican restaurant in the evening for a celebratory meal.  My sister and her husband are coming over and both grandmothers are coming with us so a real celebration.  I am such a soppy devil I will probably cry but they will be tears of joy.

Anyway, it is my brother in laws birthday next week and this is a card I have made for my nephew to give to him.

The image is Skateboard Andy and can be found here at Pink Gem Designs.  This is the precoloured image and I just fussy cut it out.  For the background to mount it on I used a mica mask stencil (crackle) on black card.  I used versamark and mica powders to stencil through the mask.  I then distressed the edges and mounted onto some more black card.  The checkered paper was in my stash box and I must have had it for at least two years (shame on me lol).  I added some black card and ribbon across the centre.  The sentiment was done on the computer and I distressed the edges with some acrylic paint and more mica powders.  The final addition was the card candy.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Hopefully I will get chance to do a bit of hopping around blogland later.  Time has been slipping away from me.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #266
Little Claires - Male theme
Here Come The Boys - Use a digi stamp
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Papertake - Old, new, borrowed or blue (old - paper, new - digi stamp)
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon


Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card mags.
Sounds like you've got a great week ahead
Hugs Kelly

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Mags, love the cute image and gorgeous design.

Donna x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Mags, love the stencil background perfect with the image! I remember my son and daughter's graduations both lovely sunny days and so proud!! Enjoy the day!! Susan xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

such a fabulous card Mags. I love the image and the background looks wonderful.
I hope the weather stays fine for you next week and that you have a lovely time.
Sue xx

Kathryn said...

Hi mags oh if your anything like me you'll be in floods x love the card great image and love your colours and layout xx

rachel said...

fab image Mags but i love that background - it looks wonderful! Hope you enjoy graduation - I'm a long way off that - look forward to seeing it one day though! Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Fabby card, thanks for joining us at Here come the Boys, Mandz xox

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card Mags, I like the design and the image.
Kevin xx

Shelby said...

Glad you're having wonderful weather. I hope you y'all have a wonderful time next week with the graduation ceremonies. This is a wonderful boy card and the layout shows off this cutie just perfectly


Dawn Lancaster said...

Love it mags, cute image & great layout!
Dawn xx

Steph said...

What a fun card- love the brick wall! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Sparkly Engineer said...

What a great card to receive from a son. I'm sure your bil is going to treasure this.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love the colours a perfect creation, hugs Pops x

Mynnette said...

What a darling image! LOVE the amazing coloring and your fun background papers! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Mags, love the background and the image is fabulous.

Linda xxx

Billie A said...

Really nice card and papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug. Hope you stop by tomorrow for our Christmas in July blog hop and a week long Christmas in July challenge and prizes.

Crafty Kitten said...

Great card Mags. See who said you can't use ribbon on mens cards?? Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Anne Fenton said...

Love your card ... Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.