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Monday 12 December 2011

Bah Humbug

Evening all,
Well it's a cold, wet, windy evening here.  Hope you are all well and keeping warm.
Do you know the feeling when you see an image and instantly know that it is meant for one particular person?  This happened to me when I saw some images on the Dude Time Doodles blog.  I saw two images by Bonibleaux Designs that instantly made me think of my husband.  Now I am not saying that he is a misery but Christmas does not always bring out the best in him.  His favourite saying at this time of year is Bah Humbug!!
This card is for my daughters to give to him.
Now I couldn't decide which image to use so used them both to create a double twisted easel card.
The images are both coloured with promarkers.  Decided to keep the overall design quite simple as it is a male card.  So no fancy frills or bows.
As the finishing touch to this image I added some twine and gems around the outside.  I am hoping it looks a little like some twisted fairy lights but I will let you be the judge of that.  Also added some glamour dust around the edge.
This is the second image which has just had some gems and glamour dust added.
On both images I added some fancy corners cut out of glitter card.
The sentiments were typed out on the computer and matted onto green cardstock that I cut out using dies on my big shot.  Finally added a strip of green card to the front which had a merry christmas peelable sentiment ribbon put on it.

I think it will put a smile on his face when he receives it.  Well, I hope so anyway lol.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - theme is number 2 (2 images, double easel card)
Hotshot Craft - challenge 1, use promarkers
Secret Crafter - #164 All creatures great and small (dogs on the christmas tree image)
Little Claires - #16 Family Christmas
Dude Time Doodles - Holiday Spirit
Bunny Zoe's - Challenge 19  Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards

Thanks for looking and I look forward to reading your comments.


craftymum said...

a great double easel card Mags. Thank you for joining Hotshot Craft on our first challenge. I hope you will continue to join us in future challenges.

hugs sarah x

p.s. Have you joined our list of followers?

Tammy said...

Wow! Absolutely fantastic! I love the DP you used and your coloring of the images is super. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Wendy said...

Fantastic card Mags, fab images.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutey brilliant card, I love it,Thanks for playing along with us at Dudetime Doodles this week.
Kevin xx

Anne Temple said...

WOW! Fantastic card! I love how you did the "fairy lights" around Kris - it looks just as you hoped. So glad you joined us for the Holiday Spirit challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week.

Cleota said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love what you've done with these images. Great seeing what others come up with. Thanks for joining the challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week. Hope to see you again soon.

DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mags, it will be a huge smile when he sees it. It fab. Love the fun images and amazing design.

Donna x

Dawn said...

Fantastic images (of course) & a great double easel card! Thanks so much for playing at Dude Time Doodles this week in our Holiday Spirit Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Janette said...

Hi Mags, Oh I think this is perfect, what a fab idea, love, love it.xx

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Popped over from Dudetime Doodles just to say what a fantastic job you've done with the images, super card. Mel :o)
p.s my hubby is exactly the same.

Michelle B. said...

Oh my gosh, you have so rocked this challenge! Awesome use of the images, well done! Thanks for playing at Dude Time Doodles!

sandra's crafty corner said...

oh wow i love this, and a great take on our theme,thanks for joining us at Cards for men in our 2/pairs theme and good luck with the draw and blog hop
hugs sandra dt

Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is just two cute, great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men challenge. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on all the prizes.
Hugs, Patricia

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

MagsB said...

What an amazing card, the twisted easel is just so effective! Gorgeous images (i'm not surprised you couldn't choose just one!) Great work!!

love Mags B x

Crafteezee said...

Love the double easel card. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy
P.S. There is some special Candy on my blog HERE.

HelenR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's! HelenR :) x