17 June 2009

A boy card!!! What the!!!

That's what I said when I saw the challenge at Magnolia Down Under. This fortnights challenge is all about a boy. I'm hopeless at male cards and don't even really have any guy images. I borrowed this Edwin stamp from Vickii at work and I'm really happy with how he's turned out. I love this paper I used too, I think it's 7 Gypsies.

The Just Magnolia challenge blog is to paper piece. I pieced my Tilda together the other day and made this quickie 5 minute acetate card tonight. Her dress, shoes and hair bow have been pieced with Sassafrass Lass paper. Not overly impressed with the end result but maybe I should have took my time a bit more :)
Note to self: have a look at the colour ink you pick up before going for it!!!
Tea Dye Distress ink is apparently darker than I think. In my mad rush I grabbed the wrong one, smugged it and then just had to cover the whole little pic.

I do love the acetate cards but, and I haven't made one for ages. Drives me insane trying to get a decent photo of them though.
Hump days been and gone, enjoy the rest of your week!!

19 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love your 'boy' card...it's all come together so well....know what you mean about them though....'girl' is much easier!!!

Tammy James said...

love the effect of stamping onto PP and using it as clothing in paper piecing.

Aunty Sue said...

2 Great cards love your boy card fab stamp.

Yolanda said...

Very strong male card you've made.
Love the colours and LO.
And I know what you mean: boy-cards are difficult, 'cause men don't know what they want now, do they?
Hugs Yolanda

Kellie said...

I love your take on our challenge! Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.
Kelx

Jewls said...

Oh WOW Ros, your acetate card is absolutely scrumptious!!!

Bev said...

Beautiful cards, your paper piecing is brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week. x

scrappyjan said...

I love your Edwin card@!! so so cute!! janny

having a {me} day said...

What fabulous cards! I love all those hearts on the Edwin one and you've done great work with the acetate. Love the colours on Tilda. katxx

martinescrafts said...

awww these cards are sooo cute, i love them, the papers you have used on both are scrummy :), thankyou soo muchg for your sweet comment on my blog :)


hugs

martine

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous boy card for MDUC - love your take on it - thanx for playing along.
I also like your Tilda card - I've never been game to try an acetate card - but this is gorgeous.
xXx

Norma said...

Wow, love your Edwin card. Nice layout--I like all those heart cut-outs.
I've never tried doing acetate, but the Tilda card looks great too.

Hugs.
norma

suemon said...

Have something for you on my blog x

vicmbee said...

gorgeous cards.. and thanks for leaving some lovely comments on my blog..

Kristy Young said...

WOW fabulous boy card! Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing in MDUC.

Penni said...

Wow, I love these they are fab.

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

Hugs
Penni
X

angeljakki said...

Such a lovely card. The colours and your colouring is fab x

Sue said...

Great card, great colors, and isn't he just adorable. Congrats on winning top 3!

Leah said...

Wahoo Ros!!! Just saw you got a top 3 with the cute Edwin card! Nice work chicky!! Love the acetate card too! Know what you mean about taking pics without getting a reflection! Take care, Leah xoxo