Saturday 19 February 2011

Winters back!

OK now I want to know who sent us this ruddy snow??? Now I know it was only an inch or so but snow is snow ~stamps foot~ and you all know how I feel about it! You may have heard one or two moans from me about it.... ;)) Fortunately its chucking it down with rain now.... heck that's how bad it is when I prefer rain to that white stuff!

Fortunately there's something much nicer to report over at Totally Gorjuss this week. This week the challenge is for you to 'check it out', which is that we'd like to see checks on your card. As usual The Gorjussettes have come up with some stunning samples. Karina's is a real WOW! I decided to make a man card (I don't know what came over me!) So seeing as I'd put my LOTV boy stamps in 'a safe place' wherever that might be! I remembered this Ian stamp from The Greeting Farm...I've had him un-inked for months..... well I know you all know how that is.

So he got inked and then he got Copic'd. Then of course you can't use flowers really can you? So then the button hunt ensued.... a bit of cussing and faffing followed and I found the buttons. I decided to use one of my new metal corners. I decided I didn't like it in gold on this card so I coloured it with a Copic! I got mine from e-crafts, they arrived super quick and they're the cheapest I've found anywhere! The papers are from Nikki Sivil and a spot of punching a la Martha and some Bo Bunny ribbon, a few more checks with a Pink Petticoat gingham.

This card also fit the theme over at Claudia & Co who have a boy theme running this week so I've entered him in that.

A close up of the man himself!

Just in case anyone's interested the colours are;

Skin - E21, E000, E00

Jeans - B91, B93, B95 B97

Top and cap - BG95, BG97, BG99

Cap - E41, E42 E43

The dots around the image are a mix of W1, W2, W3, W5

The corner was done with BG99 - I think its given it a vintagey sort of look.

Now for the best bit! A couple of photos of the girls!

Harry, just a little fluffed as she was relaxing and making the most cute teeny tiny cheeps.

Tinker looking just like butter wouldn't melt in that beak! Do you think she looks like she's smiling? Can you see the wonky wing feather? She removed it right after this! It was a loose one ready to come out.

Now at the moment my favourite, well one of them, is in season - cherries! I love them. So do the girls! So here they are having a bit of fun in the cherry bowl! I'd put them some pieces of cherry in and they like playing with the stones! they don't have make their faces dirty though!


Rachelxx said...

Great card Net! :-)

Still white over here - waiting for the rain .......

Patricia Garcia said...

Fun card, I don't make too many male cards and this one Rocks!! Sending you sunny rays!!


Traceyr said...

Great card Net and I love the dots around the image really makes it zing - at first I thought they were part of the stamp clever you.

Good to see your birds enjoying their fruit whilst watching "come dine with me" hahaha


Angelnorth said...

Great card, the colouring and metal corner look fab!

Sheri Gilson said...

Great "boy card"!! Thank you so much for playing along with Claudia & Co!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

~*Joni said...

The birds are adorable! I miss my parakeets now. :) I love this TGF card - grown up Ian is so dreamy. heehee! Thank you so much for joining in on our little boy challenge at Claudia and Company this week. :)
~*Joni C&Co. DT