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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Cute Card Thursday and You'll want to Win these!!

This is a card following a great sketch over on Cute Card Thursday this week.  I used this image from the Flipping Men range - now I have to confess that I am not a fan at all of these images but when I saw that they were on offer over at Image-e-Nation I couldn't resist.  All EIGHT sets of Flipping Men were on offer for £20 and you got all EIGHT sets of Flipping Women thrown in too and no postage!!  Honestly, 16 sets of stamps for £20 and they come with loads of fab sentiments and small accessory stamps.  For me, I do struggle with men's cards so thought they would be useful just to have a few humorous images in my stash which are often more suitable than cutsey ones.

I coloured him in with Distress Inks, which I haven't used for quite a while so it was nice to use a different medium.  The background paper is from a 7 Gypsies set - Calais, and the floral paper, I cut round from a piece of Basic Grey Origins.
 I downloaded the seed packet image and distressed all the edges. I think the sentiment is by Woodware but I've got rid of the packaging so I can't be sure.  Finally, you may just be able to  see a little glossy accents on his buckle and beer glass.

Now for some really exciting news of a chance to win the whole set of Aqua Markers from LetraSet!!!  Yep, the whole set of 40 colours are up for grabs on Passion For Promarkers - get over there and check it out.  Last summer, before I had even dreamt of being part of the fantastic team over at PFP, I won the whole new release of 53 new colours from  a draw on the blog, so go and enter your name - it's the most fantastic feeling to win something like this!!
Letraset are relaunching the range and have given the PFP Blog this fabulous set to give away as well as some runner up prizes of sets of 12!!  We'll be using them on the DT team over the coming weeks, so you will get some ideas of what they're like!
That's why I thought I'd give my watercolouring skills a brush up!!  Oh, I wish we could enter - best of luck to you all!!!


Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous colour work! And I love the peas label! Excellent card, Julie - where are the ones you did yesterday? Love Lesley

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julie
Terrific card, great colours and love the seed pkt, great idea.
Christine x

debs said...

wow..fabby card chick..and you got such a bargain!!...your colouring is amazing..i bet your a natural with the new pens!!...Debs x

coops said...

fab card julie, the image is great and i love the expression on his your colouring with the distress inks.

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Hi Julie this is the 2nd time I've come to post a comment lol I read your post & ended up jumping straight to the shop to get the stamps lol so thankyou for the tip. You have done a fab card here, I made 1 last night with 1 I brought it last week for a tenner.....I know I cant believe they have them on sale now lol, I've still brought them tho. Anyway back to your card, your colouring with distress inks is brilliant & I love your seed packet, this is just fab,fab, fab...........did I say this was fab lol!!! Take care Julie

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

kay said...

brilliant card and i too brought the stamps as it was such a fab bargain,x

Vanja said...

Wonderful card! I really love the image and the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at CCT this week. :)
Hugs, Vanja