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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

PFP Challenge - No patterned papers - EEEKK!!!

 Did you hear me screaming when I realised that this week's challenge over at PFP has banned the use of patterned papers - WHAT!!!  I love my papers, have far more than I could ever imagine using and still keep buying the new releases.  But still that is what a challenge is all about - taking you outside of your comfort zone!!  Our fabbie teamie/boss teamie, Denise, has set this challenge at PFP but I must say I'm rather pleased she did!! 
It's my son Harry's 21st this Saturday and we have already bought him a motorbike ( I know, I know, but I have banned tattoos whilst we're still supporting him through Uni!!).  I've used this fab freebie image of the bike from Bird's Cards - such a great site full of freebies and templates!!  I matched her with this gorgeous Kenny K girlie Megan Foxy ( Harry also loves Megan Fox!!)
Don't you just love it when you use items from your stash that have been there for a wee while and you begin to wonder if  you should have bought them.  Well, I've used a couple of Tim Holtz masks - the diamond outer edge and a barbed wire one on the inner square, both inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.  The metallic frame, is also made from a purchase long ago of metal strips that were reduced and therefore calling to me!!
The sentiment is Stampin Up and I love this because it is also Harry's Initals - HB!!

I've glossy accented her goggles and boots and that's it.  Harry's organised his own Beerfest in the garden, Friday night and then on the actual day of his birthday, it also happens to be one of hubby's Uncles, 65th birthday and he's having party!!  Ain't that brilliant - they're having a family party so we can just tag along!!  And then on Sunday, we're having a family lunch - It's a three day birthday!!

Anyway, I've digressed!!  Back to our challenge at PFP, this week our sponsor is Whiff of Joy, the home of such gorgeous stamps and goodies, so do play along with us!!

My lovely teamies at PFP have totally rocked the no patterned papers theme this week, so do go and take a look here!!
Happy Tuesday!

I'll try to remember to post some pics of the weekend's festivities at a later date!!


15 comments:

Larisa said...

wow!!! Very great job! Love this image and the card is super!

Larisa said...

wow!!! Very great job! Love this image and the card is super!

Vicky said...

Bloody hell girl WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WOWWWWWWWWW
this is amazing hun absolutely fab...its a corker of a card & I so love foxy on the bike she looks brill.....AWESOME!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jane said...

ooh I say...a temptress on a bike, should you really be encouraging your son in such outrageous behaviour? Of course! You're a groovy mum!!! Happy Birthday to all your gang...xxx

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous card :o) Great image and love all your details. Hope your son has a fab birthday! Lisa x

Daniele said...

wowsers thats one great card
hugs

karen said...

Fantastic card Julie, Karexx

Laura said...

LOVE IT !!!! sometime stepping out of the comfort zone good and clearly this ones a winner its awesome hun xxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love how your Megan Foxy image really pops against the cooler greys of the rest of your card. I suspect Harry will also love how she is nearly popping out of her clothes! Fab colouring with the highlights! Lots of lovely texture and detail instead of your usual lush DPs and they are perfect. Hope you all enjoy the mahoosive celebrations! Lots of love to all! Lesley

xGemmax said...

Wow..what a stunner Julie, you have coloured her perfectly & made she stands right out..amazing :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Julie, love the image and fab colouring.

Donna x

Vicky said...

Fantastic hun...!

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

wow!!!!fantastic card julie.the image is absolutely stunning and i love your amazing colouring and design :D

xx coops xx

Kristel said...

Wowwww this is absolutely stunning Julie! What a great work dear!
Hugs Kristel

*Vicki* said...

Holy cow girl!!! Your really ROCKED this challenge!! I don't think you had a thing to worry about!! ;) Gorgeous coloring, love the touches of metal too!! Just awesome! HUGS