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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Just a Quickie that took all day!!!

Morning all

I'm feeling a little weary this morning - we were out last night celebrating Nick's cousin's 42nd birthday!!  ( A belated 40th!!.)   A really great evening at a lovely country house- lots of chat and catching up with Nick's huge extended family, a spot of dancing thrown in too!!

I needed to make a card for the said cousin and this took me virtually the whole of Saturday!!  What!!!!!  I can hear you exclaim - no big deal, there's not alot of work there!! 

I couldn't agree more but what took the time was looking on the web for a suitable sentiment or quote for the image and occasion!!  I tell you, I spent hours trawling the web and came up with zilch!!  So it was delivered with no sentiment on the front!!  He does enjoy playing guitar, hence the image from Mo's Digital.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and used my blender to achieve the mottled look on his t-shirt by picking up the colour from the pen onto the blender nib - rather pleased with the effect!!  The background paper is from Basic Grey Kraft basics set, and also used Kraft card for the embossed panel.  Don't know the name of the turquoise piece!!  Guitar charm, I think was from The Works! 

I need to seriously catch up with some blogging today - so hope to pop by later!!  I've also got to go shopping for clothes for Emily's work experience - she's at Grazia magazine for the next two weeks, how fab is that for her!!  Also have to make a DT card and pick up my niece from Euston station!!  Oh, and want to watch the tennis and catch a bit of sun!!  Better get cracking then, I'm still in my nightie!!  See you later!


Emma said...

A fabulous card Julie, love the image and colour combo.
Sounds like you had a great night.
Hugs Emma x

Tara said...

This is brilliant Julie! Boys/mens cards are so hard to do and this one rocks..... literally!!! Whenever I make a card with a guitar on that's the sentiment I use to go with it, 'You Rock'! It's the only one I can ever think of, lol!
I really like the mottled colouring on the vest too, great idea!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

gina g said...

Fantastic card hun i bet he loved it, sounds like your going to be busy lol, hope your daughter gets on ok with her work experience. take card luv gina xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well it's a great card! The colourwork is fab and the papers perfect for a bloke. Love the embossed music and the guitar charm too. Perhaps "Birthdays... Air today, gone tomorrow!"
Lots of love, Lesley

Vixx handmade cards said...

Simply brill Julie!!, love the image and the mottled look on the t-shirt!!
Sounds like you had a fab time last night :0)
Take care, Vicky xx

coops said...

fantastic card julie,the image is great and your colouring is amazing.i love the layout and the embossing and the little guitar charm is fab.luv coops.xx

Pam said...

Sounds like you have a busy week hon. fab card Pam xx

Mina said...

this is fab Julie...I dont think it needs a sentiment anyway the perfectly coloured image is just amazing
Mina xxx

Melissa said...

Amazing job! I love this card!!

jules said...

awesome card!your colouring is just fab!!

Kathleen said...

know what youu mean about trawling the web for something that doesn't seem to exist. doe it many times. great card tho!!
the blue paper btw is from the dcwv retro prints stack.
kathleen mc xx