Saturday, June 12, 2010

When I grow up

A friend of mine (Colleen's), niece is turning 21, the theme for her party is 'When I grow up'. That is where the sentiment for this card came from... and NO, it was not my idea, but Colleen's herself. I didn't put up much of an argument though, lol! Colleen, I hope you like it!!

The image is another from Bugaboo Stamps (note they only do digital images :-)). I must say I love the images that Jodie, she's Bugaboo herself, comes up with. One thing I have come to love with digital images is that you can make them any size that you may need, unlike rubber stamps. For this card, I wanted to make something a bit bigger than usual and it was great that I could resize the image and not have this tiny little image lost on my card. That was the same for the invites I made for my mom's 70th. I wanted smaller cards and it was just perfect that I could make Stella smaller. If any of you are still uncertain go to the Bugaboo freebie page and try the freebies for this week. (There are new freebies every Friday!) This week there are 3 freebies and they are too cute.

I printed the image with a laser printer, then left it for a day to dry properly. I coloured it with my prismacolor pencils and blended it with sansador (gamsol). This time I could not use a nestie, because the image was a bit too big for any of the nesties I have. I cut it with my craft knife and layered it on some DP made locally. The border was done with a Martha Stewart punch. I love that punch!!!

I also decorated the inside of the card, just cause it is for a special occasion. I was specifically asked to put '21' on it, but I just did not think it would fit on the front, so doing the inside of the card was a perfect solution!

I hope to make at least one more post this week, it is almost 3 weeks since I posted anything. I did finish this card a while back, but I just hadn't posted it. It's winter here, and it's cold, and it makes me not want to do anything but sit in front of the heater, lol.

I hope some of you are watching the soccer (football) world cup, hosted here in South Africa. I never, I mean NEVER, watch soccer, but I was glued to the TV watching Bafana Bafana (that means The Boys), play Mexico yesterday. I am so pleased we did not lose. Can't wait for our next game on Wednesday, and we have a public holiday, so the whole country will be watching. Although I think the country already came to a stand still with yesterday's game.

I'm done for today. See you soon.


chilli pip said...

What a great card and I can think of tons of people I could use that sentiment on ha ha ha

Julie said...

What a giggle,Colleen obviously has a sense of humour!Great card love the image.Bet your friend is chuffed with having such a personal card to give.x

Sharon Keanly said...

Great card Meahni and I am sure that sentiment is going to raise a few laughs all round!

Dana White said...

What a great card! I'm going to have to start shopping on Buggaboo! YES I've been watching soccer - just finished hockey now I get to watch the world cup. I was so excited when your Bafana Bafana scored - I was pulling for them! Enjoy the game on Wed & the holiday

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Meahni,i love your image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Amy Sheffer said...

This is hilarious, Meahni! Great coloring and card design!

heidy said...

This a great,love it.

Colleen Lotz said...

Stunning card as usual! Thanks Meahni. I know my niece will love the sentiment. I'm a total bitch and proud of it. Cheers - Coll

paulatracy said...

How gorjuss is THIS!!!! Your coloring is amazing Meahni, the sentiment...priceless! I love it. ps...nope, no soccer for me. :P

Jeanie said...

Ooooooh VERY NICE indeed!! Hey, and I even think the sentiment is a hoot!! You know me, I LOVE sassy!! Colleen's niece will LOVE it! Oh, and your coloring - STUNNING!!

Silvia said...

I am still laughing at the sentiment. She must have a great sense of humor ~ I love that!!
The coloring is gorgeous and the layout too!


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