Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes


Quick post from me as I am having to log on through a dongle thingy (smirk. I know I'm far too old, but the word dongle makes me chortle like a 12 year old hearing a rud-ish word!!  seriousely, I SOOO need to get out more!!)  

Long and short of it is that our internet is down, and only limited connectivity through the dongle/mobile phone... ah the beauty of living in the middle of no-where.  I'm assured that all will be fixed tomorrow, but I heard that Friday, Monday and Tuesday as well, so I'm NOT holding my breath!!

Anyway, this weeks Scrapbook Sisters challenge is a nice easy one - as it's Anything Goes... now normally I make girly cards, full of fuss and bling and details, but I have a run of male birthdays at the moment, so that's what I'm sharing today - hope you don't mind :-D

As my BIL is responsible for getting HB back into the Mini thing (he got a classic mini, then needled HB until he wanted one... the rest is history, although history is evolving!! ) Anyway, it seemed appropriate to use one of Gayle's fabby car images which you can find here.  BIL's Mini is in Tahiti Blue, which kinda set the tone for the card

I used some MME papers from the On The Bright Side 6x6 pad, a Bazzill button, twine, and a LCI sentiment carefully stamped onto two die cut labels.  I unned and ahhed over adding a bit more detail, but id I'm honest time was against me and nothing I hovered over the design looked right against this busy paper, but I liked the combo of the funky zig-zag pattern and the peeling paint (actually quite apt as peeling paint is the bane of a classic car enthusiast...), so left it simple, was that a cop out?  Maybe, but I like it as it is (I KNOW!!! me gettting all restrained and not adding the kitchen sink to a card... what ever next!!)

I'm not totally convinced I should have done the number plate yellow - correct for his car, but maybe a black plate would have looked better?  Then again it adds an extra pop of colour, so I'm torn!!

Amazingly I have quite a few cards to share over the coming few days, internet permitting, why is March such a busy time for birthdays!!

Hope you are all well

Sue xx

P.S.  Please may I enter these challenges


Lisa Jane said...

ooh you know i love cars.. so this is right up my street .. and i love the yellow number plate ..
Lisa x

CraftyLoops said...

Hey Sue. I actually really like the yellow number plate. I think it goes great on this card. Hope you get your internet sorted out soon. Great card. Lee xx

Pami said...

Dongle makes me laugh as well!! Fab card, you've coloured the car so well! P x

Catherine said...

Lol at dongle....
Love the card, perfect for a male birthday....

Kathlene said...

I vote yellow license plate as well! Love your fun card...makes me smile. Hugs, Kathy

Carol said...

Super card for the males in our lives Sue. Thanks for joining us at CWWC this time. Carol DT x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous male card, love the yellow number plate..

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TC said...

Oh wow, I love this. It's a fabulous masculine card. Just perfect for it's recipient. Saw it over at MIM.

Rene said...

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Karen said...

So whimsical, and beautifully colored. I hope you will send this to Card Cupids, and help us bring a Smile to a Child. Thanks for joining us.

Janet said...

I really love how you colored the car. It looks great. Thanks for joining us over at Crafting When We can. Janet, DT