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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Polka Doodles Papertake Weekly Creative Inspirations

Had a fabulous day today with an impromptu visit from best matey Julie for a leisurely afternoon's crafting and I actually managed to make a whole card from beginning to end.  Normally when Julie comes I spend most of the time stamping up her images for my stock but frankly I now have sooooo many stamped images ready for colouring that I could indulge myself with some actual crafting and I made a card for my brother's forthcoming birthday.
I used this week's fab "sketch" over at Papertake Weekly and have combined it with Polka Doodles' requirement for a card for a "boy's birthday" and Creative Inspirations' colour combo of ONLY "Gold, Turquoise and Cream". 
Now I have to confess that there is a teeny tiny bit of red on my card but I also notice that some of the DT at Creative Inspirations have used green leaves so I hope I will be allowed to get away with it.   I bought the ribbon (which is gold turquoise and red) specifically because it looked so good for a tie and made a card using my Creative Expressions stamp on turquoise K&Co paper for the shirt.  The pocket and collar have been decoupaged.  There is a small paper pieced panel on the inside of the shirt collar and a little "hankerchief" in the pocket which matches the tie. 
The shirt is layered on DCWV gold shimmer card and gold-toned 7 Gypsies paper and the card is embellished with cream and turquoise buttons punched using my Woodware punch.   The sentiment is SU and I added cufflinks (Julie's idea) which I made from two gem brads linked together with chain.

15 comments:

Faye said...

This card is just awesome! Glad you had a fab afternoon. xxx

chris said...

Hi Lesley, such a fab card love the tie it just give is that extra dimension.
hugs chris xx

dolcreations said...

Lesley, you know I find when I come to see your post it is such a treat. I usually do not rush so I can take all the little details in! Yes, I think you have such a knack for all the little things...so I really have to take them all in....great card Lesley!!!

Maria Matter said...

oh Lesley, this is brilliant!!! I love it!

Wonderful blog filled with so much inspiration!!
blessings!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Nettie said...

Great boy card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.x

Julie said...

Fabulous Lesley!! I love the decoupage to give it depth and the tie is perfect from the ribbon!! Super papers too - as you know, I'm having a touch of "me too" with that 7 Gypsies paper!! Great afternoon, thanks matey, lovely and unexpected!!! Juliexx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrappyjan said...

Hi Lesley, Love the card sweetie. Very different. I am going to have to go back up andhave another look or two.LOL..
hope your weeke is great....
hugs, Janiel

oh I guess I should thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.

stephanne said...

Oh I'm leaving you a comment whether you like it or not, lol!!! That was in regards to the pop up box message, before you write me off as crazy, hehehe!! What a fabulous shirt and tie, love the patterns and are those cuff links you've added to the sentiment?? How clever!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!
Hugs,
Stephanne

BondGirl said...

I love the texture and colours of the tie ribbon, its perfect

Thanks for joining in the polkadoodle challenge

Kris L said...

Love the colors on this and that tie is perfect. Thanks for playing the Polkadoodle Challenge…hope you had fun.

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles with your fab Birthday boy project! Cheers Claire x

pickle said...

I love this card. All the detail is outstanding! Thankyou for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. they are very much appreciated :)
Kerry x

Jenny said...

so many great details! Great card. Thanks so much for sharing your entry with us at Polka Doodles.