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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Mojo Monday, Creative Inspirations and Kaboodle

So how did you spend your Valentine's Day?  I spent mine with my fabulous crafting buddy Julie!  It certainly wasn't romantic but with hubby away it was certainly the (next) best thing!  Thank you for coming to play, Julie!

I was less than successful, however with my card crafting.  I tried to make two cards and was not particularly happy with either.  Julie, on the other hand, made a fabulous card which will probably appear on her blog sometime soon.
My card below has changed a bit since Julie's departure.  I was trying to use "left over" scraps for Creative Inspirations which were spotted and striped for Kaboodle but I don't actually like the stripes and the spots together in this card as there is too little definition between the two. 
There was a fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday and the DT inspiration for it was brilliant but what came out on my card was not quite what I had in mind and then right at the last minute I realised I hadn't left room for a sentiment so I had to try and remove the image and part of the background and put it on another card.  I actually like this one a little better and it does now have a sentiment.  It is for my nephew who will be 8 and I just couldn't not say Happy Birthday on the front!   I love the Hanglar image though!  My nephew has just started to fish with his Dad.


Aunty Sue said...

oh this is lovely and am sure he will love it. Thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations.

Julie said...

Well, I thought it looked fab when I left!! I do like the sentiment framed as it is though, and your colouring of the image is stunning!! Had a fab day too, but it seems I was a little lacking on my responsibilities for the school phone tree!! Details on my blog!!)Juliexx

dolcreations said...

I love this card! Love the blue and the reds together! Great job!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Maya said...

Ohhh my!
This is gorgeous!!
Love the colors and the details, so fab!
And you have colored the little sweet hÄnglar to perfection!!
Hugs from Maya:)

Jill said...

Really love your card, lovely image and great colouring. Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Hope to see you next time. Jill

amanda stokes said...

Its fab love your take on the sketch and your colouring of the image is gorgeous!Your nephew will love it!
Hugs Amanda xx

Janiel/ janny said...

LOVE your card!!! Very very cute!!!
hugs, Janiel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I think this is just lovely. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you back for the next challenge. Marianne x

Lilacanglia said...

Fantastic card,
thank you for joining us at kaboodle doodles this week,
Hope to see more of your lovely work,

Alex said...

Great colouring and love how you used that fish!
Can't wait to meet you soon to have a play!

Love, Alex

Spyder said...

Love this card and that little fish is just a perfect addition!!