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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Fireman for Mo

Good evening everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend!! The children have been recovering from some kind of bug! Ethan in particular was quite poorly, very feverish and got sent home from school on Friday, it came on all of a sudden! Saturday morning I was expecting a retired fireman from the fire brigade to come round and fit smoke alarms. I had signed up for it in the summer. What a surprise when the whole watch from the local station turned up at 9am - complete with fire engine!! E was sooo excited (so was mummy!!LOL), he suddenly felt well enough to want to play outside - what a surprise!! The firemen were brilliant, showed him around the fire engine and let him sit inside. One even lent him his helmet. E was well chuffed and I quickly reached for the camera!!

Inspired by the scale of visit by the Brigade, I have done this card for Ethan's best friend who is seven today and had a fabulous party ten pin bowling!! I'm sure he'll love it and it's my first attempt at an easel card which seems to be all the rage at present!!

I'm also gonna submit this as my first card entry for

Mo's Digital Pencil Too Challenge

Mo has sooo many fabby images I've never known where to start but, after our morning with the firemen I KNEW I had to take this image from my rather long wish list and make him reality!!!


Fireman Image - Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Colouring Medium - Copics and watercolour pencils
Cardstock - Sizzix
Paper - DCWV
Star Brads - Papermania
Ribbon - Stash
Fleur de Lys stamp - Hero Arts
Stamp Lettering - Papermania
Card Candy

Thankyou for stopping by place in cyberspace. Please feel free to leave a comment. I really do appreciate and enjoy reading them!!

Take care and happy crafting everyone!!

Mel X


Elaine L. said...

How sweet! (Both the card and the boy!) Thanks for sharing them with us in Mo's challenge this week.

Mandy said...

Hi Mel,
The whole fire watch wow lucky girl!!! didn't show you how they did a fireman's lift did no that's just me who would have asked!!super card love these easel glad Ethan felt better think I had it in the week felt awful for a couple of days.Take care
Mandy xx

Elizabeth said...

Very beautiful card!!Beautiful colors. Very nice for your son those firemen.

Carol Ann said...

That's one very handsome fireman you have there Mel! Great inspiration for a fab card.

Carol Ann xx

Louise Emma said...

Gorgeous card and a fabby piccy of your lad xxx

Sheila said...

Mel your cute fireman is just adorable!!, I bet Oliver loved it too :.
Thanks for joining us this week on Mo's.
Sheila xx

Sue said...

What a great card. Mo's images are all so cute, but I love how you made an easel card. My new fav too. Colors and coloring are wonderful, Oliver must have really liked it. And you boy looks so cute in the pic. What a thrill for a young boy!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Mo's Challenge blog. We hope to see you again soon.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A fabulous card...and what a fabulous surprise!!! For Ethan as much as you!! lol
Thanks for joining in Mo's challenge this week x

Dawn B. said...

Great job. Your coloring is terrific. Ethan is so cute.. He looks great..Thanks for playing at MO's..

Emma said...

Aw gorgeous picture of Ethan and love your card too...fantastic!!
Hugs Emma x

The Wired Angel said...

Your little guy is adorable...!! And I love your card. You did a terrific job. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's challenge. Hugs, Peggy

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a fun card! I love the bright colours.