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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Anything Goes

Hiya and welcome to my third and final post of the day, I'm running a bit behind now so I apologise.  Dylan is now safely back at home.  He does look a bit freaky with one eye stitched up and all the fur around it shaved.  Big thankyou to my SIL and CYDA teamie Joanne for taking me to pick him up from the vets.  He cried all the way home, think it was both his eagerness to get home and the fact we were in Jo's car and not our own - bit strange for him!!!  He settled down as soon as we were home and is now curled up asleep in front of the fire and cuddled up with my other dog, Murphy.  I'm so relieved he's home.  In a few days we can start taking off that horrible lampshade from round his neck - that'll perk him up big style lol.


We have our first challenge of the year from Craft Your Days Away Challenge Blog. We are all feeling fully refreshed and raring to go!  This week is the turn of my lovely teamie  Liz to set the challenge and she's set a brilliant one to warm up your mojo and break you gently back into the swing of crafting.  Our theme this week is.......

Anything Goes

I made this card at the request of a work colleague who needed a retirement card for a male friend of the family.  She informed me he liked DIY projects and stipulated the card must have his name on and say 65 somewhere on it.

I think it turned out quite well.  The punched edge reminds me of a saw and I am soo loving this particular BG paper, I gotta get more!  I coloured with copics and promarkers and used a woodware inverted corner punch.  I initially wanted the tabs either side of the image at the top of the card, mimicking his dungarees but that just didn't work.  The brads from my stash are just PERFECT with this image.  The name plate and sentiment were done on my lappy and I used my large oval nesties.  Cardstock is also from my stash.

My colleague was chuffed to bits with it though I've yet to find out if the recipient liked it. 

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.

The rest of the Design Team have created some really awesome projects for this and you can check them out on the challenge blog HERE.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Clean and Simple
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
PaperCutz - Use Metal (brads)

We really hope you can join us for our first challenge of 2011 and can't wait to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by

Mel X


Curlybear said...

Wow fabulous card Mel i love the background papers and you have coloured the image brilliantly.

So pleased for you all that Dylan is home and resting bless him,

take acre ,
Hugs Bridget:) x

Rainmac said...

This is gorgeous Mel, love those papers and I love the image and how you've coloured him. So glad to hear your doggie is home xxx

Pami said...

This is fantastic Mel, a great man's card, I bet he will love it!! Thanks so much for having me as GD at CYDA this week!! Pami x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Mel!

Brilliant card hun!, fab image and great layout too :o)

Glad to hear Dylan is home safe and sound and resting!

Hugs Vicky xx

jackiescrafts said...

A great man's card Mel

Hugs Jackie x

Carol Ann said...

Great card Mel.
Hugs Carol Ann xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mel I am glad to hear that Dylan is now home and cuddled up by the fire, probably the best place to be at the moment. Fabulous card a great image and lovely colours.
Lorraine x

Dawn said...

Oh poor Dylan- hope he heals really fast. Must have been traumatic for you.
Your card turned out adorable- Karen would be proud of you using her image so well.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Hope you join us each week.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Awww just popping in for an update on poor Dylan. It must have been an awful time for you. Glad that he's back at home now and hope that he is starting to relax in his familiar surroundings.
Fab retirement card. Love those screw brads and how you added them to a stip of card.
Caroline xxx

A.J. said...

Great card Mel, hope your doggy is feeling a bit better now.


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mel :-) The image is and the design is lovely,, am sure Mike loves it :-)

Hope Dylan is recovered :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
Lols x x x