Thursday, 14 October 2010

Hoppy Birthday!

I'm sorry I've not been around much lately but I've got a couple of poorly children who are in need of a bit of attention so I can only really get near a computer if they're asleep! I've got a few cards that are part finished but I did manage to finish this one off yesterday. And just in time too - I've got to deliver it tomorrow! This is for my friend's son who is 2 next week :-)
I absolutely adore this image which was sent to me (along with the cute froggy charm) in a candy win from Debs, but I've got no idea where it's from - I'll have to ask her! As usual, I coloured him with promarkers. I followed a fab sketch from A Gem of a Challenge, although it's (probably!) not a Pink Gem image. The papers are from Forever Friends and the sentiment is one of Clare Curd's clear stamps (how I wish it said "Have a Hoppy Day"!).
I made the flowers using a woodware plum flower punch and shaped them to try to make them look like waterlilies. Was I successful? I wouldn't usually put flowers on a male card but I think they actually work because they're not too fussy or girly.
I'm entering it into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Happy Birthday
Sarah Hurley - Flowers
The ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers
Craftalicious Challenges - Anything goes
I'm off now to visit some of your lovely blogs :-)
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx


Lisa Jane said...

what a cutie - lovely flowers
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley
Lisa ;)

CraftyC said...

Well I think this is so sweet Mel, and I love your handmade flowers. Very cute!

Wishcraft said...

Aww I love it! Adorable image and great colours :o) Lisa x

amanda stokes said...

Fab card Mel i think its an elzybells image he's a sweetie :)
love the paper's and ribbon too
hope the kids feel better soon
hugs amanda xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card, its adorable.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic card Mel! I think the image is Pink Cat Studio, or at least it looks very much like one. xx Jenny xx

Melly said...

Aww mel its so fab!
Again my fav colours hee! Love this wee image and the flowers look fab, defo like wee water lilies!
Hugs Melly xxx

Princess Scary said...

Cute card Mel, thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Nannieflash said...

Oh this is so cute, not sure Id want a frog on my head, but Im sure some young lads would. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Crafteezee said...

Ahhhhh such a cutie. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Mandy said...

I've clicked away until I found a card I'd missed lol.
This is gorgeous Mel, sooooo cute, love the little frog, my Diddly (kitten) has presented me with 2 frogs already this morning, just want you want hopping around the lounge lol.
I'm going to the NEC Friday, I'm gutted you are going on Thurs, we could have met up. Make sure you leave some goodies for me and have a fab time, only 4 sleeps for you & 5 for me yaaaayyyyyy, yep I forgot to grow up lol
love n hugs Mandy xx