Tuesday, 17 August 2010

This way to paradise!

Had a card to make for a man who goes on holidays to Donegal and loves the sea. I used a photo of a beach in Donegal then stamped two fences, a sign post and Edwin from magnolia stamps. I coloured them using my new pencils and sansodor (my first go so really pleased). I three d'd them to the front of the photo and raised Edwin even more to sit on the fence. I wrote paradise on the sign post. I cut some shells from a sheet of paper, the letters are cork effect from Chloe's Closet alphabets. The star is a die cut which has flock on it, won on a challenge a while back.
I am entering this into these challenges:
1. Tuesday Taggers - sea, water or boats
2. Cards for Men - decoupage (fence and Edwin)
3. Magnolia-licious - birthday
4. Paperplay - bon voyage
Have been busy these past four days entertaining visitors and getting out and about so haven't been blogging as much, but things are back to normal now.

27 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic personalised card sure he will be very pleased with it. thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Sue said...

Hi Pinky
your are so clever hun, i luv to come see your creations, stunning card, fabulous colouring, he will be chuffed to nuts with this, sue,x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Pinky this is lovely, Edwin looks so dreamy. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

chris said...

hi pinky
this looks so very romantic, and gorgeous,looks nicer than skeggness!
Love edwin, I think I prefer him to Tilda, am I allowed to say that?
Have A great week Pinky, love chris xx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you've combined the photo and the images,Pinky.

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'd have a smile like that too, sat by that beach! stunning card, hun. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Mina said...

oh wow Pinky how fantastic is he with that background...what a fantastic idea bet he loves it
Mina xxx

Pinkllilac said...

Just love this card Pinky and the image is superb love the colours and design, I love personlised cards so special.
Hugs Linda

Julie M said...

Fantastic card, Pinky - I love the background (Donegal has the best beaches in the world!) and so clever to use it with the stamps like that.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Karin said...

Wow! So incredible :) It looks like a photograph! Can I be on vacation there?? lol

Jules said...

Hi Pinky

What a great idea - incorporating a photograph into your card.

Just perfect for the gent you have described.

Love all those shades of blue and so pleased to see the little chappie has a smile .. .. it makes him look much more "normal". LOL!!

Love Jules xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Pinky - this is just fabulous .. as a lover of scenes - this one just has to be a winner. The gent will love it .
I am packing my bags now for a week in your idea of paradise lol
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

Oh MY Goodness....Pinky you are so amazing and creative! I love the fact that you have used a photo and then mixed it with your stamped images, the result is just perfect!!! amazing card! Hugs Juls

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh wow! This is brilliant. What a great idea incorporating a photograph.
Clare x

Anne said...

Ooooh Pinky what a fabulous idea and an even 'fabulouser' card. I'm sure the recipient will be delighted. Hugs x

Tracy said...

I love this Pinky, your 3-D effect looks fabulous and the scene photo in the back works really well with you finishing touches.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

So lovely Pink, a real happy card bet the recievers very touched. Love your smiling Edwin.janex

Francesca said...

Brilliant card pinky , I always find mens cards so hard , but you have done a great job
Hugs
Francesca

Deirdre said...

Ah, so sweet. Great card.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

mckinkle said...

Perfect personalised card Pinky, I had to look twice at the beach image! I love making cards to fit the person too, it just makes it all so much more special!

Well, I'll go now and pack my back ready so we can go to paradise Pinky! Let me know where we need to meet up!

Keryn x

Rebekah said...

This is genius Pinky! I love what you have done here you are such an inspiration hugs Rebekah xx

Kate said...

Love the way you've put the photo and Edwin together. Might have to have a try at this, hope that's OK.

** Kate **

Riet said...

Wowwww Pinky,So wonderful card,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

sallysbitz said...

Fantastic card, i just love the way you have incorapted a real photo with stamped images xx
Great inspiration xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Pinky this is brilliant how wonderful to use Edwin and fences on that gorgeous background I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Alison said...

What a fantastic idea to combine a photo with your stamped elements! Thanks for playing along with our decoupage challenge at Cards for Men.
Alison x

Ildiko said...

Wow, wow, wow I just love this idea. Just learned something new. Thanks. Gorgeous card. Thanks playing along with TT this week
hugs
Ildiko