Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Good luck down under!

I had a card request for a 16 year old boy to give to his best friend who was emigrating to Australia with his family. They had been friends right through their school years and played football on the same team. So he wanted an Australian theme but also wanted their team colours so this is what I came up with.
The background is from Craft Artist and I stamped the Aussie words using alphabet stamps. The background wording was done on the computer. The image is from Charmed Cards coloured with promarkers. I added a google image of the Irish and Australian frags and embellished with a couple of boomerangs! He was very pleased with the card and apparently his Mum burst into tears. They are really going to miss him.

Image - Charmed Cards
Papers - made on computer and orange card
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
I Love ProMarkers - male theme
Celebrate the Occasion - sports theme
make it Monday - linky party
Addicted to stamps - autumn colours
PanPastel Uk - Good luck
Dutch Dare - snips and snails


Chrissy said...

Awesome card Pinky..fantastic details, brilliant job..


Crafty Lark said...

Fab card, loads of detail and definitely one to keep as a memory. xx Flora

Ger said...

Brilliant job, they are going to treasure that. Clever background too. Ger x.

Sheena said...

This is brilliant Pinky!
I love the wording in the background and the little boomerangs!


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Pink. Such a well thought out design and fabulous image.


Caz said...

Fabulous card Pinky, love the image and great layout.
Caz x

Marjorie said...

This card is just fantastic Pinky, gorgeous image just right for the card you had to sad though, it's not easy to leave friends and family behind..
Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful card with us this week at Make it Monday...

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the background text.
Nikki x

brenda said...

It must be so hard for children when this happens Pinky, but it will be lovely card and keepsake.

B x

Riet said...

So gorgeous Pinky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mary J said...

Such a great card - he will love it Pinky!

Donna said...

Amazing card Pinky and LOVE your background paper, fantastic idea. Lucky lad going to Australia. Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is brilliant - i love that backing DP
Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card, fab background and image. Hope you will enter my candy.

Lorraine said...

Excellent card. Perfect for what was wanted. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Wedgie said...

Fab card, I love the story behind it.

Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

Eileen said...

Fab card Pinky. Love the background you have created. Great image and colouring. Love it and I'm sure he will too
Eileen x

Adrian said...

This is a super project! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

coops said...

so stunning pinky.fantastic design and image and i love the text background :D

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

This Mikey image is perfect for a 'down under' card. The whole card is brill.
Beryl xx

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant card Pinky, love the background you made and the paper you made is brilliant! I bet he was chuffed to bits x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wonderfully inspired, super special card. janex

BugBites said...

Awesome card. TFS with us at CTO

Brenda Brown said...

This is a fabulous going away card Pinky. I love how you have incorporated the best of both worlds as a wonderful reminder of the friendship and the looking forward to pastures new. Great images, colours and design.
Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Tasha said...

Such a great unusual card, perfect for a going away card :-)
Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fantastic, I love the colours and the papers are brilliant. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge Blog
Lindsay xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow this is stunning thanks for sharing your project with us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Karen said...

Oh wow, this is flipping brilliant Pinky. Love everything about it!
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Marlies said...

A fantastic and very original card!! thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Anna Jasiolek said...

I just love personalised cards, it always gives a fresh look for crafting. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
Anna xxx

Esther said...

Love your soccer dude with the sunglasses and the boomerangs in the corner!!!
Thanks forJoining CTO this week!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love the background text with all your wonderful Aussie details, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Sports Anyone" Challenge :)