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Friday, July 24, 2009

Simon Says and Little Yellow Challenge



Bet you all thought I was joking when I said every time I'm off work we get the monsoon season. Well, true to form we've had thunder and lightning and torrential rain here again. It's been nice today but it's to rain again tomorrow. You could almost put a month's wages on it. Never mind, it's nice not to have to think about work for a couple of weeks, isn't it.

I've used a new Dawny P sketch for this card. She's a guest designer for Simon Says Stamp and this sketch is really nice. I can also enter it for the Little Yellow Challenge this week. I saw this one on Lorraine's blog. You don't have to use their images this week and the challenge is to make a male card so it qualifies for that as well. I had to cut three new 12 x 12 papers for this - I came out in a cold sweat, I can tell you!



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I love pirates and knights and boy's stuff in general so I had a lot of fun making this card. I might keep it for our Jack for his birthday in August if he doesn't spot it first. He's going to be 10 and he loves pirates and adventure stories so I don't think he's too old for it. He doesn't mind a bit of ribbon; he sticks plenty of mine on when he's making a card himself so I'm assuming he's not averse to it!

This is my recipe:
Images: Sugar Nellie Pirate; Dimension Fourth Treasure Map and Treasure Chest
Pirate coloured with Distress Inks
Map on inside washed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Treasure Chest on inside coloured with Water Colour Pencils
DP: Karen Foster - Buried Treasure, Treasure Map and Pirate Scarf
Images mounted on Gold Mirri Card
Ribbon - Hobbycraft
Skull and Crossbones and Treasure Chest Embellies: Jolee's Boutique
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Tools: Fiskars Punch - Threading Water

Thanks for looking.

Lynne.x

6 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lynne wow you have done great with this one and just perfect for the male species. Love the skull and bones and the treasure chest fab effects.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Mephisto said...

Hi,
thats a wonderful Idea! And a lovely image.
Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge this week.

Domi and the Team

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous ! I love this Pirate image and the papers and embellies you used are fab ! Perfect for a 10 yr old boy :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine x x

Karen said...

Oh what a lovely card, the image is great. Thanks for joining us as LYC this week Lynn

xx

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card love the the pirate and all the wonderful details.
luv
Debby

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love it! All the detail is fabulous, the treasure chest is so cool!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

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