My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Old Truck Birthday Card

I just finished this Birthday Card for my Son-in-law using the Colored Version of The Old truck from Fred She Said. I’m horrible at making masculine cards and thought this image would be perfect.

After printing out the image, I scouted around for a Sketch Challenge to use it on and decided on this week’s Midnight Madness sketch. They always have such gorgeous sketches there. At first I wasn’t going to use the fancy sketch because of the flag pennants across the top but then remembered that there were flag pennants on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart. Then back in August, there was a FREE alphabet stamp set I got that I thought I would never use. (I’m not an alphabet stamp person). This set was perfect for the space I had and added his name. I’m in love with the finished look of Easel cards so the bottom portion of the sketch is on the bottom of it.

The papers are from the Roxie Paper pack from Close to my Heart as well as the mocha pearls I added for a little bling. Can’t bling up a masculine card too much.

I added my own unique design of Hand Stitching to both inside and outside of the card.

Other Challenge Blogs I'm submitting this card for:
Bearly Mine- Easel Card
Digital Tuesday - Fall colors
Paper and Such - Inspiration picture color challenge
Papertake weekly - 3 different shapes on card
Fab 'n' Funky - Fall Colors
Fresh Brewed - Fancy Folds
Repeat Impression - Fall or Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
Charisma Cardz - In Stitches
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - at least 4 layers
Sweet Srampin' - For Men

31 comments:

Abi said...

Oh WOW Nancy!! I am seriously sorry you missed the deadline, this is gorgeous! Genuinely, I'm stunned. I really hope you will come back & play again, I think tomorrow's challenge could be right up your alley lol!! I will be popping back to have a wander through the rest of your blog over the weekend but it's way past my bedtime now. Thanks so much for sharing, you've really cheered up my night. Hugs x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is FABULOUS and your coloring is AMAZING!! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our 'Birthday Challenge' at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
www.darscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Gale said...

This is great. I love that old truck image. It is wonderful.
Your coloring is beautiful. Great guy card.
Thanks for playing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs for our "fancy folds" challenge.
:) Gale

Natali said...

Nancy, this card gorgeous! I am so sorry you missed the deadline for submitting for Sweet Stamping "In stitches" Challenge.. Your stitching amazing!! Try again tommorow (Sat) submit your card. It will be perfect for our next challenge )) I hope our "blog "bosses" will exept it (they sooo kind ladies) )) Beautiful card!!
We hope to see you again.. and again in our Sweet Stamping Challenges. ))
Hugs
Natali (Sorry my English)

Dora said...

O wow yes.. this is stunning Nancy. ... and your colouring and stitching is simply fabulous.. The stitching especially never seen anything like that before, yes so unique, love it. Sorry you missed the deadline for this week at Sweet Stampin, and today's challenge. Hope you'll still join us again this week, your cards are so inspirational. Hugs Dora xxx

Fiona said...

oh Nancy...what a shame you missed our deadline, your card is stunning. The stitching is fabulous...don't think I have seen stitching like that.

hope you can join us for our new challenge today at Sweet Stampin.

fi
x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic card. Sorry you missed the deadline but hope you will come back and play at Sweet Stampin soon. Susan xxx

marsha said...

Nancy, this is just fabulous! I love the old truck,, such a great masculine image and very well done! Thanks so much for joining us for this week Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMSC-DT

Donna Moore said...

Man oh man, this is a super fantastic card with the perfect amount of extras to make it an artful creation! I know your recipient will love it, your unique stitching is the frosting on the cake! Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing in the Midnight Madness challenge this week and for sharing your masterpiece!!
donna
priscillastyles/DT

Janice M said...

What a awesome masculine card!! Love your coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Allison said...

great card and stitching
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

PinkAngelCrafts said...

Absolutely perfect card for a man! Love the image and the stitching is great too!

Thank your for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and best of luck!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I just LOVE this image and your coloring & design are AWESOME!!

Thanks for joining our 'Layers' challenge at Shelly's Images. Sure hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Darlene
Shelly's Images DT

Sheryl said...

Hi Nancy! Your coloring is outstanding on this truck image! What a beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Fancy Fold" Challenge!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Anne-Marie said...

This card is amazing, your colouring is perfect.

Thank you for joining us at FnF this week.

Anne-Marie x x

helloholley said...

this card is a WOW for sure, TFS!!! ;)

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous Nancy! The colors are perfect and your coloring skills are amazing! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Amy Johnson said...

wow! What a gorgeous masculine card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Valerie said...

This is fantastic! I love the image, the coloring and the stitching. Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I hope you will join us again as I can't wait to see your next creation.
~Hugs,
Valerie M
Priscillastyles Design Team

LindaS said...

gorgeous coloring skills you got - wonderful car and design - love the stiching too. Thanks for joining the MMSC/LindaS/MMSC'DT

TannyP said...

Wow! Talk about a work of art. That coloring is spectacular and your die cut choice is pure perfection. LOVE that hand stitching =) Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

Julie said...

Wow, absolutely amazing card! Your coloring skills are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper and Such.

Conniecrafter said...

Wonderful masculine card, not only great coloring of the truck but great creating of the whole scene!

Leah the Orange said...

lovely male card - and i really like the layout! thanks for playing along at Charisma this week, and please keep in mind that to be eligible for our prizes and faves, you must keep your challenges to a maximum of 10. happy crafting! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the plaid bg to this fun image! Thanks for playing in the DCC Challenge with Repeat Impressions!

Julie said...

This is a great masculine card! That handstitching is incredible!!

Zoe said...

This is a really lovely card, love the shaker feel and the banner! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin, hugs Zoe x

Heather said...

This image is amazing. LOve the way you decorated the inside as well

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Fancy Folds Challenge

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

MindyYoung said...

That is one fabulous card! I hope Jeff likes as much as I do! Thanks for playing with us over at Paper and Such!

Diane Davies said...

What a GREAT card! Fab job on the coloring. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )