Friday, July 20, 2012

A birthday card for AJ

Hello All,

It's an unusual post from me, for it's 3.30pm on a Friday and normally I would be at work. This week I was unfortunately struck down with the flu and boy, have I been sick. It sure makes you realise how much you take your health for granted when it all but disappears - I have been pretty much flat on my back since Monday night. Today is the first day I felt up even blogging, so I thought I would celebrate this milestone by sharing the card I made for my husband's birthday.

Every year, without fail my husband asks me for a jet-ski or a trail bike for his birthday, knowing full well we don't have the space for either. I have told him he can have one, as long as his road bike isn't here, because that's the only place it would fit. He LOVES his road bike, even if he only rides it a few times a year, so that's always the end of it until he brings it up the next year.

It's a long standing joke between us, so this time he got a trail bike themed card!


Of course this is a Kenny K image - Dirt Bike Mike - coloured with copics. The bike was coloured like a Kawasaki, and the gear matches AJ's trail bike riding gear. The papers and cardstock are from my stash, and the brown mesh and orange ribbon set them off perfectly. I added the white metal rivets to tie it all together and ensure that masculine feel.

I would like to enter this card into the challenges at:

Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Get Sporty
Craft Room Challenge - Sports
Kaboodles Doodles - Olympics, Sports, Outdoors, Adventures, Hobbies
Whoopsie Daisy Challenges - Use Up Your Stash

Thanks for visiting - now I'm off to wander around your blogs too.

Tracey
x

15 comments:

EELS said...

This is a fabulous card for your hubby Tracey, the image is perfect for your requirements and coloured perfectly too.

Can you tell me where you obtained the brown mesh please, I've been looking for this mesh stuff for ages.

Hope hubby has a great day.
Cheers,
Elaine

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, Stunning card for your hubby,
gorgeous image and colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Sports Challenge, good luck;-))m

Margaret said...

I really hope you are feeling better soon! It is not fun to be sick!!

Your card is perfect! I love the angled layers and how awesome to use his colors!! Such a fun card!
Now you just need to make him a jet ski!!

cotnob said...

Great card, I love the papers and that image is brilliant - I hope your husband likes his 'trail bike'.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Pauline
x

ElamDesign33 said...

Fantastic design and coloring - a terrific manly card! Thanks for sharing!
Best,
Jodi :-)

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the effects on your great manly card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Sports, Adventure & Hobbies” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

What a perfect card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic sweetie. I saw you on MIM this week.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Lisa M said...

Super-fantastic-awesomical coloring!! Love your card!! :)

Torrey said...

Fantabulous coloring, Tracey! Love the cool blue/green of the image set off against the hot orangey background! Thank you for playing with us at Kenny K's Krafty Krew!

Sandy said...

Fab image, great colouring and layout,
Sandy

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A great image...love the distressed edging of your papers. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "sports" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

Maria said...

I love your card, those dps are perfect with the image. I'm sure your hubby loved this - he got his trail bike at last! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

Angela said...

Awesome "little man" card...great coloring!