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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy Birthday MAWTT!

Good Morning blog friends

Hope you're all well this fine morning - the weather is still holding out as I write this post, but as I'll be stuck in the office all day it doesn't much matter what happens after I go out the door and off to work!

Its an exciting day over at Moving Along With The Times this week - its our third birthday - three whole years of fun challenges .... and we're ready to celebrate.  The challenge this week is not for a week - its a fortnight!!  The DT will be posting cards again next week but you have a whole to weeks to enter this huge challenge, with a whole host of prizes on offer from our fantastic sponsors.  Remember you can enter a maximum of 3 times and combine as many other challenges as you like, the challenge is - obvious - how could it be anything else!


The card I've made is for my son Tom who is 20 tomorrow.  He's away on holiday this week at an activities centre - canoeing, zip wires - those sort of scary things!  Definitely not my cup of tea - I'm scared in case I fall of the kerb!!  Anyway this card is made using Saturated Canary's Usherette.  The DT girls were really lucky to be given a whole selection of images from all our different sponsors and we've all made a selection of cards to show you over the two weeks of the challenge.  

I knew this little usherette was the perfect image for a card for Tom when I saw it when it was released earlier this year, so I jumped at the chance when the lovely Krista said we could all choose one stamp from her fab shop for this challenge.  Tom is studying film and media at university - he lives and breathes film, not just going to the cinema, he knows anything and everything about  directors, producers, film history, film scripts -all sorts of all sorts, so this was his without a doubt!!  I also knew that I had this fab K & Co paper, I've had it for years waiting patiently in a pad, along with all sorts of other papers for years just waiting for this stamp to come along!!  I tried to get a very vintage look to this card - sort of Film Noire with a splash of colour ha ha

Heres what I did...

Digi stamp - Usherette by Saturated Canary 
Coloured with - Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Paper - K & Co - all the elements -"popcorn", tickets the camera scene were all cut from the one 12x12
Organza Ribbon - Carnmeal cottage
Sentiment - Anna Griffin stamp set

I was really please with the effect when I had finished - its just so him! - not that there's any Usherettes in cinemas any more but I'm sure you know what I mean.  He gets home on his birthday tomorrow and I've missed him being here this week so we're out for a family birthday celebration tomorrow night!

By the time you read this I'll be sitting at my desk : (  - hope  its a quiet day lol

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Delightful Challenges - Anything goes 
DYSU Challenge  - inspires by a film (popcorn!)
Crafts and me - anything goes
Paperminutes - movies
Art with no boundries - performing arts
Desmet Designs - card for a man
Crafters companion - lots of embellishments


Judith x


Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Judith ,a fabulous image and wonderful

sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Judith
Your card is fabulous. I really love the way you have designed it especially for your son. The image is gorgeous and the colours are great too.
Hope you enjoy his birthday celebration tomorrow night
Hugs Sue

Jo Davies said...

I love the design and the colours are gorgeous, beautiful card Jo xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fantastic hun & I'm sure your son will love it!
Hugs Shell xx

ps thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!

Pat K said...

Absolutely FABULOUS easle card Judith. I soooo LOVE what you've done here, from the colours, paper and layout to your beautiful colouring. And how appropriate for your Son - I'm sure he will love it. Hope your work day is a quiet one :) Hugs, Pat K.x

Caz said...

Fabulous card Judith. Love it.
Caz x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is brilliant what a great card, Hope Tom has a very happy Birthday when it arrives. Im like you though and would pass on the adventure break! Love Hxxx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love all the related details - what fab paper!
Nikki x

Lisa Jane said...

Happy Birthday to us ... Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday dear MAWTT.... Happy Birthday to us !
Oh this is fabulous .. i love the image, the filmstrip, the tickets.. i used to want to be an usherette .. lol

Have a great day
Lisa x

Mau xx said...

Hi first about this age
Don't forget we live aweful close to each other!
Love the card, all the detail is amazing such a lot to draw your attention. Love the Sentiment and Pop Corn, its superb.
Hugs mau xx

Debs said...

WOWZERS Judith this is stunning - so many gorgeous details :o)
Happy Birthday to MAWTT and to Tom tomorrow :o)
Have a fab day.
Take care
Debs xx

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to us!!! (sung in Stevie Wonder voice)!! LOL
Wow! what an amazing card Judith!! the image is just gorgeous and you've coloured her to perfection! I love the way you've done the Sepia effect background!! The papers and embellies are just perfect!! So many wonderful details on this card - I really love it!! and I'm sure Tom will too!! Hope he has a wonderful Birthday tomorrow!!
Hope your day is going ok..
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pami said...

Oh Judith this sounds like the perfect card for Tom! Wonderful card, I love the theme you have created. Super papers and great colouring! Pami x

DesignerDiva said...

JUdith I ADORE your card! Usherette is one of my favourite SC images and I have it already to colour and that paper well I need to know what pad as its perfect! I love love love the popcorn!!
Fabulous colouring and an amazing card Hunny
Hugs Laurie xx

Heike said...

wonderful, I love it.

Hugs, Heike

Vee Cassidy said...

As a film and vintage fan myself, Judith I loved your card and thought great for a film fan and when I read the post it made me smile. He will love it, I am sure. Love the vintage effects, the tickets and film strip. Thanks for joining us at Desmet Designs; goodluck in the challenge. Vee xx

Sarah said...

Hi Judith, so sorry I've not been by for absolutely ages! Me bad! Can only blame it on being really busy at home, one day I think I will eventually get up to date with my commenting!!

Fabulous cards since I was here last, and you are so lucky that you get to go to America and buy craft stuff there. If I could persuade my hubby that it was worth the price of a ticket - I'd be there in flash.


Paula said...

Just love this card the colours you have used on the usherette make her really stand out super design. I am sure your son was very happy to receive this. Thank you for joining us at Art With No Boundaries Anything Goes
Paula DT

Elaine said...

What a stunning card Judith well done great idea too Hugs Elaine

Lori said...

Great easel card for your son! Love the grouping of tickets - so very smart. Very glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

WencheP said...

This is just beautiful. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Ren-Yi said...

The colors are stunning! Glad you entered this in our DYSU challenge! Thanks for playing.

Gem x said...

Great use of colours and good design Desmet Design DT xx

JOAN said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

jackid said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card x

Chris / CS Designs said...

Judith, Great card, I love the red with the brown tones, it makes it look sort of nostalgic. All the film elements also add a nice touch. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!