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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

My time to craft challenge- milestone birthdays

Good morning all

This is my partly  scheduled and partly updated  post as I'm now enjoyong my hollies in  (at the moment -not so) sunny Florida.  We're really enjoying our hollies but not with out a few dramas!! Firstly before we even left the UK we took off from Manchester and made an emergency landing at Gatwick to have the plane repaired!! - 6 hours of sitting on the runway later - we took off again and eventually got here only to have to sit on the runway in Orlando for another half hour because there were no immigration officers to take us through and legally we couldn't disembark - just because by this time we'd been on the plane for 16 hours and they knew we were coming didn't mean they had to be ready for us (at 1 on the morning) .  Still all was forgotten when we finally got to the villa and we got into holiday mode only to be greeted by .... a hurricane warning, a tropical storm warning and tornado warnings all in the same day!!  None of them hit us but we had lots of rain and wind which led us to the shopping mall and lots of shopping and bargain Nine West in shoes for meeee!! - I'm otherwise known as the Imelda Markos of South Tyneside and had to live up to my reputation ha ha.

Anyways less of the holiday dramas and onto my card today which is my DT card for My Time to Craft - on time for a change!! (amended to add- well it would have been if my scheduled post had posted!) I have a really fun card for you today that I made for my brother in laws 60th birthday.  I had a little competition with my MAWTT DT buddies to find a digistamp suitable for this card - the criteria set for my husband for his brothers birthday card was quite the toughest I've had - but a great suggestion for this stamp came from my teamie Hazel, who spent a sleepless night coming up with this stamp for me - thanks so much  hun- your prize has been sorted in a trip to Michaels!!-and this is what I did with it......



Image and sentiments - Bugaboo Gus, birthday - optional
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - MME
Card - Bazzill basics
Distress ink -Tim Holtz Marigod
Numbers - cut with tim holtz vintage market Sizzix die
Card - cut with Spellbinders scallop dies

I'm entering this card for the following challenges

Creative stamp friends - special shaped card
Hooked on craft challenges - cards for men
Make it monday - anything goes
Tammys Scrappin corner - lots of layers



Have a fab week everyone

Hugs

Judith xx


17 comments:

Pat K said...

Hi Judith..I've been watching the news - glad to hear you are okay. Terrific milestone card for your Brother-in-Law. Love the colours and design. Have fun shopping. hugs, Pat K.x

Caz said...

Love this Judith, great image.
Hugs
Caz x

Vicky said...

Whoo sounds like you're having an exciting time in Florida, now you've finally got there, reminds why I staycation!!! Glad you're OK though and even got a new pair of shoes. Great card too I love that image so appropriate for my family of nutters, enjoy the rest of your hols, hope the sun comes out!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Julia said...

Your card made me laugh!
I love Gus, Bugaboo images are always fun to create with.
Hugs,
Julia

Elaine said...

What fun a fabulous card Judith Hugs Elaine , love the shape too

Wedgie said...

Judith your holiday sounds very eventful already!! Hope you enjoy the rest of it!!

Fab card....loving the image and brilliant sentiment! Great colours too! Wedgie xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Judith, I like the fun image, the shape the papers and of course the sentiment.
Kevin xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun, fab bright colours & the image is perfect!

Hope your holipops goes a bit more smoothly now!
Hugs Shell xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

lol love it Judith!!!

downrightcrafty said...

what a great card love the image and colour just brill
Hugs Kate xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love Love Love what you did with him, The stamps there always make me smile, So glad you liked him, Love Hxx

Mandy said...

Oh blimey Judith you did have some drama's, I hope you can relax now and have a fabby holiday.
Gorgeous card, fab image and colours :)
hugs Mandy xx

Kim. said...

Oh Judith what an ordeal you had and I really hope the weather changes for you. Great card and image perfect for the age.
Kim xXx

Helen Plant said...

What can I say - fabulous card, made me smile lol MTTC DT Helen xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh, that's no fun to start your holidays with Judith, hope Florida will make up for this and that you'll have an enjoyable time there! Your card is major fun, love the bright colours! Thanks for your visit to my blog, so appreciated! Take care, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

mixamatoasties said...

This is such a fun card Judith. And you've given me an idea! I've got a 70th birthday card to do this week and was a bit stumped :)

Susan xx

Sheila said...

Love this card, funny sentiment love it x