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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

From one brother to another!

Good morning all

I hope you are all enjoying some sunshine where you live - it's been just lovely here this last few days (after the very wet, cold windy fiasco of Good Friday)  We had a lovely walk right over the hills with the dog yesterday then ate lunch outside at a little cafe in the village on the way back - it's just amazing what a little sunshine can do to cheer you up!

I hope our challenge at

 Fab'n'Funky Challenges

 will also cheer you up! 

A close up of the sentiment tag

"What you do today is important
Because you are exchanging a day of your life for it"

My youngest son Tom asked me to make a card for him to give to his brother Matthew - it's actually his birthday next week but we are celebrating it today as he is going back up to Edinburgh today where he moved last year.  It's been lovely to see him over the Easter holidays  and he's enjoyed having his washing, ironing and cooking done for him while he's been home!!!  He starts a new job next Monday and has to go off on a training course in Nottingham so he's flying down there on Sunday evening- he doesn't half get himself about!! - so this card sort of suits him at the moment - always off somewhere -He just came back from Berlin last week where he went to do the Berlin half marathon and have his annual reunion with his housemates from Uni.  It was his first big run and he really enjoyed it, He raised about £200 in sponsor money for SCOPE (his brother Tom has Cerebral palsy, so it is a charity close to his heart)  -and had a great experience running through the streets of Berlin.

Anyway - back to the challenge!

Our sponsor this week is 

Dr Digi's house of stamps 

and here is our bingo grid for this weeks challenge


Use Kraft

Shaped card



Digital Image

Die cuts




I used the middle row for my card

This is what I did....

Image - summer holiday from dr digis house of stamps 
Happy birthday to you sentiment - dr digis house of stamps birthday sentiment set
Coloured with copics
Papers - K & co
Card Bazzill basics
3D Suitcase made with with matching stamp, die and labels, from Heartfelt creations luggage and tags stamp and dies sets, stamped onto paper from LOTV Father knows best paper pad and distresse with TH teadye DI
Frame - Anna Griffin
Circles - spellbinders
Stars - from MFT blueprints set
Sentiment on label - Tim Holtz for stampers anonymous
Swirls printed on labels with TH teadye distress ink also from the same set
Number one brother sentiment - LOTV
Twine - MFT
black pearls from my stash
Stenciled clock in the background -  creative expessions stencil with TH tea dye DI

I do hope you'll join in with our fun challenge this week

Challenges i'm entering with this card

Whimsy Stamps - use a die cut
Fantastic Tuesday - use a diecut

Judith x


The Little Stamper said...

It'a amazing how us Brits appreciate a bit of sunshine, and how much better it makes us feel, isn't it! Seems like your card is exactly right for your son too - lovely work.

Sharon x

coldwaters2 said...

Smashing card Judith great image, colours and design, love it.
lorraine x

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card

downrightcrafty said...

love the camper van such a great card
hugs Kate xx

Chris said...

Hi Judith, yes- it's lovely to be enjoying a spot of warm spring sunshine!
Fab card, love that image and the beautiful sepia tones!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome card Judith and expect both sons loved it. Can you send some warm weather to me please. Lol!!!

brenda said...

A fun image Judith but you have given it a nice Vintage feel.

B x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Judith xx Jan

Pat K said...

Great masculine card Judith...perfect for your traveling Son. hugs, Pat K x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Judith I like the fun image and that suit case
Kevin xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a fab card Judith! I love the vintage feel and gorgeous colours… so many lovely details too… love the suitcase! :-)
Hope you had a lovely Easter
Big hugs, Sue B xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful masculine card! I love all the details you added! All are wonderful for a manly card - love it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fab travel card, love it

Sarah said...

Sounds like a perfect card for Tom to give Matthew. Love the camper van. A bit of sun certainly lifts the spirit and it's been lovely not to have to wear too many layers today xx

Carol said...

Lovely sunshine here too Judith. Love your card, fabulous one for a male. Carol x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Judith, such a great choice of image and I love your detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous masculine card Judith, great image and lovely vintage feel.

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab details,just

mixamatoasties said...

Oh that's brilliant Judith! Super card.

Have a fabulous holiday xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith...Brilliant card....just love the fun image and just right for your sons birthday....Joolsx

Wendy said...

Hi Judith just playing catch up after having no Internet for nearly 8 days :( all your creations I have missed are gorgeous, fab card today!
Hope you had a lovely Easter.
Wendy xx

Kat W said...

It's so nice to hear you have been enjoying some family time over Easter and the sunshine at the end of the weekend was a lovely bonus...and still shining!

Your card is fab - this chap looks all set for the holidays and I absolutely love the little 3D suitcase :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

Alison said...

I love the way you have used this image on kraft card - it's a great card for Tom to give Matthew - with all his jetting around. I love the sentiment and that little suitcase die. Hope your good weather continues - we've just had out second bbq this year - it makes living in France so much better!!
Hugs, Alison xx

Pat said...

What a great card Judith, I am sure Matthew will love this card. Congratulations to him on the marathon run and the money raised.

Pat xx

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Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie hugs Pops x

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a fun card filled with such great details....

Tammy said...

Oh I love this Judith!! What a super fun image and gorgeous colors, the suitcase is so cute!
Big hugs, Tammy