Monday, June 4, 2012

Catch a Wave card

Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been MIA so much this year. Health issues, etc. have prevented me from crafting much but I just HAD to make my oldest son Brett a birthday card. He loves to surf & is coming back to California from New York with his wife at the end of this month. YAY! He's going to be working as an ER doctor about 2 hours away from us. I'm so thrilled to have him back home.

Anywho.........back to the card. I always struggle with masculine cards cuz I don't want to drown them in glitter & make them too girlie so I restrained myself & went with a more minimalistic card. Shock! (well it's 'minimalistic' for me

The digital images I used came from artists at PcCrafter which unfortunately is no longer in business. Most of the images are from "Endless Summer" by Andrea Tachiera. I also used Debbie Mumm's 'Celebrations' birthday banner and the surfboard came from "Fun in the Sun" by Sapna. I really had something else in mind when I envisioned this card but I'm pretty happy with how it came together. The "birthday greetings" is hanging from the palm trees with scrapper's floss & swaying in the breeze. I 'stuck' the surfboard in the 'sand' & added an abalone shell button to the surfer image tied up with more scrapper's floss. That's my son surfing! LOL He's 6'4" so I can just imagine him riding that big wave.

Thanks for looking & leaving comments. They always brighten my day.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft a Scene:  Sand & Water scene
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Stamp n doodle:  Get outside (won Top 3 ~ YAY)
Divas by design:  #37 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions:  Summer Fun!
Penny's Paper: #80 Anything Goes (Won $10 voucher ~ YAY)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  #55 Any Sentiment
DYSU:  #74 Under the Sea
Pixie Dust Studio:  #129 Summer
SJ Crafts:  #5 "All about the Boy" & something old -- I used the abalone button that has been in my stash a very long time.
For Your Inspiration:  #30 Photo Inspiration
Wags 'n Whiskers:  #80 Summer Fun
Raise the Bar:  #107 Hello Summer
The Poodles Parlour:  Male card
Allsorts challenge blog:  By the seaside
Bugaboo:  June ~ Anything Goes
Digi Design challenge blog:  Male inspired creations
My Sheri Crafts:  #86 Summer Lovin'
Here come the boys:  #28 Anything Goes(must be for a man or boy)
Platypus Creek Digitals:  #8 For the Boys
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  #24 Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge:  #3 Simply Summer
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog:  All Manly Men.....& we know how manly surfers can be...:)
Lexi's Creations:  #66 For the man/boy in our lives (my son)
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #18 Father's Day or Special Guy in your life (my son)
The Pink Elephant:  TPE151 Use Vibrant colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Summer colors

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


NancyD said...

Hi Sharon, If you are in to entering challenges I would suggest Craft a Scene for this one. It is perfect for the current challenge. NancyD

Donna Hanley said...

Sharron, What a great card and I'm so happy your son and his wife are coming home again, but was sorry to hear of health issues. I will be thinking and praying for you. Keep you chin up.

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card.
Many thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment this week

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx

jonim52 said...

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions with this fab summer scene.

Nicola said...

Perfect male card Sharon, love the image, the fab banner and the gorgeous bakground!
Thanks for entering our seaside themed challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Marge said...

LOVE your beach scene and it's perfect for a CA boy returning home! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Deanna said...

Great Scene! How exciting to have your son and his wife moving back..Have a great week!

Melanie said...

This is a really great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…

(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

WencheP said...

It's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Chaitali Narla said...

Fabulous card. Reminds me of the beach and all things summer! Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek.

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Can this card bring me some lovely sunshine to rainy England please?! Fab colors and great card!

Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

- Mel xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Great male card, lovely colouring and layout. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

nancyparker55 said...

What a cool card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

Rina said...

This is so unique and different. I LOVE IT!
Thanks for joining us this challenge, "Simply Summer" at Fashionista!

Rina Fashionista

Wendy L said...

Wow, Thanks for joining us at Love to Create challenge. Card is so good for your son, liking surfing.

Carly said...

that screams summer! Perfect!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project with us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

xoxox Carly

Rose Petal said...

Wow, this is great and so colourful. What an idyllic scene. Brilliant.
Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

sgc said...

Fantastic card! Your son will love it. Congratulations on having him so much closer to you. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" challenge.

Tracy said...

Good grief! A 6'4" ER doc. I bet he doesn't get too much lip from his patients. LOL i don't think you could have made a more perfect card for him Sharron. All the elements mix together so well. :-) I hope things are leveling out for you and yours and you're finding a little breathing space. Hugs sweetie!

Raquel said...

Wonderful use of that background. Love all your details. Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts

Debs said...

Wonderful card - love the scene you have created.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Oh What a hung and gorgeous summer birthday card for your man! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Manly Men” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card I simply love the colors and the background really pops! Great job! Thank you for joining us at the Inky Impressions Challenge! ~Jackie Inky DT

Michelle said...

I bet your son loves this card! Great guy card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great B-day card for your surfer son. and so nice he's moving back home too.
Thanks for entering my giveaway
hugs Lynn

Di said...

Great card, thanks for playing along with us at HERE COME THE BOYS.
Hugs Di

Min said...

LOVIN' THE BEACH LOOK!!! =) What a terrific card!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “June Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us tomorrow for a NEW Saturday challenge and the chance to WIN!!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

TRACEY MO said...

Very cool card !!! great sunset.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Tracey DT

Bettina L. said...

Such a fabolous summer card. Love the colours you have put together with those really fitting elements. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Crafty and Green said...

Thank you so much for Joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,

Krista said...

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.
DT member Love to Create Challenge

brenda said...

Awesome ink work Sharron and a totally inspirational card.

Thanks so much for joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month and hope to see more of your lovely work.

B x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...
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Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Awesome card! Love the scene!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

Ruthie Lopez said...

Love the scene! Cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals!!
Ruthie ~DT

Lisa-Jane said...

So refreshing to see something different! I think its great. Good luck with the challenge over at S J Crafts!