Sunday, May 20, 2012

A very special birthday

Just a short post to publish this project. I made this card a while ago for a very special friend, Edgardo. I mailed this card for his birthday. He loves and treasures it.

Front view:
             Detail of stamp:                                                                                                                           Detail of tag:

Inside of card with gift card in envelope:

This card was created using digital image from: Bugaboo Digi Stamp and sentiment "Gus Birthday - Recount"; Paper: DP: Nikki Sivils "Something for Everyone"; eyeglass effect: Glossy Accents; paper distressed with Tim Holt's distressed inks. Cardstock and ribbon are from my stash. Gift card envelope and tag are my creation. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Time for a Sketch challenge and a Team Sponsor!: Catch the Bug Blog
Inspired By: Balloons!: Creative Inspirations
Challenge #3 Anything Goes: Great Impressions Stamps
Happy Birthday!: Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog
Pretty Palette #61: My Time Made Easy
Pile It On #21 - Pattern: Mix your scales: Pile It On Challenge Blog
Challenge #108 - "Anything Goes!": Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
Crazy4Challenges - C4C137: Crazy 4 Challenges
CBGM Challenge #5 - Stripes and Spots: Creations by Gill M
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #21 'Male Theme': Little Claire's Designs
MIM#90 with Scrapbook Sisters: Make It Monday


  1. Fabulous card and Bugaboo images always make me laugh :) Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Challenge this week.

  2. I love your card... inside and out with lovely papers and beautiful coloring... well done!
    Glad you joined us at Robyn's Fetish this week!

  3. Bugaboo digi lovely..I have a few of these....they are so funny for the older person... love the colours too and the Tag idea is a good one...popped over from Make it Monday
    CLaire x

  4. What a fun image - he gives me the giggles! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  5. Oh this is wonderful - I think I am going to have to steal your sentiment on the inside. I love it. Wonderful card and would look like me if she weren't so skinny!!!

  6. So fun! I can see you did something to the man's glasses...did you apply shimmer or glaze? It looks cool!

    Thanks a bunch for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paints!

    1. I used Glossy accents. Thanks for the comment Colleen!

  7. How fun Ivonne! I'm sure he loved your card! Fabulous creating!

  8. I love the sentiment, fabulous creation
    Hugs julie P

  9. LOL!!! I am in LOVE with this card!!! That image is PERFECT and love the colors and papers you've used! Fantastic!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. Very cute card. Love how you used a different "card type" to follow the sketch. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  11. What a fun image and perfect for our challenge this month at CBGM. One of the criteria for the challenge is to be a follower of Gill's blog and I can't see it listed anywhere so perhaps you'd like to rectify that as we'd love to have you in with a chance:)
    Val x

    1. Done! Thanks for letting me know, Valerie.

  12. This is such an incredibly fun card! Beautifully coloured and put together, I really like it. Thanks for popping in to mine.


  13. This is fab sweetie. I do love these images, they always make me smile. I saw you on MIM.


  14. LOL, what a fun image and funny sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at MTME pretty palette this week! :0)

  15. I like the idea of the inside tag - so different. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for our Sketch Challenge at Catch The Bug with Bugaboo Stamps and making it a success. It’s great seeing how different people interpret the same layout.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  16. Very cute! Love the glossy accents on his glasses and the tag inside. Nicely done. He will love it! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "May Sketch" challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate that you played along!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  17. Thanks so much for joining in our Sponsored Sketch Challenge at Bugaboo's "Catch the Bug" blog this week. I love it that you have used a Bugaboo image on your friend's birthday card. Please pop back tomorrow to see our new Challenge.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  18. Thank you for joining us this month at Creations by Gill M. I love your card very much and the image is fabulous.

    Linda DT

  19. Gus is one of my faves, and your card with tag is just fab. Thanks so much for using a Bugaboo stamps and for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  20. Great take on the sketch and I just love that you used Gus!
    Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks sketch challenge at The Catch The Bug Blog, with Bugaboo Stamps!
    We hope you'll join us again tomorrow for another great challenge, OR if you're looking for another sketchy challenge to join in on, check out our Stella Says Sketch challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

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  22. How adorable, I love it! I am so glad you joined our Sketch challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope you will join us again!

  23. This is so fun! I love that image and the sentiment too! Thanks for playing our Pretty Palette challenge!

  24. Awesome card! :) this is brilliant and such great fun image!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,



  25. This is awesome!! I love Gus and this card!!!
    TFS and playing along with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint for our Inspired by: Balloons Challenge! Hope to see you back for our next Inspired by Challenge beginning on Sunday :)
    CIP~ DT

  26. Fab card love Gus he's brilliant, thanks for playing PIO this time hugs Samantha :0)

  27. Love him and the layout of your card. Sure glad I saw it over at MIM.

  28. Hi

    Oh I love this image and sentiment!!

    Your card is fantastic, I am sure you friend will love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  29. Love my Bugaboo and this one is no exception!
    I'm so happy that you joined us this week with your lovely creation!

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  30. Thanks for playing along with us at CBGM this time with this beautiful creation
    Jacki xx

  31. Great card - I love that image and sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x