Thursday, 27 January 2011

An Easy, Peasy, Lemon-squeezy Card.....Not!

Well now. Who'd have thought I'd make things so hard for myself without even realising it? I had to giggle when one of the Colour Create DT pointed out to me all the difficult things I managed to get into this one card.

1. Not only is this a masculine card (masculine = easy to do and a favourite type of card.....NOT!!)
2. ....but it's a masculine Valentine card ( = even easier to do.....NOT!!)
3. Now top that off with the oh-so non-traditional valentines colours that we have as the combo at Colour Create this week and you can see... it's an easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy card!
A Green and Yellow Male Valentine - had I lost my marbles? (quite possibly!)

Thank goodness the colour combo is so fantastic to work with (thanks for picking it Sharon L).... and topped off with a super-dooper Kenny K image, who could possible go wrong?

Anyway, I'm entering this into.....

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Valentine
Allsorts Challenge - Male/Boy
Bunny Zoe's - Love is in the Air
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Food for thought (Food or Drink)
Drunken Stampers - Sunshine (the rays behind the couple in the image)
Fab n Funky - Delight In Your Digi
Order of the Opus Glueii - Key to your Heart
Secret Crafter - It's a Couple Thing
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - The Sketch
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Heart
Whoopsi Daisy - Valentine and LOOOve

Card Recipe:
Kenny K - Milkshake
Papers: Pink Petticoat - Washed Damask, Sweet Flourishes, Little Check
Sentiment: Papermania Mix n Match Scrolls & Sentiments
Coloured with Promarkers

Ribbon, Charm and bling from my stash.

I hope you'll find time to visit the Colour Create Challenge to see what the awesome DT have created with the colours this week. And if you join in the challenge you'll have a chance of winning a gift certificate for The Rubber Room.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Cheryl said...

oh hun what a great image,love the desing of this and the stiching on this is great too hugs cheryl xxx

Curlybear said...

I love the colour combos and the image is brilliantly coloured,
thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 118: Its A Couple Thing,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So sweet!

Thanks for joining our "It's a couple thing" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Jana said...

WOW. This is a wonderfully, masculine card. I love the way you made those colors work together AND it's a Valentines card too?!?! Fabulous job. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Dena said...

Wow! you did a great job on this Sharon! The colors worked out perfectly for the little couple! So cute!
hugs, Dena

Donna said...

Beautiful card Sharon, love that image and your ribbon looks fab. Hugs Donna x

Mona E said...

I think this looks absolutely fabulous! I don`t see any problem at all. It looks as easy as can be, hehe. Not. I would have struggeled with the same theme too but you solved this in a magnificent way. Thanks for playing along with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How adorable!

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a fabulous pair and a gorgeous creation, thank you for playing along with the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Donna said...

Amazing card and a fab take on our food themed challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you so much for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sharon, I think your cards brill hun, fab image and great layout,sounds like you had fun, hugs Liz xx

Di said...

Hi Sharon
i think you did a marvellous job with this challenge, it shows you were really thinking and its worked really well'
Fabulous card!
Hugs Di xxxx

Rosemary said...

Your hard work was worth it - this looks great! I love that you went non-traditional AND managed to make it cute (but not TOO cute because it is a masculine card). Well done!

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a sweet image and love the layout/papers. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

CraftyC said...

Fabulous card Sharon, love the image and gorgeous colours!

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Sharon I love this, that image, the papers, colours and design look smashing.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Sharon, love those colours and fab image too.

Sharon said...

Hi Sharon,

I'm only to glad to point out how wonderfully clever and creative your card is!!! Love the colouring and the way you've used the ribbon on this (tick all the hard) boxes card :)

Sharon x

Leonie said...

What a cute card!! Love the image!

Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday, hope to see you again!

Leonie xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Super job on this card! I agree that a male Valentine card is a stretch! I love how you have also added a charm and the ribbon work is FAB!! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY's challenge this week:)

Carole of Brum said...

A fab male Valentines card, probably better than a pink one for a chap anyway. Love the scroll sentiment and the way you've edged all the papers, looks so good. CoB

spikescreativeside said...

What a sweet card! Love that you used non-traditional colours for it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Drunken Stampers!



Riet said...

So gorgeous card Sharon,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sharon, what a gorgeous card. The image is so sweet and I love the papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Fabulous card, love the layout and the green is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

Micki said...

lol, don't I know what you mean with that post title. But your card is awesome. Love the coloring and love the yellow-greens. It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week in The Sisterhood of Crafters.