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Monday, 10 March 2014

Dream Valley 77 Big Birthdays

We want to see your Big Birthdays celebrated in your projects this time around. So that’s the important milestones in our lives, 18, 21, 50 etc. We are sponsored by Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps and More with a choice of three of their lovely digital stamps.

My big birthday is for my BIL who will be 75 later this year. At first I was going to do down the route of somehow depicting the year of his birth on the card, but when I worked out that was the year the second world war started I didn’t think it would make a good design! Instead I have gone for one of my favourite old codgers, Gus.

DV 77 Big Birthdays

I coloured him with my copics to match the Basic Grey Curio papers I used for the background, which I distressed a little and also added faux stitching to. The buttons and numbers are from my stash.

I also altered Gus’s Jumper from G to J so it has my BIL’s initial on it.

I glazed his glasses. Oddly he does look a little like my BIL, but if you had to live with my Sister you would look glum too! Only joking…….. love her really.

I am entering Gus into the following:-

Anyone for Anya – Masculine or Grungy (mine is a little of both)
Craft for the Craic – Mar: Something Green
Craftitude – #60 Add a Little Green
Crafts Galore Encore – Use a Stamp or Digi anywhere on your project
Flat Friends Challenge – #18 Cards for Men
Fussy and Fancy – #109 Birthdays
Open Minded Crafting – #5 Use Something Green
Opus Gluei – #178 A is for Aphrodite (or apple, or arachnid or ANCIENT!!)
Scrap It Girl Challenge – Mar: Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays – #197 Cards for a Boy/Man

LIN W

31 comments:

  1. Fabulous image and sentiment Lin. Love the old cutie.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  2. lol I hope your sister doesn't read you blog :) This is a fab image and I like how you personalised it :)

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    1. Lol, I would worry about that, but this is the woman who couldn't drag her eyes away from her laptop screen to speak to me when I visited last week, despite not having seen her for two months prior to that. Reading my blog, I suspect, is the absolute last thing she would waste her time doing...... *g*

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  3. Gorgeous card Lin, love the design and the fab image.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  4. great fun card, thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays, good luck
    caroline dt

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  5. Ahhh, gotta love Gus!! Awesome card, love the colors and papers! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!!
    sharla~dt :)

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  6. Hi Lin, love your work..........I never EVER go down the colouring path, and anyone who does has my instant admiration in bucket-loads....and you've got the colours just right. Hope your BIL enjoys his card when it comes time to present it. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei....and contributing a J. When I get round to completing my alphabet, that's a letter I'm going to struggle with.........

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  7. Ha ha!! Brilliant card, I love the sentiment

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a lovely day!!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  8. Brilliant card love the bugaboo image and the use of the colour green. Thank you for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

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  9. This card made me smile, I love it, thank you for joining us for this months Craft for the Craic challenge, Sylvie DT

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  10. LOL, I'm loving that stamp. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!!

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  11. Awesome creation!! Love your papers.. the distressing!! Great image and coloring!! Such a great card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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  12. LOL i love Gus :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week. :)

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  13. I love this card - the gorgeous papers, distressing, and colouring. The sentiment is so cute too xx I'm sorry it's taken me a while to comment on your card - I've been abroad on holiday. Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, Em :-) x

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  14. What a fun loving, cute card. Awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at
    Scrap It Girl!

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  15. He-he, I so totally agree with that sentiment! Fun image, great card. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  16. Got to love Gus! Love the sentiment and the great layout you have done for this card!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

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  17. Hi Lin, what a fabulous image and your colouring is just fabulous as is your card design. hugs Shirelyxxxxx

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  18. Fab card

    Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore challenge 3
    Gemma xx

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  19. Love the image you've used and the distressing is beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at Anyone for Anya!

    Mei
    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

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  20. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Thanks
    Cindy

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  21. This is a wonderful card, it's nice to see something without all the bright colours. I love how you have slightly distressed the edges. Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!

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  22. I love every detail of this card. The image and sentiment make me smile and your colouring of Gus is wonderful. Love that you personalized his sweater for your BIL. The bold numbers and lovely layers are great details. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/ Add a Little Green Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you join us again soon.

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  23. Love Your Card, it put a smile on My face!! :-) Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic!! :-) Michelle xx

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  24. This is fantastic and I love your sentiment! Thanks for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Birthdays Challenge.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

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  25. Excellent card, love the sentiment - thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl

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  26. This is an awesome card! Super fun! I love the sentiment too! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  27. LOVE bugaboo stamps! Super cute image and the colors are so fitting! Thanks for joining us this week at Anyone for Anya!

    Mei
    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

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  28. LOL...this "cracked" me up!...love the coloring...layering...the whole design!...thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!

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  29. great image, great layers...thanks for taking the March Birthday Challenge at Scrap It Girl!

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  30. Cute!! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

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