Sunday, 7 July 2013

So hot...

... so I've come in for a cool down!!  While I'm here I'll just blog my brothers birthday card.  As I type he is in France doing one of the stages of the Tour de France before the professionals come through - hope he is doing well - apparently if you dont keep up a bus comes and pick you up - lol - oh the shame!!!

One of the perks of card making is you can adapt the card to make it so individual to the recipient (although that isnt always appreciated (rolls eyes)), lets hope this one is:

The image is from just inklined (you'll see it again soon for my nephews card!), I have coloured it with promarkers then matted it onto red and black card.  I have then printed a map of France - roughly showing the area he is at - again matted onto red card then added a little Eiffel tower charm (would it be rude to ask for this back when he is finished with the card lol), that I received from the lovely Steph.  Lastly the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards

I would like to enter this into:

Cards for Men - Lets Get sporty
Delicious Doodles - heavy metal.

Oooh the tennis is about to start!!  Must dash!!

Thanks for looking



  1. Wow Ali....I love, love this. It's great because I saw it from the start at the club, and it's brilliant now because I get to see it completed. Janine xx

  2. Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. Fantastic personal card Ali, fab idea with the map x

  4. Wonderful card Ali! Good luck to your brother!!

  5. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “heavy metal”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  6. Fab card Ali. Loving the image, and using the map as a background paper. I made a card like this earlier in the year, for a 17 year old boys who was getting driving lessons for his birthday.
    He loved it and I'm sure your brother will love this one too. Hope you are keeping well. I need to get back into blogging, haven't done a new post since January :(xx

  7. What a wonderful card for your brother. One that will bring super memories flooding back of this exciting time for him. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week

  8. very fit for the time of year. love it !
    Sarah DD team

  9. Oh I do like this one!! And how fab that you brother is in the Tour de France!! Brilliant! Oh no worries! If you need more Eiffel tower charms give me a yell! I have a few!
    Lots of hugs

  10. PS. I'd be the one on the bus from the start!! ^_-

  11. Oooo fab image...this would be perfect for my OH, he is dying to go and cycle a section of The Tour!