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Sunday, 25 January 2009

...a card for january blog hop



So I'm cheating again! - the challenge was to make a birthday card - and my stamps are 99% christmas sooo I thought I'd doodle a wee image to use on this card - everything else is PTI stuff tho' If you aren't familiar with the PTI Blog hop challenges - check it out here.

January's blog hop takes place this evening and I'm posting a little early but you can see the other entries by popping over to the PTI forum and looking at the blog hop thread.

This card was for my son's birthday - yep that wee round faced baby in the photo on my profile is acually two now!! I thought it would be appropriate to draw a picture of him - yes, he actually does look like the wee doodled character, complete with orangy hair. He is the cutest wee dote... but back to the card, I drew the pic, scanned it in to the 'puter and added the sentiment - he gets called big guy sometimes cos he's so little and he loves trains. The font is called giddyup but I think it was one that I purchased rather than freeware.

I made the Ocean tides background by stamping Versamark in a guidelines grid and filling it with stars from the Believe set and bellies from the Wise owl sets, both PTI - the yellow is Summer sunrise CS stamped with faux ribbon stamps in Raw Sienna.

I cut the star with a spellbinders star die out of Vintage cream PTI CS and the ribbon is Ocean tides. The brads came from Papermania.

Hope you all have a fab blog hop, I look forward to a load of inspiration tonight.

40 comments:

  1. Well done on the doodles Claire they are fab, love the card, A for simple, you don't do simple.

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  2. I don't see any cheating -- it's a birthday card & PTI was used on it, so it's perfect! I love how you did the stars & "bellies" - brilliant idea!!! I love your card!!!
    As for your son, it's sad they grown up too quickly, so enjoy every moment!!!

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  3. Very pretty card. Loved the way you have used the owl bellies to create the background.

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  4. Another great doodle Claire!! Seriously cute stuff! :)

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  5. This is adorable, Claire! I love the patterned papers you created and the doodled image!

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  6. Impressive as usual...you do fabulous work always.

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  7. This is fabulous Claire! You are quite the doodler! Love that background as well.

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  8. Cute dress up of the guidelines. The bellies are a great addition to this set.

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  9. I bet your son is adorable! My husband has orange hair (well, what's left of it is mainly white now!) and matching eyes. Your card rocks!! oodles of talent!

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  10. it is the perfect birthday card for a little boy!!!

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  11. This is just great! I love your imagination on the background. Karen

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  12. I wish I could free-hand draw! Nicely done Claire!

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  13. So cute Claire. Your drawings are amazing. Is there anything you can not do? -Molly B

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  14. You are one talented chick. Of course you already knew that. Cute image and very nice card. It is nice to be able to make stuff using your puter instead of trying to find a stamp that fits for the occasion. Right?
    Sorry, I have been MIA for too long. Laziness :-)

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  15. Totally cute Claire, lovin the background paper you created!

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  16. How cute is that card!? Great job!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE your use of Wise Owl Bellies on this card! I have that set and I have trouble finding new uses. Your little doodle is also fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  18. Great card--wish I could doodle like that!

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  19. Your creations are always so great!

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  20. Claire this is so fabulous! I LOVE your little doodle!

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  21. Love that you doodled your image, and that background you created rocks!

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  22. Great job Claire! I love the "doodle"---I wish my doodles looked like that! What a great job~

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  23. Oh my goodness, you've done it again! That is one fantastic use of Guidelines, and the drawing of your little boy is priceless!

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  24. Claire - your patterned paper is gorgeous! What a fabulous idea to use bits and pieces of different sets.

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  25. Wow--you drew that??!! Fabulous!

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  26. Claire, I so love the use of the wise owl bellies for the background what a wonderful creation. Great job!

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  27. wonderful! I love your backgrounds!! Brilliant!!

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  28. Wowzers. This is awesome. Love your fabulous artwork. It couldn't be more perfect with the background you created.

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  29. Wow, Claire, I wish I could "doodle" like that! I had no idea you had that talent, in addition to your many others:) Great card - your son will treasure it for years to come!

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  30. Holy cow, Claire...how sweet it is to get a drawing of yourself from your momma! I wish I had done cards like this when my girls were little! You have inspired me to draw a little bit for the grandchildren!

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  31. Nice job. You did a great job drawing that little guy too.

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