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Friday, June 28, 2013

Red, White and Blue

I just got back from a wonderful 2 week stay on the island of Kos. I really enjoyed the holiday, but it's sooo great to be back home! I've been without internet access during my trip, and I've missed blogging, crafting - and sleeping in my own bed! I have one more week off, so I'll have plenty of time to do whatever I want next week!

I'm "warming up" with this male birthday card in red, white and blue, and a bit of kraft. The image is a Teddy Bo digi, which I've colored using Promarkers. I've used 2 DPs for his card. As for decoration I've used 2 ribbons, twine, 3 buttons, a star sticker, a star metal charm and a ticket with sentiment. I finished off my card adding doodled lines using a black pen.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Charisma Cardz - #25 1, 2, 3 Recipe (1 image, 2 DPs, 3 buttons)
2) Delightful Challenges - Red White and Blue
3) A Gem of a Challenge - #85 Male Birthday
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

25 comments:

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card Pia .love the bears expression
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Elena said...

It's so cute! I saw it on Make it Monday.

Lau W said...

Hello ! Glad to see you my friend, happy that you had nice moments !
This card is superb, Bo make me smile :-))
Love the touch of kraft too !
xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Welcome back Pia! Gorgeous card! Nicola x

cotnob said...

Welcome back Pia, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday - Kos is a beautiful island isn't it.
Your card is gorgeous, I love your Teddy Bo image and fabulous design.
Pauline
x

chrissy xx said...

Nice to see you back Pia..It's the little things we miss when we're away from home lol.
What a cutie this image is!LOve his expression! FABulous colours too.
Chrissyxx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable card. Love your use of red, white and blue in your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
Denise

scrappymo! said...

Glad you had a good holiday...sounds relaxing with no internet and distractions.
Great masculine card Pia. Great colour choices and i love the chevron paper.

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Pia - what a great masculine card you've made. I love your extra embellishments and the funny look on Teddy's face. Glad to hear you had a great vacation and that you are back to crafting again.

Shelby said...

Welcome back and glad you had a great time! Wonderfully masculine card and love how you've used the embellies!!

Shelby

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Pia.
Glad you had a good time away.
Your card is fabulous. I love the image and brilliant layout.
Enjoy your week off,
Sue xx

Laine said...

Welcome back Pia. Wonderful Teddy Bo card in your stunning design style.
Laine
xx

Skye said...

Great masculine card. I like the cute image and the terrific colours. The layout is great.
Glad you had a lovely holiday. I had been wondering what exotic destination you were visiting.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Welcome back sweetie, you have been missed. Glad you had a good time. Lovely card to make on your return. Adorable.

Have a good weekend
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Chrissy said...

What a cute digi Pia, love his foot resting on the hard drive..lol..fab colouring, love your doodle lines,buttons and charm...fabulous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Monika Reeck said...

Thanks Pia for your loves on my blog really love it I promise to visit your blog too and now about your card it is a cute Ticket with happy bday stamp and cute teddy image too..love that cute star with twine and cute little button with star..really great arrangement of the all element and awesome card...

aussie aNNie said...

Missed you my friend...awesome card as always.xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is an awesome masculine birthday card. Love the buttons. Wow, your 2-week island break sounds so exciting.
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Jackie said...

Hi Pia! I'm so glad to see you back...I was worried!!! Your card is very cute as usual & LOVE that image you used...great layout as well! TFS Hun & looking forward to seeing more of your work!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, It is always nice to go but it is even better to come home, so glad you had a nice time. Teddy Bo images are so cute. Love his face, he looks like he is doing something wrong... Wonderful color choices and a great masculine card. Glad to see you back.
Hugs, Patricia

Eemeli said...

Beautiful creation. I think that is how I look in the mornings (before I get a cup of coffee) - sitting on the computer with my pajama on :) Thanks for joining our "3-2-1" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Pia… what a fab Teddo Bo image!! I love the colour combo and the gorgeous buttons and star charm! :-)
Hope you had a lovely holiday in Kos! sounds perfect!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card and great colour choice..perfect for a guy! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week...hope you'll join us again soon!
Joyce xx

Asha said...

Haha - this image made me laugh! Bo is doing what my hubby does! This is a wonderful male card. The colours and embellies are perfect ...and that charm is a treat!
xxx Asha

Gail said...

I love this card. I feel like this represents me! I had foot surgery and have my cast on my right foot and I'm resting my foot under my desk on top of my computer tower. :) Just the cutest card!!! Love this one tons and tons! Hugs, Gail