Sir Chester

Sir Chester
Sir Chester

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boy Time

This week's challenge at Sew Many Cards is (drum roll please)............. Anything Goes. The best part is that if you use a SMC image (other than a free one) to make your entry, you can then choose a single image digi for free. Just email Jeri and her know which one you want after you post your creation.
To make my card I used Tayla Fishing. Instead of background paper I chose this photo that John took on one of the canoe trips in the Boundary Waters. I added some tiny blue crystals in the water and three fish brads.. This card would be great for Father's Day or for an outdoor person's birthday.

I usually don't use dark colored background paper on cards, but the green and brown really went well with the coloring of the child's shirt. Both papers are Paper Pizazz (HOTP)  This card is my (at least) first entry for the current Phindy's Place Challenge. The only requirements are to use a Phindy image and some ribbon. I chose a pale green ribbon to accent two corners of the image along with a silver pearl in each corner of the brown paper. Think about when a child is learning to count. The numbers are rarely in order. I tried to imply that idea with the random numbers alongside the image.

I hope you are trying out some new ideas and/or techniques. Try a challenge from a different site this week. Stretch your talents.


Marlene said...

Fantastic projects! I'm a new follower.

Anne said...

This is such a great card Mary and yes, the numbers would be all over the place. The dark green works well for a boy card, doesn't it

Thanks for playing along with Phindy's Challenge, hope you'll join us again


~Jeri~ said...

Great card Mary!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Sandy O said...

Oh My Gosh, tooo cute. What a great idea to add him in front of that picture! The crystals look great in the water.

Thank you for joining us over at SMC challenge this week.

Sew Many Cards said...

I'm sew happy to see you join this week Mary! I love your Tayla and fishing scene with those little fishies, how adorable!!!!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is fabulous what a great background for Tayla I love it thank you for sharing this with us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

Jane Wetzel said...

cute idea with the numbers and very sweet card for a little boy ! glad u joined us at Phindy's place!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

love your Tayla Fishing card! So darn cute! reat job using the pic of the lake! Can't wait to see which image you pick and the next entry you make! So fun!! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba said...


This is sooo cute!!! That photo is so beautiful....makes me want to go hiking and find a place like that!

Annika said...

Oh I really like the Phindy card (The Sew Many Cards one with photo background is cool as well!)! This is a great idea to place the ribbon the way you did and the colours are just right, very retro feel!
Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenges and hoping you'll find time to play next week as well!

Phindy said...

Mary, you did a great job creating an old fashioned, sweet feeling for this image. Thanks so much for playing with us on Phindy's Place!

Lynda Nielsen said...

What an awesome retro card, lovely coloring, and the color combo!! Boy does this bring back memories. =) Thanks so much for joining us for Phindy's Place Challenges
Lynda =)

Tammy said...

This is just adorable, Mary!! You did such a good job coloring Jacks. I like how you used the ribbon as your photo corners! Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!!!

Cheri said...

Both of them are great.

Adrina said...

Your card with the photo background is great.
Tayla is coloured beautiful and I like the tiny fishes.
Thanks for joining SEW MANY this week.
Adrina XX

Sylvia said...

oh my goodness.. how cute are these!!! wonderful creations!
Thanks for joining the Phindys Place Challenge this week and I hope to see you again next week :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Ann English said...

Love this card-I must get that Phindy image! Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

Anita said...

So cute, thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

SuzanneK said...

Fab projects, very clever idea on the Tayla card. Thanks for playing along at SMC

Anne-Marije said...

Wow, what an adorable card. I love that Phindy image!
Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place challenge.
xxx Anne-Marije

mycardz said...

Awesome card! I love this image and you've really brought him to life!