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March 08, 2010

No Flowers Challenge

This week at Die Cut Dreams our challenge to you is 'No Flowers'. As a prize we have some gorgeous paper flowers to make up for not using them this time!

Susie suggested making a card for a chap so I did! It's my Father in Laws birthday this week and this is his card from his Grandsons. The scrummy image was a present for me by Sally-Ann at the Digi Stamp Boutique. I've wanted an image for a while representing my two little boys and their angel brother - you can't buy this image as it's just for me, but there are loads of  others to choose from. I'm going to love using this image again soon. Righto, these are the challenges I'm joining in with:
I had great fun making this one, for my distressing I roughed up the edges, popped a wet coffee mug on the top righthand corner to create a stain and rubbed a wet tea bag around the centre image after I'd shaded it. I should really have rubbed it with marmite, dribbled on it and dropped it on the floor to have distressed it in the way I imagine my boys would have done!
I paper pierced around one side of the main image and wrote the sentiment out with my laft hand. Zac can't say Grandad yet but can manage Gan-Gan so that's what we call him now. Gan Gan in return calls us 'the Elm Grove People' - apparently quicker than trying to remember all our names! Please pop and look at the rest of the design team creations and stay with me as I'll be uploading my Cupcake Craft Challenge creation in a bit too.



  1. Hiya Victoria - what an amazing card and being so personal makes it even more so

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  2. Oh that's too nice for words. And I can soooo doi a flower-less card!!

  3. Victoria...your card is great..perfect for a grandad.


  4. Love the distressing and how lovely to have a personalised image. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you back for the next challenge. Marianne x

  5. Aaawww, how sweet is this creation! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!! See you next challenge?? Hope so!!

  6. What a fab image for you to treasure. Super card, I did laugh at the marmite bit!!

    Keryn x

  7. Oh Victoria this is so lovely! how lucky of you to have such a beautiful and personal image, I love the message down the side too

    thanks so much for sharing this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  8. Awww so sweet! What a great personal image!

  9. This is fabulous Victoria, I love the colours and the image is so sweet! Lovely card! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  10. fabulous card, one any grandma will cherish with that handwriting on

  11. What a beautiful present for you (the image) and a fantastic treasure for Grandad. This is so special!

    Love Lynda xxx

  12. Such a special card Victoria, the image is adorable of your boys. I love the sentiment... my great nephew calls my angel Dad ''gan gan''.
    Hugs Emma x

  13. What a lovely personal image from the super talented Sally-Ann. Fab Grandad card! x

  14. Love this card Victoria, sweet little writing and what a wonderful thought behind the image...Sally-Ann is such a sweetie :) Donna x

  15. Oh wow!! I JUST ADORE this card!! What a gorgeous image and your coloring is awesome!! perfect friendship card!! (What a great card this would be to even add to a scrapbook page!) Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  16. Cute image definitely shows friendship!!Love your doodling!!What an awesome take on the Saturday Spotlight Challenge! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  17. Fantastic card really cute and I love the colours you used too
    Hugs Susie xx

  18. Hi Victoria

    Fabulous card love your special image, and love the writing...x

    Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs kirsten...x

  19. way tooo cute!!! the writing is adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight this week.

  20. A brilliant card Victoria, I love the sweet image and the fabulous handwritten sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Debbie x


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