Tuesday, 4 January 2011

First card of the year.

It's so long since I've made a card that wasn't a christmas card........I think I may have forgotten how to........so this one could actually be a christmas card........but pretty apt for the weather that once more seems to be sweeping the country.
I rarely make 'male' cards.....I find them difficult.......so that's a skill I want to develop.......but I do love this cute Edwin.....perfect for christmas and winter birthdays.
4 wintery background papers.......Edwin coloured with copics and layered onto a circle....... finished with a couple of snowflakes and a computer written sentiment.
Ladybugs Craft,Papertake Weekly and Just Magnolia say 'anything goes'......Crazy4Challenges says 'celebrate something'.

26 comments:

Cheri said...

It has the winter elements, but is decidedly a birthday card! I think you still have the knack to create any kind of card!

debs14 said...

Clever use of so many different shapes - great little character too!

Kathyk said...

Perfect for a winter birthday Jacky and, nice to get back to non Christmas cards isn't it?

Kathyk

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very nice! I especially like the stripes in the lower right hand corner.
Rinda

Anita said...

Very pretty card. Your image is so cute and I love your layout and the accent of the striped paper! Thanks for joining us in the LCI Challenge this week.

Lisa Jane said...

Edwin looks so cute sledging. Love the papers and the snowflakes
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa ;)

Carolyn Phillips said...

That looks so sweet. I struggle with male cards as well.

Lauren Hatwell said...

...and very lovely it is too Jackie. Lx

Karen said...

I love this; the details on your cards is amazing. I love the scalloped card, the snowflakes, the circle behind the stamped image--just great!

Sian said...

I think you can make any kind of a card too :)

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Jacky, real fun image and love the blues. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.
Pinky

Cherry said...

What a very lovely birthday card Jacky. Looks just right to me with a great image beautifully coloured. Hugs Cherry xxx

Whimsey said...

Super cute image; great coloring. Love the layout and the DP you've used!

Thanks for joining LCI's challenge this week!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Your cards are just fabulous & unmistakably you!!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so darling! I love the shades of blue and that sweet image! :) I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far! :)

Sue said...

How cute is he!! Fabulous card, thank you for sharing with us at this weeks Ladybug Crafts Ink Anything Goes Challenge :-)
Sue xx

Giselle said...

I so agree about making 'male' cards...what is it that's so difficult!? I end up using darker, more muted colours but though they're ok, I never think they're as satisfying (creatively) as a girly card!

Yours is the sweetest thing and you're right, it could double up as a Christmas card too. Love the scalloped circle!

Kristin said...

Male cards are quite the struggle, but I love the stamping on this one, your shading is wonderful. I also like your word for the year,good luck with it! Happy New Year!

humel said...

But you're so good at Christmas cards! And cards, generally... This is lovely :-)

I think we all struggle with 'male' cards - my papercrafts class has asked me to do a class on them, and I'm stuck!!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Super cute card, Jacky! I love the winter look combined with the birthday sentiment. You are so clever. I've never seen anyone who could come up with so many cute card ideas as you! xo

Spyder said...

Very cute birthday card, just right for a snowy winter birthday
Happy New Year
(Lyn)

Katina said...

Great winter birthday card Jacky! I love the image and the papers you've used. Thanks for joiing in with this week's PTW challenge and good luck! x

Amy said...

lovely card x

Rachel B said...

It's gorgeous Jacky, I'm never sure about Male cards either. Any cards I do make normally end up quite girly and too pretty for the very masculine men I know! :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Thanks for joining the 'make a month' - looking forward to making with you! love annie xxx

Sarpreet said...

This is really gorgeous - I love your blog. Sorry I have not been around in a while. I also wanted to wish you a very Happy New year - if I have not already done so.