Thursday, October 6, 2011

Southern Girls - Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog's Tails



Hi Blogging Beauties,

I have actually stepped down form Southern Girls and this could be my very last post for them.  Lou is having a baby literally now, so they asked if I can stay on a little bit longer until they sort out their DT call.  So I get to participate in another challenge! This one is "Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog's tails...to make a card for the men or boys in your life.  I made this card for my brother Paddy.  He turned 27 years old a few days ago. When we were little kids he used to have ferrets as pets.  So when I saw this image of a ferret from Meljen's Designs I knew it would be perfect for him.


When he opened the card and had finished reading it he said "Cards make you feel so good dont they".  Coming from a 27 year old male I was so happy with this comment...it was one of those rewarding moments when you feel like someone appreciates your work.

I coloured with the following Copics:

Browns: E47, E37, E35, E33, E31
Greens: G99, YG63
Outline: BG10

I also embossed the papers, because it was so clean and simple I thought the embossing might add a bit of interest.  The brown paper already had stars on it and I embossed stars over the top.

Here is a picture of my brother on the night of his birthday with his gorgeous girlfriend Renae.


 So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Southern Girls and link up your male card or project!  There are great prizes to be won as always!

Alicia xx

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow this is fantastic such a fun image and great that you stayed for this one its gorgeous:) Sandra H

karenw said...

I am finding it harder than I thoughtl eaving the team, it has been a good year. At least we have blogs to stay in touch. Love the ferret by the way xxx

MaxineD said...

Love that card Alicia!! It's a beaut.
Blessings
Maxine

Irene said...

Great card Alicia, you have coloured the little ferret beautifully. It is so lovely to have your work appreciated, isn't it.
Have a good day.
Irene x

Cheryl said...

Oh this is cute! I love your coloring on this image. The grass and ground are beautifully done. Great design and texture on the card too

Carol Dee said...

Fun Ferret card. Don't you just love a compliment :) It is so nice to know that the effort was appreciated. (Yes, Renae is BEAUTIFUL.)

Hanne said...

Such a great card! So cute!
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I really appreciated that you stopped by:)
Hanne