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xx Jill

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Mr Fix-it

A Laurence stamp "Mr Fix-it" from Stampavie was the inspiration for this fun card for a very old friend, who is very handy around the house.

Following my copic colouring course with Wendy from Stamps and Memories, I've become more confident about trying new techniques, so this one has a textured look for the fur.  Still not 100% happy (looks like he's got a little bit of a rash in close-up!!) but at least I had a go!  the rest of the colouring was fairly straight forward.

I used Kanban wood grain card for the background, plus some spotty paper from my stash, left over from Christmas, and some copper-coloured linen mirror card, which is really nice. The sentiment is also Kanban.

I punched out a couple of stars from this card and added star brads.  The little tools are brads too on punched circles.  The little drill charm was from The Hobby House

Challenges for this card are:
Bunny Zoe's crafts - masculine card
Cards for men - to include circles
Stamp-n-doodle - masculine
The Cheerful Stamp pad - there's a Man in my life
Daring card-makers - speaking professionally
Fun with shapes and more - die-cuts or punches and animals
Simply create challenges - stamped male images

Thanks very much for coming to see my blog.  I always get a lot of pleasure from visiting other people's blogs too, so please leave me a comment and I'll pop over to see what you're doing!  xx Jill


Marjo said...

Adorable card!, can you send him my way, need some fixin too. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Rein said...

Cute card, great coloring on the image.
thanks for joining in with daring card makers.

Kathy said...

This is a fun card, made me smile as my neighbour is having work done atm, mind none of the guys I've seen going in there looks like this chap! Thanks for playing along with The Daring Cardmakers' Professionally Speaking challenge this week

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Jill.
Sue x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is simply stunning, gorgeous work big hugs love pops x

Lynda said...

A totally fab card - great image. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

skated said...

What a great card, thankyou for joining out challenge at Stamp'n'Doodle
Kate xxx
Stamp'n'Doodle DT

Jen said...

jill this is gorgeous .... i love the wood effect
thanks for joining us at cards for men

jen xxx

Vicki Romaine said...

Your carkd is fabulous. I love the "wood" look, the tools and of course the image. Thanks for joining "There is a Man in My Life" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Please come back often.

Tussemaja said...

Wow, what a cute stamp! Nice colors and I like the whole layout of the card.
Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men - Tussemaja

lynne said...

What a great card! The image is just perfect and the wood effect just finished of the overall theme of your card!

Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our Metal challenge!

Lynne x

Kathleen said...

great card.
kathleen mc x