Saturday, 3 March 2012

Pedal Power

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday blue skies, lovely sunshine and warm weather - today grey skies, pouring rain and on with the sweaters!
So after a quick trip to the supermarket and a whizz (well a stroll really cos my neck and back won't allow me to whizz anymore!) round with the vacuum cleaner as we have two viewings tomorrow I intend on spending the rest of the day in the craft room - will have to tidy up in there too unfortunately as the sight of the desk and paper strewn floor is likely to put off any prospective buyers. Am hoping that the next visitors are more than just 'carpet treaders' and we've had our fair share of those!
Onto the card - I made a similar one to this some time ago and the image was amongst a pile I had coloured and popped in a drawer so thought I would set to and get it made up into a card!
Mo Manning made a girl and boy version of this and although I like the little girl one, this one is my fave of the two! His little car backpack just makes me smile.

I coloured it with promarkers, then cut it out stuck it onto linen card using foam pads and added some embroidery thread for streamers from the handles.

The star paper is from a pack of sticky backed stuff - lost the front so don't know who made it and the stripey one was a scrap piece in my stash. I mounted the lot onto blue card and added three very large red buttons. I hope the big red bow hasn't made it too 'girly'!!
The inside has the same striped paper to co ordinate with a space for a greeting and the sentiment on the front was PC generated. I haven't fixed the sentiment permanently yet as I'm not sure if it's a bit too 'grown up' for  child!

Challenges -
One Stop Crafts - Button It
Card Crafters Circle - Buttons
Cupcake Craft - Boys and their Toys
Bronte and Bella - Anything Goes with a Mo's image
Pixie Dust Studio - Buttons
Creative Crafts - Boys will be Boys
2 Sisters - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellies

Thanks for dropping in to see me today, I appreciate your visits and comments - Have a lovely day whatever you're doing! X  


Jan said...


Brodders said...

Beautiful card :) I love all of Mo's images. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake crafts this week and good luck x

Elaine L. said...

This is precious! I love the color scheme and the streamers you've added! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv, hope you are keeping well. Your card is so bright and beautiful. Love the combination of papers and your design. It shows off that lovely image perfectly. Love the embellishments too.
Love Sandra xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Viv, what a fantastic card. I love the fun image and your papers are perfect. Your "streamers" look wonderful. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

This card is fun and funny. Somehow I feel like it lends itself to be used for men AND women. Its whimsical. Great job. Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenges.

coops said...

so stunning viv.i really love your red,white and blue colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

paola said...

A stunning little ensemble with great details
thanks for joining us at Mo's

PetraB said...

love what you did with the image, it is so cheerful and perfect for a boy's card! wishing you all the best with your house.

Dorcas said...

Cute Cite Cute! WOnderful card! I'm so glad you could join us at Mo's this week!
ps) If you haven't already joined in, I have a sentiment stamp set I'm giving away on my blog, you can find it at the top of my sidebar.
Have a great weekend!

craftysue49 said...

Gorgeous card Viv ...great boys card !!!..x

Carly said...

Gorgeous! What a cute image! Love those papers and colour combo. You have put together an awesome card.

Thankyou so much for sharing you fabulous project with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.
xoxoxo Carly

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Viv, I like the sweet image,the papers and the big bow.
Kevin xx

Shar B said...

Absolutely adorable! Beautifully done!

June Nelson said...

Aw its brilliant me darink and he is one of my fav mos images love this xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Viv,
What a lovely card! Adorable little fellow and I LOVE this designer paper and colour combination you used. So creative with these buttons and ribbon, great sentiment for this card.
Thanks for playing in the BUTTON challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. So glad you could join us!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh Viv, this is fabulous! I think it definitely works for a children's card think of how they just get on their bikes & go...leaving their worries behind them! Hope the weekend viewings went well for you.

Take care xx

P.S. Have heard the first case of someone's blog being problematic due to LF, wonder if it's a one off?

Unknown said...

aw darlink i missed this what a cracker of a card really cherful..all the colours are brill together hugs & lv sassyxx

Jenée said...

Oh, one of Mo Manning's little cuties. You've coloured it so nicely, and I like the papers you've used. The buttons are a perfect embellishment. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Pat said...

Ooooh...I LOVE this card! Such perfect DPs...they perfectly showcase this adorable Mo image! Love the sentiment too! Brilliant!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning card, so cute, love the colours and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wonderful color choices for this image and layout. Thanks so much for playing at CARD CRAFTER'S CIRCLE this week!!

dragonllew said...

So cute love the image and that bow is fab thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time and good luck.
Jenny x