Monday, September 19, 2011

Pop A Cork

The challenge we're having this week at Stamps R Us is themed Birthdays!  Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter. Our challenge is a little different this time.  The theme is to make a birthday card for Operation Write Home.  Make an A2 sized birthday card using any products for your cards except glitter and send it to one of the Operation Write Home shippers listed on the Operation Write Home main blog.  You have two weeks to submit your creation to Stamps R Us Challenges - and who knows....you may be the winner of a wonderful prize package from The Paper Shelter.


 This was one of the Pre-Colored images we received from The Paper Shelter to showcase our cards for this challenge.  Trust me - there's no way I could have colored it this pretty.  Using a pre-colored imaged was a "first" for me but I enjoyed using it.  I think if you're in a hurry to make a card for someone this is the route to go.  When I saw this image I thought of a young boys birthday card - and then I turned it around and added this sentiment so I could use it for an adults card.  Kathy had sent me this piece of DP not long ago and I paired it with some Pacific Point (embossed with the Swiss Dots folder) from SU.  To give it more of a western feel I added the burlap fabric behind the main image and the square brads.

Thanks for stopping by............and be sure and check out Stamps R Us Challenges - and show us your Birthday creations!
Lynn

29 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Cute, cute card, glad you gave the pre-colored image a try, I love them if I happen to be in a hurry.The burlap is just perfect with this rough and tumble guy :)

Tammy said...

Super fantastic Lynn and yes you do color that well! Love your card.

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,

Love that jute... and the distress effect looks perfect with the colours. The cowboy is so sweet. Love his sweet smile! Such a nice colour scheme.

xxx Monica

Carol L said...

so cute Lynn! I love the mesh panel on this darling little cowboy image! A perfect birthday card for a little man :)

Anne Temple said...

That burlap really adds to the overall effect of the card! For the record, I think you do color that well too (but it's fun not to have to every now and then).

Dixie said...

This little guy is too cute, and I love the sentiment you added to him. Your card is perfect, love the papers and the burlap.

Monica said...

Me again... wonder why the parcel has not reached. Generally what ever I post reaches it's destination. Hope that it arrives sooooon. :(

xxx Monica

Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a great challenge for OWH! I think you could of colored him up just perfect, but using the precolored just saves a lot of time!!!

Love that burlap you used!!!!!!!!!!

Maria :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Fun layout and burlap backing for this little wrangler and his six-shooters!! Super cute card, Lynn!!

Carrie said...

i love all the different textures you add to your cards and the burlap cloth is no exception. this is a cute b- day card

Lesley said...

I've just come back from my holidays and all your cards that you've posted whilst I've been away are superb - you are such a talented lady best wishes Lesley x

Tammy said...

OMGosh Lynn this is sooo cute!! I LOVE the sentiment and the burlap is an awesome touch!
Hugs, Tammy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Lynn, I like your layout and the mesh.
Kevin xx

jaydee said...

Lynn, the burlap is perfect, it adds so much texture to this fabulous card
hugs
jaydee

Anonymous said...

How cute is this!!! what a cute image. And I love the fact that it's precolored. have to check there images out. TFS

Laura

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, adorable card. The burlap goes so well with the theme. Love those square brads.

Paige said...

So cute! Adding the burlap was genius!

Shannon White said...

Goodness Lynn, this is soo Darned CUTE! love the great dp's and the fun burlap piece too! Love the whole thing!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn! this is outstanding in EVERY way! Love the bright blue - perfect color choice to go with this lil cutie! ANd I'm diggin' the burlap underneath - enchanting touch! x0x0

jojoscraps said...

Wow Lynn, How cute is this! The image is adorable and your papers are so cheerful. The burlap adds the perfect touch of texture. So fun! It's going to make someone very happy.
Jo xx

Becky said...

What a fabulously fun card, wonderful details.

Melissa said...

What an adorable card! The image may have been pre-colored, but the components of your card really pull things together! Thanks for the smile!! :)

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Joan Ervin said...

This is such a darling image, Lynn, and how cool to mount it over the burlap...this is an adorable little guy card!!!

silkeshimazu said...

What an awesome guy card! The little cowboy is so cute. Love the burlap and embossing.

Shirley said...

What a cutie and love the woven background! Just perfect for him!

Margaret said...

Super card for a wonderful cause! And if you hadn't told us it was pre-colored, we never would have known! The burlap was a great addition!!

Collette said...

Love the addition of the burlap - great job coloring this one too.

E.T. said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is the cutuest and you have coloured this image so beautifully! super fab Lynn! love that burlap too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so darling! I love this image- really like that it is precolored too.....I'll have to go check out that store!