Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Born To Be Wild ....

Ooh I'm not a happy bunny today! in fact quite an angry little bunny LOL!!! my internet keeps going off. I took a better photo of this card and it won't upload! I thought I would leave it and watch Wimbledon but I have no picture on my telly. The DVD blew up a couple of nights ago and died and it has affected the picture on my telly! I'm waiting for 5amp fuse off Amazon to see if that will fix it. But it's been one of those weeks!! My creativity mojo has gone walkabout, so if anybody sees it could you send it back to me please LOL!!!

The gorgeous image is Lili of The Valley's "Zooming Along" and is perfect for a male card! The paper is from Papermania "A Christmas Carol" and is nice rich design. The sentiment was made on computer and is of course inspired by that wonderful song "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf and so it fits the Challenges 'Bring on The Music' at Lili of The Valley and also 'Inspired by a Song' at Moving Along With The Times. I made the corners and they are supposed to resemble black snakeskin!!! I drew a snake pattern on card and then filled each section with glossy accents. I am quite pleased with the results. I wanted to create the look of very posh car interior? Although I'm not sure the corners work well here. Maybe I should have done just 2 corners but then it looked odd cos they are quite heavy looking. 

I used some black ribbon across centre and a 'manly bow' (just for Laurie !!). Finally some 3mm red gems from Anita's Gemstone Wheel. I was going to put a strip of paper with music on across centre but it didn't look right. So decided to stick with Clean and Simple look. I have to say I am not happy with this card. I think I will look back on it and say dis-as-ter!!!

(Promarkers unless numbered)
Bear: Copic E31, E33
Helmet: Tan & Cinnamon
Goggles: Cool Grey 3, 4 and Glossy Accents
Scarf: Honeycomb and Copic G85
Car: Ruby, Cool Greys 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Silver Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Lili of the Valley - Challenge 101 - 'Bring on The Music' (ends 22nd June 2011)
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 103 - 'Inspired by a Song' (ends 22nd June 2011) 
Delightful Challenges - 'Anything Goes' (ends 22nd June 2011)
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge 10 - 'Father's Day and/or Masculine Colours' (ends 22nd June 2011)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 169 - 'Birthstones' (Ruby and Onyx) (ends 22nd June 2011)
Dutch Dare - Challenge 117 - 'For the Boys' (ends 22nd June 2011) 
Oldie But a Goodie - Challenge 21 - 'Where in The World' Le Mans, France! (ends 26th June 2011) 
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Challenge 33 - 'Use Red' (ends 26th June 2011)
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 54 - 'Masculine Card' (ends 27th June 2011) 

At least the sun is shining here in Manchester!! Hope it is wherever you are!

edit:  James Bear is doing a little detour in his vintage car and has just texted me to say that he has arrived in Le Mans, France!!! so he can enter the 'Where in The World' Challenge on Oldie But a Goodie. Hurrah!

Love Sue xxx


Lisa Jane said...

oh no.. what day /week lol..i cant upload my pics either .. so am not a happy bunny lol
Love your card thought .. that motor is fab! and a great song choice lol
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x
ps you could also enter the RED challenge at Ladybug crafts ink

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Sue this is FAB and thanks for the 'Manly Bow'! lol
I'm super impressed with your snakeskin corners, I never would have thought you had made that design on the paper - its top notch and very posh car interior! Love the little image and your song choice is perfect.
Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our sing song and good luck with the challenge

You could also enter this into Oldie But a Goodie if your stamp is 6 months old as 'Le Mans in France'

Hugs Laurie x

rosalien said...

Fantastic card. Love the image, it's so funny.:))
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

chrissy xx said...

OMG! Sue what a time you are having! Sounds that you really are having one disaster after another!!! Hope things get better soooooon!!!!!
Fabulous card though. Wow! That does look like snake skin.(Expert of this matter...look after one when son is on hols lol) Great colours and Fab ribbon... LOve the image too!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hallo meine liebe Sue......ich liebe dieses Motiv und deine Karte ist so wunder,wunderschön und du hast es perfekt coloriert den süßen Fahrer!

Wünsche dir noch einen schönen Abend, sei ganz lieb gegrüßt von Andrea


A fabulous "male" card Sue - love the LOTV image and all the details - the snakeskin corners are amazing! A great song choice for the challenge at MAWTT this week - thank you so much for joining us, hope to see you next time. Sylvia x

Pops x said...

HI sweetie this is really super sweet, great job on the theme too, thanks for joining us this week at LOTV hugs Pops x

Pami said...

Hi Sue, you poor thing, you sound like you are having a right time of it! Your card is super cute! I love the corners and the colours, the image is very sweet! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Pami said...

Me again! Thanks also for joining us at LCI this week as well! Pami x

Vicky said...

Poor you sweetie...sending big hugs your way...!

Well I think your card is fabulous hun...nothing wrong with your mojo and gorgeous colouring too..:o)

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

fantastic card your stiking colours and stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun that is one great image and love the layout,its been pouring with rain here all day so no sunshine,take care hugs cherylxxxx

Cheryl said...

Oh Sue, what a week, if I see that mojo I will definitely send it your way lol. Great card love that image from LOTV. Hope things improve Hugs Cheryl

Michele Spera said...

adorable card! Thank you for joining us at CCT

Padster said...

Awww love the bear on this great card - thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie
Debbie GDT

DesignerDiva said...

Me again Sue, thanks for linking up to Oldie But A Goodie this week, fab card I can just see him racing around the Le Mons track!! Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Whimsey said...

Super cute card; love that image! Great coloring too!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!

Hugs, Michele

Lisa Jane said...

oops -- forgot to say
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

theCook said...

Lovely image and a great card! Thanks for playing in the Ladybug Crafts Ink red challenge!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fabulous masculine card! Thanks for sharing it and joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. :D
~Emily Keaton, June Guest Designer for Tuesday Throwdown

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!