Sunday, January 3, 2010

Dottie's World Challenge-Bring in the Old Bring in the New!

Hello and Happy Sunday! :o}
It's that time again...another challenge at Dottie's World.
This week Adele wants us to "bring out the old and bring in the new"
This is what she asked:

"As we have entered a New Year I would like you to look back at your "Crafts of the Past" dig out something from your stash, blow off the dust and put it to use with a new item that you have recently bought or been given as a pressie! As long as you use a Charmed Download, the rest is up to you."

So I had to make a card for my brother inlaw Terry for his 45th birthday, and I thought that this Charmed Download image form the Mikey collection, that you can get HERE; would be perfect.

I RARELY make guy cards....but I am really trying to keep up with all my bday cards this year so I had to make my brother inlaw a card. I like how it turned out. I tried to add a lot of personalized elements to it.
Terry is a HUGE Nebraska Huskers fan so I added the "N" to Mikey's shirt.
I circled the 44 and 1 on the little die cut for 45.
and I also hand stamped his name on the little name plate.

Here are the complete details:

I colored the image in with my copics of course.
The paper is My Mind's Eye-Ooh La La for Him, the die cuts are also from the same collection
The sentiment "Happy Birthday" is Close To MY Heart-stamped in black
I stamped Terry with a Close To MY Heart "Hodge Poge" Alphabet stamp set. The buttons, brads and spiral clip are CTMH as well.

Now for the challenge-the spiral clip has been in my stash for years...I have a whole container of them and can't even think of the last time I used them.
The paper was my most recent purchase; it was in the clearance section of my Local Scrap Store-but it was MY most recent purchase. :o}

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabby Sunday-and make sure you put your feet up and relax-if your Christmas was anything like mine-you NEED it. ;o)

Nicole M Bailey

6 comments:

June Nelson said...

Good morning Nicole, ooh I aodre this seeing as im useless at mens cards!!! brilliant. I hope you have had a lovely christmas and the new year will be great for you and your family. Love and hugs June xxx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Nicole.
Wow, this is awesome and I love everything about this card.
You done a great job, personolized it. I Think all the different elements are stunning. And the fact that you Made a guy card is so fab. Wish you a great sunday.
Hugs Gunn

Emmy X said...

Hi its me Emily, your blog is brilleant and my mums just told me that you have a 10 year old daughter named Emily too.My mum also told me that you started a blog for Emily a while back but you hadn't had much time to work on it.Cant wait to see what Emily makes and hope she will be my friend.

Emmy X

Kelly Schelske said...

This is a fabulous card Nicole!

Mel X said...

Hi Nicole, happy to new year. This is a great card for a fella! Love how you've personalised it, am sure he'll be chuffed to bits!

Mel X

Elborgi said...

nice blog you have and nice cards!
!
Nicole- why I can't enter in Truly scruptions for new sketch 23?
Try it - but page not found?Put my card for it in my blog

Elma