Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Helen has chosen the challenge and it is "Birthday".  I don't know about you, but I always need more birthday cards for my stash.  I decided to go with a "man card" and chose Bugaboo's Gus to work with...the guy is a hoot!

The image is colored with pencils and Gus' eyes are dotted with a black gel pen.  (How do you like his snazzy boxers?)  I've done some simple matting and used stars and a few black crystals for embellishing.  The fun sketch is from Sketch Saturday.

Image: Bugaboo Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf, SU! Poppy Parade, Basic Grey "Bowties" DP
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Jet"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT "Stacking Stars" Die-namics Dies, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's birthday are sure so find some inspiration!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Cards for Men: April Fools (Humorous)
Charisma Cardz: Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers: Humor
Created with Love: April Fool's Day (Humor)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe: Let's Celebrate
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!



Jessi Fogan said...

I love Gus :) Perfect guy card with the colours & the stars - and of course good ol' sassy Gus in his undies, lol!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the image and fab

Debbie said...

Brilliant card and love the layout.fab image and colours too.Hugs debbie x

Chris Hanselman said...

Cute card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining our April Fools Day challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Basslady said...

very funny and fantastic, hun! ;-)

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Linda Palmer said...

Fun card Angela. I love Gus and how you have colored him. Love the stars, great embellishments. You always make fabulous cards.

Unknown said...

Fab card Angela. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our April Fools Day challenge.


Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, perfect colouring, love your layout, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Lin said...

Hi Angela, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our humour challenge. Thanks also for bearing with us with the link moderating thing. Sadly it became necessary because of the large number of people who appeared to not have bothered to read our challenge requirements.

Love your Gus inspired card, which is beautifully coloured. I also like the fabulous vibrant background paper which is really cheery on this cold April day.

Good luck!

Lin xx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a great card.. I love Gus and Stella both they are fun fun images. Great coloring as well. thanks so much for sharing with us at Created with love Challenges.
Linda K.

Suze Bain said...

A great fun card. I love how you've co-ordinated the balloons with the DP and I love those stars! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

Imke said...

Angela, this is such a fun card. Love the image and the colors. The stars looks fabulous !

shaz earl said...

Brilliant card Angela, love the wrinklie - Happy Birthday
hugs Shaz x

perfectly4med said...

Great card, and even better colour matching! Super!

Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck!


Mel X said...

Hi Angela, fabulous card, love the image - its so fun.

Mel X

Jo said...

Great. Thanks so much for joining us at TTCRD magazine.

Josephine said...

What a fabulous, fun card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

craftin-dawn said...

Gus is so funny! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our April Fools Day Challenge!

Debbie said...

This is so cute!! I think I need that stamp! (and a t-shirt that says that!!)

Elaine said...

Fab card and a great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Angela! Love the funny image and all the stars are perfect.

Dawn said...

He he! I love your card Angela! Gus is a great character & you've worked him up well!
Thanks so much for playing at The Crafting Cafe!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

LauraVi said...

What a fun fab creation! Now I am your follower

Amy said...

That sentiment is hilarious! Very cute card.

Lesley said...

Fab card Angela, I just love the image! xx

Chris said...

i too am collecting wrinkles...this card is super fun, love all the clusters of stars!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just a fabulous card and so cute. Just love the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Unknown said...

ha ha the old guy is very funny the star cluster looks really nice lovely card

Claire said...

Your card is lovely, I especially like the star embellies!

Thanks for playing along at The Crafting Cafe this month! Claire x