Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Birthday card and some photos

It was my older son's birthday last Thursday. Year after year it gets harder and harder to pick the images to use for their cards and this year again was no exception.

Here is what I did this year.... not really the ideal card for a teenage boy, but I thought it was so cute and fun and thought that it would be perfect for any age... Well he loved it :)

The fun image, which I coloured with my promarkers, is from Mo Manning, loveeely background paper is from Bearly-Mine and the striped one was a freebie in a magazine. Border punch is Martha Stewart, die-cut stars are die-Namics and then computer generated sentiment and three card candy to finish it off.

After I finished it, I realised that yet again for his last year's card, I used again an image from Mo Manning and papers from Bearly-Mine, but of course not the same ones. .. .

This is the sketch that I followed to do my card.

Some challenges now.
My Mum's Craft Shop 80 - THE FABBY SKETCH
Bearly-Mine 57 - ANYTHING GOES
Fussy and Fancy 74 - ANYTHING GOES
ABC Challenge - Z is for ZOO
The Crafty Pad 193 - USE AN ANIMAL

and some photos as well today to finish it off.
This is where we went on Sunday - trekking with my colleagues in Comino, the little island that forms part of the Maltese Archipelago.

We also went in a cave

which was the one used in the film The Count of Monte Cristo.

Here I am with hubby at the Sta Marija Tower.

These two photos I took from up there.

Having a rest

And more photos 
of the Blue Lagoon

It was such a nice sunny and warm day, people were still swimming. I so wished I had brought my costume too :(

Going back home to Malta.

Sorry there were a lot of photos. Hope you enjoyed them :) xx


Pamela said...

Great card Dora, and gorgeous, gorgeous pictures, making me feel very envious. We are back to grey wet days again. I will be looking forward to next year.

Pam xx

Jac said...

Fab card Dora, no wonder he loved it. Wonderful pics I'm so jealous I'm sat here in damp, cold Dorset full of a cold I so NEED your sunshine! Xx

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card Dora and fantastic pics as well.
First at all I looked at the photos and thought...I know this...I know this cave and the tower and the blue lagoon.....
After this I read ... this is Comino. Of course I know it *lol*
10 years ago I made language holiday on Malta and we made a trip to Comino ;)
On Malta I met my hubby *lol*
2 months later I moved from Germany to Austria *lol*
Now we are married, have two wonderful kids, a big house - PERFECT !!!
Have a nice day
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Fabulous card! I had to smile when I saw your card. Love your use of the stars! Thank you for joining us at ABC's challenge. Good Luck! I hope we see more of your lovely work!

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous photo's and love your cute fury friend looks great with that colouring
Hugs Kate xx

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Wonderful photos - how very fortunate you are to live in a lovely climate.

Kelly said...

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for the passing of my mom.
While I still feel a void, I'm getting back into the swing of things and should be posting to my blog within the next few days. Great card! Love the cute little monkey. Love your pictures...You are fabulous with the camera!

Jenn said...

Very cute card, and I loved the pics you shared! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Shelby said...

This card is super fun and love how you've used the stars.
Your pics are amazing and I just love the richness of the colors in the water! Thanks for sharing


Lydia said...

Such a fun take on the sketch x and I would totally love to be in those photos right now x ty for playing with us at MMCS X

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card! I love the monkey image!
Fab photo's too!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Use An Animal challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Diane said...

What a great fun card Dora !! And boy is that sea blue in your fab photo's !! So glad you could play along with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

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