Saturday, 14 September 2013

Police In Action

A very personalised card to share with you all today though you probably wouldn't guess so at first glance.  I have made it for my son's birthday & as he is a SpPC, decided to create a card for him using him & his 'beat' as inspiration. In case anyone doesn't know what a Special Police Constable is here in the UK, they have all the powers of a 'regular' but are unpaid and give their services in their 'free time'.

Yes, I ended up literally drawing this one myself too & coloured my image with Promarkers. Well, it's two images really as I have drawn his hat separately, LOL (from what I can gather they are prone to ending up on the floor!) It must look like him too as my daughter recognised her brother right away. :)   Having drawn my image, I digitised it so I could cut it out using my Cameo to give me a neat border all around. Also using my Silhouette Cameo, I created a city skyline too & it was welded into the trapezium shape - & as his shifts are nearly always at night have used dark navy card to produce the silhouette effect. To add further 'city-beat' references, I used images from the city centre and a dp of bricks. A number of the layers have been added using glue-gel for dimension & hopefully I have created an all-action layout which echoes the colourful area he patrols.

Drawing more inspiration from a city's surroundings for the inside of the card with graffiti walls, posters & bunting.  The Cameo cut out my signs once I had made my 'scruffy' edged poster designs. I didn't make the cut-files for the bunting though. These are designs from Lettering Delights and I strung them up using a length of baker's twine. I did however, make my handcuff design myself running along the top edge as a pattern & I used matt silver paper behind it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tine :)

Happy Campers - use a stamp (rubber or digi - drew & digitised this one myself)
Order of the Opus Gluei - city-scape
Can You Digi It - go somewhere (Manchester (UK) city centre)
Paper Minutes - cities (Manchester, UK)
Squirrel & the Fox - creations for men
Cupboard Trilogy - male
Whimsy Stamps - masculine
Totally Papercrafts - birthday boys
Crafty Catz - men/boys
Craft a Scene - dusk to dawn
Die-cut Divas - celebrate
Sisterhood of Crafters - use a digi
Sister Act - anything goes
Creative Moments - birthday/anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Paper Parade - anything goes
Hobbycutz - anything goes
Creative - birthdays
Creative Cutting - anything goes.


  1. WOW! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  2. WOW! This is awesome ... from your own drawn image to the fabulous story it tells! I commend your son on his commitment to safety! I'm sure he will be thrilled with this amazing creation!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Fabulous card for a birthday boy. Wonderful design and detail. Thanks for joining us at TPC this week. Pat K xx

  4. An excellent drawing and beautiful card, Tine! He'll love it!

  5. Brill card Tine...clever you...I think your PC image is fact so is everything about the card...!! Hope your spondylosis lets up and you're feeling better soon.

  6. This is SO cool! The colors are SO fun! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

  7. Wow what an amazing card. I love how you made this & you are a very talented drawer. What a fantastic personal card for your son. Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. A great card Tine, brillant drawing. Your son is going to love it.

  9. Fabulous masculine card! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  10. wat een mooie kaart , leuk dat je meedoet met de uitdaging van de ccc.
    groetjes rian

  11. amazing Tine. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.

  12. Amongst all your other talents you can draw so well too!
    It's a wonderful card - Your son will be so chuffed with it!

  13. Hello...super card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  14. Wow, you drew this yourself, it's amazing! Your son is a very lucky man Thank you for entering in our Cityscapes Challenge at Opus Gluei!!

  15. What a wonderful, personal card! I love that you drew the officer and that you then had your Cameo do the fussy cutting!
    It's really wonderful the way the cityscape goes through your frame shape!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Creative Cutting Challenge!
    Ruth - DT CCC

  16. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cutting Challenges!
    ♥ Pam, CCC DT

  17. Wow. Great image. Your son will treasure it for many years to come. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  18. What a wonder! Well done! Great background too.

    Glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  19. Beautiful card. Thank you for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge.

  20. This is wonderful. You are so talented. Love that your daughter recognized her brother right away. I love your card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  21. What a card! What a description! I am fascinated as to how you made this card. Your drawings and details are brilliant. All the shapes and drawings on the front are full of interest and the inside is terrific too - love your handcuffs, the brick wall and the "One day only event".

  22. What a cool card, thanks for showing it for paperminutes.

  23. What a wonderful personalized card. I am very impressed by your drawing. I thought - oh what a lovely digi image and then I read your text. WOW!!! How heartfelt that is for him. What a lovely mum you are!

    Thank you for sharing your personal creation with us at Opus Gluei, it is wonderful and I hope we get you back for more challenges with us!

  24. Wow, so much love (and work) went into this very "one-of-a-kind" card! Just awesome!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge!
    DT Leader

  25. congratulations on your own digi image love all the different bright coloured papers -thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
    Carol DT x

  26. fabulous male card. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  27. LOVE this. Love how you colored him and the type of papers you used. Awesome card. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Devine Digi's" challenge.

  28. Love this card! All the layers really add to this card. The image is stunning! Thank you for joining us this month at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges.

    Kat (DT)

  29. What a great card, Thank you joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx
    TCT DT

  30. A great card, thanks for sharing at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x