Friday 1 April 2011

Phindy's #49 Nana's Pies

Phindy's Challenge theme - humour

Hi everyone, and today's card uses Phindy's adorable 'Nana's Pies'. Doesn't she look like 'grandma' is supposed to? However, in this instance I have made her into a Mother's Day card for a Nan with a wicked sense of humour - or one who infamously gets things wrong in the kitchen & doesn't mind you pointing out her deficiencies. LOL. You know, how much rice pudding would you like, one slice or two? I coloured Nana here with Promarkers adding a bit of black fineliner pen into corners of the lattice top pie on the table, where the smallest of Promarker nibs wouldn't dare to go. I have also paper-pieced her scarf so that she has a nice Paisley design that any grandma of 'a certain age' would be proud of.  The mats behind the image were cut using a Spellbinder's Nestie and layered to create what I hope passes for the edge of a pie. Maybe it is just my over active imagination again & only I can see it. LOL.

I made my own sentiment on the PC and added a punched edge (using a Crop-a-Dile), as if it were a recipe taken out of a folder, and I inked the edges to make it look as if those recipes were well used. In fact all the papers & card (other than the glossy black base card), have been given a good dose of Distress Ink around their edges to add to the 'homely' feel. The punched flower is from Woodware & I gave it a centre of a button (hand sewn on) and placed ribbon behind. The ribbon was some more of that fab white ribbon from FantasticRibbons once again recoloured with my Promarkers to suit the colour scheme.

The 'button' on the inside is made of card, coloured with Promarkers
The punch-line of the sentiment (if you can call it a sentiment?), I popped onto an white insert (with Tim Holtz Distress Ink again around the fancy-cut edges) & with matching papers to the front. The flower on corner of the insert has a central 'button' cut from card and Promarker-ed to make it match the real one on the front but will keep the inside the card flat.

Hope you like it and that you will join in with our challenge this week. We would love it if you could use one of Phindy's images to play along and if you do, just enter your card twice to double your chances of winning.  It isn't necessary to do so though, just keep to the theme, but if you have never visited her store before why not pay a visit as I think she has some fab digis.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Stamping Sisters in Christ - paper piecing
My Partner in Crafting Crime - buttons
Lexi's - ribbons (no bows or knots)
Dutch Dare - distressing
Stampman - anything 'Tim' (Distress Inks - Antique Linen & Tea Dye)
Ooh-la-la - Mother's Day or special friend (well you gotta admit it makes a change from a floral card! LOL)
Crafty Pad - for mums
Creative Inspirations -Mother's Day/ mum
Craft Your Days Away - mum or special lady
Allsorts - for a special lady
Freshly Brewed - cook it up
Stamp Challenges - digi day.


  1. Ovearall my fave phindy card this week! I love how you made a homey card into a humorous card and thats the perfect sentiment for it!
    You're right, your nesties do look like piecrust! lol Brilliant!
    I should have put my sentiment on the inside like you did. I had no room on the outside and said the heck with it. You can see that me and that card weren't getting along!
    Your coloring and paperpiecing is perfect! I love her plaid skirt and paisley scarf, and oh the recipe sentiment, wonderful!
    OK, you can see I really like it! Well done, Tine!

  2. this is funny, beautiful, and wow - gorgeous coloring - you and ProMarkers are an incredible team!
    sentiment cracked me up!!!

  3. This is lovely! Wonderful warm image and fabulous coloring. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  4. Your coloring is wonderful as always. I really love the creative twist of the sentiment, I never would have thought of that, it's so clever! That does look like pie crust, too. Such a fab card!

  5. Too funny!! And absolutely gorgeous too!! Love, love, love your coloring of this wonderful image!!! Beautiful colors too! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Cook it Up challenge.


  6. Fab card - the pie looks good enough to eat.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. fantastic card ,love the whole thing ,the colours are perfect and the sentiment cracked me up ,thanks for joining us at OLL and good luck
    tracey x

  8. Fab!!! Thanks for joining us at Ooh la la with your super card; we hope to see you again soon x

  9. I love this card esp the image! Thank you for joining us at PCC! :-) Elaine PCC DT xxx

  10. Oh this is just lovely! Great image and such a fun sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

  11. Fab creation!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)

    Please come back mid week for another great post!


  12. That's fabulous Tine. Just love that image, lol. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week. Why don't you check out our CD competition, there's a great prize on offer.

  13. ok, I haven't seen this image before and I REALLY like it and your style of colouring is just totally in the league of your own - wow!!!

  14. Great card! What a sweet looking Nana! I like the pie mimiked border! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!

  15. Wow what an absolutely fabulous card love the inside put a smile on my face
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  16. Oh my goodness this is fabulous! I love the image... the fun sentiment... your coloring and the great paper piecing!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  17. Hi Christine wow yum yum youve really done a stunning job on the colouring, that pie looks almost real. A Gorgeous card. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  18. What a great way to take a sweet little old lady and put words into her mouth LOL, Christine I love this, it's so funny

  19. Gorgeous image and hehehe at the sentiment ;). That is too cute! Beautiful layout and coloring too.

    Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cook it up challenge

  20. This is one awesome card what a great image, design and sentiment I love it, thank you for joining us at Aud sentiments
    Lorraine x

  21. Love the funny sentiment and the vintage lady! Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

  22. What a cute card! I love the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
    Hugs ♥

  23. Oh this is just a wonderful card!
    xxx Anne-Marije

  24. Beautiful fun card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time. Hugs Christine x

  25. Fun card, perfect for Mother's Day, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck in the draw.
    Jenni x

  26. gorgeous card and fab colouring and sentiment! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafing Crime's Button Challenge!!