Sunday 18 September 2011

Kenny K #61 ...Not a Day over 49!

Theme at Kenny K this week - use your favourite KK image
Sponsor & prize -  Michelle's Scrapbooking Store - $15 gift certificate

What a question to ask, eh?  Favourite image?  It took me a few days to decide which to use I have to admit.  Of course, some images are more suitable than others for different occasions & often the character of the recipient has a strong bearing on my image choices.  Sometimes my fav image is the last one I coloured & it is true that I have a soft spot for 'Captain Locke' as she was such fun to colour, (though I have to say all the Steampunk gals are soo enjoyable to colour - & I love to colour as you know, LOL), but as I had used Ms Locke only last week thought I should really use one of the others.  It was nearly 'Queen's Cutie' or 'Troublemaker' ...but no, in the end I decided to use probably my favourite male image, that of 'Cheers Dude', suitable not only for those liking a 'bit of a tipple', but also for non-drinkers too as the image is toasting their good health.  What was even better, once I had made my decision & worked out what I was going to do with it, it was brought to my attention that my brother in law needed a card for his birthday - and whilst I had thought I had been clever & had already made him one, hadn't realised until all the baby photos were making an appearance that it was a BIG birthday - & so needed a different card with a definite age reminder on it - just to rub it in!  LOL.

The 'wiper' in action.

So 'Cheer's Dude' it was, following the layout over at CLP this month and coloured with Promarkers. His  t-shirt and the crown of his hat have been paper-pieced to give them a bit of pattern & interest & I used my new MS punch to create the horizontal zig-zag element.  Whilst this describes the front of the card itself, in actuality I had created a 'wiper' card, which Tip Top have a tutorial on this week. Now my version is slightly different than theirs & uses my own variation of measurements etc, but is the same general gist. My tip, though you might do this yourselves anyway, is that I always do a 'dry run' for moving cards - using plain paper to make sure my measurements are correct and the moveable parts are not catching on anything & actually work. If the mechanisms work fine on the flimsier paper then they should be great when constructed in card & in cases like this when the 'wiper' is quite long, then double checking saves messing up your beloved stash.  The circular numerical reminder of his increasing age (in case my BIL had possibly forgotten which mile-stone it is this time, LOL), is from Bluebird Flats but the other sentiments I created myself on the PC & I will hand write our names in the blank space on the back just before I give it - unless I forget, yes, I have done that too before now! LOL.

The reverse - with blank section for adding the 'from'.
Tine :)

CLP - design sketch (used on front)
Tip Top - birth or birthday (+ tip)
Crafting for All Seasons - birthday
Craft Your Passion -
the 'f' word
(ssh...better whisper it -' fifty')
Scrap-Creations - unique fold
Cards for Men - anything but square
Cardmad Fairy - layers
Frosted Designs - punches (Martha Stewart one)
Simon Says Stamps - song or film title (song - Cheers [Drink to That] by Rihanna)
Outlawz Greeting - inspired by a song (see above)
Di's Digi Designs - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays -always anything goes.


  1. Fabulous image Christine, love your papers and wonderful colouring.A great male card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image.....


  3. Fabulous card love the image & the papers are lush hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  4. Wonderful card Christine, never tried a wiper card before, might have a go, but you've done a fabulous job and your BIL is going to love this personalized card, great job on the paper piecing too.
    Donna xx

  5. You did a great job on this wiper card, Tine! I haven't made one in AGES!! I love how your paper matches your image so well. (one of the perks to choosing your paper BEFORE you color, right? Something I have yet to learn. :-)
    You did an awesome job with your coloring as well, but I always know you will. :-)

  6. Great card and I love the 'wiper;.. I've never seen one of those before but am going to try one.
    There's a lot of work and detail in this card and it shows... fab colouring skills too.

  7. Great F word - I love it and the card! Thanks for joining our 'F' challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

  8. Ohhhh you are so right Tine lol- I have so many favs!!!! I adore your card you clever biscuit you lol! great colouring Hun xox

    Hugz, Deb

  9. Wow, what a sweet card, great colors. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck.


  10. What great coloring on your card and cool how it folds and has the wiper! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  11. Wooww Christine, your card is awesome!!!

    gr. arjette.

  12. This is great Tine! Love the fold and the cool papers too! Love how well he coordinates!

  13. What a great card for a guy. The color combo is great and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs.

  14. Wonderful card, love the colours & the pop up :)
    Thank you so much for joining us for Di's first challenge.

  15. Great card Tine. Love your colour choice too.

  16. This card is wondeful: it is an absolutely perfect masculine combination.
    Eli (Frosted Designs)

  17. Oh, that´s a perfect card for men! Love your coloration and the sentiment you have used! Of course the wiper will make WOW the birthday "boy". Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  18. Awesome you did a wiper card! and love your Bigger card and long wiper! fab card...
    Thanks coming to play with us this week for the Birthday Time!
    Challenge @ Top Tip Tuesday, Hugs Samantha

  19. really gread card for good man :-)) thanks for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges hugs Joanna

  20. Fabulous card, perfect for a mans and what a brilliant choice of song.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  21. Love the color combination. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  22. Perfect male card, love the image and the colours. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and sharing your work.
    Jenni x

  23. Stunning card Tine, love the design and the colours, the paper piecing looks gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

  24. I;ve always wondered how to do this. its stunning
    Thanks for joining us at cards for men
    jen xx