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Sunday, 8 March 2009

stamp something and truly scrumptious


I may not be around much in the next day or so! Our telephone line and internet are down since a massive thunderstorm last night. We were awoken by such a loud bang and the electricity went off for a few seconds, then the loudest thunder we had ever heard!
Today, everything else seems fine but the telephone line is dead! It would seem that there is no urgency on a sunday!!!! I just hope it gets fixed early tomorrow!
I am using a mobile broadband stick, but it is painfully slow so I will post this and then have to call it a day I am afraid!
Anyway, here is the card I spent 3 days creating and was desperate to show this morning but has taken until now to get some internet access!
I created it for the Stamp Something Challenge which was to use a favourite something, my favourites on this card are the Basic Grey (of course) hardly ever use anything else! Also, this cute little Whimsy boy ' Knight Connor' is my favourite Whimsy stamp, although just wait till next week when the new Whimsy kids come out and I may just have a new favourite!!!

This card is also for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge which had a fantastic sketch to follow! The other part of the challenge was to add handmade buttons, I don't know if I can class these shields as buttons but the sketch was fab and I just had to use it!



This card is a birthday card for my nephew who loves to receive money inside his card, I am sure he will be thrilled to find it in this little pocket and also the roll of Jelly beans! The card is like a book to accomodate the tube and I love the feel of it, so robust and thick!


Here is a close up of super cute Knight Connor, isn't he adorable? I love stamping these Whimsy images, the stamps are a beautiful deep red rubber and stamp perfectly every time!

The shields once again came in very handy as a little extra embellishment without the need for another stamp!


Here you can see how thick the card is, very like a book shape.


The back view!
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'
Stamps ~ Whimsy 'Knight Connor'
Embellishments and tools ~ Cuttlebug and nestabilities, brads, scrappers floss

Thank you so much for your visit, I will be around to visit you back as soon as I can!


44 comments:

Jill said...

wow Deb it's fantastic you're nephew will love it. This must of taken you hours wow hugs Jill x

Dancing Lady said...

Wow..this card is awsome..fantastic!!!!
And the stamp is very funny..

Kisses
Vera

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Dawn said...

Stunning card - love those BG papers

thanks for joining us on TS

Dawn

mar1ene said...

Wow, that is totally crazy fab!!! love it Deb!
Hugs, Marlene x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is FABULOUS Deb, and three days to put together, wow! I can see why, it's wonderful! Such fun colors, papers, and embellishments. Love all the detail, especially how you used the shield. The image is colored perfectly too. :) Love the book style too, I'm sure your nephew will love this gift! :) Hope the internet and phone come back soon, it's so hard without them!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness, Deb!! This is incredible!! I adore the sweet knight, and your whole design is genius!! Filled with fabulous goodies that are sure to please your nephew!!

Annie said...

lucky nephew getting this fabby book card for his birhtday! hope your internet connection gets fixed tomorrow. hugs, annie x

Kim Piggott said...

Deb this is sensational!
Wonderful colouring, gorgeous paper and such a wonderful design!
Hope you get online soon.
hugs
kim x

Tasha said...

Wow this is amazing and such a brilliant idea - fantastic
love tasha xx

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

What a truly fantastic boy card! I am sure your nephew will LOVE it. Great idea to use the shields like buttons, too. Terrific ideas you have, Deb!! :) Hugs, Kelly

P.S. -- Stop by my blog when you can. I have an award for you there, my friend!

catt871 said...

WHOAAAAAAAAA!!! This is the most incredible thing I've seen - EVER!!! IT is AMAZING!!!! You are so clever and so talented but you never cease to amaze me, my friend!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!

Risa said...

Oh Deb, you really bring these stamps to life with your creativity! Your card is awesome and I love the way you bring everything together...so professional and well made.
hugs
Risa:)

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow Deb, it's fabulous!!

Leanne said...

Wow this is stunning!!
Leanne :o)
xx

Debbie said...

Wow this is great Deb, the design is fabulous...you are clever! I love the colours and the papers. I'm sure your nephew will really love it! Debbie x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

How do you do it Deb? another work of art hunny. I just love all th detail you have added to this. Loving it!! hope you had a good weekend hunny. Its cold and windy here today, got to go out in a minute, would rather stay in and craft!! enjoy your day! hugs Linda x

Rica said...

Fabulous project and so beautifully done. I certainly class your three little shields as hand made buttons (better than my naff efforts).
Thanks for joining in at TS>
hugs Heather xx

Carmen said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift, your nephew will be thrilled, the "book" looks really great!!!

Katy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb :)

xx

Ladypou said...

wow this is really nice. that paper from basic grey is my all time favorite . keep up the great work of art!!!

Lauretta xx

Littlebear said...

This is a fabulous work of art. You are so talented.

Craftyanny said...

What a fantastic card, brilliant in every way. Love it!

Michele said...

Oh wow Deb this is gorgeous. Love the Whimsy stamp and the beautiful colouring. Love the papers also. Thanks for joining us on Truly Scrumptious this week. Michele x

scrapnnMO said...

OMG girl this is just phenomenal and GORGEOUS! You ROCK hun! :)

♥Dawn♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This totally rocks!! I love what you did for the BG and the coloring is so perfect!! :) TFS!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

What a gorgeous set of goodies for his birthday. simply fabulous.

Sharon said...

Wow Deb, this is amazing. I love it!! Thanks for joining the TS challenge.

craftyb said...

Hi Deb, what a clever crafty girl you are...this project is just fab! Love all the little details like using the shield as buttons..works a treat!

what a pain without your internet connection etc...what did we ever do "in the olden days" without all this technology?!! LOL bx

PS Bet you's got the fright of your life with the crashing noise!!

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous card!!...the coloring and papers are Fabulous!!..Sounds like a..Scary thunderstorm....our dog would be under the covers...lol...Hugs, Ila

Erin... said...

Deb, how cute is this card??? I love the yummy papers and your coloring of knight connor is fantastic!! what a great way to include jelly beans!! How fun for your nephew. Hope internet comes up soon! thanks for joining us at SS.

CraftyC said...

Wow, its stunning Deb, alot if work gone into it by the looks of it!
Clairex

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a great card...such an amazing creation.
Hope you get your internet sorted soon...I know how frustrating that is!
Hugs
Carole x

~Christina~ said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!!! What a fabulous piece of awesomeness :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, love how you made it like a book. A great way for a card and gift at the sometime.

Desire Fourie said...

This is stunning Deb and just perfect for a boy. And of course I just adore the BG cardstock you've used so creatively, needless to say BG is also my favourite cardstock. Hope your telephone is back up and running, just know how frustrating it can be. Hugs from Desire

Maria Matter said...

Wow, magnificent!!!
You did an outstanding job with this cool project!!!
Take care!
Blessings, Maria

Jeanette said...

Awww...what a lovely gift. I am sure he will be absolutely thrilled with it. Gorgeous coloring and love all the extra little touches! Have a great day! Hugs Jeanette

Jacilynn said...

THis is fantastic!!!

Seleise said...

that is beyond awesome!!! he'll love finding the little pocket with money and the card is just FAB!!! sorry to hear about the big storm. wow - that thunder sounds like it was something else!

Beth said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love how you've made different compartments for the money and sweeties - such a lovely gift! Thanks for joining the TS challenge this week!
Beth xx

my5bratz said...

W-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!

True :) said...

Awesome card Deb! I can tell lots of love went into it!