Sunday, April 29, 2012

For My Brother

My Brother's birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to make him a card especially from me.  I am younger by 2 years and he is cracking a really BIG birthday number this year (which means that mine is not far behind - yikes!).

He can be quite humourous for a Frenchman in a serious kind of way so I did not want to do a typical masculine serious kind of card, I went for a cutesy, loving kind of feel and I hope he enjoys it.  It's as plain as can be, but this Rosie image from Purple Onion Design, designed by Stacey Yacula was too sweet to pass up!

Her name is Rosie!  Is she cute or what!  I touched her up here and there with copic markers and a white gel pen.

I'm going to add this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge, "Anything Goes".


 
This is the last day for you to leave a comment on my GIVEAWAY post, I think I'll close it off at 12h00 noon today CST.  I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning.

My in-laws are coming over for a visit shortly, it's always nice to see them!  This is the last time that they will get to see their son before we leave for South Africa in June!  But thankfully, they have already booked their trip to visit us this December - I am so lucky!

I had a great run this morning although the humidity is starting to show it's face!

Oh and some awesome happy news, Martha, (you can find her work on the Hero Arts Flickr site HERE) whose work I totally drool over, is coming to stay over at my house in a few weeks time for the weekend!  So her and Lisa and  I are going to spend some fantastic crafty time together!  Maybe by the time she leaves we can convince her (maybe even get her started) to set up a blog!  She is SO talented, her work really needs to be viewed by as many as possible!

Have a totally fantastic Sunday!

24 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

What a cute card Brenda, love the effect you have created with the way you have coloured the Kraft.

Oh my goodness Martha's cards are stunning, she really needs a blog. I am sure you will have fun creating together (Lucky you).
Sallyx

Barb said...

Adorable card for your brother, Bren! Love the way you colored that sweet image! :)

And I am so jealous that you get to meet Martha! Love that girl and her gorgeous cards and tags! I hope you DO convince her to start a blog! Give her a hug from me please!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda!

What a super-SWEET card for your brother! The darling POD image is the cutest! I love the white highlights, and, of course, it's perfect on kraft! I'm sure your brother will adore it.

YEAH, I'm really looking forward to some FUN crafty time with you and Lisa! :-)

BIG Hugs, my friend!

Rosemary said...

super cute card for your brother, brenda! i hope you can convince martha to start a blog... she is so very talented!! can't wait to see photos from your crafty weekend!

Virginia L. said...

Love your card for your brother, Brenda! It's so sweet!! I am sure that the card will melt his heart! And that is so AWESOME that you and Lisa AND Martha are meeting up! I adore Martha's beautiful work and please do tell her that I also think that she should have a blog :) Can't wait to hear more about your get-together!

Anita Recksiedler said...

I absolutely love how you colored in this bunny! It makes it sooo much more masculine! :> I didn't realize hubby's parents lived in the US, they must be sad that you are moving! :> So excited for you to have Martha coming to visit!

Inkyfingers said...

What a cute card and so good for a male card becuase its not too cuty.

Cindy C. said...

Very sweet and adorable card!! How nice for you to meet up with Martha! Have fun you girls!

Lisa said...

I love this simple iamge and the subtle coloring, B- perfect! And I know your brother will love it cuz it came from you :)
I am soooo looking forward to meeting up with Martha and having a fun girl's weekend!!

cheiron said...

This is wonderful and I love the coloring! Have a great time with Martha. SO fun to meet a flickr friend.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda,
You card is adorable--I love it. Your coloring is great and you did an awesome job. Hugs to you.

Lisa said...

This is the sweetest Brenda, he'll treasure it! What a cute image. Oooo a girls weekend ...FUN! I had a girls day with my SIL today...stamp convention...lots of new goodies!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling card, Brenda - it certainly brings a smile & I'll bet your dear brother will love it too! How fun that you and Lisa will be able to craft with Martha - three talented ladies together!

Sue Lelli said...

I feel the LOVE oozing out of this card, Brenda! LOVE your coloring, especially the white gel pen details!

Dawn said...

This is the most perfect card Brenda. What a great stamp. Your brother will love it. And how exciting to have Martha to stay. I've been seeing her beautiful work in her challenge with Tina and it is very impressive. Yes, she NEEDS at blog

Tina said...

Such a sweet card, Brenda! And how fun it sounds...three super talented girls crafting together!! I would love to see some photos and cards you will create.

paula said...

Brenda what a gorgeous card. I'm sure your brother will love it. It's such a cute card

Maureen Morton said...

What a sweet card - love this image! And your minimal coloring is just the ticket - the white really makes him pop on this rich kraft. Sounds like your meeting with Martha will be a blast - I wish we call join you.

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, your card for your brother is adorable! I love the sponged edges of the panel and the bunny is coloured beautifully!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love this design on kraft cardstock!!

Deirdre said...

Super cute... I love it.

Katarina said...

Your brother's card is lovely, great colouring.
Have a great weekend with Martha and Lisa - nothing beats crafting with friends.

walchowDesign said...

Such an adorable card, Brenda! I am sure your brother will love it!

How fun that all three will have fun together!

Michelle said...

Very sweet card for your brother.
Hope you and the gals have a great time crafting!!