Sunday, 12 June 2011

I play video games...

Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. We have had boring old rain so not much fun! I managed to make this quick birthday card for my hubbie whilst he was sleeping off his jetlag. See below for my new Papertrey Ink stash that hubbie brought back from the States on his business trip!

I LOVE this image from MFT- it's so useful for any guy cards. It's new and I think I'm going to be using it alot in future. Best thing is that it comes with a load of funny sentiments (more on that below!) Anyway I coloured with copics and did some paper piecing on the seat and his tshirt. These papers are from my new stash from October Afternoon, they're called Report Card and are great for kids' and male cards. I used a Die-namics die to make the 3 die cut stars in the bottom right corner.

I'd like to enter this into:
Papertake Weekly-anything goes
Paperplay Challenges- father's day/male card
Alphabet Challenge- father's day/male card
Paper Variety- for the guys
Sentimental Sundays- father's day/male card
Crazy 4 Challenges- father's day/male card
Secret Crafter- male card

Close up of the sentiment. I love this sentiment and it's especially apt for hubbie as playing video games IS his job!!!! My hubbie runs a video games studio, they made Batman: Arkham Asylum for those of you with big video game hubbies and kids!! He's just been in the US to promote the new Batman game he's made! It's SO fab to be able to get such a great sentiment for him, he'll love it!!

Finally here is my new Papertrey Ink stash. Yep, I know I went a bit crazy but it was in the midst of Mum's stroke drama so I was needing some serious retail therapy. Here's a run down on the stamp sets I bought:
Rock On and die
Garden Variety and some of the matching dies
Button Boutique and some of the matching dies and coasters for making the buttons
Take Note and matching notebooks
Tiny Tags and matching die
I also got some cream cardstock and button twine.

Have a fun rest of weekend. Will see you again on Tuesday for my new Anything Goes Challenge post! xx


Anonymous said...

Fab card and perfect for my sons and SIL!! I think your hubby has their dream job! Retail therapy is allowed; you enjoy your new stash hun. Take care. xxx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great card and loving your stash!

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous male card and love the image , thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

papertrails leaver said...

ha ha! This cracked me up! For some playing video games are their job I suppose so muct be fun! Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Aartje said...

What a nice card did you make. I love the paper and the image you used.
Love Aartje

Angie said...

Great card love the theme and the fab bright colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Steph, gorgeous card I see you're going to be busy over the next couple of years.. lol
ps thank you for joining us at Alphabet

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week xx

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Wow .. .. so your hubby is now the envy of about half of blogland because of his job .. .. and you are the envy of the other half because of all that lovely stash you have received!! LOL!!!

Great card .. and the sentiment really made me smile. Great male card!!!

Love Jules xx

Crafting Gill said...

This is a great card i love it thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge
Gill xx

Mary J said...

I am so jealous of your new stash, Steph!! And your card is just brilliant - lovin' the paper piecing!

Deirdre said...

Love the new stash... so envious. Adore your card - Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Babette said...

Fab card, the stamp is indeed great for male cards. Love the paper piecing on the image.

Ebru Vatansever said...

I am so jealous of the new goodies you got ;o) you sure are going to be very busy.

I love your new card, the paper piecing and the colors totally rock. !! I must also mention that I am lovin your blog. Keep those lovely creations coming to the Honey Bootique. Mwah

~jan said...

YAY for new goodies! :) Love the paper piecing on this wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

April said...

This is awesome! That sentiment is SO cool, lol. ;) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April
P.S. LOVE the new goodies!! Papertrey Ink is good therapy anytime. :)

Mel said...

Quite cool use of patterns there. Love that greeting, too. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Helen said...

Fab men's card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

PS - have fun with your new goodies!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Super adorable card. I love the matching patterned paper and shirt...just too CUTE! And jealous of your PTI haul...LOL.
Thank you for sharing and also for playing along with Sentimental Sundays.

ElenaB. said...

great card!!