Thursday, April 26, 2012


Hello all, and welcome to my first post as a new Design Team member at The Poodles Parlour!!! I am so looking forward to working with my new DT members, these are some lovely, lovely ladies. And I am as excited to see all of your work too. This challenge is an Anything Goes challenge and is sponsored by Stamp N Doodle. You have until Wednesday, May 9th and can link up 3 entries if you'd like. I look forward to seeing them!
My card is my Dad's birthday card. He turned 69 last week and has a really great sense of humor. He looks a little like Gus, only has more hair, lol. But Gus really was the logical choice for his card. Gus is from the Bugaboo Stamps store. I decided to make the sentiment appear as though it was a framed embroidery. So I picked some wood grain patterned paper for the flooring and some busy floral patterned paper to act as wallpaper. I used a Silhouette scallop frame to cut out my wall frame and used Topstitch font and my printer to add the sentiment. The Sentiment says, 'Women are like Angels, always up in the air harping about something!' I used some twine and a brad to complete the wall frame look. For Gus, I imported him into my Silhouette used the print and cut feature to cut him out. I paper pieced his shirt and chair to look like my Dad's. The rest of him was colored with Zig markers and Prismacolor pencils. Added Glossy Accents to his bottle and glasses. I used pop dots to lift him off the page. Just a little note on my Dad's sense of humor, when he read his card he looked at my Mom and said, "she's my Angel". At his age I think he should be careful about offending women or Angels, lol.
My lessons learned: The little piece of yellow and white twine that I used for the picture frame showed more white than yellow and blended in too well, so I used my yellow marker to color the white parts yellow. It still blends in more than I'd like, but it is better.
Please stop by my teamies blogs and leave them some love too!
And here's my Dad and Mom, Gus and his Angel, lol.
We gave them a canvas photo of all us at Thanksgiving last year.
I'd like to share my card at:
Crafty Boots Challenge no girls allowed, closes Apr. 29,
Shopping our Stash starts with b (Bugaboo stamp), closes May 1,
Daisy Doodles one for the boys, closes May 6,
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Happy Birthday, closes May 8,
Craft Us Crazy favorite stamp company (Bugaboo), closes May 8


Jacki Daniels said...

Such a fun card and a great sentiment lovely to have you on board with us at poodles (Gus reminds me of my FiL lol just shows we all have Gus in the family
don't worry about the twine you can see it in the photo
have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, luv your layout and sentiment. Welcome to the Team. Cheers Sue N (teamie)xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Brilliant work hun... love the image, layout and sentiment. I am excited also even though not quite sure what I am doing yet. Really pleased having the opportunity.... Look forward to working with everyone x

Maria Matter said...

fabulous Barb!!

Basslady said...

what a funny card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Diane Louise J said...

Lovely card Barb, gus is just so funny. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Im looking forward to working with everyone too :o)
Diane xx

Leslie Hanna said...

I <3 Gus. And you imported him into the Silhouette and did print & cut? GENIUS!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great image and I love the design of your card. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

And congratulations on your appointment to the new DT.


Melanie said...

A really great birthday card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Happy Birthday" challenge & good luck in the draw..

(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

paige said...

I ♥ Gus! Your card is delightful and the sentiment is hilarious!

Lori said...

Fun card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

mags said...

Super birthday card. Loving the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Lora said...

Great card! Love how you made it look like a floor and wallpaper!
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)
Oh and about my cricut, I got new mats with it, so they are very sticky but it still rips the paper :(
Never mind, I'm sure I'll get it cutting right one day! lol
Lora x