zondag 13 maart 2011

Happy Birthday with Skater Ben

Hi everybody!!

Hope your Sunday is turning out fabulous. We are having a very slow morning here in Nieuwe Wetering in The Netherlands. We had dinner with a wonderful Indonesian family yesterday and I ate WAY to much but couldn't stop myself... our hosts had cooked so much and it was all so yummie, Indonesian people sure know how to make people feel welcome. The children were spoiled with lovely gifts and candy and there was special food for them and we went home way to late for them but it was still to early in their eyes.

Anyways... Marco was up early to go training for the Alpe d'HuZes again HERE is the post I did about his participation last year and HERE you can find his personal page for this year, it's in Dutch of course but the pictures are universal... isn't he cute!! I'm so proud of him for doing this again, it's not just the day itself where he'll try to climb the mountain six times but in preparation he has been cycling for hours and hours almost every weekend! Cancer is such a horrible illness and every Euro that's being collected with this event is going directly to researche, the organisation refuses to have any money spend on anything else!! If anybody wants to support my sweetie in his efford to climb the Alpe d'Huez no less then SIX times this year you can make a donation on his personal Alpe d'HuZes page! Thank you if you do!!

Anyways... that's not why I'm here of course... I'm here to show you the card I did with Whiff of Joy's Skater Ben. I went completely out of my comfort zone with lots of distressing:
Craft cardstock of course and white and blue-ish cardstock. The craft cardstock was distressed a lot with Walnot Stain Distress Ink and white ink and partially embossed with a Tim Holtz folder. The stars were cut with nesties out of paper from the last Whiff of Joy paperkit, distressed with white ink and then heat embossed using extra thick embossing powder that was melted in my melting pot (first time I used this!!). Some buttons and flowers on there from stash that make this card suitable for the current Whiff of Joy Challenge which is Blooms and Buttons and some "I don't remember how you call this type of ribbon" ribbon from stash :). The sentiment has been done in Word using the Scrum Bucket font I downloaded from DaFont and the punch I used on the side is by EK Success (I think :S). Here is a close up of Skater Ben:
And here is a side view:

Now I know I'm not that good in distressing... just not my usual style, but still hope you like this! I do think it turned out to be a real boys card which was my intention!
Have a great Sunday everybody! I'm off preparing for our guests that will be arriving in an hour or two!
xxx
Mariska

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Wauw! Wat een stoere jongens kaart zeg.
    Heel mooi gemaakt en de kleuren en de embleshments passen er perfect bij. Helemaal super!

    Liefs Mariska

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  2. Ja ja eindeloos gaaf...

    Warme groetjes,
    Anita.

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  3. Hij is prachtig Mariska !!

    groetjes Monique

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  4. Wat een stoere kaart zeg, ik vind hem erg leuk!
    groetjes Brenda

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  5. Prachtige jongens kaart! Liefs, Marley

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  6. Wat een schitterende kaart!

    Groetjes,

    Marie-Anne

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  7. Adorable sweet card Mariska.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Schitterende kaart Mariska,supper die stempel,zo mooi ingekleurd.
    Heel mooi papier heb je gebruikt.
    Hoe is het bij jullie,hoop dat alles goed gaat?

    Liefs Riet.xx

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  9. Love your skater boy card! The color choice is great and your coloring amazing!

    Thanks for joinin us at WOJ this week!

    Hugs,
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  10. Wow your card is just amazing! ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Whiff of Joy challenge blog.

    Hugs,
    ⓂⒶⓃⓊⒺⓁⒶ

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  11. WOW Mariska!!! Such a fabulous male card!! The colouring is fantastic and the details too.
    Thanks a lot for joining us at WOJ challenge and good luck for your DT call.
    Hugs, Giò

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  12. Ik vind 'm prachtig Mariska en ja soms leuk om iets anders te doen, maar is het net ff je stijl niet!!

    Liefs van Christa

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  13. I'm always amazed by your creativity.

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  14. Wat een gave jongenskaart! Super leuk detail dat " afgescheurde" blaadje! En sterren en knopen zijn ook altijd top op een jongskaart. En natuurlijk prachtig gekleurd. Top kaartje!

    Warme groet, Renata

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