Wednesday, 17 August 2011

You're going to need your sunglasses!...

I'm really hoping my brother-in-law doesn't look at my blog as his birthday isn't until Friday! This card may need some explanation for those who are not as old as me or not in the UK!
 This is Brian the snail from Magic Roundabout. I checked with my husband that he doesn't mind the nickname and that it isn't one of those things that brothers call eachother because they know it annoys the other one! He said It wasn't so I went ahead and made the card.

The image is from MelonHeadz and it had been decoupaged to add dimension. The bright papers are from the Stuff to Scrap blogtrain 'Bouncing Beachballs'. I made the sentiment myself. I followed the sketch at Cupcake Craft for the layout and added faux stitching to all the edges to highlight the layout and mirror the border of the sentiment.

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

11 comments:

Ali said...

Brilliant!!!

Faye said...

What an absolute cutie! Gorgeous image. Love this card. Thanks for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card and yep I am old enough to remember Brian x

Jules said...

Hi Alison

This is brilliant .. .. I remember Brian the snail very well LOL!!

In fact we used to have a van we called Brian .. because it could only go slow!!

Love your colour choices and all the faux stitching.

Hope Brian has a good birthday.

Love Jules xx

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Alison! Wonderful colours and I love the dimension on your image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Liza said...

A fab card Alison. Thanks for joining in with Cupcake's 3rd Birthday celebrations.

Liza x

Hazel said...

Hi Alison - I just love the snail image - fantastic. I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
This is fabulous I love it,great image and yes I do remember him,so showing my age...Great papers and colours...
Mandy x

Donna said...

Super sweet card Alison and such an adorable image. Thank you for answering my plea for advice on scoring boards...I did notice the Hougie on Amazon but had neve heard of it before. I'll let you know which one I decide to go with...thanks again hun :) Donna x

PS: Thanks for joining in our birthday challenge at Cupcake this week!

Karen M said...

Very pretty card, Alison! Unfortunately, I remember Brian, Dougal and Ermentrude from way-back-when! xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love the polka dots and faux stitching. Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!