Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cycling in London

I made this gorgeous card for my cousin Annika's birthday yesterday.

As we're going to London in about 2 weeks time it had to be London-themed, of course... So I got out my Lilly Bimble London Papers and an old Europe map, where I found a map of London inside, and started crafting.





I also made her something small to go with it... As she just read all the Harry Potter books (and loved them) and I came across some jelly beans yesterday, I decided to make her a bag of "Bertie Bott's every Flavour Beans". Got all the pictures through google  -  nothing really selfmade though.





Stamp: "cycling hedgie" from Penny Black's Transparent Set "Hedgie Friends" 
Ink Pad in black & red 
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell 
Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities, Craftables by Marianne Design, Whiff of Joy Tag 
Punch: flower from EK success
Stickles, pearls, plain paper & cardstock from my stash. 

I am entering the card in the following challenges:


cards for men challenge 12 - boys will be boys 
bearly mine challenge 91 - flowers galore 
crafting for all seasons challenge 54 - one for the guys 
inky impressions challenge 113 - anything goes
crafty catz weekly challenge 188 - pick and mix  (anything goes + some embossing on the signpost)
card crafters circle challenge 80 - thank you for the music (I let myself get inspired by an old song from Queen  -  I want to ride my bicycle)
sister act card challenge 12 - anything goes 
allsorts challenge 212 - outside the box (used a map)
hobby house challenge 1 - anything goes
dream valley challenge 59 - fathers day / male theme 
stampin for the weekend challenge - anything goes 
penny b friends saturday challenge june - masculine 
2 sisters challenge 149 - summer fun 
creative corner challenge - summertime 
qkr stampede challenge 44 - summer fun 

13 comments:

  1. What an awesome card! Very creative. I am sure your cousin will cherish it. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

    Karen

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  2. FAB card. Enjoy your trip to London :) Hugs Bev x

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  3. Such a well thought our card Melanie and great recycling.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and hope you have a good time in London.

    B x

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  4. thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

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  5. Great idea to use a map! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and hope to see you again!

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  6. Great idea, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

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  7. Super project shared here .Love the map and the fab image of bike and rider and sign post .
    Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

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  8. Great Birthday card. Liked it a lot. Great recycling too.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!
    Nick

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  9. A great card - love that cute hedgehog! Thanks for joining our Father's Day / Male theme challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

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  10. Great card and great use of the map, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

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  11. What a fab card! I love how you have used the maps and those jelly beans look fab too :-) Thank you for joining our challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  12. Wonderful card - love the signpost!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  13. Great job!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :-)

Melanie