Friday, January 23, 2009

High Hopes Challenge + Franks' Birthday

Edited to add: So this is still a dude card but after posting I realized the challenge stated "NO FLOWERS" and 'Little Missy' is holding - you guessed it - flowers. So I don't think this card qualifies for this week's challenge over at HH.

Here's the front and inside view of my third attempt at making a masculine card. I didn't realize how difficult it would be to make a 'dude' card. I've used "Little Missy" by High Hopes for the card as she's so versatile and works well for both masculine and feminine cards. As I have girls, I think their dad and/or grandfathers would be thrilled to get a card with "Little Misssy".
I'm entering this card into this week's High Hopes Challenge to make a dude card. I mailed the card on Monday to Tina's grandfather, Frank who turned 88 on the 21st. Tina's the owner of High Hopes Stamps and is an awesome super nice lady so when I read about her grandfather's birthday and the special request to send him a birthday card, I couldn't resist. What a special way for Frank to celebrate his 88th by getting cards from all over the world!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday,
Maria

Stamps: Little Missy by High Hopes and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: SU and Basic Grey Phoebe Embellies: from stash, Cuttlebug Birthday folder & Spellbinder Nestabilities

14 comments:

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a lovely card, such a sweet image. The inside is wonderful.
Have a nice weekend,
Hugs
Carole :-)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Maria and love the colour scheme and cute Missy who you have coloured so beautifully, Love the embossed background and how you have decorated the inside too,

Hope you have a great weekend,
Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tina said...

Awww She is such a sweetie... i'm sure they won't mind the flowers in her hand... i love the colours you used... Crafty Hugs Tina x

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Maria!!..Your coloring is Fabulous and Little Missy has always been one of my fav HH stamps...Thank you so much!!...Have a Great Weekend!!..Hugs, Ila

Steph said...

So cute - this is a lovely card!

Janna said...

This is the perfect "dude" card, even with the flowers. I have all girls in my family so I know my dad would love a card with a little girl on it. I love the embossing you did in the background and of course your coloring is just stunning!! You have such a keen eye for colors!! I am so glad I found your blog!! You are such an inspiration to me!

Smiles,
Janna

Shirley said...

A really adorable image and a beautiful card! I love the DPs and the whole design~

Amy said...

Great card Maria... you coloured Little Missy in great colours... it goes great with the pattern paper

cats whiskers said...

h this is just so cute what fabulous colouring and gorgious litte girl, I love it all
Hugs Jacqui x

Lim said...

Beautiful card!!!
Hugs,
LIM

craftyb said...

You're right, it is still great as a dude's card...little missy is cute as a button! Love you BG pp's and your colouring! bx

Bev said...

Oh this is so sweet Maria, love the image and yummy papers
hugs Bev x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Fantastic! I love it!

Carla said...

A very lovely card, Maria!

Hugs, Carla