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Hello.  Here's another birthday card from me.  Seems like I only make stuff at the last minute when I really need it somewhat urgently for an upcoming occasion.  Then I have to browse for sketches and color challenges.  So this week I'm using the colors from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #115.  And the Deconstructed Sketch No. 35.

And here's my card...  The 30's have gone by so fast, now everyone is starting to turn 40.
This is the boy stamp that Eva got me from Sister Stamps, so cute with the bowl cut.  He was quite large, so I made the card a little larger at 5.5 by 6.5 inches.  Now I realize I didn't check if I had an envelope to fit the card, oops.  Most of the cardstock is Papertrey Ink, Bazzill for the gray numbers, the patterned paper from Wild Rose Studio, Milton and Co., maybe a little flowery for a boy (uh, middle aged man) card.

I actually tried to sew on my card this time.  I even had some gray thread so I used that as well.  At first I thought the tension was too tight, even on auto, but after I loosened it, the stitches got too loose (hence the bumpy looking stitches on some areas).  Then the first stitched line that I thought was too tight, actually loosened up and ended up looking the best.  Next I have to work on sewing straight.

OK, finally that's it for me, took me so long to type this up between taking a break for the Ladybug game and getting the kids ready for bed.  Bye!


His very cute Cheryl - like him with his brown hair for a change..... great layout and pretty stitching too...
eva said…
great "boy" card! i like your stitching! it looks great! yeah, we are getting older aren't we? sigh ...
Jennifer Shults said…
Oh goodness this is too cute! I love that image... so fun and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us for this week's sketch!
Lorraine said…
Great male card, Cheryl! Love the blues/greens, design/details and your beautiful coloring of that sweet image! Oh and the stitching looks beautiful!
Denice said…
I saw your card at DS and just love the colors and the image, what a perfect combo!
RiNNE said…
Your takes on the challenges are wonderful! Didn't notice the flowers, still a great masculine card!
Ruby said…
Aw what a cutie! I love how you've coloured his hair, lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Play Date Cafe!
Jinny Newlin said…
This is so sweet, Cheryl, and I'm lovin' that embossed strip behind your beautifully colored image! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!
Denise said…
I love this sketch and I super LOVE your take on it! Great job with our colors this week as well - so happy you joined us in the Cafe!

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