Friday, 3 August 2012

Shaped Card Challenge

Hello, and welcome!

Thank you all so much for the cheers and support for my weight-loss challenge......Hubster is already getting worried about the outcome....haaaa!
Well, today is Day #1 and I've been out for lunch with my oldest friend (in every sense of the word....but don't tell her I said so), Elaine, and I can report that it was easy to find something yummy with an acceptable number of calories......yaaaaay!
Elaine saw the determination in my eye......she knows me soooo well......and didn't even mention havin' a dessert, bless her polyester socks.  She's going to try doing the same with her hubster, but we both don't hold out any real hope that she'll succeed with him......he's definitely related to Scrooge, and proud of it....haaaa!

This week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle is all about the!....not my rather rotund one.......we want to see your 


Our challenge this week is sponsored by MelJen's Designs, who continues to delight us with magical images! Our MelJens prize is 4 uncoloured images. 

And we are enjoying another sponsorship visit by Kathryne of
Stamp Art Designs by Kathryne!

Our SADK prize winner will receive their choice of 4 SADK images!

I chose to use a MelJen's image.........

I knew that our grandson, Henry, would really enjoy having this for his recent 5th birthday.....he loves trucks, tractors, diggers, motorbikes....all the big, noisy, dirty vehicles, in this had to be for him!
It was a doddle to enlarge and print out the Monster Truck 3 times onto different card and papers.....then I cut out the different pieces, and placed them onto the base image.
I embossed the wheels (Pauline, our Boss Lady, thought they looked like waffles....haaa) and finished 'em off with Card for the headlight, too.............I cut out the window, and placed patterned paper on the inside of the card, then stamped a greeting so it could be seen through the window......

Cute, or what?
Henry loved it......errrrr....well, he opened it, looked, and said, "Thanks, Grandma".....heehee!
Here's recent photo of the little chappie

This was a week before he turned 5 years old.
He'd just completed a 6 mile bike ride for charity........told ya he liked vehicles. lol.....
He has always reminded me, very much, of our youngest, Jonathan.......blonde hair, blue eyes, cheeky grin......melts me heart!

It's been lovely to see some of you joining our challenges.......makes me proud 'cos you are one of "mine"...haaa!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Always Anything goes  Happy Birthday (use MelJens image..check!)


  1. Hi Anne Marie so glad you are sticking to your guns with this weight loss and as for your friends hubby being related to Scrooge well what's his name and I'll ask him if he remembers him coz I am married to scrooge himself lol (don't let him know I have said that haha0
    What a wicked card love it and such a fun one for a youngster I know your grandson will love it
    anyway have a bostin weekend take care
    Jacki xx

  2. A great card, no wonder your GSon loved it. I like the texture you used for the wheels, never mind the boss-lady, waffles indeed!!!

  3. Good for you!! No dessert will be worth it when you get that new wardrobe!
    This card is soooooo cute!!! I just love it even if I don't love all vehicles like your GS does!

  4. Oh wow what a fabulous card...amazing... oh desert is my

  5. Oh my, glad I popped in. Weight loss and challenge? Going to mosey back a bit. Love the card but have to agree, the wheels do look like waffles - yummy waffles at that. Great job and good for Henry riding that bike for causes!

  6. This card is totally brilliant! You know I simply adored it when I saw the sneak peek, and I've not changed my mind one iota since! Our Mason was (and still is) much like your Henry - was riding his first 2-wheeler at 3 yrs. and now at 16 wants a motor bike! Where do they get these obsessions? Congrats on the sticking with the diet -- the first few days are always the hardest, so super kudos to you for going out and still being resolved. Hugs at you!

  7. Great card the special grand son. So precious and adorable. Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs

  8. Gorgeous card, love the design. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too. Come back and Play with us again really soon!!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. Your card is fantastic and so much fun. I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for playing in the Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  10. Great idea to emboss the wheels! I say I'm not going to make cards for kids because I get the same response, thanks Aunty, they probably figure they color, I color, what's the big deal, lol. And then I make them a card. This is the perfect 5 year-old grandson card. And good for him to be in a charity bike ride at his age. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  11. What a great shaped card Anne-Marie, perfect for your grand son! Thank you for playing along with our Birthday Challene @ Delightful Challenges and good luck with the weight loss challenge, sounds like a great reward :)

  12. Beautiful shaped card thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour good luck cheers Sue N x

  13. This is such a creative and fun card! I love how you used the image to completely take over the whole card and your 'waffle' tires are awesome!!
    Your grand is quite handsome and I'm sure he appreciated the card even if he didn't let on! How awesome that he is participating in charity rides already!

  14. Wonderful card. Any little boy would love this. Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs this week.

  15. Lots of blessings towards your new weight loss goals! I definitely need to set my own, too :)

    Your creation is FANTASTIC! I love that you embossed those wheels :)

    I would love to have you join us for newest challenge at Tuesday Alchemy, which is ICE CREAM!

    Lots of joy,

  16. This is wonderful. I love the colours & the wheels :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    P.S I have blog candy if you're interested :)

  17. What an awesome card for a young boy! So fun.

    Well, I told hubby about your weight loss challenge and then reminded him of all the weight I have lost. His reply was, "I guess you should have married a British man.". roflol You can do this, sis. Keep up the great work. Hugs!!!

  18. Well done for sticking to the plan for day one - especially if you went out for lunch! A great shaped card. I think "thanks Grandma" is a massive compliment from a littl'un!

  19. You blew me away with this awesome card! Very clever!!! It's the perfect boy card!!! I can't diet but I walk, good on you!!
    Hugs Trish xx

  20. Good luck with your weight loss challenge Anne-Marie :)
    Your card you made for Henry is fab & I love his photo.

  21. Anne Marie: Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your shaped card is very cute--so is the cycler!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  22. Oh this is so fun!!!! I love this shaped card and the photo of the cycling boy is awesome!

  23. Great embossing on those huge tires. Great job on the shaped card.

  24. wow quite different very unique, really love this.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  25. OMGosh, this is just so special. I love the shape and all the layers. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

  26. Such a great card, love the shape so boyish. Thank you for playing at Avadares Challenge Blog.

  27. What a cute card!!!!! Awesome!Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!