Monday, April 7, 2008

Say Cheese!!!!!

Hi! - been busy away from blog-land for some family time. We all have to have a bit of family time and I make no apologies for it. It was Spring Break and we did a few day trips and swimming, but our biggest trip was to Huntsville, Alabama to the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum . We had a great time going to the Sun and to Mars; being launched into space; experiencing 4 G's; as well as landing the Space Shuttle and climbing mountains in Mars! It really was a great day out... but I think the highlight of the trip was finding a Piggy Wiggly (all you Jeff Foxworthy fans know what I am talking about) that just really kept us giggling like children for quite a while.
Alas, down to Earth with a thud and realisation that I have a list of cards to do as long as my arm!

I've got two done but I have to wait to share one because I know she's a blog reader (though just between you and me there is a very slight hint in this entry - oh she is going to kill me! LOL ).

This card is for my uncle-in-law (AKA DH's Uncle). He has very specific interest which makes theming cards for him easier than for some people. I decided this year to play on his love of cheese and his photography hobby.

The cardstock is Bazzill, DCWV and linen textured from Hobby Lobby. The cheese background was made with my cuttlebug and Quickutz circle cookie cutters as well as my Silent setter and cropadile (who knew you needed so many things to make a round HOLE!). I then shaded the cardstock with chalks. The camera is a Cuttlebugs die with DCWV cardstock highlighted with Sakura clear glaze and glitter pens. The "say cheese" is an mini alphabet from My Sentiments exactly.
The inside of the card says "Swissing you a Gouda Brieday!" (same alphabet set).

The envelope - I used a leftover camera die cut for a mask and just pounced some ink off my Big Juicy rainbow pad directly onto the bottom of the envelope and used the alpha again for "cheese!"

PS I would like to thank
LilLuvsStampin on SCS - I didn't CASE her card, however I had punched my holes and was trying to use a much darker paper behind and it wasn't going right and I probably would have abandoned the whole idea if I hadn't seen her card in the SCS gallery.


Anonymous said...

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin)

Your card is incredibly cute, and I hope your uncle enjoys it!

made by fifi said...

fab card - love the envelope too xx

Jukie said...

OMG I am going to kill you....that is going to drive me nuts..................................................

obviously I am assuming *blush* that you mean me!

Fabby card as always!

Kathy said...

Fabby! The holey cheese background is brilliant and ooooh I do love a good pun!

Hazel said...

Fab card - love the colour combination

Angelnorth said...

Love the cheesey background, looks fab!