Monday, 4 March 2013

Ice Ice Baby

Before I get to the card I just wanted to say hello to my new followers and thank you all for the wonderful comments on my Audrey Hepburn card, it really means so much as I was really struggling with my card making and this has renewed my mojo.

Ok so now I am showing my age but I loved that song lol. I saw this image on the Doodle Pantry blog and knew it would be perfect for my cousin who plays ice hockey, only problem was his birthday was in January, so I wondered do I buy it now or wait, in the end I decided to buy it now and make his card ready for next January, now before you all think wow she is organised I will let you into a little secret, I will probably not be able to find this next January and will end up making a different card and then finding it a few days later but never mind I enjoyed it anyway lol.

So it is very red and grey and reminds me of a 1980 boy bedroom, all it is missing is the diagonal stripes. (confession time, hubbie had a bedroom decorated like that with a red radiator no less lol) oh how times have changed.... I looked up the colour of a hockey puck and stick and they were both grey and originally I was going to colour the ant's in brown just like we have in the garden but that looked a bit weird so red they are, now they remind me of the fire ants that always bite my hubbie (also called Ant lol) when we visit Florida.

Image: "Hockey Puck" Doodle Pantry
Papers: "Martie" Sassy Designs
Cardstock: "Real Red"(snippet) and "Basic Grey" both Stampin up

Challenges: Snippet Playground


Jules said...

Hi Amanda

This is brilliant .. .. I hope manage to find somewhere safe and memorable to store it until next year LOL!!!

Love the image.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

I'm with Jules - this is brilliant Amanda!! Hope you don't lose it between now and next year - waaaaay to good not to use.

Hugs, Di xx

coops said...

love this amanda.great colours and fantastic fun image :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card and a trip down memory lane for me too, lol! My sons had the red and grey bedroom complete with diagonal stripes on the bedding and curtains - yuck!

Donna said...

Wonderful card Amanda! Your coloring matches the background paper perfectly. Just a fun layout. Thanks for joining us for the Doodle Pantry challenge!

Tina said...

Love your card Amanda, I hope you can remember where you put it forsafe keeping next year! Tinaxx

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome card and love the bg paper - I know nothing about hockey but this card is so cool for a boy card, great job and thanks for joining us at DPDC this month.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous coloring and color scheme. Great birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us for this month's Doodle Pantry Digi Challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is adorable, Amanda! Just perfect for him in every way, right down to the red ants of Florida! (I see the need to put a shoe box into action as a place to store your "to be sent" cards, with index dividers by the month. Maybe then you won't forget? It's too fab to forget!!)

Bubbles said...

Loved the colours back in the 80's and 90's too... and love them on this card. :)
#23 at Pixie's Playground :)

Glenda Atkins said...

I had forgotten all about the red 1980 boy's bedroom, my nephew had one:O) Wonderful colouring and love the paper used in the background! Thanks for joining us at the DPDC#32!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Great job and love your little story about it being after the birthday and you will be ready for next January!

Debbie said...

This is really cute!! I love these ants!
Your story made me laugh... I'd probably make it now and be unable to find it next Jan, too!
Thanks for playing along with Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 32!!

Debs Willis said...

I know exactly what you mean - that black/red/grey colour scheme was everywhere! Hope you can find yourcard when you need it ;-0

Debs x

Susan Sieracki said...

What a wonderful card. My husband is a HUGE hockey fan, so he would love this card. I love the image. Thank you so much for playing along with us this month!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ah the 80's . . . how wonderful they were. Grey, black and red or pink and grey . . . those were the days! Sighing happily here!

I've gone all boring and neutral now! Grrrr! What happened?

Oh . . . and your card . . . DIVINE!

Sarn xxx

Linda Anderson said...

I laughed out loud about not being able to find this card come January!! That happens to me ALL THE TIME!! Another reason why I never work ahead!! Your card is simply adorable! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.


Ellen said...

Fantastic! I agree that red ants are much better than brown! Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us for DPDC32.