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Start as I mean to go on with Challenges!!

Well I have started one of my New Year's resultions - to join in some more challenges!!

Over at Moving Along with the Times it is an open theme & to use a past sketch.
I have used Hazels sketch from challenge #22
They have 3 fab prizes on offer so do please pop along & play!

I am also entering this into Susie's Sassy Challenge which is a theme of "Friends old & new"
Susie's prize is a GDT spot so pop along & join in the fun there too!

I have had to sneakly photo this card as it is for my hubby's birthday on Monday.
We don't usually do cards because he doesn't usually bother but I was inspired to make this one with the challenges.

Can you see the 2nd photo has an extra bit of another pic at the bottom? For some reason my pictures aren't loading onto my laptop properly. I've had the camera & memory card for ages so don't know why its suddenly being silly!!
If anyone has any thoughts please let me know ..thankyou x


Littleted62 said…
Wow Helen, what a great take on the sketch - love what you've done with it and this is a fab male card, I find them hard to do.

Nicki, :0)
Rose Petal said…
Hi Helen. Fab card. Love the design and your image is coloured brilliantly, it really stand out.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx
clare said…
Happy New Year Hun xx

What a lovely love the image...great for those male cards..and the papers are fab.

Thanks once again for taking part in MAWTT first challenge of 2010..and thanks for your surpport and so kindly sponsoring us x

good luck and we hope you can join us again hugs Clare DT x
Tracy said…
Fab card, love the fact you've done a masculine card. Thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Jill said…
fantastic male card Helen, love the DP and colours, your hubby will love it hugs Jill xx
Lauren Hatwell said…
Oooh, lovely card. Your hubby will be thrilled to bits with this. Lauren x
Lauren Hatwell said…
Oooh, lovely card. Your hubby will be thrilled to bits with this. Lauren x
Sue said…
Morning Helen,really loving thsi card and how lovely to see edwin again on a card,you have put it together beautifully,i love it:)

Thanks for the images darl and happy new year to you and yours:)

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT:)

Happy New YearHelen! Thanks for the lovely images you sent me, they are fab!

Love your little Edwin card, I really undersuse my Magnolia stamps, I must make sure I use them this year. Great colours take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, Heidi (DT) xxx
Susie Sugar said…
Helen this is so cool both Woody and I think its fab
Thanks for playing the Susie Sassy challenge this week
Hugs Susie xx
Great stuff Helen, love it all.
Happy New Year, Tammyx
Hazel (Didos) said…
Happy Birthday to Your Hubby today, Happy New year too. Love the card it looks great. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxo
The Crafty Den said…
What a fab card. The image is adorable and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x
Hi Helen, what a super card, i love the image and the colours are great, such a nice change to see a card for a lad. Thankyou for playing Susie's Sassy Challenge this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx
thread-bare said…
Aww Helen this is such a fab card. Love the clean lines on the card. Perfect for a fella. Thanks for popping over to MAWTT xx Clare x

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