Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Orange Is The Colour...

...of Grim's footy team (Luton Town)...which meant that when it was his bessie mates birthday the other day, I made a card that was...erm...very orange...but rest assured, not a single football in sight!




I used some of the fab Tim Holtz collection stamps...colouring the card base with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then smudging Black Soot around the edges. I stamped the Umbrella Man and masked him off and then used the huge diamond background over the top...and added some of Tim's Staples and then added some of my own staples over the top.




I love using the birds on a wire over the top of Brolly Man...cos we all know exactly what birds sitting on a wire can do...now, did I ever tell you about the time we were in Whitby, we had excitedly rushed to the local fish n chippy shop and were sitting on the harbour wall, stuffing (well I was stuffing, Grim is more refined) faces with said fish n chips when all of a sudden a deluge of Seagulls arrived...making that funny bobabob noise and generally begging to be fed. When I didn't give up any of my delish cuisine,(I share my chips with NO ONE!!) one of them decided to take revenge...and flew down, low, very very low, over my head...well, it is supposed to be lucky...the only luck I had was that the said birdy poop didn't land on my sacred fish n chips...it just ran down the back of my head and into my collar....mmmm....nice ...thank heavens Grim is a proper gent and carries a hanky LOL Anyone who has been to Whitby will know what I mean when I waffle on about the heavenly taste of the fish n chips there...if you haven't ever tried them, you don't know what you are missing. So, back to the card...the rest of the card was distressed and edged and then had some Idea-ology added and then I added a little message mat that I made with a punch and some scrap card. Grim's bessie mate loved his card BTW...even if it didn't have a football on it!

Thanks for looking...have a goodly day!

Hels x

27 comments:

Diane.W. said...

That's a fab male card,Hels.
Yuk! to the birdy poop!!! :o)x

Helen said...

Great card, love the colour (as you saw yesterday!)

Effie said...

Love that stamp set....... love the orange too!

Rosie said...

Gorgeous ... a tribute to Tim! Love what you've done with the stamps and masking, must get that birds on the wire stamp!

Dan said...

Lovely card Hels, though orange is my favourite colour so I was bound to love it! :)

Joanne said...

You could have done with that chaps umbrella to protect your fish and chips. Bye the way, don't eat pasties in St. Ives, Cornwall either!!!!!! xx

Sandy said...

Oh wow this card glowing in a great color. Fantastic stamping. Love them.

Tinkertaylor said...

Whitby fish and chips ....the best and so is your card love the orange

Lottie said...

Oh what a fabulous card - I bet loves it.

Does Grim get to watch in the Morecombe stand. Those were the days huh.

xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow..this is fantastic!


xxx Susi
Tim Holtz Challenge at Fun with Atc´s

Andrea said...

just stunning and fab for a man Hels, bet it went down a treat xx

Tracey said...

Lovely Hels, love the man with the brolly and especially the birdies on the wire. I have been pooped on at Whitby too, think I was eating doughnuts, ummm maybe that was after the chips!ROFL
Keep up the good work and ignore all the anonomouses (is that really a word?) of this world.
x

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love the card! Spiced Marmalade is one of my distress ink favorites.

Linda Cain said...

always love this stamp!

Lori said...

Oh yes, great card, lovely colors. I've had a bird poop on me before, but not down my neck, ewwww...... thank God the fish and chips were untouched.

Tess said...

I think it is a beautiful card and your little side story about the birds was hilarious, icky, but hilarious. I was once pooed on by a sea gull on a florida beach. Luckily it did not go down my collar as I had a cap on. I never wore that cap again. Ew!! :)
Thanks for the memory.. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, I'm going to have to channel some of your creativity! Love the background of this card.

Regina said...

OMGOSH...Hels, ya always make me laugh or smile or BOTH girl...LOL
Now listen to those seagulls a bit better next time...they don't say bobabob..they are saying "mineminemine"...LOL!!! Thank goodness they didn't land on those yummy sounding fish and chips and that your OH is such a gent. (crying I am laughing so hard...LOL)

The card is awesome...I LOVE orange and I really like the way you did the edging.

Hugs, (still laughing...with you not at you)
Regi

voodoo vixen said...

Oh Hels!! I haven't been by and had a nosey at all your lovely stuff for sooo long and now I am all caught up again! Love your metal tim style roses and your junk shop finds and all the pretties you ahve been making (the UTEE butterfly is divine) and love your card!! Phew... bet I forgot something!

Cuchy said...

Fantastic color. Love the differents hue of the orange.
Your blog is so inspirational.
Greetings from Spain

Karen said...

Fabby card Hels :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Great card Hels, no wonder he loved it ;)
Anne xx

Elaine A said...

Hels -

That was a funny story, I can just picture you, bent over your chips to protect them - LOL! I adore the card, so wonderful and yet masculine. The color is just fabulous!

Elaine Allen

Sid said...

Grat Card Hels !

Lorraine said...

great card but it makes me laugh the way you call him Grim..he cant be that bad (it reminds me of the saying ..ayy its grim up north!!)

Shar said...

Outrageously fantastic in orange! Great piece!

Ann said...

Stunning Hels - as you know I rather like Orange....esp Jason Orange :D
Great card & fab story too - you always make me chuckle xxx

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