Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4th Fred She Said Blog Hop-A "Fred For All"

Hi everyone! It's time for a Fred She Said "Free for All". Yes that is right, it is our 4th Fred She Said Blog Hop and welcome to my blog. If you just happened upon my blog and didn't know about this wonderful event we have going on, well then, I invite you to start back at the beginning at the Fred She Said blog here and start your hop.

Along the way, please leave a comment on each of the design teams blog. At the end of the hop, you will need to follow the special instructions at the Fred She Said Challenge blog to make your entry. Your name will go in a drawing to win a fabulous gift certificate for $20 at the Fred She Said Store.


This is my creation for the blog hop. Don't you just love this Classic Truck image. My son who is 17 years old has been restoring a 1964 Ford Truck for over a year. He just recently sold it. This image reminds me so much of that truck. I showed him this card and he loved it...lol He just bought a 1986 Ford Mustang and is now fiddling with that!!!


I used the rust colored image of the truck for this card. My paper is the DCWV stack called Natural. It was perfect for this card. I used the Martha Stewart loopy PATP. The image was first cut with a spellbinders scallop die cut and popped on the rust colored larger scallop. I then cut another image of the truck and popped it for more dimension. I had some old wooden buttons in my stash from when I used to sew and I sponged some Ranger Tea Die Ink on them and Diamond stickled them. I tied the bows with cream colored crochet thread. Crystal Effects was used on all images of the truck.
This is a picture of the inside of my card. I shrunk one of the trucks down for the lower part of this card and I also put one on back of the envelope. This envelope was made from a kit available at the Priscillastyles store here. I cannot make a card now without making the complimentary envelope. With Father's Day coming in June, I hope this will inspire you to create with this fabulous Digi. I just love it and I know you will too!!!

Here is a list of Blog Hoppers in case you loose your way. Be sure to follow the rules and leave a comment at each blog:
Fred She Said Blog
Shelly
Michelle
Carol L.
Darsie B.
Judy
Carol H. Hey, that's me!!!
Lora
Sonya
Deanne
Fred She Said Challenge Blog

The blog hop will run from today, April 15, 2010 to April 22, 2010. On April 22 the winner will be announced on the Fred She Said Blog.

Thank you so much for playing along today. It was a pleasure to have your stop by for a spell. Don't forget to leave your comment to be eligible for the prize. We sure do appreciate your taking the time to do so. Now to continue the blog hop, please visit LORA.

When you have finished hopping today, why not check out the Fred She Said Store for some fabulous Digi's to try or add to your collection!

DON"T FORGET IT's THE LAST DAY TO FILE YOUR FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN! (spoken like a true former accountant!!!)lol

These are the Challenges entered
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog - Vintage with No coloring
The ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
Creative Belli Challenge - Die Cut Shapes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Don't Call Me Flat

66 comments:

Anne said...

What fabulous cards, beautiful inner cards too

DQ said...

Love the easel card, the colors for this card is wonderful

mckinkle said...

SUPER cards Carol, I love the truck but your colours are just so strong and bold, I love them!

Keryn :)

Poppy said...

wow love your cards.
poppy

Josephine said...

Beautiful colours, and lovely results.

Jaspere said...

WOW! You outdid yourself here. Love the easel card and all the wonderful colors and elements you added. Fabulous!!

Carla said...

Like the last photo in your blog-hop.
A wonderful card for fathersday.
Greetings from the Netherlands
Carla

puffinfan said...

I just love the image and is it on my favourite card type, an easel card ? what's not to love about it

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow, Carol! This truck card is GREAT! I love the buttons and the smaller truck inside! Fabulous work!!!

Courtney said...

What a great "guy" card! I love this card!

Carolivy said...

Totally great card Carol! Love your style!
Hugs
Carol

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is a wonderful card! I love the image and the creative way you showcased the truck! The colors are great and the buttons the perfect touch!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Marie B. said...

I love how well the paper you used matches Tracey's coloring of the truck! Awesome Carol! :)

Jayne said...

I love the truck digis.Your cards are beautiful I love everything about them.

Nancy said...

WOW Carol,
Your card is Gorgeous!!!
I love this image and each color is just as wonderful as the next.

Gloria Westerman said...

These are awesome......great job and you details are fabulous ...and I need to make matching envelope too...but a little to lazy.....thank you for sharing

{Jane} said...

Great cards

Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Biscuitlid said...

wow you've done the inside and a matching envelope too! Love the warm colours

Thanks so much for joining in with our vintage challenge at Die Cut Dreams
Hugs
Victoria
x

racinggrandma61 said...

GREAT job. I love this image.

Already filed the taxes lol

Lora said...

This is just fab! I love the papers you have used, they go perfect with the image.
I love how you always do an envelope to match. I really need to make my own envelopes because it's so hard to get the right size envelopes for the square cards I normaly make but I am just too lazy to make them lol.
Lora x

Lori said...

The colors are perfect. Great job!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Carol!!! such fab paper for this image!!!
Thank you for playing along with us @ Creative Belli!
blessings, Maria

Vicki said...

Carol! What a beautiful card....would make a great card for Father's Day or a birthday...you colors are absolutely stunning!


HUGS!
Vicki

CathyRose said...

All I can say is Wowsers!

craftymom205 said...

Love the trucks. Really need these.

pelliott said...

The trucks are fab images to use. Love the use of the buttons
Peta xx

Grace said...

wow!!! You've done such an awesome job. I love how it is all pulled together on the inside and the envelope. Thanks so much.

Winnie and Patty said...

You are right Carol. These papers are fabulous. And I love what you did with the buttons! Great card! TFS

Sonya said...

Beautiful as always!!! Love you blog theme too! Great Job my DT sister!

ElaineBC said...

I love your card the colours are great. What a wonderful image for a male.

Jenn said...

Fantastic card. Totally in awe viewing it.
great job

Jennifer

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, you never cease to amaze me girl....STUNNING in every way! I just love everything about your card and envi! That old truck is such a gorgeous image and you have honored it with your creation!
I know how it is to live with a guy that loves cars...my hubby has a 1964 chevy nova in the garage...it has been with him for the past 16 years and he is still tinkering with it!!!
TFS,
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Liz Williams said...

Carol, I love the colors, the layouts, and the use of the diecuts on theus fabulous masculine cards. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge.

Rufus said...

Wow what a stunning yet masculine card! Inspiring.
R/

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Fabulous trucks, I love the way you used the really small one!

Jennifer said...

What an awesome Father's Day card!

jennifer L

Randi said...

Wow, what a fabolous card! I adore the colors and the patterns - a very "manly" card ;)

Mummylade said...

Thank you for entering the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Wow! Great card and envelope, Carol! ooh that is some rad paper! love it :)

Sandy O said...

Oh My...the inside of your cards are always stunning. I am sure it is alot of work, but always worth it

Cheryl said...

FABULOUS card! I love this image! Any man should be happy to get such a wonderful card.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great card front and insdie as well! Love this image and the color that you chose is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

disneylisa said...

Masculine cards....I alsways need ideas for them. Great choice.

merniebug said...

That did it! I've got to have it. I'm not going to set any sleep until I get that truck....

Susan said...

great stamp, great colors...but the first card is too busy for my taste, I like the one with only one scalloped circle, and no jute the best.
Susan

Sheila D said...

OMG I love this! I "need" this truck image. This card is so full of detail and color. You did an amazing job. My DH loves tinkering with classic "old" vehicles too, so this image is a must have for me.

Peggy said...

Wow! The paper you used are perfect!! Great eye!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love this guy card, it is so awesome, was your son sad you sold it?

AND thank you for stopping by my blog and saying the SWEETest things, I so appreciate it and miss all my friends at MM. Hope you grabbed a cupcake while you visited my, where is my northern hospitality? LOL Hugs to you, Jane

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, wow! What a great masculine card!

cabio's craft corner said...

Holy moly Carol, your card is totally stunning. It's beautifully done and the rusty color is perfect for the trucks!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Anne said...

2 super masculine cards.

Cyprus Anne

TAS said...

Wow! Love this image and your card design is awesome! The color scheme is really eye-catching, too!

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Carol. The colours are so vibrant and really pop - fab image and detail.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Peggy said...

Your card is FABULOUS!!! I just love how the truck pops right off the card.

candywrapsmore said...

Awesome job. These colors are amazing!

Joanne Travis said...

I can't believe how gorgeous this is, Carol!! The colors are so rich and beautiful. LOVE this!

Melissa S. said...

What a wonderful project. I like both cards. this is a great image isn't it?

Pamela said...

Your cards are beautiful, ideal for a man.
Pam x

Stitchinwitch said...

Great cards. I love the colours you used

terrie said...

what a wonderful card...love everything about it..tfs

craft_princess said...

WOW! That truck looks awesome! You did a great job with this card!

Jennifer McGee said...

What a wonderful card and envelope set! I am always on the lookout for great masculine card ideas - thank you for adding to my collection.

ileana said...

Great male cards! I love the colors you used!

Lois said...

Wow - what great colors!

laney said...

WOW!! Carol what an amazing card!!! love the whole design its just magic the colour is amazing too great inspiration for a man's card
hugs
laney

Vana63 said...

omgoodness, my husband would so luv to get this awesome card! Great Job, Thanks for sharing!!!