Sunday, 20 June 2010

Party Giraffe

As well as being Father's day, today is also my husbands birthday, so a double celebration in our house. As Alex is quite tall (6ft 4"+) and I am much much shorter, he has always had the nick name of Giraffe and it has become something of a family tradition to get him cards/presents with a giraffe theme. Over the years, he has received an amazing amount of giraffe goodies! This image is one I saw on Dustin Pikes site ages ago and I knew it would be just perfect for this years card! It just makes me grin everytime I see it, I love the whole wacky idea of giraffes wearing party hats and blowing party tooters (not quite a vuvuzela, but I'm sure he could make a racket........)
The image is coloured with promarkers and the papers are from a Mat Stack by DCVW. I used the fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers but decided to change the bottom scalloped edge into party bunting - took a while but love the end result! Don't think it shows up too well on the piccy but the tooter, party hat, tie and bunting are all glittered up using gel pens.
I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Time to craft:Xtra special
Creative Craft Challenge: For the man in your life (or should that be Giraffe??)
One Stop Craft Challenge: One for the boys
Off to cook something nice for dinner now...Have a good evening!


  1. Oh this is fabulous just adore that image and your colours thank you so much for joining us this week at OSCC
    Lorraine x

  2. This is adorable Jacky. Love that image and your layout. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Suzi x

  3. Awseome card ;0)
    Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!

    Janneke X

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.

  5. Lovely card, great giraffe! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  6. Such a fun card, I'm sure your hubby loved it. I like Dustin's images as well, but haven't created with the giraffe - yet. You've inspired me. Thanks for playing at OSCC.


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