Wednesday 25 January 2012

Alex's Farm

At last I've managed to complete a card and start blogging again in 2012. It's taken a long time for Mr Mojo to get started again after the Christmas card making splurge but with a grandnephew turning six on Friday there was a need.  This seems to happen to me during January and last year I'm afraid I resorted to buying a card for Alex but decided it wasn't going to happen this year.

From a very young age Alex has loved nothing better than being out and about on the farm with his Dad so when I found Cuddly Buddly had two free farm themed downloads, Heartly Farm and Heartly Farm 2, that was the theme decided.  I've also turned another year older since my last posting and I loved a stepper card that I received from a crafting buddy, and how it had been decorated, so decided to use it as the inspiration for Alex's one.  I'm not very good with a craft knife but this just required two straight cuts.

I used the My Craft Studio Professional graphics programme to resize and flip the images but am disappointed with how they have printed out.  The images are fuzzy and appear out of focus.  This was confirmed when I took some of the images into a word programme and printed them from there.  The outlines were so much more defined.   The ducks attached to the tractor picture were printed through the word document and the others through MCS.

Most of the images were resized so that they could be matt and layered using Spellbinders nestabilities dies and then grass embellishments were cut and layered using a quickutz die.  A little bit of Stampin' up garden green ribbon and a few peeloff dots and that was it.  Here's a view from the back.

Off to put this one in the post now that it is complete.  Thanks for stopping by to visit today and hopefully it won't be as long before the next post appears
Liz xx

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  1. I love these cards, they look great, I am sure Alex will love his card.

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. So many layers of cuteness on these wonderful cards! You've used the best images here and the theme is perfect. Just love all the work you've put into these!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  3. SOOOOO stinking cute!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

  4. Such a fun step card!!! Love it!!
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

  5. What a great job did you do. Gorgeous card with beautiful images.

  6. What a fantastic card! Alex is very lucky! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Inspired by a Song Title theme. xx Denise

  7. Such a fun card! I love those images!
    Thanks for sharing your fab step card with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Let's See Something For The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. Cute image! Thanks for laying with CTO!

  9. So cute Liz, what a great card, love all the animals, so much fun,Alex will just love it.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  10. stunning card liz.your design is brillaint and i love the fab colours and image ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. Such a sweet card, I just love all your fun elements! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

  12. Too cute. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO

  13. Oh wow, what a fabulous card ... bet Alex loves it! Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges and good luck in the draw
    Lynne :)

  14. fantastic card my little boy would love it !! thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  15. What a great fun card! :) Wonderful for a boy, its just brilliant!