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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Graduation Edwin.....Magnolia Down Under Challenge

Good Afternoon!!!!!
Yes, this my second post for the day!!!
The challenge this week is
Polka Dots

This week my nephew graduated from high school. I have made him a card with his school colors and lots of polka dots. I have done a photo today of the card laying flat so you can see some of the lifted layers.

I will be posting another grad card sometime this week for a great nephew of course in his school colors also. These are a true challenge for me as boy cards are just not as fun for me to do. I have a very hard time with the balance of a simple card for a boy with NO flowers and all of the other fun stuff that I normally use on my cards.
I do hope that he will like this. On the inside I have made a pocket to put a little cash in for him. I am sure he will like that part of the card. LOL..

Well let's have a look now......

Card Ingredients...
Papers:
bazill cardstocks, Core Dinations cardstock, 7 Gypsies, Best Creations Inc,
Karen Foster Designs
Stamps: #118 GRADUATION EDWIN can be bought at Magnolia-licious ...
Congratulations stamp by Whimsy stamps
Ink: Copic markers, watercolor pencils, Distressed ink for edges
EmBellies: square brads, K & Company clipboard sticker, ribbon brads
Tools: spellbinders (round) sewing machine

I LOVE to work with POLKA DOTS!!
I hope you are inspired to come a join us this week at
Magnolia Down Under Challenge .
Make sure you go and check out all of the inspiration from my WONDERFUL team members!! The samples by the rest of the DT are wonderful!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
hugs, Janiel

43 comments:

heidy said...

Hi Janiel,I think your nephew will Love this,and not only the cash pocket,
I love it.
Big hugs Heidy

Kat said...

What a great graduation card for a boy. I'm sure your nephew will love it.

Kat xx

sandra said...

Fantastic Graduation card, the circle with the year in it, is a great idea. You do boy cards so well. I always dread having to do men & boy cards. Love Sandra x

craftingmanda said...

this is stunning what a fab card i love the papers you have used any guy would be happy to receive this and show it off to all his mates

Sharon said...

Hi Janiel,

I love this layout with all it's layers. The Black and White Polka Dot Paper is really striking and the square brads look great.

Sharon x

Jackie Thomas said...

What a stunning card Janiel. I love your colour combo, total perfection. hugs xo Jackie

Card Crazy said...

What a handsome young man and beautiful card. TFS

Jean said...

Janel, this is a gorgeous card, love your layering and your paper is really great and all your embellishments make the card so perfect.... He is going to treasure it..
Hugs, Jean

stephanne said...

Awwww, he is sure to love it Janny, even if he's too manly to admit it!! Wonderful colour work and I love your papers and 2010 circle, brilliant stuff!!

Fran said...

This is the most wonderful boys card. I have trouble with cards I can't girly up, I always feel like there is something missing, but this is too perfect for words!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oooooh! This is wonderful. Perfect for a guy graduating...not a frill in sight! Your dp's are gorgeous and so is the dimension! Super duper job...
Hugs,
Barb

Karen said...

Ooooooo this is so great!! I love your papers and the 2010 circle, very clever:-) and I like the little check boarder around Edwin - cute I'm sure your nephew will love it!!
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Kellie Winnell said...

OOOOO your cards are always absolutely fabulous and this one is another to add to that pile, absolutely LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Pam S. said...

Handsome card Jan! Edwin is so cute! lol
Pam Going Postal

Kylie said...

Your colouring is amazing! Love the layers on this card with all the stitching. The dp's are perfect and I see you snuck some ribbon in!

Kylie ox

Jannie said...

What a beautiful card Janiel.
Wonderful colours and a cute image!
Have a great day.

Hugs Jannie.

Debbie Pamment said...

This is such a WOW Jan - the layering and colours are just amazing - and love the 2010 circle - a perfect little touch that adds soo much without taking over!
xXx

CreaRenata said...

Hi Janiel, what a wonderful card again! You colored him just beautiful!

Angelwood said...

Fantastic graduation card, Janiel. I love all the layers and gorgeous papers you've used! Brilliant coloring as always! hugs, Angela

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!!!

Astrid said...

Beautiful card, nice nice and lovely.
Hugs Astrid

Suze said...

What a great card Janiel, beautiful colors wonderful..
The card below is so sweet, lovely image just great.

Hugs Suze xx

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card for a boy! Love the dotty paper and layout, cute Edwin too.
Kelly.x

Nancy said...

OOOOOHHH Janiel...what a wonderful Graduation card...I love all of your embellies and the softness around the image...I would still love to know who makes that background paper with the black checkered on it....I have been searching the net looking for it...I must get me some of that...lol....another awesome and inspiring card girl!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

Jodie from Oz said...

Janiel, Love this sweet image, your graduation card is gorgeous, the soft colours, your amazing coloring and those delish papers are stunning. A wonderful take on the challenge at MDUC this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Tara said...

Oh love this Janny! Male cards are so hard to get right and you've nailed this one 100% Your nephew will be so happy I'm sure!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Danielle said...

You've done an outstanding job on this male graduation card Jan! Loving Edwin in his grad gear and your paper choices and colours are perfect! Your nephew will love for sure!
Hugs, Danielle

Deb said...

FABULOUS card Janiel!!! Everything about it just pops. Great colour choices for a male card and love little Edwin the Graduate.
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

Jennifer said...

Another gorgeous creation Janiel...love your work!!
hugs
Jennifer

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Janiel,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

dolcreations said...

Oh Janiel..this card is so perfect for a male graduating! I so love all the work you put into your cards....the pocket in the inside is a great idea as well!

Esther said...

Gorgeous card it's a beauty.

Hugs Esther

Renkata said...

Janiel, absolutly FAB card.
Great colouring

Tracy said...

Great Grad card, love the image and your papers suit it so perfectly.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Patti Jo said...

Fantastic grad card Janiel! Love the coloring, papers and design layout! Terrific work!!!

Jane said...

Well it certainly doesn't look like you have a hard time doing boy's card Janiel!!! This is absolutely stunning hun - I love all the layers to make up for the flower ban and it's so great that it is in his school colours. Love the wording on the circle - looks like a blackboard! hugs, Jane xxx

Erika said...

Jan that is such a cute card and your colour combo is fantastic.

Diana Crick said...

CardART once again, worthy of framing. Fabulous layout and love the combos of papers.
hugs, Diana

Juls said...

this is just fabulous!! Love it! Hugs Juls

Christine Riley said...

Wow! This is fabulous. I love the colors and the layout is wonderful.
Hugs, Christine

Risa said...

Wow...what a super gorgeous card! I absolutely LOVE everything about it!
hugs
Risa:)

April Rose said...

This is a fabulous graduation card! Edwin is beautifully colored, and I love the mix of papers you've used! Perfect!
Hugs,
April

cathylynn said...

Another totally awesome card. You sure have an eye for the use of color. I'm hoping some of your talent can rub off on me. Thanks for sharing all of your work!!