Wednesday, March 5, 2008


you know, in the course of february's massive LOVEFEST activities, with a cool new challenge every friday, it was easy to forget that the "normal" caardvarks challenges take place on the 5th and 20th of the month. and i think you'll find that today's the 5th. uh-huh. yep, i'm pretty sure. soooooooo...that makes it challenge time, then...doesn't it?!

this time we embark upon the exciting world of transportation: cars, boats, planes, trains, bikes, rocketships, motorcycles, cablecars, hot air balloons, horse-n-buggies, james-bond-style personal jetpacks...your choice...your theme...your ideas...just make it transportational, and submit your link by midnight, march 18th, to have your creation added to the CAARD TRIP gallery.

and now...without further is MY card:

(picture cut from a children's book; patterned paper: basic grey, making memories, ctmh; cupcake: paper bliss; rub-on letters: scrapworks, american crafts; decorative pins: joann essentials; ribbon: michaels; other: colorbox ink, foam tape)

this is for one of our nephews on LHJ's side of the family. andrew will be twelve in april and he has loved cars, trucks, and all other motorized vehicles his entire life. so when i saw this cool illustration in a children's book from my "garage sale cut up" pile...i knew immediately that it would be perfect for this challenge...AND for our young racing fan!


  1. LOOOOVE this card! You have a serious knack for finding things in books, magazines and other sources that make the COOLEST cards! Way to go! xo

  2. Cool card for a birthday boy!
    Thanks for your lovely comment about my dino card - you put a big smile on my face :)

  3. Note to self ... don't pass by those children's books at garage sales ... this is too adorable ... Love it, especially those checkered flags and cupcake confetti.

  4. what a wonderful card for your birthday boy!!!

  5. Great card for a young boy - who, I find, are sometimes very difficult to cater for! x

  6. Hi,
    Thanks so much for you comments - I have just been enjoying looking at your blog...Love this one - so much detail, love the one below - it's FAB!, oh and the castle ones below that are wonderful too! (Yes - well you get the idea - I liked it all!)
    Helen x

  7. Mouth hanging AMAZE me! Mouth still open. Your creativity is astounding! Manually closing mouth now...I love, love, love this fun and happy card :)

  8. Love this cool birthday card!!!

  9. Cool idea to cut up children's book very creative! Love the card!


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