Thursday, September 26, 2013

I'm gonna be a pilot some day....

That's what this little tyke is thinking as he holds his toy plane and sees that jet plane flying overhead. This adorable image is by Mo Manning and his name is "Dream".  Years ago my husband flew small planes and now whenever he hears them overhead, he looks to see what kind of plane it is. This image was so appropriate for his birthday card.

I colored this image with Copics (and yes, I did do the American Flag patch on his jacket) and he's fussy cut and mounted on a Spellbinders diecut. The sentiment up in the corner is a stamp and a punch by Stampin' Up. The metal corners and buckle are from my stash. The jet plane is a clip art printed on heavy cardstock and fussy cut. I had some small pieces of ribbon in a drawer and found these 3 that I've been hoarding...I just didn't have the heart to throw them away. There's a touch of ink and Stickles on the image's background.

Here's the poem I wrote on the inside. I'm not much of a poet, and Tim knows it, but he gets a kick out of how bad some of my poems actually are and looks forward to reading my prose! It must be love!!

Yes, we did travel to Maui, Hawaii in 2008. And, "Happy Jack" is a little town in one of our forests in northern Arizona where we've rented a cabin and enjoyed the pine trees and cool temperatures compared to where we live in the desert in Arizona.  And Team Lass is comprised of me, our beagles Bailey and Lucy, and our cats Raggs, Harley and Skyy.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle, Eclectic Ellapu, Cutie Pie, Hobby House, Tammy Scrapin Corner, Clear It Out, Creative Craft Challenges 2, My Mums Craft Shop, Stamp and Create, Whimsy Inspires, Mo's Digital, Cuttlebugmania, Cute Card Thursday, The Squirrel and the Fox, Rhedd and RosiesBunny Zoe's Crafts


  1. Your card is beautiful, Gail. I love the cute image and the paper is very pretty.

  2. Wow, the coloring of the leather is absolutely amazing!

  3. what a fabulous masculine card love the layout and the image is wonderful a great artist choice, the sentiment is great too, thank you for sharing with us at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Fantastic coloring, Gail, and what a great combination of papers and design! I'm sure your hubby is going to love this card!

  5. Love it Gail! Awesome colouring, colour combo and design, love the way you used ribbons, I'm sure your hubby will love it sooo much!

    Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge Blog this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

  6. Fabulous male card, I'm sure he'll love it. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  7. Lovely colourful card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie one for the boys theme challenge cheers Sue x

  8. Fab card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  9. Gail, I adore this card. Really strikes a chord. It's a boy card, and it's a boy with an aeroplane so reminds me of my Dad. Love it.

    Susan xx

  10. This is a beautiful card, I am having a Design Team call over at Crafting with Dragonflies, and would like to invite you to enter, blessings Hilde

  11. What a gorgeous card, Gail. I love the blue and brown color combo! That little guy is colored perfectly, too. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck.

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  12. Wow -- this is an amazing guy card and I hope Tim was thrilled with it! All your attention to detail shows, and a homemade poem, too -- what a lucky guy he is, to have received this card - he had best treasure it always!! You got the coloring just perfect on the bomber jacket, too, along with the flag !!

  13. Another wonderful design. Love the earthy tones with a pop of colour. Great little scene too with the plane.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  14. How delightful, Love the personal touch, I'm sure Tim was thrilled
    Hugs Julie P

  15. Love love love this card!!! What a great male card!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  16. Awesome card! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Use Ribbon

  17. Absolutely fabulous, Gail! A really gorgeous personal card for your lovely man! He'll treasure this one!

  18. Fabulous card, love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  19. Great card - I love the dreaming little boy - so beautifully coloured too! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  20. Gail, this is just wonderful... Love the color combination, this MM image and your flawless coloring. Perfect card!
    Have a great rest of the weekend! :)

  21. Beautiful card and such an adorable image. Lovely personal poem too.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies A cute one For The Boys challenge and good luck x Susan x

  22. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at Eclectic Ellapu. Sorry this comment is late, been poorly!

    Elaine (DT) xx

  23. Fab male card, love the image and layout is very eye catching. Fits our theme well.

    Thanks so much for coming over and joining in with our 16th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  24. What a fantastic card, your image is so lovely. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  25. I love this card Gail! This image is a fave of mine and you're coloring looks amazing. A wonderful design and sentiment too. It makes me smile. :-) TFS!

  26. I love how you positioned the aeroplane so that it looks as if the cute laddie is looking up at it! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  27. Fabulous. That image is a must have! The papers are brill with it.