Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Summer Birthday Barbecue

Summer has certainly arrived here in little old Adelaide, Australia. We are currently in the middle of a week long heat wave. Today's high reached 43.7°C (& for all of my international visitors that's 111°F). Tomorrows high is predicted to be a mere 46°C (115°F!)

And what better way to celebrate a summer birthday than with a barbecue! Here is a quick card put together for my BIL. 

Magnolia Cool Edwin

Papers used are from Sugar & Spice 'Outdoor Adventure' paper pack & edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I have layered them in a clean & simple layout with a strip of graph washi tape & simple arrow sentiment from cardstock edged with Gathered Twig Distress Ink & finished with a few black rhinestones. Both  the washi tape & sentiment are from Kaszazz. This charming bloke is 'Cool Edwin' from Magnolia (of course). He is coloured with the following Copics:

Skin: E00  E11  E21  R20

Hair: E27  E29  E49
Top: R17  R27  R29  R39
Pants: B91  B95  B97
Shoes: C3  C5  C7

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Our Daily Bread Challenges #186: Sketch
Cards 4 Guyz #1: Happy Birthday
Magnolia Down Under #227: Summer Delights
Dream Valley Challenges #73: Boys/Men
Twisted Tuesdays Challenges #67: Mixed Signals
Magnolia-licious: Celebrations
Outlawz: Clean & Simple
Tip Top Tuesday: Clean & Simple


  1. Thanks for sharing your super cute card with us at Cardz 4 Guyz during our very 1st. Challenge. I love your BBQ card, your colouring with the Copics is admirable, lovely shading work. Hope to see you again. Caz

  2. This such a cute card. I love the barby theme. Hopefully it will soon be Bar'b'Q weather around these parts. At least there is no snow on the horizon. Look forward to seeing you again for our next challenge here at Cards4Guyz. :)

  3. Oh, Alicia, what a fun card! I just LOVE this little Magnolia guy along side his barbecue grills! It's a great take on this week's ODBD Shining the Light! So glad you joined us again this week! Hugs from South Florida, where it's warm here too!

  4. I'm ready for summer, but not that warm of a summer! Love your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley!

  5. Such a cute card Alicia! Yes it certainly has been warm around Australia lately! Here on the south west coast of WA we were in the 40's too on the weekend! But thankfully its dropped back into the 20's :-) Love the bright colours you've used and your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us in this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

  6. Winter is just beginning but yet I am so ready for those summer days!! What a fun and darling card....a beautiful take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

  7. bring on summer, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Wow...Hot, hot, hot....Great card. The DP's are fab and your colouring is beautiful x Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges x
    Little Pear Tree

  9. Super cute! Perfect guy card! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  10. What a great card. Can't wait for the warmer weather. Thanks for playing along at our first challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz x

  11. So cute Alicia. Your weather certainly has been hot.

  12. So cute, Alicia. Love the papers you chose and Edwin is adorable. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

  13. Oh what a gorgeuss male card! Love the clean and elegant touch and your gorgeuss colouring! Thanks for joining mduc!

  14. Summer?!?! WOW! Sooo jealous! I'm currently warming up with a bowl of soup after heading out in -20C today in my neck of the woods! This card definately sends me longing for warmer days! Great job! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  15. What a cute card!! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  16. Oh what an awesome Summer Delight card!! I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our first challenge for 2014 at MDUC