Samstag, 26. Februar 2011

For a very special old mummy

In about 2 hours it's my boyfriend's birthday. A very special one as well, as he'll turn 30 this year (me as well, but I'll always be the younger and more beautiful one, even if it's just by 6 months *evil grin*). This occasion screams for a especially gentle and loving card. Some of you might already know it's a hard transition from being a twen to becoming 30... all grown up, all mature and responsible and damn, why don't I feel like any of this! ROFL

You might think this card looks familiar. That is probably due to Mummy Edwin. I think he is THE perfect stamp for any man turning 30, 40, 50, you name it and I already used him once last September, when my best friend went through the same transition.

A couple more pictures, this time with the present he'll get. I stamped Mummy Edwin on the brown packing paper using Memento Rich Cocoa and used real bandages as a ribbon.

Closed it looks ordinary and harmless enough, doesn't it?

Of course I am going to submit this card to several challenges. The main one is Simon Says, because I chose the colour theme according to the challenge and I am trying again to become part of this fab DT. Perhaps I'll luck out this time ^__^

Okay, here we go:

Simon Says Stamp - Coffee & Cream

Stampin for the Weekend - Monochrome (I hope this counts as monochrome as I went from cream to dark brown, but it's still all brown, so...)

Stempeleinmaleins - The Sketch (Sorry, I don't own any Penny Black stamsp anymore, so I couldn't go for the extra challenge this time)

Stamptacular Sunday - S.O.S SomeOne Special (for the man who's shared my life for the last 10+ years)

Stamp With Fun - Recipe (3 papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon)

All That Scraps Monthly Magnolia Challenge
- Let's Celebrate Birthdays (because 2 entries are allowed ^___^ and her tutorial actually reminded me that I wanted to do a twised easel card for some time and never did)

Magnolia Down Under - Flower Power (this was total coincidence though and not a planned entry)


Stamp: Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Brushed Cuduroy and Walnut Stain
Cardstock: Bazzil and white noname
Design Paper: Magnolia and Stampin' Up
Colouring: Copics & Spica Glitter Pens

Dies & Punches: Marianne Design, Magnolia & Provocraft
Embellishments: Brown flatback pearls, buttons, seam binding ribbon
Other: Glossy Accents


  1. Ohhhh wie gemein! Ich habe auch gerade vor einigen Tagen den Sprung zur 30 hinter mich gebracht, aber zum Glück KEINE Mumienkarte bekommen *lool*. Deine Karte ist aber sehr süß geworden :) Ich hoffe dein Freund wird es dir nicht übel nehmen *kicher*. Vielen Dank für's mitmachen beim SEME!

    Liebe Grüße
    von Jay Jay

  2. Jaaa, gemein ist es schon ein bißchen, aber ich finde die Idee klasse ;) Deine Karte ist super schön geworden!

    Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen beim SEME und bei den MDUC! Viel Glück!

    Schönen Sonntag, liebe Grüße Tanja

  3. Hi Heike, what a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with our recipe challenge over at Stamp with Fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. That's too cute :)

    Happy blogoversary :)

  5. Wow!
    Absolutely love your creations they are so amazing!
    kim x

  6. what a fantastic image!! thank you so much for entering the SFTW monochromatic challenge, and good luck!

  7. oh that is a great image, and a lovely card

  8. Was für eine coole Idee!!! Und die Illustration ist wie immer megastark!!!
    Aber ich hoffe troztdem, dass nächstes Jahr keiner auf die idee kommt, mir eine Mumienkarte zu schenken *schiefgrins*...

  9. lach... was fuer eine lustige posting.
    Deine Karte finde ich GENIAL. Der edwin war immer schon einer meine lieblingsmotiven. Leider hab ich den nicht in meiner Kollection.
    Liebe Gruese

  10. Oh fabulous card, what a great image and love the matching wrapping paper too.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  11. A beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing at MDUC this week,

  12. Brilliant card for a man! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane x

  13. so creative Heike! Pure inspiration! lol Thanks for linking up to the All That Scraps Magnolia "Let's Celebrate Birthdays" Challenge! So glad you did!
    Pam Going Postal