Thursday, 9 September 2010

Motor Cycle Maniac

Evening Peeps! Sorry I'm a bit hit and miss at the moment - aside from all the extra work involved with 'the takeover', I now have a stinking cold, which always impacts on the RA, unfortunately.  Still, I'm hoping normal service will be resumed shortly and that by the end of next week I'm starting to colour up a storm again.

In the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to a friend of mine:

 Image: Just Inklined, 'Aubrey Bumblethorpe'

Papers: October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket and Scenic Route

So, this is Aubrey, beloved eldest son of Flossie and Sylas (cos he can fix things!) and long-suffering husband of Bertha Bumblethorpe.  He's motorbike mad and thinks the dining table is a much better place for motorbike fixing than it is for Bertha's cooking!  Still, oil on the best tablecloth gives Bertha some practice in her bid to retain her 'Washerwoman of the Year' accolade. 

Isn't he darling?  Couldn't you just cuddle him.  Mind you, the faint aroma of 'eau de Petrol' might be a bit off putting late at night!

I coloured him up with my Copics and added grounding and shading with my Prismas.  I found these scraps of masculine papers in my bit box and, actually, I think they work quite well together.  The check reminded me of a finishing flag in a motorcycle race, so I thought it was quite appropriate.

I haven't had a moment to myself this week - but it's exciting, it has to be said.  It's lovely to get my teeth stuck into new systems and processes and I'm using Office 2007 now as well, which is a bit of a learning curve but I'm really enjoying it. 

Mind you, with this cold my head has become filled with cotton wool so how much use I'm being is anyone's guess!

I'm entering Aubrey into this week's City Crafter challenge - One for the Boys + colour challenge.

Happy crafting.


  1. Aubrey is so adorable! Wonderful coloring and great card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  2. This is a very cute card and I just love the image of Aubrey :-)

  3. Great colouring! .. he's such a character! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  4. This could not be cuter!! LOOOOOOOVE it!
    thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  5. What a great card.. I just loooove that image. It is so cute and your coloring is wonderful..
    So glad you got to play with us this week at CCCB!


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