Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Skateboard birthday...

Some of you may have read in my recent posts that I have just changed from working 2 days a week to full time teaching. Because my son has just gone back to school he had a couple of party invitations with very little notice because they were early September birthdays. I managed to find a card in my stash for the first but did not have a card for the second so *Shock, Horror* I decided that we would just have to buy one from Morrisons- well, the choice was dire and I just could not do it!!! So out came my stuff and, after saying I would keep it very simple, I got carried away and was still at it at 11.45pm! Sorry the photo is a bit dark but I took it at about 7am so he could take the card with him to school today!

This card hits loads of challenges, which is a good thing due to my lack of crafting time right now! The layout is from the Spoon Full of Sugar sketch and it was a really nice one for these papers and this card. The papers are from Shabby Princess and are a free download so long as you are not using them to make cards to sell. These papers cover:-
Cupcake Craft- red, white and blue
My time to craft- polka dot party
Our Creative Corner- stars and stripes (with the die cut star from the red paper)
Stamp Something have 'Favourite Stamp' as their challenge- hard one because I love all my stamps but Jolly Nation are some of the first stamps I bought and I still keep coming back to them. I love the simplicity and how they just seem to look like people you know! (They also had an option of die cuts which I hit with the star.) The image is coloured with watercolour pencils and a brush. The ABC challenge this week was 'D is for Die Cuts' so that is the sizzlet star! Last but not least, Allsorts had 'Something for the boys' which I was fine with because having a son I do have the stamps and get lots of practice. I think I will need to build up my stash of boys cards again to avoid more midnight crafting!

21 comments:

Kirsten said...

Hi Alison great card love the image and the papers thanks for joining us this week hugs kirsten...x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a perfect card for a little boy. The image is so cute and the papers are gorgeous. The layout is fab and the letters in the circles look great. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is still making a card at midnight when I need it for the next day lol! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Mrs B said...

Alison, your card is just sooo stinkin cute!!!! I love the image! I sure hope your son appreciates all the hard work that was put into that card!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!
CindyB

the funkie junkie said...

What a fun card! What little boy doesn't love a skateboard? I'm sure it was a big hit. I really like the shiny silver layer too. Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week.

Rach said...

a wonderful card Alison. hugs rachxx

debby4000 said...

Oh its fabulous, love the boy image and great colours.
luv
Debby

Lisa said...

Hi Alison, Great card! I love the image and gorgeous colours. I am sure Jamie will love it.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Erin... said...

Such a fun boy's card!! that silver layer is perfect!!! thanks for joining us at CCC and Stamp SOmething!

Jules said...

Hi Alison

A great card for Jamie. Cards always look extra special with the recipients name on don't you think.

Lovely layout and paper choices.

Thank you for joining in the fun with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Linda Elbourne said...

A lovely card Alison - just perfect!

Gro said...

Hi Alison
Great hanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Wow - what a fantastic card! =)
Hugs
Lynda =)

Liza said...

Cute male card and a great take on this weeks challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous

thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Alison, absolutely love the image and the gorgeous use of this weeks colour combo. Thanks for playing along with CCC this week :) Donna x

Dana Grothaus said...

What a fantastic boy card. I always struggle with those. You did a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with the OCC girls this week!

POPPET said...

A gorgeous card, i love the image and the papers are fab, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this weeek, hugs Pops x x x

Lesley said...

Great card for a boy! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Alison, followed your link from 'Summertime Designs' 'cos I noticed you were in West Yorkshire - so am I:)
Lovely card and I'm so glad you were put off buying one from Morrisons LOL
Anne x

Sarah said...

Great card Alison! Hope the teaching full time goes well!