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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Oliver's 13th Birthday Card



Hi everyone

It's been a very long time since I uploaded a card. I have finally tidied my craft room end found my desk again - just in time to make this card fror my older grandson's 13th birthday on 4th May.

I had some problems with it as I wanted to make it  relevant to him and his interests but couldn't get it quite  right.

In the end I managed to get  a lot of things into it that he will recognise and I hope,  enjoy!

He is a real joker with a great sense of humour and is always driving us mad with his card tricks - some of which don't go exactly right  lol  - although he does fool  me with some of them I must admit! He is also always on his computer or listening to music - and if you wonder why the socks are odd - that's also a favourite feature. Apparently it's 'cool'.  His favourite colour is purple - but when I tried to use that somewhere  in the background  it looked too 'girly' which I didn't think would be appreciated - so I settled on a  purple jumper.

It's an A5 card on a white background but  it hasn't scanned very well I'm afraid because it looks a bit grey and has scanned  a bit crooked  - but I hope the image gives you an idea of what it looks like in real life.

The digi image is from Mo's digital images and I decoupaged it so that it sits in relief from the rest of the card. The boy actually looks a lot like Oliver too. The cards were from my stash,  as were the  the musical notes. The colouring was done with my promarkers and the greeting ( which isn't crooked in reality - honest!)  was generated on the computer.

I hope he likes it  - and hope you do too!


21 comments:

Elaine said...

Yvonne what a stunning creation for Oliver What a fantastic card , gorgeous colours Great work and design.
Well done
Hugs Elaine

Wendy said...

This is fabulous Yvonne,love how you have used all his favourite things.
Wendy xx

stacky said...

Oh Yvonne this is a brilliant card for your grandson I am sure he will love how personal you have made it for him xx

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Fabulous card for your Grandson Yvonne, love the image and layout

hopped over from Docrafts
you have a fab blog and i have now become a follower

have a lovely weekend

hugs Lorna xx

Dawn said...

Wonderful card, your grandson will love it. x

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo what a super little card ... just love that image ... and I am sure Oliver loved it too ... I have an Oliver but he is only 4 ... going on 13 tho lol ... just doing a bit of blog hopping have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card I am sure he loved it. Chris xx

sue said...

fab card yvonne,i'm sure oliver loved it sue xx

applejack cards by sue said...

Hiya, what a perfect card. I love the way every bit is personal to Oliver. The image is great, your attention to detail outstanding! And what a sweetheart Oliver is...keeping your cards!

claire1 said...

bet he loved it

ALI said...

Great teenage card.

Trace said...

THis is a great design for a teens card, love it xx

Sazzle said...

Oliver will love it :-)


xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle
(lincs crafty girl)

Linda said...

I'm sure your Grandson will love this card, its great! LindaV x

MissyG said...

Another Great card forOliver to add to his collection!
LInda

craftynanny said...

Its great! Hope he loved it! Lea xx

Caz said...

What a fantastic card I'm sure he will love it xx

craftyeyes said...

fab card sure he loved it tracy x

Tina said...

Fab card yvonne, I love how you have personalised it for your grandson, I am sure he will love it. Tinaxx

GailieB said...

Brilliant card. I love the way you have made his hair shine. Gail x

Gemma said...

Fabulous teens card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma