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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 live near Southampton with my wonderful husband Franco and our family of cats - five now.
I am retired from a long career in teaching and teacher training and now work a couple of days with my daughter in her childminding business.
I started crafting as a child and have enjoyed many different forms of crafting but got into papercrafting when I made some scrapbooks for my children in order to preserve old family photographs. I then started making cards which I sell for the U.K. Registered charity of which I am a trustee. We raise funds for the building and running of a secondary school for the Maasai in Tanzania.
I love using different techniques when making my cards and admit to being addicted to my Cricut machines and also to stamping. I hope you enjoy looking at my blog and I'd love it if you left me a comment.
No offence intended - but I just don't have time to participate in blog awards.
I love promarkers
I was in the Top Five Passionista
Please click the picture above to see the website of Serian UK. which is a Registered UK Charity which is helping to build and maintain a school in Tanzania. All the proceeds from the sale of my cards are donated to this charity.
These four kittens belong to my little cat Badger. They are 18 days old in this picture. They were born in May 2010 so are much bigger now of course. One lives with me, one with my daughter, another with my grandaughters and the fourth with a family friend.
Thank you for respecting my copyright. All images and
words on this site are digitally copyrighted.
I would be very flattered if you liked my designs enough to want to replicate them and am very happy for you to do so for your own use to give to family and friends but please do not claim them as your own, use them for making cards which will be sold or submitted to magazines or other publications or entered into any competitions.