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Saturday, 12 May 2012

See you all in two weeks!

I'm off on a  lovely holiday with a friend who has invited me to her timeshare in St. Lucia.  How lucky am I?

No crafting for a bit I'm afraid but I hope to keep an eye on all your blogs while I'm away as there is Wi Fi where I am staying - so not all my  time will be spent on the beach or by the pool......................

Have to go to bed now as it's an early start tomorrow - see you all soon. xxx

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!