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Monday, 23 July 2012

What a little star

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well and had a good weekend.  I spent most of Saturday and Sunday afternoon watching the Tour De France.  And well done to Bradley from the UK on his victory.  Let's hope that we can now win a few golds in the Olympics that start this weekend.  Really looking forward to Friday and the opening ceremony and the start of the games.  I don't watch a lot of sport but I do enjoy athletics.  So I will apologise now if I am not around blogging as much over the next few weeks.

But, wonder of wonders, I actually managed to get a card made when I got home from work tonight.  This is a card for my nephew Jack.  It is his birthday in August but as my Sister has asked me to do a couple for him as well I thought I had better get started.

Like a lot of youngsters these days Jack is an accomplished gamer.  He likes nothing more than playing on his Nintendo or the X-Box so this image from Lily of the Valley was just perfect.  I coloured the image with promarkers and cut it out using one of my Spellbinders dies.  I then inked around the edges while the image was still in the die to create a border effect.   I used kraft card for the matting and the papers were from my stash.  The papers were all distressed using my distress tool. I made a little banner and stamped each piece of bunting to show his name.  I then attached this with some string. I stamped the sentiment on a little tag.  I also did some faux stitching round each piece of bunting and the tag and used some distress ink.  The finishing touch were three cut out little stars with a button in the centre of each.

Had better get my thinking cap on now as I have three more to make for him.  I do know how to challenge myself lol.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Distressing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stitching
Robyns Fetish - Use kraft card stock
Pile It On - Tag You're It
Kaboodle Doodles - What's In (Pennants, Banners etc)
Love to Create - Spots and Dots
Great Impressions - Show us your colouring
Pretty Little Ribbon - Tags
Aud Sentiments - Tag It
Digi Doodle - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by.


Wendy said...

Fabulous boys card Mags, gorgeous image and love the bunting with the name on.
Wendy xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Mags
Super card, great image and layout, I am sure your nephew will love it.
Suzie xx

Deloris said...

Perfect card for a boy. Love that darling image and all the fun embellishments. Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Mags, I like the image the paper, those stars and the bunting.
Kevin xx

sue - bearhouse said...

fabulous card Mags, sounds like the perfect image for your nephew. I love the bunting and the colours too.

Hugs Sue

Tammy said...

Fabulous Mags! Your nephew will love it. Great sentiment too! Thanks for joining us this week at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

That is one great image and your card is wonderful. Perfect for soo many boys I know!!! Hugz!

Cheryl said...

How adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Susan Flynn said...

Aw this card will be just perfect for him Mags! What a fab sentiment too! Good luck with the other three!! xx

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and creative. Wishing you a great Tuesday.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

brenda said...

Good morning Mags,

What a super card, love the colour palette and the addition of the stars complements the sentiment perfectly.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Caz said...

Fabulous boys card Mags. Love the beautifully coloured image, papers and layout, particularly love the bunting.
Caz x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is fabulous, love the colours you have chosen too, big happy hugs love Pops x x x

Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card for a boy. Great coloring and lovely colors.
Thanks for joining Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Fleur said...

Hi Mags, I love your card,
Thank you so much for entering my “distressing” challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
I have candy if you’re interested
Hugz Fleur xXx

Naomi Edwards said...

Love your card! I love the way you did your banner, the image is adorable and love love love the tag!! I found you through Love to Create!

Laurence said...

Very cute boy card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.


Flowergirl said...

Brilliant card! perfect image and love the bunting with him name on x
Wendy x

Daniele said...

perfect card Mags , hope you are enjoying all this sunshine, the olpmics has come round so quick, hope the weather stays fine for them all

Lozzapops said...

This is a fab card Mags! Love the dotty papers! Thanks for joining in at Love to Create! Laura x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “What’s In” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Shelby said...

Any little gamer would adore this stamp! He's going to go bonkers over this cool card and love how you've done his name in the banner!


Lisa xx said...

this is just brilliant! super cute image and tag, thank you for joining in with aud sentiments

Sarah said...

This is a great card! The image is perfect and I love the stars too..

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Jacki Randolph said...

So Fabulous with your beautiful coloring and papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenge!

Dragonlady said...

Great card for a boy and what a fantastic tag. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x