Saturday, 26 January 2013


Hi all,
I have been making DT cards all week for Kraftyhands but unfortunately I can't share these with you yet. I also made a card from a new Cd rom I have but there is no natural light at the moment, so if I take a photograph it will be dark, so I'll save that one for tomorrow.

Instead I thought I would share a card I made for one of my pupil's birthdays. I think the colours are nice and bright to brighten up these dreary days. I used a topper and a backing paper from an old set of CDs - Triple Treasures Volume 2 from Create and Craft. He loves the outdoors and has bikes, scooters, skateboards etc. As part of his present, I bought him some finger skateboards, so I felt this topper was appropriate.
I used an 8x8 white, scalloped card blank to make the easel card. I cut out a shape in white card using the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge and a smaller shape using a patterned backing paper from the Cd rom. The topper is decoupaged and I cut out some trainers and a cap to embellish the bottom corners of the topper. I cut out some triangles using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge and stuck peel offs on each to read '9 Today'. I fixed these to Baker's Twine and placed this along the top of the topper.
For the stopper, I made two rosettes using the same patterned backing paper as I had fixed on the top part of the easel. This I felt coordinated with the plainer blue backing paper that I put on the base of the card. I used my Hougie board to make the rosettes. For the centre of the rosettes, I cut four labels from the Lacy Labels cartridge, two in the plainer blue backing paper and two in the patterned paper. The smaller patterned one was placed on top of the slightly larger plainer one and one was fixed on each rosette. For the sentiment, I did the same but reversed the colours and with peel offs wrote 'Happy Birthday Thomas'.
I also made a coordinating bag for his pressie. I used a white bag from Cupcakecrafting and used the patterned backing paper and topper from the Cd rom. I'm sorry about the photograph, it looks quite dark. I hope he likes them both.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge - Masculine -
Cards for Men - Transport - (I hope this qualifies as transport!)
Ooh La La - Wheely Good No. 122 - -
Sending a smile 4 kids - Anything goes 4 kids - (I can't send this one but will send another to a hospital)
Artistic Inspirations -  Challenge 25 - More than One Fold -
Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Keep safe in the bad weather.
Wendy xx


Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous card for a little boy. I am sure he will love it.

Linda xxx

Gwyneth said...

Bright, fun, and a cute character. I love this card and the use of rosettes as stoppers is something I hadn't thought of before. Lovely idea to make a matching gift bag as well.

Avril Ann said...

What a fabby card and bag, what a lucky boy, he will love them both, Wendy, love and hugs hun xxxx

caroline spice said...

This is Fab ...What a funky card and bag you have created. Your pupil is going to love it . Hugs Caroline xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

I'm sure your pupil will be delighted with these two, so colourful & fun x

Lexie said...

Oh...such a fab card (and bag!) for a little lad. Really bright and cheerful and so much fun.

downrightcrafty said...

what a wonderful design so cheerful and fun
Hugs Kate xx

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments. Wendy xx

jane stillman said...

Two great projects, love the bright colours ad the rosettes x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Jane. Xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love the card & bag set. It's adorable xx Jan

Andree said...

A fabulously fun card and bag Wendy. I love the bright colours and image, just perfect for a little lad x

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. Xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. Xx

Michelle B. said...

Fab project, perfect for any boy! Love the bright party colors too! So glad you joined us for our Transport challenge at Cards for Men!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendi said...

Wow fabulous card and bag, I love the rosettes brill idea
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

Lisa Jane said...

what a fun card those little rosettes
Thanks for joining us at Cards for men this fortnight
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

What a brilliant project it is so full of fun and colour a great image and fantastic colours, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
lorraine x

Daniele said...

awwww what a great card and matching gift bag, love the rosettes and the image is perfect thanks for joining us at OLLCB