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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Happy Birthday CJ

First of all, sorry for the poor photograph of this card, we are in the middle of a massive snow storm at the moment and the birthday man is coming round so I needed to take photo before he sees it.

Christmas Day heralds the birthday of a very special man, my nephew CJ is 14 (can't believe he is 14 and he is taller than me, mind you that's not hard at 5'4" LOL)

Anyhoo, I luvs him to bits. He was quite a difficult child for a number of years but thankfully he grew out of that stage and is turning into a lovely young man who I am very proud of. He is in the Army Cadets, previously in the Sea Cadets and the sense of discipline it has given him has completely transformed him and got him back on the straight and narrow.

He is really good at football and until recently that was his sport of choice. He is now playing Ice Hockey and goes skating for 5 hours on a Sunday. He has my utmost admiration, I honestly don't think I could manage 5 minutes. I've never tried it but knowing how accident prone I am I am pretty sure it would not be a good idea......

Obviously, I wanted to incorporate his new sport into his card so went searching for a suitable image on the tinterweb. I happened upon this one which was from a colouring book site. I have coloured it in with Promarkers and added a bit of Sakura clear glitter to the puck and the blades of the ice skates. I used sketch #7 at Crafters Companion for the layout of this card.

The spotty patterned paper is a freebie from an issue of Creative Cardmaking Inspirations. The starry paper is from a Dovecraft male set. I only have a couple of scraps of it left, it has been one of my most used papers.

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge of the mirri card, I thought it would emulate the edge on the ice skates and it embosses as well, it is the first time I have used it and I have had it ages. It was a particularly good Ebay purchase.

The chipboard circles are from a Colorbok kit I got from QVC, the birthday sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the gems are from Paperchase.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

49 comments:

Coachfans said...

What a great card for your nephew. The teen years are definitely challenging at some times. You did a great job finding so many challenges to enter your card in. Good luck!

Please stop by when you get a chance. I love meeting new crafty friends.

Happy Holidays.
Georgiana
http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Sandi said...

Mandy - Love the hockey image!

Happy Holidays!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
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Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fantastic boys card

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy Challenge

Hugs Jane x

Pattie G said...

What a cute card for a boy! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Audrey said...

Super cute! I love your coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

jackiescrafts said...

What a great card I'm sure your nephew will love it. The spotty paper and the punched border are fab too
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Purple Crazy said...

What a fab card, just right for your nephew, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week. Merry Christmas, Weendy

Padster said...

Gorgeous card - thank you for sharing with us at IDIC this week
Merry Christmas,
Debbie x

Josephine said...

That's a fabulous card - he's bound to love it!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time.

Maria (inkymits) said...

This is a great project,i love it!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week and Merry Christmas!
Maria x

dj1952 said...

I'm sure your nephew will love it! Great job. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week. Hugs, dj

furrypig said...

Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week and sharing your great creation. Sorry this is the same message I am leaving on all entries now as I am running out of time so close to Christmas! Merry Christmas.

Lynn said...

Wonderful card and love the image.
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Merry Christmas
Huggs
Lynn xx

tampatha said...

I always love seeing your work! This card is fab! thanks for sharing it with us at AIF and Merry Christmas
-Tammy

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a wonderful card! He will love it! I am wearing two hats for this comment ...thanks for playing at both AiFactory and I Did It Creations this week! Happy Holidays!

Jacki Randolph said...

What a great card for a teen's birthday!! The image is adorable and your coluring is fabulous!!

Thanks for joining us at StampFairy!

Linda said...

What a cute card, thank you for joining us at the hodge podge Shop
hugs Linda

Emma H said...

What a great boy card - cards for teens can be so hard! Thanks for playing along with Stamp Fairy

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Great masculine card!!Thanks for playing with us at AIF :)

Caroline said...

Fab Male birthday christmas card!!!! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew. Good luck!
Caroline x

pinky said...

Ah its just so cute. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.
Pinky

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, happy birthday to your nephew. It looks great, Thanks for joining in with us on OSAAT.
Hope you are having a great Festive Season
Hazelxo

Ellie said...

What a fabulous card for a boy! The zig-zag border looks great on it, super sketch and cute image!
Thanks so much for playing along at digital tuesday!

Carissa said...

What a great card for your nephew. Boy cards are a challenge for me and you have done great. Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy challenge. Hugs, Carissa

Patricia St Martin said...

Great card for boys. Hope your nephew loved his card. Thanks you for joining us at For Fun Challenges. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Kym Weber said...

Awesome birthday card! Great layout! Really cute image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge.

~Hugs~Kym

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining our Mega Christmas Challenge at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Awwww so cute! Perfect for a little boy and for our children challenge :)

Thanks for playing at BTC&G this month! Good luck!

Hugzzz
Tammy

Pauline said...

Hi - love the colours, and such a fun image... it feels icy! Thanks for playing at For Fun this week!

Mummylade said...

what a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this time and good luck!

coops said...

fabulous male card.the image is fab and i love the blue colours and papers.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card in our 16th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Julie and Karen x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a brilliant card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful 2011!

Kathleen said...

Hi Mandy, what a delightful card, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Tine said...

Hi Mandy. Great card for a lad and I am sure he is going to love it. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year!

Maggie

xx

Julie said...

Lovely fun image and beautifully coloured!! Thanks for joining our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx

Alysha said...

Fab sweetie, thanks for playing along at CCC, Happy New Year, hugs Aly xxxx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful male card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Ann Whitfield said...

Fantastic card Mandy, CJ will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Karen said...

Lovely card Mandy, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, am sure he loved it, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers
Ruth x

KarenB said...

Lovely card, Mandy! The colours are just perfect - I bet your nephew loved it :)

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mandy :-) I am sure CJ loves it too :-)

Wishing you a very Happy New year and thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Hannapanna said...

What a perfect boy-card. Love the image and the design papers. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

Ruthie said...

Such a great card - love the image and your colours are fabby

thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments

Rx

Melanie M said...

Lovely card Mandy. I'm sure he's gonna love this card.
Thank you for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy challenge blog :)

My name is Wynneth said...

What a great card for a 14 year old boy ! Love it ! Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers,
hugs
wynneth
x

Julie said...

Glad you shared your card with Scrapbook Sister's card challenge. Happy New Year,Julie.x