Friday, September 30, 2011

Chop Chop, it's your birthday

I've made this card for our friends' son for his birthday.  It's been quite a while since either of my sons was eleven, so hopefully this will hit the mark.
The photos are a little dark, I just realised I'm down to the wire on one of the challenges I'm going to enter, so I've had to post these photos and hope for the best!
I've used the sketch from Gem of a Challenge, you know how much I love symmetry, and this one is pretty much symmetrical...except for that little triangle, which adds a bit of derring-do, lol.  The papers are all from Kaisercrafts Chapter One collection, the green foil lifts the overall effect, hopefully enough!  Craft Your Passion has Green Yellow Black and White as its challenge theme, I don't know if my yellow/green is yellow enough but I'm entering there in hope!
The image is Karate Boy from Mo Manning, but it seems only to be available from Digital Pencil Too not from Mo's Digital Pencil as many of her other images are. It's coloured with Copics...not a lot of them either, lol.  Lexis Creations has "Card for a child" as its challenge theme so I'm entering there, and Cards for Men has Sports as its theme so I'm entering there too.
Bearly Mine Challenges challenge this time is to use three backing papers, easy peasy, I'm in :-)  I used my Nestabilities Labels Twelve to cut the image panel, and I made the embellishments up by cutting and embossing circles of the foiled paper with Standard Circles Nestabilities and sticking Crystal stickers (that I got ages ago in BigW) in the centres, I used just the stickers on the opposite corner of the image panel.  I put one of my little embellies in the inside of the card too... partly to tie it in to the front but more to cover the join in the strip of foiled paper I put along the triangle of black (which has a tinge of green along the outer edge.  Whoopsi Daisy Challenge has Make Your Own Embellishments as its challenge theme, even though these embellishments are very simple I did make them myself, so I'm entering the challenge.
I cut the sentiment panel using the same nesties as the image on the front, adding a bit of the black and the foiled paper to finish it off; alright, the cover the inky thumbprint on the bottom, lol.  I only glued the outside edges of the stripy triangle so that I had a pocket to put Andrew's gift card in (I usually try not to give kids gift cards, but not only has he reached "that" age when you can miss horribly with your gift choice, they have moved to the country so I got something I knew he could use on the internet...for which he has a passion!)
Creatalicious ChallengesDigi Stamps 4 JoySimon Says ChallengeCrafts 4 Eternity and Sweet Stampin' all have Anything Goes as their current challenge themes, so I'll be entering there too.
I hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making it - everything fell into place, which is a nice change, lol.  I'll be back on Sunday with another bit of DT work for Here Come The Boys, until then Happy Crafting, Dee


Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Donna!
This is so darn cute cute cute! Love the chop chop karate kid image... It's too bad it is only in a digi format.... I have problems downloading them from different sites into my computer, strange..... But hey love your card, and the embossing background is fab and so is the rest of your card.....Awesome!

Tracey T said...

What a fantastic card, Donna! Love the image and the paper are wonderful. So jealous of your "out of the Nestie" cutting - something I'm pretty rubbish at! Hugs, Tracey x

pinky said...

I love this Donna!! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

xxxtglxxx said...

Great card, I really love the colours! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Brenda said...

Love it!! Absolutely fabulous card!! Perfect for an 11 year old!

Anonymous said...

A really fantastic boys-card, great layout and colors :) Gorgeous image and brilliant coloring :)
Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week :)
Hugs Lill

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, FAB boy's card! Love this image and great take on our sketch at A Gem of a Challenge.

Thanks for joining us :-)

Lisa x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is gorgeous Donna, the perfect boy card - your friend's son will love it. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week!!:)

Glenda Atkins said...

Super fabulous, wow!Love the image of the marvelous Karate boy Super layout!! That $20 gift certificate looks pretty good too:0) Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week, do come again!

Jennifer said...

Fab work! So glad you joined us at AGOAC..thanks for sharing! xx Jenny xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Donna this is a wonderful boy card, you definitely hit the mark. I love the colors and what you did with the sketch and your coloring is fabulous as always. Thanks for your sweet comments and encouragement (I love the long ones:).

Emma H said...

Awesome card, and just enough yellow I think! Thanks for joining our colour challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

scrap joanny said...

wow :-))) great card - so cute boy :-) Thanks for playing with Craft Your Passion! hugs Joanna

Emma and Susan said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, so great for a boy in mind, love that image and the way you have coloured it!
Thanks for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations.
Love and hugs
Blog Owner

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Britta Swiderski said...

Love this cute image and the sentiment to match! I'm also loving the pocket on the inside to hold a gift card. Great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Jackie said...

wow Donna this is fabulous. love everything about it. Thank you for joining in the fun at Bearly Mine, this time, good luck, hugs Jackie x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jen said...

HI Donna, this is gorgeous and love the idea for the gift card
Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men this week
jen xx