Monday, 6 February 2012

Feeling OLD...

...well this is a special post as this card is for my son.
He has reached the grand old age of 11 !!!
going on 47...

This cool dude is a sugar nellie image called 'Luca with skateboard'.
He actually reminds me alot of my son,
although at present my son is unable to partake in sporting activities
due to breaking his thumb when he was last at football training.
And being a 'typical boy' he broke his thumb before the match
and still stayed on to play the game !!!

The black cardstock is from W H Smiths.
The design papers I have used are by papermania 'It's a Mans World'
These are a really nice mix of papers.
I have used Xcut Dielicious dies to create this lovely shape.

The blue cardstock that Luca is mounted on is Bazill Bling.
I just love the shimmer effect of this cardstock.
I used my beloved promarkers to colour him in.
Following this weeks colour sheme challenge 
set by sugar nellie on facebook.

The letters were cut out using my cricut and the 'doodletype' cartridge.
I used stickles, colour 'true blue' 
on the pale blue cardstock to add extra sparkle and depth.
The ribbons and black pearls are from my stash.
For the sentiment I used white cardstock and 'denim blue' colour promarker.
Then stamped the birthday message.
I love the black glittery numbers on this card,
perfect for a male card I think. 
They are from the Hobbyhouse, my local craft shop.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hanna and Friends Bingo challenge  - pearls, ribbon and glimmer

Crafty Ribbons challenge  - one for the boys/men

Do You Stack Up challenge 57  - anything goes

Divas by Design challenge 20  - anything goes

For Fun challenges  - masculine birthday card

Craft Us Crazy challenge 20  - anything goes

Delightful challenge  - punches and dies

Sew Many challenges  - birthdays

Scrapbook Sisters  - numbers

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft x


  1. Fab card for a skater boi! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  2. Fanatstic card!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends!
    HUgs, Andrea

  3. This is so cool! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. it's a super card, great image, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

  5. This is such a great card for a boy.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  6. This is way cool!!! Thanks for playing along on fOr Fun!!

  7. Hi Claire, what a fab boys card! Love the image and your colour scheme. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design. Sarah

  8. Love your card for your son it is super cool and I'm sure he is going to love it! Thanks for joining us this week over at Delightful Challenge and hope you can join us again for a new challenge on Thursday, hugs Susan x

  9. Your coloring is awesome...totally!! I bet your son thought this card was cool.

    Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you tomorrow when our new challenge is posted.

  10. What a super nice and sturdy card. Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  11. Fantastic card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

    Hugs, Kiki

  12. What a sweet card! You feel old? My son turns 22 this year! It goes fast! Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Challenges this week! Don't miss our new release Blog Hop next week! It is going to be great!
    Karen C (SMC DT)

  13. Fabulous card for a male. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx