Sunday 16 September 2012

What would we do without a computer...?

Good morning all and hope that your weekend is going well.  An early start for me as I was up to wave husband off as he heads to warmer climes for work for a week!  I thought it was very kind of me to get up to say goodbye at 6.00am on a Sunday morning lol! So I'm hoping that once my son has headed off to his friend's today where he's been invited (and as daughter is still on her hols!) that I can get some relaxing crafting time this afternoon. Mind you, I'll still have Tilly the Dog with me who'll then be forwarding repeated requests for walkies!

As I mentioned a few days ago, last Sunday was our son Jack's 14th birthday - so I thought I'd show you the card I made for him.  Now teenage boys aren't generally interested in pretty flowers, lacy embellishments and cute images - or at least mine isn't!  His main interests are being with his friends, sports, his xbox and his computer! And I have to say he is quite a whizz on the computer and can do things and add special effects that I wouldn't even know where to start with!  So when I saw this image from Mos Digital Pencil it seemed a pretty good start for his birthday card!

This image is called 'Paul Typing' but could just as easily be Jack when he's 'borrowed' my laptop (though why he wants a laptop when he's got a very good computer in his room beats me!). 

I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils.  I then added black eyelets and bakers twine as a 'frame'.  The sentiment was done on the computer.  The papers are K&Co 'BlueAwning' - great papers, particularly for more 'masculine' cards and scrap layouts.  I used coredinations card for matting, lightly sanded and distressed.  I then distressed all the images and papers with 'tea dye' distress ink. As an extra 'dimension' I thought I'd make a tag with a birthday message on that fits in a pocket behind the main image, again with a black eyelet, faux stitching and seam binding ribbon. The lettering was using Sizzix rub-ons.

Hope you like it! And thank you for all the nice comments about my rather waffling posts! Apologies for yet another rather long post - but I do like to add details about what I've used as I know when I browse around at so many talented crafters' blogs that it's interesting to see what people have used - that's how we get our own ideas! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Alphabet challenge - P is for Pocket Card
Fresh Brewed - distressing
Creative Craft Challenge - all about the boys
Our Craft Lounge - use twine
Whimsy Inspires - anything goes


  1. Morning honey. I adore this card and the image looks just like my son too doing exactly the same thing , boys eh lol. Hope he had a lovely birthday. I love how you've used the twine , it fits perfectly with the style of the card. Have a nice Sunday. Sharon xxx

  2. Good Morning
    Fantastic card so perfect for a teenage boy. Love the colouring it is so subtle.
    Great backing papers beautifully used.
    I have used the girl image similar to this from Mo`s images.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  3. Morning Kim. Fabulous card with wonderful colouring and detail. I really enjoy looking at your cards and seeing how you have composted them. Fabulous background story as usual for my Sunday morning read.

  4. Morning Kim, I really like what you have done here. I have one of the teenage images but haven't used it yet. Great inspiration on this card. Have a fun relaxing day. xx Flora

  5. This is wonderful Kim. I love the image - that would be perfect for my son too. The papers and layout are brilliant and the way you have added the twine looks great.

    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

  6. Fab card Kim. Love this image, perfect for teenage boys! Gorgeous papers and layout too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Smashing card for a lad! :) Awesome image and colours and the twine looks fab hun! :)

    Really cool card :)



  8. This is fab, so great and right for those pesty teenagers. Great idea with the Bakers Twine. I hope Jack loved it. I hope you also got some ME time today.


  9. Great card Kim. Love the image and great idea to use the cord around it like that. Bet he loved it
    Eileen x

  10. I bet Jack loved it. The image is so fab for a teenager and love the twine. Hope you enjoyed your peaceful day and that you didn't have to go for too many walkies.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. You did a fabulous job on this card Kim. The eyelets with the twine look so cool. Enjoy your crafty time! Hugs!

  12. Hi Kim, oh a wonderful boys card! Luckily at the moment I only have to do the occasional boys card - what I'm going to do when daughter and friends are teenagers I don't know, come back and {steal} oh no borrow your idea more than likely ;-0


  13. Amazing card. I am sure that Jack with love it.

    Thanks for joining us in our tree challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  14. Opps! Wrong team.

    Thanks for joining in our pocket challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  15. A fabulous pocket card, I love the image and your colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge. Caz

  16. This is fabulous, love every inches.Thank you so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  17. Fab card! Great image and colours! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Pocket Card' challenge xx


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Kim x