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Sunday, 13 May 2012

For my Nephews

My brother's 3 boys all have birthdays within a few weeks of each other, and this year they are 15, 17 and 19...Here are the cards I've made for them:

 This one is for my 19 year old Nephew. Last year, on his 18th I used the same Mexican character, without the horse! Papers are Papermania (have had them ages in my stash.) I added some Card Candi dots and doodled some faux stitching around the edges.
I used promarkers to colour him, Nesties to cut him out, and added some wobbly eyes to his horse.
I decorated the inside using the same DPs and a nestie-cut panel for writing on.
I will enter this card (A) into the folowing challenges:

This one is for the 17 year old. I used more Papermania papers and embossed a panel of Kraft card, which I inked to enhance the dots. Some Card Candi and Bakers Twine, along with a couple of buttons and faux stitching (again) to finish.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and once again added some wobbly eyes then cut it out. I made a sentiment on the computer that says 'Hap-PIE Birthday!'
The inside is decorated using the same DPs.

I will enter this card (B) into the following challenges:


Finally, this card is for the 15 year old. Once again I have used Papermania DPs & Card Candi. This time, as well as some doodled faux stitching, I have added some REAL Hand-Stitching! This is the first time I've ever done this, and it is a bit wobbly, so don't look too closely!!!
The image is coloured with Promarkers, and has the added wobbly eyes too! I have decorated the inside of this one too, in exactly the same way as the other 2, (but the photo I took was blurred so I haven't added it to my post.)
I will enter this card (C) into the following challenges:

Since Royal Mail have hiked their prices I will be popping them all into the same large padded envie and sending them all together to save on the postage!
Thanks so much for popping in today.


Inkypinkydelights said...

These are fabulous creations! And just look at the frog's googley eyes! Just great! Judy x

Catherine said...

Fab male cards.....

Anonymous said...

Your collection of cards is sooo much fun! Love your choice of DP's and bright cheery images! FAB 'real' stitching, well done you!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Nikbee said...

Fantastic cards. I love all the fun images. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Sassy Cheryl said...

They are ALL perfect and that frog is some kind of HILARIOUS with those little eyes. Love em!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

Chantal said...

Great cards! Love what you did with the text! Thanks for sharing it at Dutch Dare Card Challenges!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Neat set of cards, your three young men will love them. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge the embossing on the kraft card is very effective. XOXO Zoe

jkreucher said...

Oh My Gosh! these are all a hoot! What fun cards! love all the stitching!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Stitches challenge this week!

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful - Great cards
Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
Sarah (stressedstamper)

Siv said...

What fun cards you've made for the boys! The eyes are just the icing on the cake!
Thanks for joining the Southern Girls with your frog card - good luck, and hope to see you again!
Hugs Siv

Judith said...

Great card - love the papers and contrast of the colours and that frogs googly eyes! - thanks for playing along at CCC this week hugs Judith x

Joey said...

Hiya Ali, Gosh I am so sorry I was meant to come over sooner, how is your kitty settling in?! it did make me laugh when you said you got one too, how funny :))) Niall named ours as he didnt like our choice of the name rum. Your cards are fabulous and each so different, I love the middle one with the embossed kraft. Joey xx

Diane J said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super fun cards... I'm sure the boys will love them! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Dawn said...

Great male card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card...Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Wendy xx

Tracey Manderson said...

You have been busy! All cards are great. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and hope to see you again.

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week.. Hugs, Linda

Mummylade said...

the cards all made me smile! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Three amazing cards!!
TFS with us this week :)

Happy Days said...

Fab cards. I love your hand stitching and I think the "wobbly" line gives the card character.

Thanks for entering the "try something new" challenge over at Delicious Doodles.

Good luck
Claire x

Dawn said...

LOL! Oh Ali, all those googly eyes! Your nephews will be in stitches!
great work on them all!
So glad I've caught up now!
Dawn xx

Cazz said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us a 999 emergency crafters. Good luck x

Allison said...

lovely cards
thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Great cards, all really lovely. Thanks for joining Emergency Crafters, NJ X

Teri said...

Great set of cards hun. Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time, good luck in the draw!
Teri x