Wednesday, January 18, 2012

look who's 12

Hi All - I am in New Zealand at the moment and haven't been able to find time to do much cardmaking but I did manage to make this card this morning after helping my nephew make a card for this mother.
The card below is for the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique - their challenge is purple, green and white, the challenge from AnnaBelle Stamps blog is anything goes, the birthday challenge at Party Time Tuesdays and for Moxie Fab - Cool Tool Week - cutting and trimming - for this I have cut the number '12' away from the card edge.
I enjoyed making this card and I didn't bring any number stencils with me so I had to freehand draw the numbers on the edge of the card and cut the area around them leaving it uncut a certain points so that it stays attach to the card.  I have done this before and it is great to used chipboard letters as a stencil and cut away the cardboard around the letters to create a title.
This is a card for my nephew who turns 12 next month - I had made his birthday card for this year last year but I gave that to one of my sisters to give it to him.

materials - AC wine card stock; Cosmo Cricket 'mitten weather' papers; AnnaBelle Stamps 'lil monster' stamp, Grant Archival small birthday stamp set, MFT mini day banner alphabet; Staz On jet black ink; Marvy pens blender 0, dark brown 18, pale orange 13, pine green 72; kaisercraft pearls.
As I said at the start of this post I am visiting my family in NZ and during the first half of January my family has alot of birthdays to celebrate and the last is today for my youngest sister and typical of a 12 year old boy my nephew (Caleb) mentioned last night that he wanted to make a birthday card for his mother!  Now this is a typical 12 year old boy - into wrestling and boy stuff  and hassles me non stop about my 'crafting' as he calls it, so for him to say that I am to get out my craft things first thing tomorrow morning nearly caused me to fall off my seat.
So first thing this morning I got everything out and believe it or not he actually sat down for 30 mins to make a birthday card for his mother - he designed it, stamped it and coloured it (I did fussy cut the butterfly as I didn't trust him cutting it nicely - I reckon he would have cut the wings off!).  I was so happy that he actually sat down for 30mins to make this as he has an attention span of about oooooooooooooh 5 mins before he gets bored and then he tends to rush it and make a mess :) does this sound familiar?  So this is Calebs' card ...
Everybody loved it and now he is walking around the house with a 'bighead' bragging that he is better than me and I could learn a thing or 2 about 'crafting' from him :)
Thanks for looking.


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card! LOVE how you have used the number on the card edge! Hope you have fun in NZ!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love the cut out age, greta idea! Your nephews card is fabulous as well!! Enjoy visiting!
TFS with us this week :)

Sue W said...

Great card Janet......glad to see this talent runs in the family!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique~

Sue W said...

It's perfect for AnnaBelle's challenge too Janet..........Thanks for joining in whilst on your holls!

Holly Young said...

freshs, pretty, and colorful!!!

thanks for partying with us this week at PTT!


Catherine said...

Wow so cute, I am such a sucker for Lil Monster. I love how you have cut out the numbers into the card and I love the paper piecing.
Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps :)

Meadie said...

Your little monster is so sweet and I love how you did the numbers down the side, very clever x x

Narelle said...

How awesome that your crafting skills have rubbed off a little on your nephew! he did a great job with his card, and I bet he loved that card you made him!
Thanks for playing along with the Scrapbook Boutique January Challenge! xoxoxo

Angela said...

LOVE your card!!! love the numbers and how you have them at the end.
thank you for playing along at Scrapbook Boutiques January Challenge x

Sue said...

Janet your card it brilliant, you have rocked the numbers, I take my hat off to you with limited supplies. Obviously some of your creativity is rubbing off on Caleb, his card is fabulous!! thanks for sharing your creations for the AnnaBelle's and Scrapbook Boutique challenges! :)

Cath said...

Hey Janet! Thanks for linking this up to the Cutting & Trimming Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)