Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another boys card

My card today is for my other nephew who will be 12 next week. I have used the By the River stamp by Lili of the Valley - and yes I used to play by the river when I was little - well they were rhynes (pronounced reens) if you are from Somerset you will know what I mean. I used to collect frog spawn and look at the newts too and I was probably only 6 or 7. I'm not sure I would be happy for my 6 year old to play in the same area although she can swim (I couldn't at that age) - did my parents know where I was - who knows!!!!

The image was coloured with water colour crayons and cut out with my nestabilities Large and small labels. The background is made from the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder on centura pearl card distressed with China blue Distress ink. The papers were from a freebie set I received on a Magazine so long ago I can't remember which one. The buttons were from a Polka Doodles CD called Candy Doodles with some orange ribbon in the middle. The dragonfly is from a set of gems by Anita which I have had for at least 6 years. Oh and the sentiments are from Lili of the Valley too the Boy Oh Boy set.

Here are the challenges I am entering:-

Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes,

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes,

Scrap Creations - Birthday,

Craft Your Passion - Male card,

I Did It Creations - Anything Goes,

Paper Sundaes - Male colours,

Pile It On - Childhood Dreams, and,

Crafty Catz - one for the boys.

Please let me know you have visited your comments are always lovely to receive.



melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - I love the image. It's so sweet :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Denise said...

Lovely card. Great image and I love the dragonfly charm. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Ali, loving your beautifully coloured sweet image and colour combo. I remember only too well collecting frog spawn as a child then my mother would go nuts when all the wee frogs started to jump around the garden.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Unknown said...

Hi hun,
Gorgeous card sweetie, I'm sure he will love it. I used to go Cray fishing when I was little - and my mum used to go nuts because I came home filthy!! The things we did when we were kids eh!
Dawn xx

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, I absolutely love the image and your coloring is great. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


sugarplum said...

Such a great card I love the iamge and that little dragonfly charm just looks like it was meant to be there
Fi x

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carol said...

aww lovely card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftycatz, x carol

Miranda said...

very cute card, love the DP and the image is adorable
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Marcy said...

It's so nice to see a boy's card. This is super! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

debby4000 said...

Faublous, adorable card.

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the button detail! Hugs Juls

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Ali, fabulous choice of stamp. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

Melissa S. said...

This is so wonderful. I just love the little boy on the bank. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On this week.

Basement Stamper said...

very cute love the shimmered paper. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.