Wednesday, 7 November 2012

18th Birthday card

Hello again!
Can you believe I'm managing to schedule a post every day!
It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it, isn't it?
( The housework has been put on hold
This weekend is one of my nephew's (I have 10 of them!) 18th birthday.
As well as having a party with his friends he is having another party for family.
Sadly we won't be able to go because my brother (Nathan's dad) is in the middle of chemotherapy
treatment and Phoebe's chicken pox could be extremely dangerous for him.
This is the card I've made to send to Nathan.
Earlier in the year, I won a challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink and my prize was a voucher for the shop.
I love digi images so that's what I bought with my voucher.  As soon as I saw this image it reminded me of my nephew and I knew it would be perfect for his birthday.

The papers are Echo Park 'Note to self'.  I didn't intend the card to have as many layers but they're covering up a few mistakes... things stuck in the wrong place and then the paper tearing as I removed know how it is!  lol
The large star though is to cover up a sentiment on the background paper that I don't think Nathan would appreciate....
When I stuck the image down I realised that beside it,
it said in bold orange writing 'one thing after another'.
Well, Nathan like many teenagers gets into mild scrapes and lately it has been 'one thing after another' so I didn't think he'd appreciate it pointed out to him on his birthday!
The number and stars are cut with the Silhouette
and the sentiment is computer generated using 'Oleo' font.
I coloured the image with Copics.
Skin: E00, 11.....Hair: E51,53,33, YR20
Trousers: B93,45....Railings & Ground: C1,3,5
Cap:R17, YR07

a close up of the layers

I also have a reminder of the Christmas Countdown over at Creative Craft World.
Today is day 7 and it's Trish's turn to share some stunning Christmas cards
she's made using her Silhouette.
Here's a little peek.....pop over to her blog HERE for the tutorial.
I know I always say it but I really do appreciate you stopping by my blog.
Your comments are a treat to read :)
I'll be back again tomorrow
with another Christmas link and maybe a project of my own to share too.
Take care!
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cards for men ~ anything goes
Ladybug crafts Ink ~ In the office  (does the string wrapped around the star count?)
Lexi's Creations ~ special birthday
The Pink Elephant ~ favourite colouring medium (Copics)
Kaboodle Doodles ~ anything goes
Make it Monday ~ anything goes
Here come the Boys ~ Die cuts/punches
Allsorts ~ for men only


Caroline said...

Fantastic card Sarah love the image and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Sarah. Such a great image for an 18 year old. Your colouring is fab and I love the papers


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Fabulous card! Perfect for a guy and perfect for the age! Guys can be so hard to make cards for but you have done this brilliantly! By the way, I floated over from Make It Monday :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Doreen said...

Fantastic card,love the image and fabulous

Claire Dale said...

Hi Sarah! Just had a snoop around your blog - beautiful stuff, love the Christmas decorations!! Thanks for joining mine! Claire xx

Christine L said...

Brilliant card with fab layout Sarah.... and so perfect for an 18 year old young man! Love those colours too... just right for this image!

Christine x

Unknown said...

Brilliant!!! card for Nathan Sarah he will love it just perfect fab image and layout too...
Have a lovely day and hope Phoebe's chicken pox are a mild dose and she is better soon..
Hugs Sarah x

Kerry said...

LOL...will let you off with the string around the star Sarah!!! Fab card...even more since you've used an LCI image:-D Your coloring is the pp and the number over the star. Good luck to your brother and I hope Phoebe gets better soon. Thanks so much for joining in our Stationery challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

DesignerDiva said...

What a cool little card I'm sure your nephew will love it!
Thanks for playing along with your 'Office supplie' this week at the LAdybugs LCI challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. Great colours and finishing touches. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Wishcraft said...

Perfect teenager image and a fab design too, love those papers and the layers look great :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

A brilliant card for a teenager, love that fab image and perfect papers Sarah!
Helen x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Masculine card Sarah..fabulous image and colouring, love the papers and stars...fantastic.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


RoseC said...

Hi Sarah! I popped over from the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge to tell you that your Texting Josh looks fabulous on this wonderful guy's birthday card. Love your use of embellishments to cover those parts you'd like to disguise! LOL!!! Hugz, ~ Rose

Glenda Atkins said...

Sarah this 18th BDay card is fabulous, wow you nailed the essence of today's young male with the choice of that great image and the wonderful design. Love this card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our man challenge at allsorts this week, Tracy x

Ime said...

great birthday card! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Sarah. What a fab card with all that detail, colour and texture. Brilliant creation. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
Love Sandra xx


I absolutely love this card its fab.

Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men


P.S pop across to my blog for a chance to win some free candy.

Lisa Jane said...

Brilliant card for a teenager .. love the papers and star and i am sure string counts lol
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Di said...

Great card, love your colours. Thanks for joining us at HERE COME THE BOYS.
Hugs Di

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What beautiful masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Anything Goes” themed Items Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous teen card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

angelosam123 said...

Fantastic it's a great view show this card. thanks for sharing.
18th Birthday Card