Thursday, 18 February 2010

Sweet and simple for a boy

I managed 2 cards yesturday in less than an hour, I couldn't belive it, all I can think is I knew exactly what I wanted to do for them and had them already made in my head. I will do 2 separate posts so I don't get confused as I seem to do that quite easily of late, perhaps its all the trying to keep Andrew occupied and in a hapy frame of mind, which I'm managing most of the time. Hopefully my parents will come again for lunch on sunday as it makes the day seem longer and gives Andrew different company, they are coming today so I can take mum shopping and Andrew gets to spend time with his Granddad. Today Andrew is planning on them watching a dvd, as dad brought him the  first of the first 24 series which he was obviously too young to watch it when it was aired but has really got into this series.

Well enough waffle, my first card. Initally this was a card for the challenge at cards for men who wanted a predominantly green card. I decided that I couldn't do everything green so the cream dot paper just breaks it up a little and keeps it looking clean, well thats what I think.

ICS had a lovely simple layout that I rotated but in my minds eye it was just what I needed as it allowed me to keep the lines clean and simple, my kinda card, simple like melol.

Cupcake crafty challenge want to keep it simple with their #78 challenge and as thats what I had in mind with this card its as if the challenge was made just for my card,I know it wasn't.

Papertake weekly wanted us to check- sorry use checks so I can enter their challenge with my squiggly line green and blue checks.

Now I'm getting quite into this stitching but as yet haven't quite cleared enough space on my desk for my sewing machine. I keep looking for one of those little one that use to be advertised for about £20 for doing hems and things as I figure that would be the perfect size for my cluttered desk, well it always looks cluttered ,it just has my pens, glues , tapes, and things I use all the time on.I just don't have alot of spare room and I can't get a bigger desk as the rooms not big enough.Anyway there are 2 challenges this week who would like us to use stitching, the first is Sophisticats and the other is Crafty Creations.

18 comments:

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Julye. thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna

Squirrel x said...

Great card hun, love your colouring on the Manga boy, and the papers are gorgeous. Well done you. Hi to Andrew and glad to hear he's doing well. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Catherine said...

What a sweet card ! The papers are so lovely and I like the faux stitches ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smile from Catherine

Nannieflash said...

Fantastic card, that image is gorgeous as are your papers. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

gina g said...

Fab card love the image and papers. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Donna said...

Super sweet card, such a perfect choice of papers...thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Dianna said...

Very sweet card and I like that you flipped the sketch. Thank you for joining us at ICS this week!

acreativeneed said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at Crafty Creations!!
smiles,Deena

Moshie said...

Julye! What a wonderful boy card! You did a fab job from choosing colors to coloring and putting it all together! Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. hugs, Diana

18 February 2010 17:39

Martine said...

ooo this is sooo pretty, gorgeous papers, image and embellies, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks Simon Says Challenge, good luck :)

xx

Martine

Jackie said...

Love your card and your take on the ICS sketch. Thanks for joining us this week.

Viv said...

Super duper card Julye!
Thanks for playing along with us at CFM. Good luck! Viv xx

steph said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge x

Tasha said...

Lovely card. I really love these manga stamps, you have inspired me to dig them out :-)
Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats
Hugs
Tasha
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Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake

Hugs
Victoria
x

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Patricia St Martin said...

great boy card. he is so cute. thanks for playing at Cards for Men.

Callie said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week!!