Thursday, 18 March 2010

It's never black and white for teenagers...

...especially boys. Well it sounded good as a title, and I suppose it might be true although it might be more that they would argue black is white, but enough of that waffle.

My card as you may gather is for a teenage boy, I have another nephews birthday at the begining of April and my son will be 16 on st Georges day, where does time go , it only seems like minutes since hubby was showing me a photo of a little pink blob to me whilst I was groggy from anaesthetic in ITU and him baming this is our son, and he's a really good weight they say he's 2lb 13oz. Boy has he made up for that now!

Well digressing again , naughty me, my card ,I've made using one of my new stamps from woj and they have an easel challenge this week. I must admit these are growing on me but I still have problems knowing where to position the brads , buttons or raiaed card to stop the easel falling, and how to decorate the base, but I'll get there if I make enough of them I suppose.

The layout is for this weeks challenge at passion for promarkers and it took me a while to work out what papers to use but I finally got there and am quite happy with the result, although one or two of my layers might not be perfectly positioned, I can't decide if it's my positioning or the pattern of the papers beneath that makes me think I've gone wonky, the papers not me for real lol.

Creative craft challenges want you to use a number 2 on your project this time, and as most teenagers seem to use text language everyday this sentiment seemed to be perfect for my teenage card.

Die cuts R us have an unusal challenge in that you have a choice of colours to use this week. You can use white with a choice of blue, black, brown, green, pink or red. I decided to go with black and white as I love these together and the drama is perfect for any young male who thinks he's knocking on the door of being a man.

Cards for men just want a birthday card this time so that is that challenge completed.

Artful Inkables are celebrating their 2nd birthday so they too have a happy birthday theme for their challenge this week so thatsanother challenge done, oh how I love it when they all are so nice sharing. I think its just they are all such great minds that they think alike.

Finally a more unusual challenge from ABC, this week it's Q for Quote. My quote is from a set by the Darkroom and so apt I think for someone bordering on adulthood making decisions that will mould their future and how easy for their dreams to fall to the wayside when told you can't do that by someone who left their dreams behind. If  we don't have our dreams to aspire to when young when can we strive to achieve . sorry waffling again.

Well the sun is trying to shine and the thermometer says it's getting warmer so who knows we might be able to enjoy the rest of our day in a springtime haze, or we could dream ?

15 comments:

Donnas Den said...

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

Donna xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very cool masculine card, Julye!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DCRU this week!!
Sheri
DCRU DT

Cara said...

Great card, Julye! Love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with DCRU!!
Cara DCRU DT

Patti said...

This totally rocks! Thanks so much for celebrating AI's birthday with us!

sandra tomlinson said...

fab card hun lovin the black an white, thanks for joining in with our creative craft challenge and good luck xx

Gwen said...

Julye...black and white are so classic and definately make a statement. Your card looks great. Wonderful sentiment and design.

Smiles!
GWEN DTC@DCRU

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card, love the colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

LORi said...

Total Fabulousness!!
So happy you shared your fab card with DCRU this week!!

Hugs - LORi

lalkygirl said...

fantastic card,love the black and wfite theme
thanks for joining in at creative craft and good luck
lalkygirl x

Amber said...

Wonderful card! I struggle with masculine cards and I can't imagine trying to make a masculine teenager card!! Eek! Your card is just perfect. Image, Sentiment, and colors rock!
DCRU Hugs
Amber

Ranita said...

great card. Love it :-)
Hugs,
Ranita

Giò said...

Fantastic male card!!! the color combo is strong and fantastic!!
Thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge!!!

Hugs
Giò

Helen Dooley said...

This is an AWESOME teen boy card. TFS

Cathy said...

Fabulous bloke's card. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Donalda said...

Wow girl, what a adorable card. Thanks for joining us at WOJ