Friday, 24 September 2010

October boys birthdays

What a proper horrible autumn day weather wise  bring back summer please.

Enough complaints and onto getting organised, mum asked for 2 cards for my nephews, her grandsons who both have birthdays in october and are both into bike road racing just like their Dad. It use to be BMX but now all 3 enter the same races and are all doing quite well apparently so mum tells me, not that I hear much from them but the info filters down eventually.

Mum asked for cards with bike racing on and initially I was going to do 2 the same but after making Joshua's card who will be 9 I decided to use a LOTV image for Dominic who will be 6 as the other image just looked too old, and I wasn't sure they would like having the same picture on their cards even if they were a couple of weeks between their birthdays, some one was bound to notice.

Joshua's card I used a cyclist image I drew and had made into a stamp a couple of years ago and coloured in black and orange, the only colours I can remember my brother racing in when I use to take him to cycle races years ago. My colour scheme even fell in with a few challenges so that was an added bonus. Have to admit I did add a large number 9 to the top right of the image after I had taken the picture and I forgot to retake it , had to check I'd got their ages right before sticking numbers on a card as its very important when you are that young.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

CRAFT-card for teenager (although this isn't actually for a teenager I think any teenage boy would  be happy to recieve it)
Charisma-anything goes
The ribbon girl challenge-black orange and white
Simon says-sketch layout
Lollipop-it's a boy thing


My younger nephew who will be 6 , again I added peeloffs after I'd taken the picture what a dingbat am I ? Mum had said she thought he raced in red hence the red top and though they have 2 dogs I can't see either sitting on the back of there bikes as both are gernman shepherds and big enough to probably carry both a bike and child on their backs. I actually used some gift wrap ribbon as I loved the stars and thought it just tied the whole card together. Hope he likes it too.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Cupcake craft- transport
Create for fun-sketch layout
Tuesday taggers-it takes all sorts
Papertake weekly-animal magic
A spoonful of sugar-anything goes
Crafty sentiments-use your scraps(all papers from my scrap bag)


23 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous cards.
luv
Debby

Donna said...

Fantastic cards and such fab images you have used...perfick for this weeks transport challenge...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Dora said...

O wow fantastic cards, love the colours on both.. they're gonna love them for sure. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Axa said...

These are great cards. I always have trouble making masculine cards but you do a great job! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cute cards! I like the edges on the border and the orange stripes on the top one and those sparkly stars on the bottom/right one are amazing!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Rebekah said...

Fab cards, love them both, great images thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this wk (there is also a birthday boy chalenge at the creative cottage until weds!) Hugs Rebekah xx

Claudine Poch said...

Such a sweet bike and dog image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Ribbon Girl said...

These are both lovely cards. Thanks for joining in with the first colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl Blog :o)

melsanford said...

Lovely cards! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sue said...

Wow, both cards are beautiful, but the little boy is too cute!:-) Great cards :-)

Liza said...

Great work, I love both cards. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Merry said...

Such wonderful cards. I like both of the images you have used. Although the second image the bike looks like it will shake to bits any old minute. :-)

Mandy said...

Just popping onto say thanks for becoming a follower of our new challenge,Sparkle Dreams Challenge look forward to seeing you on the 1st October for our first challenge...
The Sparkle DT

Trimgym said...

Lovely card Julye, not sure why it wouldn't link up for you but have done so for you so you won't miss out. thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge adn good luck.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Trimgym said...

I see your problem Julye, it's still trying to upload to inlinkz, not usually that slow I'm sure. Will just leave it to do it's job for now and hope it uploads for you.

Jo.

kath said...

hi julye....fab card and cute image...sorry Mr Inlinkz was having a tantrum...thanks for joining in the first colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl Blog...hugs kath xxx

Trimgym said...

Tried again today, no luck with doing it the normal way, but you are now on the list, albeit without a thumbnail. Good luck!

Jo.

carol said...

lovely cards, these both look fab, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week, x carol

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Annette said...

Such perfect boy cards! Love the images & fun colours! Thanks for joining us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.

Marcea said...

What wonderful male cards!! Thankyou so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week
-x-

Carla aka scrappypug said...

two cool cards...love the orange on the first and that little dog on the second! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week!

Jo Davies said...

Wonderful male cards, lovely fun sporty images and great choice of colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments use your scraps challenge this week

Jo xxx