My son loves and does appreciate my cards but sometimes I think he thinks I can work miracles. He asked for a few christmas cards for his 5 special friends that he has lunch with most days, when he gave them out, those that were around all thought it was unfair as they all wanted special cute cards too, so he came home with a request for another 6, the punch line, for tomorrow morning mum, I promised. I must be mad, but in between juggling getting dinner ready and up at 5:30 am to get them finished I did it. He took them to school and I guess they were a hit as he said his friends liked them and now those that hang around but aren't quite friends are requesting them,not sure they'll get them though.
My son wanted 4 more girl cards and 2 boys, similar to before, the proviso I gave, please NOT pink! He agreed and this is what I came up with. Now all the cards have gone and I've got time to post them , it will be intresting to see if they fit any challenges, I do hope so.
First for the boys I decided to keep it simple and use up some more of my triangle cards as I'm not sure what else to use them for. These manga images from Sugar Nellie seem to fit really well so that was my reasoning.
Santa first, coloured in Sakuras with Promarker for his skin. My son did cringe a bit when I said I was just waiting for the glitter to dry, I asked why it wasn't ok for a boy to have glitter on his card. I was told the recipient he had in mind thought of himself as 'hard' so it might not go down too well. I was forgiven when I said it was only a bit on Santa's fur, and the card met with approval when my son saw it,and from the sound of it the recipient too.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-
The Alphabet challenge-G is for Glitter
This is another manga from Sugar Nellie not sure if he's a pixie or anelf, have to say I'm not sure what the difference is, does anyone know, if so please tell. Again I coloured with Sakuras and Promarkers for the skin tones.I decided to keep the boys cards traditional colours as that's what my son asked for on the first lotof cards, for the boys anyway.
I would like to enter this card into the Meljen challenge for red,green and gold.
Now the girls and not alot of pink in sight. I do use pink and am not totally opposed to it, but all pink cards I struggle with that's all. Perhaps I'll have to take lessons off my teamie at creative craft challenges as she really is a pink girly.
Anyway the first one my son wanted to have purple hair as apparently one of the girls does have purple hair, I think he might well be fascinated by it. Oops I might get into bother for that as he took some cards in with my blog address on and told them they could see their cards on the internet here on my blog, sorry Andrew! Mum strikes again at potentially embarrassing son, not exactly breaking news though lol.
I again used a Sugar Nellie manga, the fairy this time and I think she looks fab with purple, well liliac hair. I decided to give her blue shades of clothing,which was lucky as now they have all gone on their merry way I have found a challenge that uses my colour scheme.
I would like to enter this card into the Playdate cafe colour challenge. The layout is for the challenge at Truely Scrumptious.Over at Papertake weekly their challenge is to use no red or green so that's another this card can be entered for.Prairie fairy have a use a star chalenge and I have quite a few stars on this card.
This next card I love, have to say am loving the white on white, I'd never done one before the Sugar Nellie WOW Sassy girl competition and now I am well and truely hooked and will definitely be on the look out for more white DP's.
I tried the ribbon ripple on my last Sassy entry for the WOW competition and was amazed at how easy but effective it was, so expect to see more of this from me. Love easy things that give a different look.
This card I will be entering into these challenges:-
The Pixie cottage-sketch and or sparkle and shine
Crafty creations-use a bear
Passion for Promarkers-anything goes
This next card is again coloured mostly with Sakuras apart from the skin, mainly as it was a rak and it's on glossy card. I find that Promarkers leave lines as they dry uneven on glossy card, though sometimes this is quite effective, not this time. The snowflakes are rub ons from some candy I won last Christmas as is the sentiment. I thought the blues fitted with the sentiment and the red ribbon just warms it up a little bit.
This card I am entering into these challenges:-
Stamp it crazy-snowflakes and snowconeswith colour theme( think I might just make the deadline but if not hey ho)
sketch and stash-layout
Crafts and me-moody blues
Pixie dust studios- let it snow and no traditional colours(forgive my ribbon?)
My last card was also a rak image,and I love this and thought it so appropriate with the weather and low temperatures we have been having. I always thought teenagers didn't feel the cold especially when you see them out around town in scanty clothing even though it's freezing, but when my son is on facebook before school whilst waiting for his taxi it appears not, as nearly all his friends from school moan about having to get up early, which my son thinks is funny as most are on facebook till gone midnight and he thinks they should go to sleep earlier, and secondly the cold, never have I read so many moans. Oops sorry again Andrew , hope your friends don't read that either.
This one I coloured with Promarkers and took the colours from the freebie paper I used as backing paper with some of my comfort colour Blue! I added some sparkly bits which were also a freebie from a magazine last year.
This one I'd like to enter into these challenges:-
Secret crafter saturday challenge- arctic blue, carnation pink and lime zest
For fun challenges-layout
Just magnolia-make a christmas card
Quirky crafts-around the world, well I think this wee Tilda definitely looks Scandanavian
Well there are my marathon of tall order cards, and thank heavens I had some sketch layouts to work from and that by miracles there were some challenges I could enter.
If you are still with me thankyou and well done too. Here's wishing you all a fab weekend and hope you get some time to do the things you want to do and not just those you have to, right now I'm off to work out a shopping list so hubby can go do the shopping. Have fun and thanks for visiting.