Saturday, 11 December 2010

A tall order from my son and a very long post!

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.

This again is a Sugar Nellie image from the Gorjuss girl range, and I thought quite fitting as a christmas image, just love the teddy angel too. I thought the red would stand out perfectly against the white and I'm not really found of red and yellow together but I do like this card. For those wondering just what colours I do like, well blues and purle shades and some greens are my comfort zone really and love black and white , red goes ok with them too.

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?)

Totally gorjuss-snow

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

Magnolia-licious-colour challenge

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.


Sharon said...

A gorgeous selection on cards & all so different.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julye, another gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. I love what you've done with the ribbon. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful Christmas x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

paola said...

Lovely sparkle and shine on a very elegant card, thanks for joining us at the Pixie cottage

Katie said...

I think you did great under a lot "Mummy pressure" :)
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Spyder said...

Yes, I think she looks a little bit Scandinavian too, It must be the hat!
Thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time!!

CraftinGranny said...

These are some really adorable cards. Fantastic job on such short notice!! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Julye, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, you've put a lot of work into these cards...they are gorgeous! To their son, every mom can work miracles...enjoy the status :)
Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Pauline said...

I'm sure your son's friends will love these.... such a wonderful assortment! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!

Helen Dooley said...

My kids do this to me ALL the time. So I sympathize with you. lol
These are great. im glad you decided to shre with us at fOr fun.

Sadilla said...

very nice creations! Gorgeous cards! thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage

Suzi Mac said...

Wonderful creation Julye, Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week and the Pixie Cottage. Hope to see your lovely work again soon.
Suzi x

Lynne said...

Great card!! love the purples!! thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday xx Lynne xx

Sharon said...

Wow, you have been busy, these are all gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

Michele Roos said...

Such wonderful cards Julye. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Lisa said...

Amazing them! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FFC!

Ruby said...

Wow you have been busy, what a lovely selection of cards! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Mina said...

fabulous set of cards Julye, wow you have been busy...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia and Truly Scrumptious challenges
Mina xxx

Mary J said...

Wow! You did a fab job getting all those out! I'm sure your son appreciates it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! So many card--your son is very lucky! LOVED all of them--so beautiful:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the color fun over at the PDCC:}

Anita said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at MelJen's Designs Challenge this week.

Risa said...

Wow....what a beautiful set of cards Julye! Your colors and details are fabulous and well presented! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.

Lisette Morris said...

All great creations! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

coops said...

gorgeous card julye.i love the white on white look and the image is beautiful.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP.

xx coops xx

Gro said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining PFP's mega challenge :o)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Beautiful cards and I just love the Bling! Thanks for sparkling with the Pixie Cottage this week!

Karina said...

Oh, you made quite a collection for your son. I'm sure the receivers love them. Thank you so much for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week.
Hugs, Karina

Candy said...

Now that was a tall order!! Last minute of course when it comes to kids. Congrats on getting so many made in record time. They are all wonderful.
The pink, blue and green one you have entered into our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is very pretty. Love your background paper and colouring. Thanks so much for joining us.
Hugs, Candy

Unknown said...

WOW are the best mom in the world!! Your son is one lucky guy! I can't believe that you cranked out such cute cards in such a short period of time! Love all your images...the Sugar Nellie images are such fun!! And your Tilda is just tooooo darling! LOve the DP you used...really showcases Tilda! Thanks so much for sharing your masterpieces...and for joining us in this month's color challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Pat Frank

Julie said...

great cards, Julie - they're all lovely!! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx

Helen said...

Wow - you have been busy! Fabulous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Jill said...

wow juyle I stunning collection of cards all so different thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hope to see you next week when we have a very special challenge 51 hugs Jill xx

Norma said...

Oh, how sweet of you to make all these cards for your son's friends. He's lucky to have you as his Mom. These are all so lovely and each is unique. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge blog.


Vixykins said...

Hey sweetie, you've won Crafts & Me prize, well done x