Monday, 10 January 2011

Granddad's new found entertainment

As some of you will have read in my previous posts we got our son a steering wheel and a racing game for christmas as he wants to learn to drive and thought this would be an interesting taster. He has now realised that he can't control the boy racer cars of the Bugatti verons etc hope I've spelt that right, but on the slower cars isn't doing too bad.

Over the holidays we had great fun as having family around both sets of grandparents they have all had a go at 'driving'. Now my Dad is so not into technology and up until a couple of years ago had been nowhere near a computer and now Mum says if he can't get on the Internet he's like a bear with a sore head. He often watches our son play on his games but over the holidays we actually got him on the driving game driving a powerful jaguar. He was so impressed mum says he hasn't stopped talking about it and asked if they could come over again at the weekend so they can play again. Now not sure if it was just being impressed or the fact that he wanted to do better as he wrote the jag off several times over on his time around the track, but we all laughed a great deal.

His birthday is coming up at the beginning of February and I thought this stamp from LOTV would make him the perfect card, just got to get some more Granddad peel-offs. I never thought I would be making a gaming card for my Dad and I bet my step brothers wouldn't believe he was playing either. The image is coloured with promarkers, on recycled card from a bought christmas card I received, the black card has been embossed using a fiskars board and all the other bits are from my stash.



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

Paper Sundaes-circles
CYDA-anything goes
Easy craft projects-use your old stash
Allsorts-fancy folds
Our creative corner-photo inspiration
Lets ink it up-anything goes
Speedy the cats-embossing
Pear tree designs-going round in circles
LOTV-layout
Charisma-birthday/celebration

19 comments:

Flutterby Trina said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in at pear tree designs

hugs

Katrina

xx

Teresa said...

This is a great boy's card Julye.
Teresa x

LouDotMac said...

Brilliant card!! That image is perfect for a boy card!!

Thanks for joining us over at PTD. Good luck in the challenges.

Why not pop on over to my blog - I have candy up for grabs until the 31st.
Lou Mac. xo

dragonllew said...

Fab card love the image

Rainmac said...

Hi Julye, this is fabulous, I love the image and the card shape. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our first challenge of 2011, good luck x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect for your son! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

A Fabulous card!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

SuzanneK said...

Fantastic, you son will LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fabulous gatefold card and I love the honey comb texture on the dark card...

thanks for joining in the fancy folds challenge at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Vee said...

Oooh!! what a fabulous card, thanks for joining our Birthday/Celebration challenge at Charisma.
xx Vee

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our 2nd birthday celebrations over at Charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Joanne (jojot) said...

how fun is this........thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Susie said...

Fab card, love the image & embossed panel! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Leah the Orange said...

adorable! love the image, and i think this card would be perfect for most GROWN MEN i know, not just the little ones! ;) thanks for joining the Charisma Gals during our Birthday Celebration! xo

Claire said...

Beautiful card! That image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck :-)
Claire xx

Lou said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us over at PTD.

Good luck.

Lou x

scotspanda said...

great card, the image is adorable

thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts

hugs

Amanda xx

Karina said...

You made such a wonderful card with this image. Great layout and colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
Hugs, Karina

Kendra said...

Thank you for sharing the story behind this awesome card! I love hearing they "whys." Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!