Tuesday, 23 March 2010

More boy cards

Here are another couple of cards for my nephew who will be 14 in a couple of weeks. I must admit I haven't seen Rhys in ages but keep up to date with things via mum, my step brothers aren't big on family visits and being a teenager Rhys didn't want to go to Chelsea's party a couple of weeks ago and unlike me when Andrew said he didn't want to go and I said he had no choice Rhys's mumsaid he didn't have to. I found on face book that he has a football piccy of a team he either was or is in so decided to do him a footy card using these colours, I thought it makes it a bit more personal.

I love promarkers who's challenge I might manage to scrape into have the challenge of no backing papers and a sketch, I decided to use a word stamp to make the background, a little scary stamping staright onto the card when it has to be in line.

There she goes also have a minimalist challenge of only using 1 layer and 1 kind of embellishments, why I decided to combine these 2 challenges and a male card I just don't know talk about taxing the brain.I decided my 1 kind of embellishment would be some clear dome stickers over my footballs.

 Maybe it is becacuse it was a day for challenges yesturday as Andrew tried to walk out of the house down 2 steps for the first time so we could go get his new boots form the hospital.He hasn't been managing more than getting up into his walking frame and turning around( his frame fits behind him not infront) and walking 3 steps before struggling to turn and sit exhausted in his words in his wheelchair. Hubby took day off work as we weren't exactly confident he would manage and I can't lift his wheelchair out of the house. We used his frame backwards and he managed with suprising ease one of us behind and one infront but we had wheelchair ready for him to sit. He was quite pleased initially and his new boots give him loads of support and he managed back into the house even easier, so no we just have to build up his strength and stamina and confidence. All the positive vibes didn't last long as he got in a strop when I said he had to do an hours school work , he took himself to bed and slept for 4 hours. maybe it did exhaust him all that adrenaline and didn't wake in a very good mood as now thinks he should beable to walk everywhere and was cross he got so tired. Hopefully he will be in a better mood this morning.

My second card for Rhys is from Andrew and I followed the layout from moving along with the times. I substituted the flower for a button hope they don't mind and just used some bright papers most of which I think were freebies from some magazine. The stamped little boy sitting so sweet and innocent is from the CCdesigns sugarplums spring kit, which I got from funky kits, it was the cheapest I'd seen it at only £33 for 9 images and a sheet of sentiments , I think a real bargin, my mothers day present to me.

I think I will also enter these cards into cards for men as they have a birthday theme, I've already entered 2 cards but they didn't seem to mind and while I'm on a role, why not. I still have yet another male card to make for a neighbour and of course easter cards so will be back to pretty and cute soon. Thanks for popping by and enjoy your day.


LISA said...

Brilliant boys cards.
Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Hugs Lisa xxx

Karen said...

Great male cards, great background too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Mandy said...

Fab cards Julye, love how you've personalised the footie card with the colours.
I must remember to buy myself a Mother's Day pressie next year, thanks for the idea lol.
I'm so pleased Andrew is doing well except for the tiredness and being a grump, that's men for you lol
love & hugs to you both
Mandy xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Julye, love that image. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

WeirdCat said...

Great boy cards, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
Ruth x

thread-bare said...

Great card Julye. Love the image you have used. Thanks for being a great support at MAWTT xx Clare x