Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Why are boys so hard...

... to make things for? I have 2 males in my household so as i have a couple of things to make for my nephews I thought I would pick their brains, I so wish I hadn't then I could pleed ignorance. I was making , well trying to make a couple of easter baskets for my nephews, mum is going to see them at easter so she said she would take down thier easter pressies so that meant I could do somethin alittle different to posting a gift voucher or similar. I have yet to buy the goodies to fill them but that will be the easy bit . I asked both son and hubby what kind of things boys would like on them, are things like flowers butterflies, bunnies and eggs acceptable. Although I asked separately I got the same look and response from both, just rabbits and eggs , flowers and butterflies and cute little chicks are so girly and not boy things. Boy did that scupper my ott plans so my bakets are plain and simple and I personalised with a name well saves arguments doesn't it.

I am entering these wee baskets into the challenges for eater at Sassy Designs who have an easter theme.

The pink elephant has a spring theme and they like things other than cards so I'll enter these there, hope easter comes under the spring umberella.

Cute Daisy May have an anything goes challenge theme so thats the third challenge for my little bunny baskets.

I have also made the boys an easter card each, and decided this cute little dragon a freebie from Dustin Pike would fit the bill of not girly. I have done them both slightly different so the boys don't squabble at seeing double. The first I originally coloured in bright green and mango for the challenge at passion for promarkers but yet again have missed the deadline . I haven't followed a set layout but instead much to my distress as I really feel guilty when I do distress have roughed up the edges so I can enter the challenge at YNS, which is distressing, if you get what I mean.

A spoonful of sugar has an easter theme challenge this week too so my little dragons can fly over there to enter their challenge.

Simon says has a challenge in honour of St. Patricks day and as my dragon's green I think he might join in the celebrations over there, and don't forget if you enter their challenge there are Lorraines, and Catt candies you can enter weekly and Domi's every month too thats loads of chances to win, just for entering a card.

Sophisticats has a theme of new beginnings and thats what easter is partly about and why all these new babies are associated with it, as flowers burst into life and spring wanders in, well usually unless mother nature plays tricks of course or you're in the southern hemisphere.Not sure about between the tropics oh I best stop before I tie myself in knots.I am entering my card as it has a newly hatched chick on it and easter is about new beginings.

Cup cake craft challenges have a green theme too St. Pat again and I think I will wind up my challenges with the citrus theme form CRAFT providing I've not missed their deadline. Have a fab day although its gone cloudy here now, not that that will bother the frogs I'm sure, thanks for popping by.


Debbie said...

Gorgeous card and little easter basket,Thanks for playing along with us at A Spoonfull of sugar this week,Hugs Debbie x

Donna said...

Super sweet card, love your dragon...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake :) Donna x

Trimgym said...

Fabulous projects. Lovely card, image and colours, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Uhu.. I hope the Dragon don't eat that little chicken! Well, they both beeing a drawing we will never know will we. Maybe that is good ;o)

Great little boys card!

Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week.


cabio's craft corner said...

Cute distressing edges around the image. Lovely spring card. Thanks for joining us at YNS challenge :o)

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute distressing edges around the image. Lovely spring card. Thanks for joining us at YNS challenge :o)

Unknown said...

Easter Basket and Card are both just fabulous, great idea for an Easter gift too, I agree with you about boys, though, my lot all have birthdays in February, thank goodness, we have left that month behind..LOL..thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats and CDM this week, Hugs Avril xxx

Crafteezee said...

Really cute. Thanks for joining us at Sophistiats. Hugs Tracy x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps.

pinky said...

Definitely great for boys. Thanks so much for playing along at CDM. Hugs

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Susie’s Sassy challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annie said...

oh such fun projects. Love them
ann xxx TPE

Trudi said...

Cute little basket and card Julye! Thanks for taking part in our spring theme challenge this week at TPE!

Moshie said...

Great creations and I so agree boys are hard! I have 9 grandsons and have fits trying to make things for them! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julye, what a sweet little Easter basket. The bunny is sooo cute and the eggs are perfect. I agree girls are much easier to make anything for lol! Thanks for sharing with us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Christy said...

I love that image! Great card...super cute :)

SemSee said...

What cute dragon cards! Thanks for joining our 'Distressing' challenge at YNS Challenges! Good luck! Hugs, Sem x