Thursday, 11 November 2010

Rockin recycling christmas

I always like to make my son and hubby a spaecial card at Christmas but as the years have gone by and my son has got older, now 16 I am finding it harder. He no longer appreciates the cute cards, or ones with Santa on, he isn't into Manga type cartoons or games or gaming cards as so many of his friends are, he would rather save his money and but big expensive or small and more expensive electronic gadgets. I found this fab image that I might add is a freebie on Dude time challenges. I knew as soon as I saw it what I was going to do for his christmas card. He loves 80's music and especially, the songs form the Top Gun film which he bought himself on dvd and watches that often could take the part of any of the cast as he knows the script word for word. He also likes which gives my hubby an excuse to indulge heavy rock ACDC in particular, it's wonderful blaring through the house at 6:30 in a morning, all you can hear up stairs is thud, thud ,thud and the 2 of them once my son gets up is singing along , a little off key. Thank heavens we live in a detatched house and have a big gap between houses, is all I can say.

So now you have the explanation, the colours are my sons favourites he loves turquoise, he had a pair of turquoiise trousers a couple of years ago and when he started to look like sport billy as they were half way up his calfs I had to make them into shorts and we had to go hunting for some more fabric to make another pair. Most of his other trousers are navy or black but if these are clean he will wear his turquoise ones, not so much in winter as they are a bit light weight. I just wish he would stop growing then I won't have to look for more when these start to look daft from being too short again.

The papers are from DCWV roskstar stack that the last time son was craft shopping with me he picked as he loved the papers but as yet I hadn't used them as I hadn't found an appropriate image, have now though. I added confetti snowflakes for a more christmassy feel. The image I coloure with promarkers and sakura glaze pens. I added stickles and more smaller confetti snowflakes. I mounted on some ancient turquoise mirri card that I have had so long I have no idea where it came from , wish I did as I love it and am now down to just a couple of sheets. The ribbon is from my stash and the charm I got from the garden centre in the summer.

Oops for got to say the recycling bit, the sentiment 'Rocks' I cut from the front of the paper stack, well it just seem to fit just right.

Think thats everything. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Bee crafty-christmas using digi image
Simon says-price charming
dude time doodles-use freebie image
The Corrosive challenge-black and blue, hope you don't mind some silver too)
Sketch and stash-layout
Digidoodles shop best challenge-don't forget our men (have just finished posting this when I found your challenge hope I'm not too early)


Bonibleaux Designs said...

Absolutely FAB!!! Love the story of the trousers. My youngest (13) wears shorts until Thanksgiving. He HATES pants. LOL These kids. Loved reading about the AC/DC sing along - sounds just like our home!

Sue said...

what a fabby xmas card and i'm sure your son will love it...I do:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


sandra's crafty corner said...

excellent stuff julye, great idea with the rocks lol,
i bet he will love it xx

Cleota said...

We're big AC/DC fans at our house too! Is that the rocker's behind showing? Too cute!

Anne Temple said...

Love this card and the papers you used! I can see why you would like more of it. I recycle and use the covers from paper stacks too.

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas card for your son.I'm sure he'll love it.Fabby colouring and love the sentiment.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Dana said...

Aww!! This would be great for my "rocker" son too!! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

merniebug said...

Delightfully fun and charming card albeit challenging. Your son should love this one--I know I do. Thanks for sharing and for joining us here on DDSB manly challenge this week. Hugs, Mel

Tinemor said...

LOL What a funny card! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop`s Best!

Tracy said...

Well I defintely think you managed to find all the right pieces to put together for the perfect card for your son. :) Totally fun and a great grouping of elements. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

debby4000 said...

Oh he is fab, brilliant card.

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a fab card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


email: said...

This card is awesome! I love the image and how you colored it and the embellishments too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Spyder said...

love it! Great rocking fun! Really want one of those charms!


Sara said...

Very cool card! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

Julie said...

Your rocker dude is great! I know what you mean about your son growing too fast. Mine are both taller than me now. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Karen said...

Lovely Julye, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Tammy said...

Perfect card for your son and the charm is perfect. Thanks for joining Dude Time Doodles Guest Designer challenge.

Nancy said...

that is fricken AWESOME...I love it...thanks for joining us this week at DudeTime Doodles...


Tip Top said...

Ah, I have those papers (and chipboard shapes) and have not used them either! Seems the perfect image to use them with! Thanks for entering for the GD spot at Dude Time Doodles - good luck!

Jóna said...

I like this card !!!!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it's ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Fink said...

This is a rockin' card! He will love it! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles!