Monday, 7 March 2011

Happy Birthday

Just a quick post to share with you my son's birthday card, I can't believe he is 9 today!!  How did my baby get to be 9!!

Anyway, he's growing up fast so I used Cool Kid by Kenny K which is now available from his store, but I downloaded as one of his monthly freebies a while ago

I also used the sketch from this weeks Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge, but kept it fairly simple, I just added some ribbon, and buttons and stamped the bunting that came free with Simply Homemade onto one of the papers, thankfully there are five flags, so his name fitted perfectly :-)

I coloured Cool Kid with copics and tried to keep the colours similar to what he likes wearing, although he hasn't got into an ipod yet, but will walk around playing on his DS if I let him!!  Still close enough!!  The sentiment is from the Sentimental Numbers set by Ladybug Crafts Ink, and I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink for the stamping

I had to do something with the inside too, nothing fancy, but it finishes it off and saves scraps being thrown away :-)  The sentiment is by PTI.  The scalloped die is by X cut, it's deeper than this but I figured that I might get away with the scallops but I would not get away with fancy florishes, so covered them up!!

I'd also like to enter this card into these challenges
Catered Crop Recipe Challenge - I've used Striped Papers; Copics; Printer; Ribbon; Die Cuts; Highlighting; Birthday and Shapes (triangles)

That's it from me for today except to say

Happy Birthday James!!!

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Bianca said...

Your card is absolutly great! My 9 y.o. son would love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

theCook said...

What a nice image!

LINDA said...

Fantastic card, Im sure your son will love it!! Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.. Hugs, Linda

Linda McClain said...

What a cutie of a card. Your son should love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Anita said...

Wow, Sue, what a fantastic card. Love the image and your coloring is fabulous. Love the papers and layout too. I'm sure your son loved this card.

Rachel Hope said...

So fun! Love the pennant banner! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

Anonymous said...

Hello your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Amanda R said...

Great card Sue! I haven't really gotten into the whole banner thing but on your card it makes me wanna try! Hope your son has a wonderful birthday!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday James,what a clever mummy you have! :)

Laura said...

Men and boys are always so hard to make cards for but you have done a perfect job with this one - I'm sure James will love it, just right for a 9 year old!

Jacqueline said...

Great Card - that image is awesome I really like it - I am sure James will luv his card
Made by Jacqueline

Patty said...

What a great birthday card for your son! You have done a fantastic job coloring this image....thanks for joining us this week at KKKG's challenge.

Dawn said...

Fab card for a boy! Love the colours you've used! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

Whimsey said...

Great card; love the colors and DP used; simple yet really effective. Love the buttons and the inside too!

The Spotted Chick said...

Awwww Sue, this is FABULOUS! I LOVE how you colored this and I'm sure James will love it too! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}