Monday, 9 May 2011

Another Birthday Boy Card!

Hello, and welcome!

Here's aheads-up for you.....Katie over at has got the most fantastic Blog Candy!!

Well, we've had the  lot today.....beautiful blue skies, soft, fluffy white clouds, warm clouds, howling wind, thunder, lightening, and torrential downpours!!
My poor old Bonnie (ancient black Lab) has always been terrified of heavy rain and thunderstorms, and I had to let her jump up on the sofa, next to me, and cradle her head......but she didn't want to do that...oh no....she wanted to push behind me, and hide until it was over!
I keep tellin' her she's a gun dog, and should be comfortable around loud bangs and water, but she just puts her paw over her nose, and peeps at me with those soft, brown eyes........aaawwww, lol!
At least I was at home, today, when the storm broke,........we were all out, last time, and came home to a living room door that had huge gouges in it, and the carpet underneath it torn to bits!  Told ya she didn't like storms. Tut.

Had some time to be a bit creative today.........
Grandson #4, otherwise known as William, will be 8 years old, later this month, and I wanted to get his card made, because we'll actually be on holiday in Cornwall, when the big day arrives. 
We spend a week on holiday, each year, with daughter #2 (Gillian) and her family, usually in Cornwall.....William is second son in the family, so we'll get to spend a lovely day with time!

Here's the card................

Card base is kraft, and I cut a piece out from the side so I could over-hang the image.......I layered scraps of DP onto a muted orange piece of card, inked all the edges (always seems to finish the piece off nicely).........did a strip to put on the inside of the card, along the edge that shows.......

This is a Cuddly Buddly image that was a treat to colour!  I cut the image out, and put it onto a frame that was actually a page from a was from AMM (All My Memories)........and then punched those cute li'l shapes and drew the lines.....kinda works, I think, lol..........then stuck a #8 on to an extra large brad.......

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture to this shape......I free-hand drew it before embossin'.......neat, eh?......then punched the primitive star shapes from scraps, inked, and added teeny-tiny brads in the centres......

How d'you like this cotton ribbon?  It's self-adhesive, and was also from AMM.......the colours matched my papers perfectly, so couldn't resist usin' it.........looks like I've inked the edges, but it was already on there....would have done if it wasn't. lol........

This one is on the side edge.....those brads look gooooood........

Side view........flippin' eck.......gettin' all artsy, now!

And this is the inside.....always seem to forget to show the insides.....duh!

Hope William likes it........when he was about 2 years old, I would look at his beautiful curly hair, and cherub face, and tell him he was gorgeous......and he would wave his chubby li'l fist and say, "a NOT dorduss!"....which would send me into fits....every time!

Someone Special (my DORDUSS William!)
Lots of layers
Boys to Men
Anything goes
Colour combo
Anne-Marie x


  1. What a wonderful card! I love it and I'm sure that your grandson is just going to love it too. Thanks for joining us for our Lots of Layers challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

  2. oh i just love how you present all the fabulous detail. it's better than a tutorial! this is fabulous!

    hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

  3. What an absolutely awesome card, sis!!!! You deserve a gold medal for this one. I love your shared memory of William. :)

  4. Wow this is just fabulous,so creative I love it and so will your

  5. Wonderful card, a fab take on our challenge colours, and your grandson will love it. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  6. Such a fun card, I love how you've overhung the image. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

  7. FaThanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
    ntastic little boys card!!!! Just perfect!

  8. Hi Anne-Marie,

    This card is just as cute as can be! I love that embossed panel with the stars - a great shape to it!

    I wanted to thank you for the link to my blog candy post that you placed on your sidebar. I so appreciate your support and your help getting the word out about my new endeavor. Good luck in the shopping spree drawing! Thanks also for signing on as a follower to my blog. So happy to have you visiting me!


  9. I've ALWAYS had a hard time creating masculine cards but you definitely aced it! I love your card, Anne-Marie, and your grandson absolutely will too. :) Thank you for visiting me often. I love reading your comments A LOT! :)

    All the best,

  10. I am so jealous right now, loving your male cards! you're so good at putting them together! Awesome job and I love the added touch given by the stars :)

  11. Fabulous card love that cute image. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

  12. This is so cool! Fabulous colors and very sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.


  13. I would say William will love it. This is such a fun card! Love how you did the overhang part and the colors, well of course the image is perfect for "guys" of all ages. :) Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  14. Stunning card! I love the brads and embossing. Really perfect work! Thank you for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

    Zuzana x x

  15. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

  16. Oh, great colors and use of embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  17. A-dorable card ... thanks so much for sharing with us at TRR :)

  18. Great card shape, in fab colours! Thanks for playing along with our 'Someone Special' challenge at Cards for Men and good luck!
    Hugs, Alison x