Friday, 12 August 2011

Ben-10 birthday card

Hello, and welcome! long has it been since I made a male card, then?........Not too long, I know....I know......but this one is for Rhys, my nephew, who turns 12 in a couple of weeks.
Rhys is really into Ben-10, and all his, went searchin' on the webby netty thingy, and found a freebie colouring it when a plan comes together......oh heck......never thought I'd quote someone from the "A Team"........used to watch it when I was a kid......smirk! ~~~

Here's the result...............

All the DPs are from Hot off the Press, and I inked the edges of everything to

Coloured up this cute ickle fella with Promarkers, cut him out,  put him up on foam pads, added a brad to the pocket of his jeans.........Rhys has got a watch like Ben-10's, so I took the colours from that....ha!.....You can't see very well, in the photo, but I pricked holes all around the brown background, and around the green tag, too........

Added the tag with his age on....just in case he forgets how old he

Really liked these little elements......hmmm....did I put that green star upside down?'s a fallin' star....Haaaahaaa!

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, stuck onto a Bazzil punched circle, and I added more of those cute brads........all done!

Like it?....Don't like it?.....Let me know......I know you want to.....ha!

Challenges: Make it Count (use a number)

Anne-Marie x


  1. He really looks like he is stepping inside the card - great effect A-M :o)

  2. Anne-Marie, my boy loves Ben 10 too! Really good idea and I think the star is perfect(even falling) BTW, I think Kenny K has a boy that looks alot like Ben! Anyway, Happy Birthday to your boy! And thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design for our Birthday challenge!
    Tammy Louise
    You're invited to join in on my Blogversary candy if you collect!

  3. Anne-Marie, your ickle fella looks fabulous on this great birthday card. Lovin' that numbered tag too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

  4. AM, what a kidder you are saying you were watching the A-Team when a kid..... Had to pick myself up off floor, landed there as was laughing so hard! Even I admit to being a teenager when that show was on...

    Enough silliness. You truly created an amazing card and I am sure Rhys will love it. After all you are the Queen of male cards!

  5. This one is fantastic, love the way you've coloured Ben and the brad on his pocket looks fab, - my little granddaughter loves watching the show too. A great layout, love it....

  6. Great male card, I am sure your nephew will love it. Thanks for joining us at Divas

  7. Amazing detailing . So many elements to admire .Your creation is inspirational .

  8. I love making male cards dont you...this one is perfect and your colouring is fantastic Anne-marie...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge this week
    Mina xxx

  9. Hehe I used to watch the A-Team when I was in high school, try to avoid counting the grey hairs when I look in the mirror! Great card for a Ben 10 lover, colours and patterns work beautfiully together.

  10. Rhys is really going to like this! I'm not even "into" Ben 10 and I do! Things I especially like about it are: the way Ben's shirt is colored, the brad on his pants, the way you incorporated Rhys' age into the card without making it look overdone, and the Happy Birthday stamp --- o.k, I just like it all.

  11. I don't like it...... I LOVE IT!

  12. Cool card Anne Marie, bet it will be Rhys's fav birthdaycard
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

  13. was a big fan of the A Team myself. this kid looks tuff - lol.

    all ended well here. will post you an email.

    hugs :)

  14. Cool card Anne-Marie - wicked! Hazel x

  15. This is just amazing,love all the

  16. Love how "Ben" is stepping out of the card ready for anything. Great.

  17. This is adorable. Cute design. I want to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.

  18. Marvelous use of kid...Your designing approach inspires me a lot...Can you share tips regarding to designing Plastic card .....