Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Birthday card ...

.... I thought I'd let you know that Jonathan arrived safely in Detroit on Monday night.  The flight landed early, but he had a long wait in the immigration and customs queue, so they cancelled each other out!    He picked up his car after leaving the airport - he says that it's going to take a while to get used to driving on the right hand side of the road.  And the hotel is very nice, which is good as he's going to be there a while.

The card I'm sharing today is a birthday card for my Great nephew, Callum, he'll be 4 years old next week.  I've used the layout from this week's CAS-ual Fridays - CFC26 challenge - just getting it in on time, and the colours are from the current Ribbon Reel - RR14 challenge - turquoise, hot pink and cream, and a ribbon!

Despite Callum's card being really clean and simple in design, it took a while to make!  I layered some turquoise, holographic pink and cream card to make the base layer.  As the card is for a little boy, I decided to use some turquoise raffia for the ribbon.  I stamped the number 4 onto turquoise card and cut it out and placed it on the raffia ribbon.  For decoration I've used a really sweet studded robot and some cogs.  And finally, I added a simple birthday sentiment in turquoise.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Sentiments; Papermania - Typography No 4
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  TPC Studio - Blips & Beeps Robots; Raffia ribbon, peel off cog and card from stash

It's really dull and grey here today - I've had the lights on all day!!  But it is still quite mild - and hopefully that'll continue for a while.  That's all for now - I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share.

16 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Glad to hear Jonathan arrived safe and well.

I love the studded robot - he's adorable - fabulous little boys card.

Tara x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Sweet card and just perfect for a young chap, love the little robot:0) Glad Jonathan's arrived safely and likes his hotel, he does get around doesn't he!!! Gay xxx

Julia Aston said...

What a fun robot card for a 4 year old Deborah! I'm sure he'll think it's super cool!

Donna Mosley said...

A really fab and fun card Deborah. Love the cogs.

Donna x

Pauline said...

This is a fab card for your nephew Deborah, he will love that fab fun robot image in the shiny studs! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Jenny said...

I totally wasn't expecting to see a robot on your card but I can see how you used the inspiration photo...brilliant card Deborah.
Too bad about check in...Jasper Carrot once said that in American airpots, they have one check in desk for the rest of the world whilst all the others are for American citizens!!!! Lol.
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely card for your great nephew! Glad Jonathan got in safely - you're going to miss him I'm sure.

Dana said...

So unique and funky! Love those gears. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Mynnette said...

Oh my goodness, how fabulous is this?! That little robot and those cogs are simply AWESOME!!! Callum will L-O-V-E it! :)

Virginia L. said...

CUTE!! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a fun card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Laurie said...

Oh so cute! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stella said...

Speaking of nailin a (few) challenges. You just did dearie!
Your nephew will love it. ( And he should; this is handmade art from his aunt!)
Good to be here again; it's always lovely to be here!
Hugs,
Stella

Helen said...

Aww, that Robot is so cute - I bet your nephew will LOVE it!! A great card Deborah - thanks for sharing it with the Ribbon Reel this week too x

Keilly said...

Super cute card Deborah, how adorable is that little robot! Your nephew will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

Lenet said...

love you r card! The little robot is sooo adorable!
thanks for Joi nung us at The Ribbon Real

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