Friday, 15 June 2012

No 1 Son ....

... I've no idea where this week has gone - it has just flown by and I realised this morning that I've not been in my craft room at all this week!!  I decided to make a card for my darling son - Ben is just coming to the end of his GCSEs at the moment - so I thought I'd send a card to let him now that whatever the outcome, he's my No 1 Son!!  I'm also pleased to let you know that Ben and my Mum are coming over to the States in July to spend a month with us and I'm so looking forward to it.

I've been able to combine four challenges in the making of this card:



Don't you just love that tie?  Ben likes to have cards with layers, so the sketch is perfect for his card.  I started off by stamping the lovely chevron design in three shades of blue ( I don't have brocade blue so I substituted Marina Mist).  The I cut a panel of Lucky Limeade card using the largest Wonky Rectangles die. Next I cut three shapes with my Spellbinder dies and, while still in the dies, I over stamped two of the shapes with some patterns.  I finished off by stamping "No1 Son" in Night of Navy.  I'll be posting this card to Ben later today.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Compact Family, Off Beat Backgrounds, Heirloom Patterns
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Spellbinders: Star Circles (S4-335) #2, Wonky Rectangles (S4-306) #6, Pinking Circles Lg (S4-170) #2, Stars (S4-092)
Accessories:  Card from stash

I must say thank you to a couple of challenges for awarding me Honourable Mentions - really pleased to have been picked.  I'm a bit late thanking the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown team for my Honourable mention for my Nativity Themed card, and sadly I'm going to miss this week's challenge!!  The second card Honourable Mention is Just Add Ink and CR84FN56 card - Andrea's birthday card!  Here are the cards they picked:


If you've not joined in with our CR84FN56 challenge there is still plenty of time.

That's all for now - I'm off to town with Kathryn - she's started her summer holiday and is keen to get a new pair of sandals!!  See you soon.

17 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I love how you used those chevrons Deborah! I have never used that stamp before and love how yours turned out. What are GCSE's? Whatever they are, congrats to your son...he will love this encouragement card from you!

Jean Martin said...

Love your graphic card Deb! The color combination if fantastic! Thanks for playing with us this week at WMSC! :)

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful card, Deborah, I know your son will love it! Hope you will enjoy the visit when your children come, I know you miss them! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and sharing your card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fantastic idea and what a loving mom you are! Congrats on your well-deserved Honorable Mentions!

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card and I am sure Ben will love it...like your choice of stamps...
enjoy your shopping

Anne

Kelly S. said...

GREAT use of this sketch for a masculine card, Deborah! I love the chevron, the stars and the blue hues!

Claire said...

Aren't those zig zags great for a boys card! Great colour scheme

Kary said...

Hi Deborah! I LOVE the chevrons, and I think you made a wonderful card for your son. Mums are the best!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm sure Ben will love this Deborah! You must be delighted that he and your mum will be coming for a nice long stay. Vicky x

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your card! Thanks for playing along with CQC this week!!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a lovely card Deborah. The chevrons are great.

shell said...

Gurjuss cards,thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

CathyMc said...

Hi Deborah, thanks for the kind comment you left...you made my day! Hugs, Cathy

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at
Charisma Cardz.

Love Jan
xx

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Rebecca Mosher said...

Great combination of challenges :) Fits so well for them all.

Rebecca
www.polkadotdoordesign.blogspot.com
DYSU Design Team

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Nice card.Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.
Hugs
Archana

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