Monday, 19 August 2013

Little Boy Blue

Good morning all, hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Mine was rather busy as we had a family trip to Eastbourne on Saturday with my in laws for a belated birthday celebration for my father in law. He kindly took me to a collectors shop too and I managed to acquire a bit of vintage ephemera which I'll be sharing soon.
I also want to say a huge thanks to my fellow FSC DT mate Sue who was a guest designer for Paper Artsy and as part of their 10th birthday celebrations (many congratulations to Leandra and Mark) did a giveaway and to my total delight, I was one of the winners so I arrived home on Saturday to find my prize of 3 of the new stamps, some chunky chipboard and smooth stamping card had arrived! Thanks Sue! I really am thrilled to bits.
Now for the details of the new challenge today over at Make My Monday, chosen this week by Laura, which has the theme of It's Child's Play so we would like to see something for a baby or a child's birthday.
I decided on the card for a little boy which you probably guessed from the title lol and I hope you like what I've made.


I don't actually have much in the way of stamps suitable for the theme so my Polka Doodles Pretty Tuff CD came to the rescue. This little boy is so adorable I couldn't resist using him.
I'm so short on crafting time at the moment that I used one of the precoloured images. I cut this into a panel and then designed my card with papers from the CD, using one for the background and a small amount for a panel.
I made the red mats myself by simply cutting a piece of white card the right size for each panel and then sponged Fired Brick Distress ink around the edges. This trick saves using up whole pieces of coloured card or paper and is also great if you emboss the inked edge.
I finished off with one of the cute shaped sentiments from the CD.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some Challenges for my card:
Word Play Saturday - Childhood
Simply Create Too - For A Child

15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, congrats on your win! You will soon be needing a secretary to coordinate all your appointments. Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...wow, congrats! I love the image for this card...so perfect for a boy!!!
Dot x

Paper Profusion said...

Wonderful card for a little boy Fliss! Enjoy all your new goodies and looking forward to your new makes. Nicola x

Deborah said...

So sweet. It doesn't look like a quick card either, Fliss. Wouldn't have known you hadn't stamped and coloured the litte boy if you had not said.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Congratulations on your win - how fabulous!
This is such a sweet card.
Wishes
Lynne

Suzi B said...

Love the image too Fliss he is delightful!
Suzi B xx

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful card, well done on your win. I shall look forward to seeing what you do with it,
Rosie x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful, Fliss. I love the image and papers.

Gerda said...

What a adorable card! Love the boy image and sentiment you used! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Felicity: Your card “For a Child” in our Challenge #44 is so very cute–-I love creating cards for boys--I'm going to use this sentiment on one--thanks! Thank you for joining us.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Lou Sims said...

Cute card and adore that sentiment. Must use that on one of my own projects.

Lou
x

Angie A said...

Lovely blue boy card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

Jacqueline said...

This is adorable Fliss - great for a little boy - Jacqueline xx

JayBe said...

Sorry I'm a little late visiting this week, hun. A great card, perfect interpretation and I love the sentiment. Don't have that CD, but think I needs it! Lol.

Have a great weekend.
Hugz, Jan xx

Ellie said...

So cute! Love the image and wonderful sketch!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "childhood" wordplay challenge at My Creative Moments. Sorry for taking so long to stop by!