Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Birthday Boy

This image is one of the Kars (UK) ollyphant stamps. I needed to make a couple of boy cards, this is one of those cards that I wasn't at all sure where I was going when I made it.
Does that happen to you?
Stamp and colour an image, look blankly at it, look round everywhere for some red paper to match his shirt, wishing you had coloured it in orange, because the perfect orange paper just jumps out at you. Never mind, here's a scrap of red, it needs something else...., now where's that punch that does the notebook edges................hunt for an hour, remember you lent it to a friend. Go to friends house, spend two hours gossiping and drinking coffee, back home with the punch. A bit of random sewing might add something. Think I'll do" boy" in big red letters............................ I spend another 30 minutes of my life, that I will never get again, hunting for red letters, and find big letters in every colour under the sun, no red (I found some very nice orange ones though, I KNEW by this time that I had made a serious error of judgement when I reached for that red marker pen.........). Never mind, just had a brilliant idea, I'll ink some white letters with a red ink pad. ........have you any idea what a mess a red ink pad makes when you drop it on a pair of khaki shorts? Of course, the really brilliant idea would have been to start over as soon as I found that orange paper. I'll relax a bit and do a bit of blog hopping, the first blog I visit has a most fabulous card with a stunning colour combination, she has combined red and orange, I would NEVER have thought of that
Anyway, here's the card, frankly I don't think it was worth all the hassle, but it's all I have to share with you today as I have been finishing a project I can't share - yet (I do love a bit of mystery, don't you?)

The top right hand corner will have the age of the child, a big orange 6 would look nice........

24 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well after all that, it turned out too cute.. I love it... and I do like mysteries..can't wait to see what you are up to.

Kreativmonster said...

The card is really awesome and - yes, I know this way of crafting though I do not like it. I finally got used to search a matching paper before colouring and after the last looking-for-the-matching-cardstock-for-half-an-hour I decided to get used to lay out the cardstock first, too.

Dawny P said...

Well it is actually quite fab En!!! Love the image - verry sweet and perfect for a lad I think. As to starting a card and not knowing where it's going, well that's me!!! Ohh intrigue intrigue - wonder what you are up to!!!!! Hope you are well and have a great day xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is such a perfect card!
Love how it turned out!
hugs
kim x

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, you did make me chuckle, it all sounds so familiar! Worth the effort though, it's a brilliant boy card. Hugs, Squirrel xx

pinky said...

Alls well that ends well lol. You sound as mental as me when it comes to cardmaking decisions!! I just love it.
Pinky

Judith said...

LOL that happens all the time. xx
I almost bought those stamps sunday, such a great price. I wish I had now. This is soooo cute x

Kelly said...

Enfys you are too funny! I LOVE reading your stories! The card is great, as usual. You can almost see the hair on the boys leg...LOL!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Wow I could tell a lot of stories like that. Your card turned out just fine, love the image and the big ORANGE 6 will go perfectly

hugs
Kaye x

ps. can't wait to see these mystery projects!

Lean said...

Great card like the stamp you used.
bye bye,lean.

Biscuitlid said...

after all that thank goodness it turned out so well!

Great card

Victoria
x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love that image.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys wow thats a lovely boy card, mind you he wants to be a bit careful being stuck in that position. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Karen said...

STUNNING !

Love Karen x

scrapn_momof2 said...

I love a good mystery!! Great card Enfys!!

AShu93 said...

Orange is my least favorite color, but after reading this, I shall think of you everytime I use it. Thanks for the laughs!

Jessica said...

I would have stated over. I know this because I have an envelope full of the 'wrong color' colored images! lol So I've begun choosing the stamp, then the paper then I color the image. A lot less heartache or headache or whatever!
But it's cute, so it's all good! TFS

eiyiyi said...

I think it turned out great! Love the image and your coloring. I have those kind of days often and it's nice to know I'm not alone ... lol. hugs, eileen

Wolfie said...

Story of my life... but you did make a stunning card after all. Hope you did get the red out of your shorts...

lisa said...

Oooh I'm so glad someone else gets in the same sort of mess that I do when I'm crafting. You just get one of those days don't you. Still I definitely think it was worth all the stress Enfys, it's a lovely card.

Lisax

kisatrtle said...

I like the way it turned out even if you think it wasn't worth the hassle.

Hop on over and say hello

pcrusberg said...

ROFLMAO! Your story of your card sounds so familiar! So funny. I do love your card!

CelticWoman said...

what a perfect boy card, hugs

Donna said...

Fantastic card Enfys, the image is so cool and I love the stitching you have done, fab DP too :) Donna x