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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Teen Boy Card

Is there a more difficult person in the world to make cards for than a teenage boy? Maybe a middle aged man with no hobbies...... I used an anonymous stamp for this one, one of the stamped images I got in a swap, but he is perfect. I used American Craft thickers for the lettering, and I love the metal embellishments by Making memories. You can see that my sewing machine has been dusted down.....

Promarkers used
Skin blush and soft peach
hair sandstone and caramel
clothes denim blue, pastel blue, ice grey 1, 2 and 3
glasses ice grey 4

Don't forget, you still have time to enter the draw for the Promarker giveaway - scroll down. I will be drawing the 2 winners on Sunday

Random questions of the day: 
Why are houses here in the USA listed for sale as 'single family homes'. Does that mean that houses without this description are big enough to take multiple families? Can you get houses that will take Mr and Mrs Smith, Mr and Mrs Brown, Mr and Mrs Davis, all jostling together happily because they aren't a single family?

Why are all the dollar notes the same size and colour? That green is very iconic, but it can be very confusing sorting out your money when it all looks the same. I recommend a nice purple $20 note, blue for $5, red for $10, and I don't care about anything above $20 since I never have that much in my purse....

Why is it that whenever you are in a hurry, the lights always change to red just as you get to them, then every light does the same for miles, even if you put your foot down and break the speed limit to break the pattern before the next light...........no, it changes just as you get there. This is a worldwide pattern by the way, it happens in the UK as well. 


  1. What a fun card! I love the stitching - and such a fun image too! TFS!

  2. Oh I think you did a super job on this, I need to dust off my machine... I kept forgetting I brought one just to sew on cards.. :-(
    I am loving your blog's new looks...
    hugs from ukiah

  3. So gorgeous card Enfys,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. I always appreciate input on color combos in markers when doing hair, clothes etc. Love the soft colors on this card. I entered the contest yesterday but don't know if or how many times a person can do this as you didn't say. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  5. I love your card! I have teen aged grandsons and am always at a loss as to what to put on their cards. I love the new look of your blog and all the stories you tell us.

  6. Your not the only one who finds making cards for teenagers difficult, being as I have quite a few in that age bracket your card would go down a treat with the boys for sure. Love the stitching as well. hugs Shirleyxxx

  7. Very cute Enfys! Boys are almost all I have, My Matthew has 2 step-children. Tiffany, who is almost
    17 and David who is almost 16. So his cards have always been a challenge for me. Her's are so much easier. TFS
    Hugs, Jess

  8. Perfect card Enfys! Have tried stitching on my card once - too wobbly and very stressful, lol! xx

  9. oh enfys boys/male cards are so difficult (seems so many to make in my family) ~just love this image and fab paper and details!!
    vanessa xx

  10. That is indeed a perfect card for a teenage boy! Maybe someone can identify the stamp when they see it? I know I would love to find one! Your card is just perfect! I love your thoughts this morning. You have got me thinking??? It is giving me a chuckle..Your points are perfect! I love how you challenge me to thing outside the box! God bless you, Hugs, Smoochie

  11. Oh you are so right about the cards but you came up with a great one. Males don't really care about the card mostly what is inside and it one of those green things that should be different colors. That is a wonderful idea.
    I ponder some of the same questions.

  12. Oh wow this is a super card for a teenager and I totally agree they are a nightmare to make for. Love this image and the colours and embellies all work so well.
    Kim xXx

  13. Oh Enfys, that teenager is my grandson! Looks just like him. Your card is so cute.

  14. hiyah en!!!
    oh this is fab hun!!! those boy ones are sooo hard!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  15. Love the card, Enfy. I really like how you change the direction of the paper.

  16. Hi Enfys, you certainly are spot on with this card! It fits perfectly for a young teen! Love the stamped image and the colours! Have a great Sunday, hugs Frea

  17. Dear Enfys,

    Love the card! Like most, it's so difficult to make the male cards, this one is great! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Blessings, Donna

  18. Fun, fun,fun!! Love that image and of course you coloring!! :)

  19. I agree, it's hard to make cards for boys/men. But you did a great job! I love the colour combination and the stitching. Hugs!

  20. very cool card!!!! since I was given only male grandsons!!!!! this image will work for me...

    now a days it takes more than mr & mrs to buy a home.....my daughter's new neighbors are..hubby and wife..aunt,son with kid and one grandmother all adding in to make the mortgage...

  21. Great card - always love seeing what you are up to.

    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

  22. Blues & browns always work well together and with this image are perfect for those difficult teens - fab card Enfys.

    Toni xx


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Enfys x