Thursday, 8 September 2011

Toms birthday card...

... this seems to have come round quite quickly, I can remember working on his last card!! Well, he is still mad on army things, so it is another army themed card. I really struggled to find a suitable image and ended up going for a kidlets one from Bugaboo, just hope its not too babyish for him:

I have used one of the larger card blanks that I got from a £1 stall, where I have distressed the edges. The backing paper was a freebie from here, the Bugaboo image has been coloured with pro-markers and matted onto kraft card. Then I have added some - I keep going to call it rafia but it isnt anyhoo you know what it is - lol, and typed, printed and distressed the edge of the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into:

CRAFT - children
Charisma - inspired by a son (In the army now - status quo)
Papertake weekly - anything goes.
Stamp something - use a digi
Creative stamp friends - card for a man
One stitch at a time - use a digi
Crafting for all seasons - birthday

Thanks for looking



  1. Great card love the addition of the raffia stuff

  2. What a fab card Ali, I love it and I bet Tom does too. Thanks for the link to the freebie, just downloaded them, as you never know when they may come in handy xx

  3. Lovely invitationcard!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  4. That's fab, it's great to see cool boys cards!
    kandi xx

  5. what a fun funky army style card!!! thanks so much for joining our Inspired by a song challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! good luck carlyann xx

  6. Lovely card fabby image
    thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  7. Oooh, I think it's great. The paper is such a perfect touch. :)

  8. Fab card Ali, bet your son will love it, great sentiment! x

  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  10. This is gorgeous, what a sweet image and that paper is lovely xxx

  11. Fabulous boy's card Ali - glad you managed to find some camoflage paper. xx

  12. Great card for a boy Ali, I just love that sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  13. What a gorgeous card Ali; the image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

  14. Gorgeous card Ali
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use a Digi' challenge. Good Luck ! Hope to see you back soon. :O)

    Choccy DT Co ordinator x

  15. What a fab male card! Love that image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. good luck. hugs


  16. Hello Ali,
    thanks for your comment on my blog.If you are interested in my booklet of patterns, e-mail me.
    Have a nice evening!

  17. Hi Ali
    I spoke to a couple of stall holders who told me that Pins and needles is at Gosforth Park this Year as the Arena was double booked but I can't see anything on their website, there is a note saying tickets will be available in 2012!!
    I got a flier this week for a paper crafts only fair at Gateshead stadium in October sometime, I chucked the leaflet, but that might suit you -  it was from initial j so that might be on their site too
    Kandi x

  18. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  19. This looks fabulous! The idea with the army style is really great!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends!

  20. Love it! The backing paper is perfect and love your choice of song! Thanks so much for joining in with us at the Charisma Cardz challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  21. Hi Ali, what a fantastic card. I love the image and papers and your choice of song is perfect. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

  22. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  23. Great card thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Jenny x

  24. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.
    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.
    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

  25. o such a sweet card and fabulous design xxx
    Debbie xxxx