Saturday, 26 November 2011

2 cards for a couple of challenges...

... my card making mojo seems to have returned although I think it could be a bit of panic setting in as I hadn't made my boys Christmas cards and thought I had better get a wiggle on, after downloading a fab freebie from Pollycraft I thought the image would be perfect my my eldests card, this is actually the second card I made for him as I was lucky enough to win the postcard stamp from Bev and thought I could use the image on this card (after pinching the sentiment from my favourite L*K cross stitch chart:

The papers are from ebay last year - so not sure of the make, the image has been coloured with pro-markers with fluffy stuff again added to his hat.

I would like to enter this into:
Pollycraft Challenge - Christmas Fun
Cupcake - Teenage Boys

The next card is for my neice who turns 18 just after New Year:

Apologies for the dodgy photo's its quite grey here today and couldnt get the lighting right - anyhoo the image has been in my stash a while I was sent it when I first started card making - I have coloured her with promarkers. For the 18 I printed the numbers of a colouring page website and cut out and matted onto some freebie papers (added stickles round the edge to disguise my dodgy cutting out!!). The papers I think are dcwv from the lovely Sarah, I have then added pearls, ribbon and star pins from my stash. The card blank is the last of my bigger ones from a pound stall at a craft fair.

I would like to enter this into:
CES Challenge - special milestone birthdays
A gem of a challenge - monochrome (hope this is ok the colours are similar just let me know if not and I can remove it from the challenge)

Phew, are you still with me??? lol

Right off to do some ironing - booo!!!

Thanks for looking


  1. They are both so gorgeous Ali....and I love how you glittered the 18...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  2. Gorgeous cards Ali, love how you've used the postcard on the top card, very clever x

  3. Hi Ali, what a fantastic card. I love the image and it is perfect for those "difficult" males lol! Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft. Hugs, Denise x

  4. What a cool male card Ali, love the text, thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Chalenges.

    Warm hugs

  5. Perfect card for a teenager Ali, I downloaded this image yesterday for my son's christmas card, love your layout too! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  6. Such lovely cards! I especially like top one with the words and postcard!
    Helen x

  7. Fantastic card, lovely choice of papers and design! Thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

  8. OK! So now I'm following, so I can keep an eye on you!! MWHAHA!! xx

  9. Aww two gorgeous cards, love the sweet images and the lovely papers xxx

  10. Two beautiful cards,lovely images and colours...Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy x

  11. these are both just fab! Love the postcard detail on the 1st card! Hugs Juls

  12. 2 super cards. Love the way the cute girls is sittingon top of the !*.
    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx