Saturday, 1 August 2009

Racing Driver

Hello - I'm back! Don't you agree - my photos are clearer when they are taken outside?- and this one didn't blow away (see earlier post!), although the wind did pick up as soon as I walked outside!!

I have made this card for my nephew who will be 5 on Tuesday. The image is from the Sports George download from Dottie Downloads at Charmed Cards and Crafts - they are great for making male birthday cards. Because I wasn't feeling 100% when I was making this, and a bit lazy, I have used one of the pre-coloured images - and just added some glossy accents to the visor on his helmet. The papers I have used are from Basic Grey Cupcake paper pad. Then the 'webby' strip is actually some plasterboard jointing tape from a DIY shop (isn't it amazing what you can use for crafting (LOL!) - this stuff is brilliant as it is already sticky - and is good for using on football cards (eg for the net), and just adds a bit of interest to a card really! I found the checkered flags on google somewhere. Coloured a peel off, and added some gem dew drops to represent the starting lights (hadn't got red ones so coloured some pink ones with red permanent pen).

I am actually quite pleased with the card - very quick and simple to make - it even perked me up a bit so that I was able to make something else as well ... not just one card in an evening, which is all I usually get done! (good job I don't try to make a living out of my cardmaking - I'd have to charge about £15 per card (LOL!)).

Anyway, it's late and I should get to bed - hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Love from

Andrea xx


debby4000 said...

Oh he is cute and love the flags and colours.

Rach said...

what a fabulous card.
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Tab said...

Oooh I love your sweet card, the image is adorable and such delish colours too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Leanne said...

This is a really fab card - love the colours!

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