Sunday, 20 March 2011

A Card For My Nephew

Hello Everyone - hope you are all well. I have not done much crafting lately - don't know why really - just haven't been inspired enough!

But I did make this card for my nephew whose birthday was a few days ago - he was 9.

I made another outer space card, using the pre-coloured digi set, Out of This World, from Digistamp Boutique. The background has been embossed in the cuttlebug, and then I ran a silver ink pad over it. The rocket is hanging on a strip of acetate, so that it looks like it is flying. I decoupaged the aliens up a bit, and added clear glaze to the little space ship and to the windows on the rocket, to make it look like glass. I also added some sparkle with a Sakura Clear Stardust pen. And that's probably about it - there wasn't room for a sentiment on the front.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stitch At a Time - For the boys
The Crafty Pad - Use a digi

I had Friday off work last week, preparing to do a table top sale yesterday - I was wanting to sell some toys and clothes that Andrew and Eleri have grown out of, and also get rid of our pushchair/pram. I had a full car load so the pram wouldn't fit in the car but Richard was going to walk it to me. But, poor little Eleri was ill (she had the dreaded tummy bug! - only a 24 hour thing, she's much better today), so we decided not to bother with the pram. I managed to sell some stuff, but not as much as I'd hoped. Then I took 3 bags full to charity shops - but I think we've still got about 7 boxes of stuff to go back up in the attic, ready for the next sale!

While I was away, Richard had hacked at our apple tree, hazel tree and rose bushes - and the trimmings are all over the lawn - goodness knows how long they are going to be there. He says he wants to use some of it over his vegetable garden to try to keep the cats off - I really hope it's not going to look like I imagine it will!

Anyway, you probably don't want any more waffle from me, so I'll love you and leave you for now. Thanks for looking, and I hope you call again sometime.

Love, Andrea xx


Mina said...

fabulous boys card Andrea, bet he loved it...sorry your sale didnt go too well but you never know next time you may sell every single thing...I hope Eleri is a bit better
Mina xxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Great card-I love the space theme! :-) Elaine GDT osaat xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Andrea, love the space scene you've created.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the spaceship looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT & Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, this is a fantastic card for a young boy - just perfect! I didn't even realise that Sally-Ann did pre-coloured images - what a great idea. Glad Eleri is better (I just love her name!!) xx

maxine said...

Great card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad this week x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful male card, loving the space theme... thanks for sharing with us over at OSSAT one for the boys challenge this week! Jo xxx

Debs said...

Fabulous, perfect boy creation what an awesome theme, thanks so much for joining in the OSAAT challenge this week, we hope to see you again soon
Debs R

ona_i_ja said...

Andreay, your card is adorable. Great work for little boy :)
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!