Thursday, 9 June 2011

Skater Boy

Hello Folks

Well - I'm feeling so much better today - I think I've had a smile on my face for some of this morning - that's not been happening much lately! Things have been so stressful at work in the last couple of months - our Chief Officer left last week, and nothing has yet been done about a replacement for him, but we are hoping to have some news by the end of this week. And I managed to get through a public meeting last night - thankfully, I don't have to stand up in front of an audience, but I'm the one who organised it, and it is always a relief when it's over, with nothing major going wrong - just have pages of notes to type up from it! I think it is the stress that has put me off crafting lately - I know it helps some people to get down and crafty - but I find it very difficult to motivate myself to do anything or to focus on things when I'm stressed. Hopefully, I'll be able to get myself moving a bit more now - or maybe that's all just an excuse for pure laziness LOL!

Anyway, I managed to make a card for my son to give to one of his friends yesterday, and I was really pleased with it. Sorry about the photo though - it's not your eyes - I was rushing to take it before Andrew was taking it to his friend, and it looks very blurred!

The digital image is Jenson Skater from Pollycrafts and I've coloured him with promarkers. The papers are all from a huge Kay and Co stack I have. I've used some paper thread, and added a peel off sentiment and a few stars. I cut around the image and used silicone glue to add him on to the card - I was trying to make it look as though he has jumped out of a tunnel - it does look quite effective in real life!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly which is Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday which is In the Garden or Outdoors - I hope skateboarding counts as outdoors!

Oh - do you remember a couple of posts ago I said I had become addicted to the Jewellery Maker tv channel? (Sky 655) - well, I have surcumbed and ordered some jewellery kits - waiting for one to arrive today - and I hope to be able to show you some jewellery I make shortly! I've got a few ideas going around in my head at the moment but I'm not sure if they'll work - we'll see!

Better do some housework now though, so see you soon I hope.

Love, Andrea xx


Monica said...

Oh sweet Andrea, sorry that your smile disappeared for a bit... glad it is back... it happened to me as well but am trying to keep my chin up.

This card is wonderful - so animated with perfect boy stuff on it.

xxx Monica

Vicky said...

Fabulous hun...! i love the image and super layout too sweetie...

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, glad you've got your smile back and you're feeling a bit better. This is a fab card - love the image! I feel a bit unmotivated myself just now but I'm sure it'll come back! xx

Disp6194 said...

This is a perfect boy card. I bet your son's friend loved it! I can't wait to see what kind of jewelry you'll be making :) Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly!