Monday, 18 August 2008

Boys, boys, boys!

Well it's a very dull day here - so much for the sunny South! My son's invited some mates round for a bbq (he's 19 tomorrow) and I was hoping they'd be in the garden with psycho bunny (that's our rabbit), but no, I think it'll be guitar hero in the sitting room.
In some ways I find boys hard to make cards for, but in other ways it does lend itself to my love of bright colours. James and his cousin Tom have birthdays very close together, so I always end up making similar but not the same cards.

This card uses the Get Happy papers from Cosmo Cricket - these are some of my favourite papers! The man is from Paperbag Studios - Laugh,stamped on glossy cardstock, and the Be Happy text is from one of the Elusive Images new word plates. The hat is from Lost Coast Designs and the corner text is from PaperArtsy (Pierrot - plate 2).James has got lots of curly brown hair which is why I added the wire for a bit of fun.

The image sort of offset itself slightly differently in that you can only see two edges of the base card.
I thought I'd try that for the other card as well and this time I used the PaperArtsy Pierrot plate 1, stamps that I always like using. I even used the name of the paper in the card.

Talking of PaperArtsy, I've just reorganized all my PA stamps into a 4 ring binder. I just punched holes in the bag top and then filed them. I expect everyone did this years ago, but I'm a bit slow!

Also every summer holidays I seem to have a big clearout of my craft room aka the conservatory that I've taken over (I could probably set up shop!) which usually looks a real tip! Do you know, I even vacuum the floor (gasps of astonishment from my family).

Well, the bbq's heating up, so I'd better go!



Deby said...

Great cards, especially the curly hair. As you say mens cards are always the ones that stump us the most .

Chris said...

Great cards for the male species, Helen. Why are they so difficult to make for!!!

judithw said...

Hi Helen
You are truly an inspiration to us all. Must get out my card stash and get cracking again.

Anne said...

I've just now started organizing my stamps into a binder, too. You are not alone!

InkyArtitude said...

I'm sure the recipients of these cards are going to love them Helen! I love the humour of them. Your organisational skills are brilliant too.

Anonymous said...

love the curly hair, that's a great way to personalise a card.