Thursday, 31 December 2009

Troublesome Teens!

The cards I find most difficult to make are for teenage boys...I never was one, don't really know any...I do teach a few, but I suspect that most teenage boys aren't into classical music! lol
Anyway, my friend Samantha's son, Ashley, turns 13 next month, so I've tried to make a card suitable to send him.
I followed the fab Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch...nice and simple...and am also entering this card into a couple of other challenges: Charisma Cardz 'Celebration'...they are also having a blog hop with lots of prizes on offer to celebrate their first birthday this week; and My Time to Craft's 'Anything Goes'. I have no idea what make of stamp the image is...it was sent to me in a swap...but if you do recognise it, please let me know what it is. I used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots', 'Spots & Dots' and 'Diamond Plate' folders to create the background, distressing the edges with my distressing tool. The sentiment stamp is from a little Studio G set, the brads are Papermania, the star was cut using a Nestie, and the numbers were cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet.

15 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi Helen. Thats a great card. I love all the embossing and the image is just perfect. He will love it, I am sure.
Happy Crafting and a very Happy New Year to you and your family.
Love Sandra xx

Uma said...

well done! A very difficult card to make.

Elaine A said...

Hi Helen -

Great job! I have the same problem, my nephew will be 20 in January and need to come up with a card for him also. I always find masculine cards difficult. Happy New Year!

Elaine Allen

Pat said...

Great card, lovely image. Thanks for joining in the Challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Leanne said...

Fantastic card!!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

Happy 2010!!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Vee said...

Fabulous card. love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
xx Vee

JanJay said...

Fab male card, so hard to make especially for a teenager!

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my candy & joining in with the Charisma blog hop - best of luck!

Jan xx

Allison said...

lovely card and image
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Donna said...

Fantastic take on this weeks sketch Helen, this little image is one of my fav's, fab papers too! Thanks for playing along with this weeks PTW challenge :) Donna x

Daniele said...

this is a great card for a younger male happy new year from MTTC hugs x

Samantha said...

BRILLIANT Helen hes gonna love it you have really done him proud!

Thanks Babe!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Love your card, Helen! It's perfect for a teenage boy! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW! hugs!

Lesley said...

Fab card, great for a boy! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

cjsmom said...

too cute! i love that image!

Chrissie said...

This is a really great card!
Many thanks for joining in our challenge at My Time to Craft this week!
Happy New Year!
Chrissie