Thursday, 2 August 2012

Happy Birthday Son with Tatty Ted.

Hi Guys,

What a lovely day, got loads of gardening to do and we must make hay while the sun shines, or so they say, so today's card is a nice quick one that I made for my son's birthday.

The entire card is made using components from my Docrafts 'Especially For You' cd. I absolutely love this double cd, it's so versatile, there's something for every occasion. My son is quite a dapper dresser and  has a vast collection of smart suits and lovely ties for his job, so I thought this image was ideal. The decoupaged character is quite large, so I used an 8x8 card blank, with a simple blue polka dot backing paper to keep it simple and a contrasting 'Me to You' border to break it up.

The decoupage was quite fiddly to cut out, but I enjoy doing it while watching telly. So I print loads off and then cut them out at my leisure. Perhaps I should start taking some to do in the camper.
The sentiment tag is also on the cd and I just added 'Son' to it, using the text tool. I attached it with a blue brad, added a bit of blue card candy and voila, done. I love it and so did my boy. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Digital Tuesday - Monochromatic.
Forever Friends (fortnightly) Challenge - Anything goes.( Use an animal)
Gems - Ready Teddy Go - Anything goes & blog hop.

 Hope you enjoyed my blog and thanks for coming. Hope to see you again soon.

Jools.  xx


  1. awww . this is sweet .. and i love the turquoise
    Lisa x
    ps check out this new challenge blog -
    you can win candy

    1. Thanks for the heads up on the new challenge blog Lisa, have become a follower and look forward to the first challenge. Thanks for coming by. Jools. xx

  2. Love it but where is the Glamour Dust?

  3. Could have glamour dusted the ties I suppose, lol. xx

  4. Gorgeous card Jools! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  5. Simply cute card ..
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge

  6. This is just gorgeous,love the image...Thanks for sharing with us at Forever

  7. Simple, stylish and nice colours. A gorgeous birthday card! :)
    Thanks for joining us at the fashionista challenge this month.
    Gr. Samantha

  8. Lovely card with a great image.

    Pat xx

  9. Hi Jool, thanks for visiting me on my new blog. I added the followers widget to the blog. Your card is great, Tatty Teddy is my favourite images. I love the colour. See you soon Heidi xx

  10. so sweet! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge and Blog Hop at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x

    Debbie Dt

  11. Jools this is so cute, gorgeous image and love the soft blue. Joey x

  12. Super male themed card Jools . . . something I struggle with, no pink allowed [I'm a very pink girl]. You did a great job.
    Thank you for taking part at the Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge this month and good luck in the draw

    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x