Sunday, 27 October 2013

Happy 8th Birthday for a Boy.

Hi Guys',

Just thought I'd do a quick blog post before I take my pooch for a walk. She'll not be getting one later, the wind doth blow already, but at least the sun is shining. Here comes the storm, perhaps the weathermen are getting better.

Anyway, enough waffling, down to business. My only brief was that he's a typical boy, oh, and he's a twin. Non-identical though, because the other twin is a girl. I'll post her card another day.

I designed the card in CA2, my fave toy, using an image from Clipartfairy. The number eight was created by typing a chunky no8 and dragging it into the punches section on the right, thus turning it into a punch. I then punched out the number from some blue paper and went into format to add some visual effects.

 In this instance I just ticked the 'bevel and emboss'. I love to play around with the visual effects, trouble is, I forget what I did to get the effect and usually can't replicate it. That was until I found a tutorial on one of the 'Creative CAPpers' group pages. Go take a look, a very helpful group.

 I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz stormy skies, added some flags and candy and personalised the topper by adding Joel's name to the side of the car, before cutting it out and  mounting it with mounting foam.

That's all for now, my pooch is getting a bit stir crazy, so off to wear her out.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-


Have a lovely day and thanks for popping by.

Jools.  xx


  1. Fabulous boys card.
    Wendy xx

  2. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges

  3. Great boys' card. Thanks for entering our Distress Challenge at Fab n Funky
    Alli x

  4. Super card for a boy and great image.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.

    Rachel x

  5. Beautiful card, great image and beautiful grosgrain ribbon you used and love that you have shared it with us.