Friday, 8 April 2011

For my little boy....

It's the school holidays so I've had a bit of a leisurely get up this morning (as leisurely as you can when you've got two small children running around getting stuck in places and demanding more toast!) so I've managed to grab a few minutes on the computer to get this card posted.

It was my youngest son, Charlie's 2nd birthday on Monday and this is the card I made for him:

I wish I'd taken a close-up of the circle sentiment - it says "hugs and kisses just for you" and was a fab freebie from Sentiments 4 You. The dragon is a digi called Augustus the Dragon but I've got no idea where I got him from - if anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it!

I used:
Image - Augustus the Dragon
Circle sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
Text sentiment - Computer generated
Papers - Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch
Scalloped cardstock
Buttons and ribbon - Stash

Totally Gorjuss - Fab sketch
Whoopsi Daisy - Springtime
Pollycraft - Old/neglected stamp/image
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colours/Easter
Creative inspirations - Punches and/or dies
CRAFT - Animals/pets (does fictional count???)

And then I just wanted to share with you the Easter bonnet I made for George for his Easter Parade yesterday. It took nearly 6 hours! Mainly because I had to sew on most of the pieces because the glue wouldn't stick :-(

The lettuces were made by scrunching and layering circles of tissue paper and the carrots are rolled up tissue paper with frayed green tissue paper attached to the top for leaves. The sign was computer generated and then cut out using nesties labels 8, I think (maybe 7? Need to check!) with ink sponged through the die to look like grass/sky. You can see a few of the little creatures I added but there are ladybirds, snails, dragonflies and butterflies all the way round. And some naughty little rabbits stealing his veggies :-) I loved making it!

 Now I need to go and update my allotment blog too! Getting there.... slowly..... :-)
Love 'n' hugs,


Wishcraft said...

Such a gorgeous card Mel! Love the colours and fab layout. And George's hat is SO cute :o) Lisa x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, beautiful card, gorgeous papers and images. sorry i have not been able to visit your blog in a while, have not been well.

Aunty Sue said...

How cute and thanks for sharing with Creative inspirations wednesday challenge

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh your card is so cute, GREAT colors and the little dragon is adorable. Also love the Easter bonnet, so clever. So glad to see you playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

coops said...

gorgeous card mel.the dragon is fab and i love the colour combo and design and wow to the easter bonnet, fantastic details :D

xx coops xx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel, this is so lovely. Love the cute image and gorgeous colours. Just love George's easter hat. So cute!

Donna x

Carole of Brum said...

Aww Mel, what a lovely sweet card for your little man, that dragon is so cute! I hope Charlie had a fun day on Monday. The bonnet for George is amazing, you did a fab job with it.CoB

Sally said...

Aww, what a smashing card for little Charlie & the Easter bonnet for George is supa dupa. I bet he looked a treat in the parade!
Sally x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card and amazing hat!!. Very lucky having a crafty Mum. xx Jenny xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Liz, said...

Brilliant card for your little boy. And what a fabby hat!

Liz x

Beth said...

beautiful spring colors on your card and that dragon is just to darn cute thanks so much for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card and love the pretty colours. Fabulous cute Easter Bonnet too
Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Mandy said...

Oh wow hun gorgeous card and I love the Easter bonnet, very creative
hugs Mandy xx

cebelica said...

Hi hun! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. It was really hectic here in the past couple of days!

I love the card you made for your son. It's so cute! And that Easter bonet is great! You're so creative!!