Saturday, 27 June 2009

Simon Says Challenge "Happy Mail"

Good morning everyone. Here's the card I made yesterday. It's still dull here but at least I managed to take slightly better photograph.

This week's challenge at Simon Says is "Happy Mail" - you have to make and send a card to a child at either "Post Pals" or "Make a Child Smile". I've made this card to send to Daniel A at Post Pals. I've made a card for a boy as I always worry that the girls get sent more - although this probably isn't the case at all!

I've bought a few more Tim Holtz Distress Inks - I just couldn't resist! I've spent a few happy hours in my craft room making lots of mess and having lots of fun too. I've used them to colour this image and also to distress around the edges of the card and paper. I stamped two images and decoupaged a second layer on his shirt and hair.

I wanted the sentiment to say "You're a Star" but I don't have a stamp for this. I must download my printer software so I can print my own sentiments.

Here's what I used to make this card:

Stamp: Elzybells "Boy Footie", Elzybells "Family Messages"
DP: Die Cuts with a View
Colour Medium: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Accessories: brad from stash
Tools: Spellbinders Mega Scalloped Rectangles (large).

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at this card.

A very happy weekend to you all.

Clare xx


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Elaine said...

This is lovely, Clare! Fab card for a boy.

Max said...

Fabulous card for a young lad Clare and although the sentiment is not exactly what you wanted I think he will be chuffed to bits when it arrives.


Jules said...

Brilliant card for a boy Clare.

I am sure it will be loved.

Love Jules xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous little boys card love the fresh colours.

Christine xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a great boys card, I love the image you have used.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the SSC DT

lisa said...

What a great card Clare. You're not on your own with the weather. It's been dull and muggy here all day and now it's really misty. Where's that sun gone!!


debby4000 said...

Oh he is cute, fabulous cool card.

Juls said...

cool card, I am sure any little boy will love. Love the shading you have put on the scalloped card.

Jacilynn said...

great job! This is going to make someone very happy! Gorgeous

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I am sure a boy will be thrilled to receive this card :-)

Thanks you so much for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp challenge for such a good cause :-)
Lorraine x x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Clare, perfect card for the ever so difficult men folk, brilliant image too :) Donna x