Wednesday 19 November 2014

A Card For A Child

Happy Wednesday to you all. All has returned to normal here with Rowan going home on Monday and the dogs returning home Saturday.  Lack of sleep was a big factor - four nights without sleep was a lot even for me!! My sister's eldest dog barked quite a lot if he wasn't with me and as I had to have Rowan in with me for feeding it got quite noisy at nights! I thought if Dave slept with them in the spare room things would be ok but it was not to be.  Rowan has baby eczema so I had to keep the dogs away from him as much as possible.  Rowan also had two bad nights too with his eczema bothering him.  Its such a shame because he never cries and is always so happy if wasn't for the eczema.  Anyway I loved having him here it was lovely and now everything seems very quiet.

Today is my daughter's fortieth birthday - Happy Birthday sweetie!! She doesn't really look at my blog that often, too busy with other things.  We are having a family celebration on Saturday and my Son and two Grandsons are coming up on Friday for the weekend so lots more chaos planned!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is A Card for A Child.  Well I have actually had to buy cards lately as I didn't have suitable ones (i.e. my Daughter's fortieth, Dave's Seventieth and our Anniversary) so I decided to make a card for Max who is 8 next month.  As the card was for Max there was only one image I could use:

Max is a real games enthusiast so I just had to use this image for him.  The image is Mad About Video Games available here. I coloured him in with my Copics and used Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax to cut him out.  The papers are MME Fly A Kite.  The border is Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop and the Star Festoon is Whiff of Joy.  The 8 was made with Dienamics By the Numbers and Max was made with Sizzix Typeset Alphabet.

As usual, there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:

Please have a look at the rest of the DT's work at The Paper Shelter and for all the details.

I am scheduling this post as I am off to Manchester on the train with a friend for some shopping and lunch, no doubt champagne will be involved too - I think I have earned it!! Thank you so much for looking and your kind comments, take care xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, yes this is instantly a known thing for boys to play on their Xboy they will climb all over the place, youve coloured it so beautifully and the result is stunning. hugs Shirlexxx

aussie aNNie said...

Susan the cutest for Max. Beautiful card. Stunning image/stamp and wonderful design from it.
aNNie xx
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Janette said...

Sleep away you enjoyed your little visitor though...

Gorgeously cute card

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Susan,
I was exhausted reading the first part of your Post. I hope you enjoyed every minute of your day out, you certainly deserved it.
Your card is brilliant, love the image and great design.
Would be perfect for our Ribert who will be 8 in a few weeks.

Patricia x

Scrappy Scatty said...

awww such a fun and bright card xx

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card for a young man Susan, such a perfect image and lovely bright papers.
I hope you had a lovely day in Manchester with your friend.

Sue said...

Fabulous card Susan, I love the cute image and gorgeous bright colours with wonderful detailing too.
It sounds like you have had a busy few days. I hope you have a fabulous time with your friend, I would say you definitely deserve some champagne!
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Susan it sounds as if you had your hands really full, you've earned your quiet spell.
Fab card, and just perfect for an 8 year old. Your design and papers are so bright and fun, hugs Kate x

JJ said...

Gorgeous card Suzie, love how colourful it is I am sure Max will love it.

Happy 40th to your daughter, hope all the celebrations go well, another busy time for you, bless.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Veerle said...

Hi Susan, a really lovely card I love the vibrant red. He will be very pleased with it. I'm so sorry for little Rowan that he has to deal with eczema, poor thing. Sending you love my dear. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Chrissy said...

WOW! You sound so busy Susan..poor wee man with his eczema..I love this card for Max..fabulous colouring,papers and details..super cute. Enjoy your day out..which you probably have done by now..take care.


chrissy xx said...

Oh My! You have been busy Susan. It makes you wonder how you had time to work! doesn't it..A FABulous boy card. LOve the image and colours. Yikes you can tell how busy you've been having to buy cards! I would under normally circumstances make fun of you! but,can understand were you're coming from.
Hope you enjoyed your day..we are going tomorrow! x

Carol said...

Fabulous card for an eight year old Susan, such a fun image. Bet you were glad of some peace once you had the house to yourself. Enjoy your weekend plans. Carol x

Sharon said...

A well deserved day out with your friend I would say.
Your card is fabulous and perfect for a young man. Beautifully coloured and designed.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue B said...

Aww your card is mega cute Susan… such a fab image and you've coloured it beautifully to match the gorgeous papers. Love the star bunting! :-)
Glad you enjoyed your time with Rowan…. it's a shame he has eczema though… must be painful, bless him.
Hope you had a lovely time in Manchester! the champagne sounds just perfect! ;-)
Hugs Sue B xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Susan - perfect image for a young games enthusiast.
Sounds like you've been run off your feet.
Hope you enjoyed your shopping trip :o)
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Really cute card Suzie, love those colours. Have a nice get together with your family :)
Amelia xx

Janie Printz said...

Wonderful card Susan, love the star banner & the personalized name ... Very cute ...
hugs, Janie

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous cute card.

coldwaters2 said...

Fab, fun card Susan great image and such wonderful vibrancy of colour.
lorraine x

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Susan love the image, perfect for a boys card I am sure Max will love it.
Have a fantastic weekend of celebrations Susan .
Hugs Julie xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the bright colours & the (I think) funky foam die cuts!
Hugs Shell xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super image and a great layout too, so love that star festoon too, Luv Sam x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh I just got this image a few days ago. And after seeing your wonderful card I am so glad I did. Fantastic Susan. Now rest rest rest...Hugs, joann

Jacee said...

Lovely, bright and cheerful, perfect!
hugs Jacee
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Anonymous said...

A stunning card and I seriously love that green you have coloured the chair with !! Enjoy your shopping and lunch xx