Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rugby-Themed Birthday Card for 9 Year Old

My son attended the birthday party of a new-found school friend. They have both started playing Rugby Union for school sport so when I came across some stamped football-related images from my friend Romaine (these impressions were made many moons ago), I decided to make the birthday boy's card using them. Nothing like using up your stash.

The school colours are red, grey and blue so I water-coloured the images in these colours and teamed them with matching card stock and ribbon. The background was made with a new Cuttlebug embossing folder which I think is great for male cards of any age. The number nine is a piece of chipboard inked in red and then coated with Crystal Effects.

I printed a greeting for the inside of the card using my PC and colour printer:

Thanks for looking. Hope you're having a good day.

Love from Crafty Kim

Saturday, May 15, 2010

School Boy Card

My son, Ashley, changed schools this year, into Year 3 at his new school. Here are a couple of happy snaps from his first day there:

Looking a bit pensive, or maybe just embarrassed by Mum taking photos

Here he's thinking "I've almost made it to the
classroom where the photos will finally end"

In his first week of new school, Ashley turned 8 years old and in keeping with his new school colours, a friend made him a birthday card in the school colours (being red, white and blue) shown at the top of this post.

Now in his second term, Ashley is really enjoying it. In fact, he's coped better with the change than I have! Thanks for stopping by and reading. I'll be making a few more posts about family and friends as I'm now using this blog as an attempt to keep in touch. But there'll still be plenty of paper-craft to be seen so please keep following.

Love from Crafty Kim

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Best wishes to all the mothers out there. Hope you're having a nice day. Here in Sydney, the weather is gorgeous, a gift in itself.

Last month I taught a "Flowers for Mum" class. Thought I'd share the cards with you. The first is shown above. I love the paper.

I think the following card was the class participants' favourite:

Lastly is the flower pot card I made for my own Mum:

My own Mother's Day began on the AFL football field to watch my 8 year old son, Ashley, play. I also received a lovely bunch of pink roses that he had organised himself through a school promotional fundraiser and a hand-made card. I'm so lucky!

Love from Crafty Kim