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Friday, 11 February 2011

A teenager doesn't live here any more...

No, Steven hasn't moved out but he turned 20 today and I'm feeling slightly sad because  1) I don't have any teenagers left 2) it makes me feel old!! I know at 47 there's a possiblilty I could have another baby but do I really want to go there??? NO lol!!! I'll just have to be content and wait for my grandkids to come along :-D

Up until late yesterday afternoon I hadn't even started making Steven's card...isn't that always the case! I'd had a pretty full day and I was seeing Sadie last night so it was a case of throwing something together pretty quick. Quick??? Well, as quick as I do quick lol. I made most of it before I left for Sadie's and finished it off when I came back. I'm really chuffed with the way it turned out. I used Nesties that were covered in a thick layer of dust and now I've seen the result I'm definitely going to use them more often.

So here it is...what do you thunk?

I had planned to use my CB birthday embossing folder but when I spied the BG Max & Whiskers pp so cut that up though still fully intending to use my embossing folder then I forgot to lol. I love the colour fact I love anything that has brown in it :-D You're probably wondering where the LCI image is but're looking at it. I used the birthday cake from the
Add-On Magnum set mainly because I didn't have a lot of time, it didn't need much colouring and it shows the versatility of the set.

I've got some beautiful felt that I've been harbouring for months. Michele has been using felt a lot lately so I dug mine out and created this scalloped border with my PTI die. The felt is so soft and the colours wonderfully bright. I'm going to be selling it on my website soon so keep an eye out for it.

I stamped the image in the Indian Ink and it still didn't smudge when I coloured it with my Copics :-D I think I'm loving this ink over my Momento but I won't abandon it just yet.

I cut the happy birthday sentiment from Sentimental Numbers so I didn't have to fiddle with trying to get the words on different stars. It will be easy to line them up if I want them side by side again.

Finally a close up of my wonky stitching and the gorgeous felt. I think Steven was more interested in what was in the card but he said he liked it.

I'll be growing a few grey hairs over the weekend. He and a bunch of his friends are heading to Liverpool this afternoon to celebrate his birthday. Why he couldn't stay in Glasgow I don't know! They'll be back Sunday so I'll have a worrying weekend :-S

I hope you have a good weekend...what will you be up to?

Catch ya later x


pinky said...

Any excuse for a celebration!! Isn't that kids nowadays, they just don't realise how much we worry:( I love the card you have made him though, great papers and love the added touch of the felt. Have as good a weekend as you can Kerry.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - i love the papers and the colours - and the stars are fab.. i hope he has a fab time in Liverpool.. but know you wont setle till he is back.. do you think he worried about you when you were living it up at CHA lol
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

This is wonderful card Kerry, I just love the colours and papers. Perfect. I hope he has a great time!! Pami x

theCook said...

Great card, love that masculine DP. You shouldn't worry too much, he's a big boy now!!!!

Annette said...

Love the ps and the felt is gorg!!! kept that a secret!!!!!! Glasgow or Liverpool, you will still worry, Mum still worries about me and you know what age I am??????????!!!!!!!!! AX

Rusty said...

Beautiful card, Men can be so hard for making cards for!! Happy birthday to the non teenager, hope he has a fabulous day! x

Alison said...

Great Male card Kerry. The colours are great together. Im guessing Annette will be buying the felt!!! Something else she didnt have lol

Ali xx

Whimsey said...

FABULOUS papers; LOVE the way you did the stars and the sponging on the edges - fantabulous. Of COURSE he loved the card; of COURSE he loved what was in it a bit more I bet. LOL

The worry our young 'uns put us through uh? Hope they have a great time!

Hayley @ said...

Oooooh love the papers and that felt is gorgeous!! Where did you get that from?
I hope Steven has a great time in Liverpool, I'm sure he's a sensible 'boy' and will be fine. You're right though, they cause no end of worry!!!
Love the stars, sometimes I think when we leave things alone for a while then come across them again, it's like the item being new and we dream about new ways to use them!

Suzy Q said...

Lovely MANLY card for Steven!! Love the colours!! I am sure he will be fine in Liverpool & I AM SURE he will enjoy himself!! Lol!! No more teenagers??? Wow!! Wonder how that will feel.... Ah one can only imagine!! :-D xx

Donna said...

I am sure he will be fine - he's got a great mum! Love the card. Great colours!

I'm going to see John Bishop tomorrow night so i'll let you know how it goes.

Have a fab weekend xx

Anita said...

Perfect card for a man Kerry. Love the papers and that felt. I'm sure he'll be fine but I know ... mothers just worry, don't we?

del-16.p said...

Great idea for a man`s card.Love the way yiu have used the felt.

Lynn Ainsworth said...

I really like this card, K... the colours and the tartan are brilliant. Hope to see you soon! Love - L xxx

Sue said...

Stunning card, love the colours and love how using the elements from the Magnum Add Ons on their own works so well! Great papers, and fab felt!! Hope Steven had a great day :-)

Sue xx