Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How many?

So today I totted up how many birthday cards I have to make over the next 6 weeks, and just about fell off my chair! It's 15! Yes, 15! And that's on top of the 8 ATC's, umpteen Thank-you cards, the Anniversary card for my own Hubby, and I think we'll just forget about Valentines Day, ta very much.

I managed to make 2 last night, another two this lunchtime when small person was sleeping, and here's the one I've made this evening. It's for a soon-to-be 9 year old who plays for the local under 10's ice hockey team (and he's the grandson of one of my work colleagues).
The image is from Kenny K, and he's been coloured using Promarkers and then cut out and mounted on 3D foam. I've used a couple of different colours of Bazzill cardstock from my stash, and inked the edges using Stormy Sky Distress ink, and printed a basic "Happy Birthday" sentiment in red ink in the corner. Possibly could have added a bit more to it, but thought a soon-to-be 9 year old probably wouldn't appreciate it. Well let's hope Granny likes it!

I would like to enter this into this weeks Fab n Funky challenge which this week is Anything Goes. I was hoping for a few more challenges to enter, but don't have time to hunt them down....


  1. Lol! In the words of Cilla Black, that's a 'lorra lorra' cards Claire!!! The one you've done is great, as I'm sure they will ALL be! I daren't even count how many I need, probably fall off my chair too!!!!

    Hugs, Ali x

  2. Great start Claire & you're right! Would a nearly 9 yr old really appreciate any more??? He's gonna love it just as it is!!!
    Good luck with the rest! I was like that just before Christmas!!!
    Dawn xxx

  3. Claire, shocking - the number of cards, isn't it? I've already got 6 down for February, and 40 wedding invites to go...what chair? didn't know one existed, think I lost it a few weeks back :) seems amnesia has sit in from the fall I took...

  4. Wow, that's a lot of cards to make!
    Your card looks perfect for a 9 year old! I'm always umming and ahhing whether to add more to male cards!

  5. I LOVE this card! That image is great and I love the layout! Good luck with the next 15!
    My little person doesn't have the courtesy to sleep in the day anymore so I am well behind and my basket is empty :-(
    Linds x
    ps Happy New Year!

  6. Fab image gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  7. LOL, well what you waiting for, get your skates on! I have months like that, the task seems neverending doesn't it. Well at least you've made a start - this one is fab. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Love it, Claire......that image is fab, and I love the colours you chose. Sure to be a winner!

  9. Hi Claire! Thx for your views re die cutting machine - very useful honey!

    15 cards! Good luck to you! But I love this one - really cool!! My nephew would love it!

  10. What a great card. Good luck with all the rest.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time.
    Sharon x