Monday, 13 February 2012

Footballer Lad Card and Matching Bookmark

Evening Everyone,

Hope you are all well and have had a good day. We went for a riverside walk this morning and it was quite pleasant ... we were well wrapped up though :)

My youngest grandson, Alun, has a birthday this week ... born on the 15th February - a belated Valentine's present :)

Here's his card ... with a matching bookmark that uses up some of the leftover bits. Alun is a very keen footballer, playing for his school team, and he is a fan of Celtic Football Team too so the colour of this little guy's shirt had to be green and white. I remembered to check which way the stripes went ... I disgraced myself last year and had them running the wrong way :(

He bears a remarkable resemblance to my grandson, especially with that hair :)

I used ProMarkers to colour the stamped image. Here's a list of the colours:
Skin: blush, ivory, soft peach, sandstone 
Hair: caramel, sandstone
Football kit: leaf green, satin, ice grey 1, warm grey 2, blender
Grass: leaf green, lime zest, pear green, marsh green

Materials used:
Papermania Textured Card, green and grey - for base and matting
Neenah Solar, white - for stamping and colouring
Wild Rose Studio For Men stamp - Football Lad and Everyday Greetings; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps Away - Useful Words - grandson; VersaMark and silver embossing powder
Bringing Crafts-Too You Designer Paper Pack, 6"x6" 
My Craft Studio and white copy paper for green edged insert 
Magenta Chipboard Grass and a snippet of hessian for bottom left corner embellishment
Other embellishments: white and green card candy (Granny Smiths), multi-coloured cord (Meiflower); die-cut sentiment (Anita's); 3-D boot embellishment (Create & Craft) and fringed tassel (Tassel Factory)

So not really very productive today, too busy going off walking, but what the heck :) Here's a couple of good reasons to take time out.

Aren't they lovely?

I won't be around much tomorrow either, my DH is taking me out for a Valentine's Day lunch at a cosy riverside restaurant - the kind that has a real fire burning in the fireplace - and I don't suppose we will be in a hurry to get home :)

Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Happy Crafting,


Bernie said...

Cute card I'm sure Alun will love it and the bookmark as well.
Don't blame you for not rushing home, it sounds like a lovely place. Hoping you enjoy yourself and have a wonderful day.
Hugs & Blessings

Jackie said...

Fabulous card and bookmark, and a beautiful swan photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

What a lovely card and bookmark for your Grandson. I am sure he will love them both. Especially as they are in his favourite football team colours!

Have a lovely Valentine's Day with your hubby .. .. eat slowly and make the most of that real fire. I love the picture you have portrayed.

Love Jules xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card and bookmark. Alun will be delighted with them - love the way you added the boots. The swans are very graceful - lovely. Enjoy your lunch.

coops said...

these are stunning elizabeth.the image is fab and i love the fresh green colours :D

xx coops xx

Di said...

Wow, how did I miss this? Love the card and bookmark Elizabeth - and the swan photo is beautiful. All serene on the surface and paddling away underneath? Di xx