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,






6 comments:

  1. 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
    Bernie

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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.

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

    xx coops xx

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  6. 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

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