Monday, 24 March 2014

Birthday Card for a Boy

I'm not sure what's wrong with me these days... I keep forgetting birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. This card was made in a state of panic. I forgot my cousin's anniversary recently and I had every intention of sending her one of my cards... but of course I FORGOT all about it... the date, the card, even the grovelling apologetic phone call the day after.

My nephew is celebrating his 9th birthday next week and this card is hot off the press. I will be standing in line at the post office first thing tomorrow morning. It's not easy explaining my busy life to a little guy without the conversation spiralling down hill into his final judgement of "It's ok. Old people forget things." I'm not old .... just very... tired. Maybe I am old...

This is the card I made for the whipper-snapper:    


I'm using Clearly Besotted's Ahoy Matey set. I stamped the ship with
VersaMagic Jumbo Java and coloured the sails with Graph It markers. 

The ship is mounted on foam tape, so are the flags along the side.
I also adhered them to the red and white Doodlebug twine. 

Here is the inside. I plan to stamp his name where you see the little flag...
as soon as I remember his name! Hah!

Sailing off to these challenges:


That's all from me today. Must dash.... make dinner ... before I forget that too! Thank you so much for stopping by... and I'll be stopping by your blogs later this evening. 

Beijinhos!



28 comments:

  1. He's going to love it Asha!! xx

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  2. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes!" Challenge #88!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  3. This is gorgeous Asha! he will love it huggles Sue xx

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  4. That's fab Asha, I'm sure he'll love it. Think you're needing some r&r and we'll all be glad when the better weather arrives, doesn't matter where you live, always glad to see the end of winter. Hugs x

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  5. THIS CARD is worth waiting for! at any age!! : )

    (((Hugs)))

    Patti

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  6. Ooh, love this! So perfect for a boy. I feel like I've officially hit old! My husband wonders how the heck this happened.

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  7. Hi There. This is the perfect kid card for that special one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Designer for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    Hugs
    Berni, DT

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  8. Birthday boy will love this x

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  9. This is awesome sweetie and will be well worth waiting for.


    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  10. I just love love this adorable Boy card Asha. The flags is just so cute and the dot paper is beautiful.

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  11. Asha this is a darling boy HB card!! I love the ship cut out and the cute flags down the side, super job!! I say tired makes us all a little loopy :)

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  12. Gorgeous boys card Asha, I love the ship!!
    Kevin xx

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  13. That is a fantastic card for a boy. What a great ship image!

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  14. Fabulous boys card Asha. I LOVE it..Loz

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  15. A perfect card for your little nephew, Asha. He is sure to love it! Also, a perfect interpretation of the sketch.

    When I saw the photo of your little Xiara, my heart skipped a beat...we lost our beloved Pagliacci 1 month ago today...he too was ginger and white, and their facial markings are similar....perhaps they met up over The Rainbow Bridge????

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  16. This is a wonderful card, I love the little ship. Hope you doing OK Asha, hugs, Karon.

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  17. LOL..that's hilarious!! Old...hahahaha. Wait, who are you? Geez girl, I know the feeling. Love your hot off the press card and what a treasure for your nephew!
    I blame corporate for my memory loss. The way they push the holidays months before they happen has me in a perpetual spin...
    HUGS and Happy Birthday to the little man.

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  18. I second what Lisa M. said. :) Your post was so funny Asha and it gave me a chuckle, thx. Love your nephew's card and I believe he'll be tickled with it. :-) Your take on the sketch is awesome btw and the flags are such a clever touch. Hugs

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  19. This is so darned cute. Love the flags flying down the side and the cute pirate ship!.
    He is going to love this one!

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  20. A delightful card for a young pirate. Yep, I hear you about the tired, and the old! (but old is relative...when you get to an age, Old moves up somewhat!). Love the bright blues with the brown ship. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

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  21. I think you've made such a cool card for a nine year old boy! The sketch is just perfect for the pirate ship and all those flags! I'm sure your nephew will appreciate his card:)

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  22. Fabulous card ! I love these stamps and dies, ive been using them aswell x

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  23. What a cute card. I'm sure your nephew will love it. Good luck with remembering and not feeling so tired. I could use a dose of that myself! Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Pattie's Creations Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., PCDC DT

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  24. Adorable, he will be so happy with this perfect all boy card!

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  25. Your nephew will love the card. It is perfect for a young bog. love the ship image and the nautical colours.

    I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Details are on my blog.

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  26. I can totally relate to spacing out on important stuff - and man, I have no excuse. Brain farts all over the place. So glad to be finally catching up with what you've been up to this month! You always have lots of beautiful creations for my eyes, and you've brought quite a few smiles to my face seeing what you've shared :)

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  27. So fun! What a great pirate card - has such a fun feel to it. Thanks for sharing it with us in the Pattie's Creations challenge!

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  28. This is such a fun and cute boy's card, Asha! I adore the different colour flags :) Thank you so much for entering the Clearly Besotted Challenge x

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