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Sunday, 3 January 2010

First Commissioned Card for 2010 and First Challenge Card for 2010

I got a mad panic call a few days ago from a customer who wanted an 18th birthday card for her step-son for 6/1/10 and he's into Arsenal - ahhhhhhhhhhh.  Thankfully my husband supports this team but why oh why so his souvenirs have to be round and prove such a nightmare to photograph.  I got there in the end.

I used my new My Craft Studio (MCS) Parchment Delights CD has this has the long-awaited facility to specify easily the dimensions of anything you want and also makes wonderful gradiated papers but I didn't use them on this card.  I did the faux matting and layering on MCS and used black, red and yellow/gold colour as these are colours in a lot of Arsenal souvenirs/clothes etc.  I used a See D's "Boys Toys" football stamp to stamp over the white card - simple but I think very effective.  I then imported some of my photos, added a large 18 today, some fibres and a sentiment at the top and the front page was finished.  I used the same faux matting and layering for the other three pages of the A4 card.  The two inside pages are personal so I have put them on the world wide web.  The back page I imported the picture I'd taken, took down the opacity and then copied/pasted a verse and hey presto it was all finished.

This card will fit the criteria for the following challenges:

The Craft Garden - new - my new thing is my My Craft Studio (MCS) CD
My Time to Craft - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Celebrations
Three Clover Designs Challenge - Celebration
One Stop Craft Challenge - Something beginning with "B" - I've got birthday and balls
Our Creative Corner - Clean and Simple - a did this card quite plain and simple ie no frilly bits and pieces as it is for a young man
Cupcake Crafts - A time for celebration
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge - to use a photo on your project - I took a photo and managed to click around the image of the plaque to import into MCS to add to the front of the card and on the back of the card
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - new - again my new MCS CD
Stamp Something - Use something new or unused
Stampin' for the week-end - New
Cards for Men - New - new craft CD and also the recipient will be starting a new journey as a proper adult
By the Cute and Girly - New - again craft CD and also the recipient will be starting a new journey as a proper adult
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - New
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Party Time - well if an 18th birthday isn't a time for a party when is???
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - New


Lilacanglia said...

This is fantastic,
My hubby, and two of my sons would love this card, as they to are Arsenal fans, (strange team to support - Chelsea myself and oldest son lol)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy new year kym. What a super 18th card, just love the verus, perfect without being soppy. Thanks for sharing with by the cute and girly. janex

Ann Whitfield said...

This is spot on Kym and will go down a treat! I know I asked for new inspiration for this challenge, but so far you have to be the only one taking it from her hubby's football memorabilia - good for you! Well done on so many challenges and thank you for making Crafty Ann's one of them.
Ann x

Debbie said...

Perfect I'm sure he will love it

Debbie said...

Perfect I'm sure he will love it

Debbie said...

Perfect I'm sure he will love it

AliMayes said...

Congratulations on managing to make such a great masculine card and thanks for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.

Justine said...

Great job on this special request card. So glad you decided to break in your new CD for the Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kym, wow that young man is really going to love your card, it really does stand out, and the verse inside is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Allison said...

fab card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Pat said...

Lovely card Kym, I'm sure it will fit the bill. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Claire said...

Fab card Kym, I'd have panicked with a commission like that but you've done a brilliant job

Beryl said...

This is fab Kym. I'm sure the young man in question will love it. Thank you for ojining in with Crafty Ann's challenge and the By the Cute and Girly one too.
Beryl xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Rainbow Lady said...

Great card Kym and well done on so many challenges. Happy New Year and thanks for playng Love Cynthia x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is a fab boys birthday card and it's perfect for an 18 year old. I'm sure he'll love it! Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Aud Kirsten said...

what a great card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:)

Daniele said...

what a fab card for an Arsenal fan I know someone who would love this thanks for joining in the fun at MTTC hugs x

Nancy said...

What a great card, Kym:O) Bet Stan will be thrilled.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Vee said...

Fabulous card.Love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
xx Vee

Krista said...

Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Juanita said...

Great masculine card.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Card Making Nut Jo said...

This is an awesome card, aside for the fact that it's Arsenal ;)

Christine said...

Hi there great card well done always find men cards hard to make..thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy 1st challenge.

Hugs Christine xx

Audrey said...

what a fantastic card!

Sally said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at our Charisma Cardz Birthday Blog Hop Challenge.

pinky said...

Excellent male card, they can be so hard to do. Great use of your new cd. Thanks for joining us at BTC&G

Mummylade said...

Superb card, love the text. Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this week and good luck.

Nikki said...

What a cool card, looks fab. Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC.
Nikki xx

Unknown said...

Super 'New' card Kym! Shame the colours aren't red & white, but never mind. LOL only kiddin'.
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx

Chrissie said...

Fab male card Kym and you're off to an early start with commissions for 2010!
Thanks for joining in with CACB.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Good strong colours!

Warmest greetings,


Anonymous said...

This is fabulous--wow lots of challenges! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Jules said...

Hi Kym

Just perfect for any Arsenal fan!

Thank you for playing along with By the Cute and Girly this month.

Love Jules xx

Regina said...

fab card I am sure he will love it! great use of the photo challenge. thanks for playing along at SSDS

crafty amy said...

Great card he is going to love it and well done for getting it done so quick :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

starcyl said...

Great card Kym, you did well for getting it done so quickly. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this time.

Jenny x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi again Kym wow what a fantastic amount of comments you must be as proud as punch but then this is a beautiful card and you do create so many beauties thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Ann's

Lorraine x

Liza said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Scrappymax said...

Great card and very clever use of MCS, mind you not allowed red in our house due to hubby and son being Spurs fans.
Thanks for joining us BTC&G.
Max x

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow - so many challenges! Great card, I'm sure he'll love it!
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Denimo said...

Hi Kym! Great card! I love it!!
Thanks for being part of our first ever challenge at Fussy & Fancy!!
Hugs, Denise