Well, not all the boys, just one of them!  My nephew Louis will be celebrating his 13th birthday in just over a week so I thought I’d crack on and get his card made as it was a really wet weekend.  Great excuse to stay in doors and craft though!

I made his card with summer in mind as he’s a really active, outdoor lad playing on football and cricket teams and hanging out at the pool with his mates or out riding his bike around.  He also loves spending time with his family and is really easy to talk to and get on with, he’s not your typical teenager that’s for certain, let’s hope he stays that way!!

The image is a digi stamp from Mo Manning and I water coloured it a bit but coloured most of it with pencils.  Ink jet printers and water colouring really don’t go together very well!  I used my new square scalloped nesties to cut it out.  The paper is from Deja Views Cats Life that I picked up on sale ages ago, some sheets have cat themes, others, like these two, are just nicely coordinated.  The lovely brown bakers twine was a RAOK from my equally lovely pal Ciara in the UK.  I had a wonderful package from her in my mail box when I got in from work on Friday, brilliant way to start the weekend or what?

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Michaels card blank ~ The Paper Company card
  • DP: Deja Views Cats Life
  • Stamps: Mo Manning digi image ~ Studio G sentiment
  • Ink: Memento Fluid Chalk Gingerbread
  • Embellies: Bakers Twine ~ Button from Rhonna Farrer ~ Water Colour pencils
  • Tools: Nesties Large Scalloped Squares ~ Cuttlebug ~ McGill Tag punch



Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Anything Goes (with ribbon or fibres)

Joyful Stamper ~ Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes

Stamp Something ~ Anything Goes

Mami Doodles ~ Spots and/or Stripes

Freshly Brewed Challenge ~ Beach and/or Summer

Papertake Weekly ~ Fancy A Punch