Wednesday, 24 September 2014

16th Birthday - take 1

My son, Jake, asked me to make 2 birthday cards for his friends who are each celebrating their 16th's this week (one is today, the other tomorrow). All 3 are mad about gaming.
Here's the first one I made, the other will be in my next post.

The image is 'Video Boy' by Mo Manning. And, as is usual for me, I have used my promarkers to colour him. I fussy cut around the image as Jake didn't want the snacks included.
I've teamed up the image with some old papers by My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose, Hattie) which I duffed up a bit on the edges.
'happy birthday' is from Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler stamp set), and the game controller and 'game on' text is from the 'Text Me' stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
 I added '16' using my Die-namics By The Numbers die set.

I'm entering this card at:
Crafts Galore Encore - make a card
That Craft Place - sentimental
A Random Fan - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
I love Promarkers - include a number

Thanks for looking, take 2 is coming soon ;)


  1. I LOVE this card! With the distressing and that image, it is the PERFECT boy card! Love it! Regarding the paper I used in my FTH post ... sorry, I have no idea. It's "stash" paper and the scrap that I used didn't have a name. Thanks for your nice comment

    1. Thanks Joanna. No problem re the paper, I have a tub that's overflowing with stash paper, so know exactly what your saying! lol It is very lovely paper though :) xx

  2. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from

  3. Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore, good luck x

  4. fabulous!!...i always struggle with male cards especially teens but you did a great job...thanks for sharing it with us at TCP....hugs Debs x

  5. The perfect card for a boy who is mad about games :)

  6. Fab card, great for most boys these days, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  7. I love this image. Great layout and love the distressing. Thank's for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge #9 and Good Luck!

  8. Another cracking teenage card Jo, the distressing on the papers is amazing and you've chosen another really perfect image :) Donna ♥ x