Friday, 10 September 2010

Birthday cards.

Two birthdays this week. Youngest grandson was 2 yesterday and a future step-grandson was 13 on Tuesday. Little one was easy enough to do. I'd bought a Kanban kit from QVC a few months ago. Don't normally go in for kits as I don't really relate to them as crafting. A bit of sticking and matting and layering and they're done. Doesn't do it for me unfortunately however I could see a use for this kit - Kanban Wobblers - because of the novelty value for kids of all ages. As Zac is a little monkey there was only one I could do ....

I made an acetate 'spring' to attach his head (lesson learnt from making the elephant earlier in year) and it is far more secure although it's not quite as 'wobbly'.  I curved the arms so they stood out from the body a way and curved the bow tie to give it dimension.  I then found my stash of wobbly eyes so added those over the printed eye. Trimmed the rocker so there wasn't as much 'spare' overhanging the edge, age added with peeloffs - job done!  Dont know what little Zac really thought of it 'cos he opened Great-Grandad's card, which was shop bought and had a teddy on it, and spent the next 15 minutes walking round with that repeating, like a broken record, 'oh look'!  Well, he is only 2 ... bless!

I don't really know the future step-grandson and have no idea what interests he has. When I see his Mum he's usually with his Dad so, although we do see him on occasion, it's not often. He seems a nice lad though and we have to recognise he exists so a quick phone call to eldest and it's football! Tottenham Hotspur to be exact. Just hope I got it right. Not heard to the contrary ....

Textured card blank from stash
SU backing papers (offcuts from my stash),
Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio, Classic circles & scalloped circles for sentiment and rosette,
Pictures of strip from t'internet
Computer generated sentiments



Pam Swadling said...

Two fab cards Pam I'm sure they were well received.

Cally said...

Fab cards Pam. I love that wobbler one. I must get mine out to use.

cally xx

Helen J said...

Great cards Pam, and I love the wobbler - like you say, just perfect for little ones. Helen x

My'scardcorner said...

Saw the monkey before and thought it wasgreat.Also like the football card perfect for a young boy.