Sunday, 10 August 2014

Son's birthday card

Hi Everyone, hope you are all OK. this Sunday morning.

Today's card is for my son, who will be 38 tomorrow, although to mention age is an anathema to him, so what do I do - of course - mention his age - frequently! I'm a bad Mum. LOL.

I was wondering what to do for him this year, when I had a follower new stamps email and what was it? but "Video Game Guy" just perfect for a chap who spends most of his time on the computer, whether gaming - more than a lot! watching catch up television, researching, reading etc etc. (He has agoraphobia with a few other problems,) As he tells me his computer is his window to the world.

I paper pieced the chair and the guy's top with the DP's and coloured the image in PS, added a texture DP to the floor area and coloured the "wall" area to match the DP's.  Printed it all out and layered the DP's and 3D'd the Guy and the television/monitor.  Added buttons, which now look black instead of the dark blue I thought they were, blast it!  That'll teach me to make something late in the evening, with just a small light on.  I don't think he would notice. Although he does make comments on cards I make, 99% are very positive I'm glad to say.


The image is Bugaboo
The DP's are by Memory Clips from a digi kit Old Sport.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Challenges

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes-with-dis-digis.html  Anything Goes

http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-23-say-it-with-quote-x.html  Say it with a quote

http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/august-2014-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes

http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sisters-of-craft-august-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes




19 comments:

Jacki Daniels said...

Faith you are a terrible mom!!! :o)))))))
Brilliant card love that image and just right for a male card as you say
I suffered from agoraphobia years ago it's horrible I sometimes feel it sneeaking up on me know so have to lock it back in the box before it escapes so feel for him hope he has a good 38th (oooopppsss did I just say that hehe)
Jacki x

Shirley said...

Fantastic card Faith, he's bound to love it and at least you didn't put his age on !!

Anonymous said...

Perfect .lol x

Sally H said...

A wonderful card, Faith. I am sure he will love it! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, and no, you aren't biased - it is beautiful!

MaryH said...

This is a super card, and what patience to do all that fiddly paper piecing on the tiny spaces. Your flooring dp was so very perfect for the carpet effect too. Liked the layout arrangement with the shapes in the different patterns, then you added stitching into the mix. Your son will love this card I'm sure. Again, what a wonderful choice of image for your son's loves, and isn't it marvelous that someone who's homebound can explore the world via a computer. What a blessing. Your buttons were pretty with the image & patterns, no matter what color. Happy Birthday to your son, tell him 38 is a great age! Ya'll enjoy the day. Hope you'll like Outlander! Let me know what you think if you do read it (which if you like history with a good love story, good writing, I think you'll be looking for all the other books too!) TFS & Hugs. Happy Sunday.

Vicky Hayes said...

You seem to have missed something off this card Faith - a large 3 and an 8 lol! It's fab and I'm sure your son will enjoy his mum's wicked sense of humour like we all do!
Thank you for your lovely message this morning :)
Vicky x

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card and love the paper pieced image.
luv
Debby

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

What a fantastic card - he will love it and thanks for linking up at Mema' s Crafts hugs Judith x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great and funny card , who doesn't want such a card for her birthday , I love it!!! Thank for the commands on the CB blog!!!

Greetings
Maria

Gay Peplow said...

Son's !!! LOL I have two so understand completely, this brilliant card should fit the bill very nicely! A great sentiment too, I love it :D xx

SARN said...

Oh I think he's gonna love it Faith. You made it with love and he'll treasure it I'm sure! xxxx

Caz s said...

What a fab card..Im sure he will love it..Oh and im now following you..:)..Thought i was sorry...Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog..

Caz xxx

Emma Canning said...

Brilliant card - I'm certain it will be very warmly received - I love the masculine papers and the image & sentiment are perfect :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

Tina henderson said...

such a great use of the papers and design layout. who wouldn't love it? thanks for entering into the Sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

Papercrafting Princess said...

Cute image! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess – DT Member

Bonnie said...

This is a great digi image and so perfect for a lot of guys! Love the colors and I think the black buttons add a good contrast!

Lesia Cook said...

Love the card and the image is perfect. I'm sure your son will love it. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts.

Jodie Mackrell said...

wow! awesome card! love your coloring!!

Dawn G Designs said...

I love this male card!!!! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes, Dawn DT Member x