Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Year - January 29th - A Card I Have Made

At the weekend, it is a friend's little boy's 4th birthday and he is mad on dinosaurs. So I ahve bought lots of dinosaur stash only to be really disappointed with it all when it came yesterday. But I set to work and spent a good 2 hours last night and then have been up since 5.30am this morning trying to make something. I really do not like it at all - I don't think I have ever spent so long on a card and been so unpleased with the final result. .


The papers are all Basic Grey Archaic and the top half of the card is stamped randomly with a Bampop Dinosaur stamp (disappointment number 1). The dinosaurs images are chipboard cut outs that I have covered in paper and inked the edges in gold (disappointment number 2). I have used some ribbon, liquid pearls in gold and some buttons to brighten the card up.
I am almost too ashamed to give this card, but it has taken me over 3 hours to make and the recipient is only 4 so what does he know :-)


I have also bought some Anya stamps which are fab and I have just coloured my first one in, in Magenta Pink, Cyan, Sky Blue, Yellow and Lime Green - took 5 minutes and looks fabberoonie!!!! Out to the cinema tonight but will definitely being playing with these new stamps tomorrow.

8 comments:

knitkath said...

Great card, shame you're not pleased with it!

Mary B said...

I am sure the little lad will love it

Lynne aka retired nana said...

He is only 4, hope you won't be disappointed in the way he opens and discards it either!!
I think it is great but then I am nearly 64 LOL!!!!

Summer Sunflower said...

Claire, I am sure the little boy will love it!!! It is a great card, just not your usual subject!!

Summer Sunflower said...

Claire, I am sure the little boy will love it!!! It is a great card, just not your usual subject!!

Karen said...

There is nothing at all wrong with your card. If the little boy likes dinosaurs he will LOVE it!

Shirley said...

Great to see a boy card IYKWIM they are so difficult to do and I love this one Claire.
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Karen said...

Great card Claire, I am sure the birthday boy will be really pleased with it :-)