Thursday, 27 June 2013


The rain today gave me the perfect excuse to sit and start on a small order of cards -as if I needed an excuse after having being deprived for so long.....

Monty is the great grandson of one of the ladies at the Club -and having bought this Mo Manning image a while ago - simply because I liked it!- I thought I would use it. As I am not 'child friendly' at all, I hope it isn't 'too old' for a 3 year old!

I imported the image into a graphics program and then added what I hope are kiddie type letters for the greeting.

Printed out and coloured with Promarkers - and I confess I really enjoyed colouring this little man - his facial expression is priceless!
I mounted him onto some blue cardstock.
The backing papers are from the Nitwits 'By the Sea' and 'Land Ho' collections and the two small tabs secured with brads on the left were added as I thought it looked a bit 'plain'!
I don't possess a Cricut or similar machine, nor do I have any alphabet/number dies so the number was hand cut - (Not perfect but passable!)
The two 'crayons' are from the button stash and the inside is decorated with the same papers.

Challenges -
Red Carpet Studio - Going Digital
My Time to Craft - Spots and Stripes
Fashionista -  Birthday
The Cupboard Trilogy - Birthday
Crafting Cafe - Here Come the Boys
Sweet Pea Stampers - For a Child
Gem of a Challenge - Male Birthday

Thanks for visiting - happy crafting! x


Desire Fourie said...

This is such a fun little card and perfect for a three year old.
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Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Viv your number and image is absolutely fine
jacqui x

Kym Upshaw said...

What a fun birthday card for little Monty. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “for the children” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Viv. I love that cute image and the way you have done the sentiment looks brilliant. Gorgeous bright colours too.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Just fabulous Viv. My grandson will be 3 in October and I think its perfect for that age group! Love how you did the sentiment and who needs number dies when you can do them that well!! Susan x

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Viv.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like the adorable image,the colours and the crayon buttons
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Oh this looks so cute, a fantastic card for a little boy.
Yvonne x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fun little card!
Thanks so much or sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafting Cafe.
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Diane said...

Super cute image, colors and design.

Regards diane

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute card.

Viv said...

Fabulous cute card Viv, I love that image too. Well done on cutting the 3 also, doesn't look easy , I would have failed definately!!! :) Viv xx

Carol Willis said...

Brilliant card Viv, perfect for any 3 year old.

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Hope you have a great weekend.
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xxbella71xx said...

what a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx


Pat said...

Lovely card with a cute image and great colours. Thanks for joining in at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Pat xx

Abi said...

Aww Viv, that is so adorable & I think it's perfect for a 3 year old! xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card - the image is perfect for a 3 year old and so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shelby said...

A perfect child friendly card and just right for a 3yo. Love the bright happy colors you've used and your coloring is great.


coops said...

so stunning viv.really love your colours and fabulous sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Christy Designs said...

Your card so fabulous Viv. I love that cute image and love two little button crayon. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.
Christy xx

Mrs A. said...

What a perfect card for a 3yr old. I love that image it is sooooo cute and I love your colouring. My granddaughter is 3 yrs old in a couple of weeks time and I have bought a LOTV stamp to use. She loves pink and fairies but dainty she certainly is not so I just had to buy the stamp for her card. Hugs Mrs a.

Barbara GR said...

This is such a pretty card for a little boy's Birthday!!! I love it!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge!
Barbara GR

Christy Designs said...

Cute card with lovely colors.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.
.Christy x