Monday, October 24, 2011

10 yo Birthday Card

Hi all, hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another week.
I had a wonderful weekend with two terrific friends - Helen and Ruth. 
More on that after I tell you about my card.
I created this card for Helen's son who turned 10 last week.
He loves cartoon characters and was so easy to baby sit when younger and he discovered our one an only copy of Looney Tunes.  Every time he visited as a toddler he would ask to watch this video.
Now I believe he enjoys Smurfs but still doesn't mind Bugs Bunny.
So with this in mind and using a Daily Pink Challenge from over at Craftmad I started his card.
The challenge was to use the Craftmad logo colours and add a touch of pink.
I dug out my Stampin Up Brights cards stock as I knew the colours I chose would work together.
Found this sketch on the net and started layering up.
On the blue card stock I have used my Versamark and a couple of spotty stamps to create the background.
I ran the orange through my Happy Birthday embossing folder.  The pink layer I used a orange coloured ink and added some stars to give the pink a more manly feel. :-)
I downloaded this colouring in page image of the Looney Tune characters and coloured them with my copic markers.  Such fun.  The ten is a sticker I have had for a while.....I coloured it with my copic markers to match it with the card.
When I gave the card I added a $1.00 coin to the basketball for a bit of fun. Oh and a little extra cash on the inside.

Now on to my weekend away.  We stayed a Cocos at Trinity Beach.
The Garden Apartment that we stayed in was not the most modern but it was clean and perfect for what we wanted.  Heaps of room and so very quiet.  Would be perfect for a family.  Also it has wheelchair facilities....not that we needed them but thought this was worth noting.

We arrived 2ish Friday and left 1ish Sunday arvo.   Went out and had a lovely meal in one of the many restaurants at Trinity Beach.  Lime Tree Restaurant...very nice although my friend Helen ordered a small plate serve and really there was not much on there at all.  Ruth and I ordered from the All Day Bar menu and seemed to have just enough and it was yum.   We then catered for the remainder of our meals. Me, doing ham and salad sandwiches for lunches. Helen on the yummiest Butter Chicken Curry and Ruth on egg and bacon muffins for breakfast. Yellow, champagne Saturday night certainly made for some interesting focusing on cardmaking. Tim Tams, chocolate covered dry cherries, dip and biccies. Oh yes and crafting until mid night each night. Friday night was the only time we left the room :-0 Managed to create 13 cards (which I will share gradually), relaxed, chatted and admired each others
work. Bagged our husbands and kids.
I was seated down the far end near the door.  Yes, the room was rearranged.  Lounge moved against the wall. Then we set up our two fold out tables with their dining table.  Perfect fit, right next to the window for natural light and view of trees.

On the Saturday night I visited Craftmad to say a quick hello in the Girls Night In.  Thanks goes  to Kerry, Kaye and Mandy for organising the Create and Chat night. Certainly had fun playing the body part game. Rinny's answer gave everyone a good chuckle. How wonderful that I could combine most of Crafty friends on one night. 

So now I am back home and reality has hit.
Had to put in an insurance claim for my sons car.
Someone has backed into his front bumper cracking it and busting his indicator.  This unresponsible person didn't even leave a "I'm sorry note'.  Thankfully, there was a witness who took notes.  So fingers crossed we get some money back.

Today I have been attacking our bamboo....yes, I am a bit over  bamboo, sorry to go on about it but I just love to share. lol
With all the rain last week the remaining half of the bamboo just collapsed.
This has sort of helped us as now we can get to it all.
Just don't want to do it. lol.  Instead of spending our money on skips now we have found a terrific guy who said he would mulch it if we chop it all down.  So that is what is happening.

This is what it look like last week while it was raining and collapsing.

A view from our carport taken on the weekend.

The pile I have cut today.

Now what it looks like.


  1. What a fantastic weekend it sounds like you girls had... and what a great idea using a large hotel room like that! I was actually thinking about Ruth on the weekend and must remember to email her to say hello later!
    Lauren x

  2. WOW FANTASTIC,love image and your fabulous colouring!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend,so glad you enjoyed yourself!!

  3. What a fun image Merry


  4. Perfect card for a 10 yr old Merry.. I never got up to trinity Beach when I lived in Cairns but it looks like you had a fantastic time..Loz

  5. Very beautiful card!!
    Love the cartoon characters and your coloring so pretty!!
    Looks like a fun retreat glad you had fun and was able to do a lot of scrapping!!

  6. He He Merry, this would be perfect for my dad at 67, he still loves looney tunes and has got my son into them! So glad you got time to spend with your friends away crafting, just goes way to fast doesn't it lol! Looks like you still have some more cutting to do lol! Hope you don't get any blisters, take careX:)

  7. Love that looney tunes image!! Sounds like a marvelous crafting weekend with friends! I am super jealous! :P

    I had no clue bamboo could get so out of control. It is MASSIVE...that picture from the carport really shows that! Good luck with getting it all cut and extra good luck dealing with insurance claims!

  8. Just love this card-so bright and cheerful. Your weekend looks sooo much fun.
    Well done with the bamboo, it's a monster!

  9. What a fantastic crafting weekend!! Sounds like lots of fun. The card you have made is lovely. I am a big cartoon fan as well. That bamboo is monsterous! You have done really well chopping it all down. Good luck with the rest of it! xx


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