Wednesday 13 June 2012

#121 James 21

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - tutti frutti
Sponsor & prize this week - Joanna Sheen (£10 gift voucher)

I chose to interpret the 'tutti frutti' theme with zesty colours - and a colour scheme which would suit my son down to the ground.  He has always loved zingy to the point of florescent colours.  Now, I am beginning to feel a 'bit ancient' - as you can see from card's photos, this card and matching box is for his 21st - which of course, just cannot be right as I never got older than 24!  Well, not in my head! LOL.  I fear cameras coming out in case they prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' that I am not.  However, I have been organised enough to have made the card in plenty of time for his landmark birthday as this isn't until September, but time marches ever onwards and I feel better that it is done now and 'out of the way'.  As long as I can find a good place to keep it safely until required.

The image I am sure most of you will recognise, is from Kenny K and is called 'Party Time'.  Isn't he just so perfect for a lad's card?  I coloured him with Promarkers but I paper-pieced his T-shirt.  For fellow Silhouetters who like to know these things, he is a p&c welded onto a frame that I had 'twenty-one' cut out along one side using the Rockwell font. I also cut out the white mat on the Cameo to include the word 'son' which this time was bound on all sides with a rectangular frame. I also used p&c for the bunting triangles which were added onto pale green twine.

On the inside of the card, I matted up a verse for the left hand side but a popped a frame I had used previously on the other which I like to match to the triangular bunting. Yes, I have used it before & yes it was one of my own cut files - but you don't use your Spellbinders the once & throw it out do you! LOL.

For the box lid I used the same pearlescent white card as I had for the card itself, replicating the orange Cameo cut frame but this time welded 'James' into the centre and cut it out using glitter card (which I had used for various mats on the card itself).  If you can't have a bit of glitter for a special birthday, when can you have it! LOL.  For the box liner (coz you know I am fussy like that, LOL), I added a more thought-provoking quotation.

Hope you all like it (not to mention James himself, come September of course), and I thank you again for all the lovely comments you leave me.  They are always much appreciated.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this into are:
SJ Crafts - all about the boy (+old stash = glitter card)
PaperCraftingJourney - colour it up (hand coloured)
Passion for Promarkers - lots of layers
CRAFT - male card
Delicious Doodles - for the fellas
Dream Valley - for that special guy
Phindy's Place - masculine or Father's Day
Simply Create Too - for a male or Father's Day
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - masculine or Father's Day
Pan Pastel - boys or fathers
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - for the boys
Platypus Creek - for the boys
Sentimental Sundays - for a special guy
Crafty Pad - let's hear it for the boys
Great Impressions - die cuts or punches
Opus Gluei - it's all relative
Catered Crop - banners or bunting
Scrapbook Sisters - bunting
Lexi's - happy birthday
Ladybug - big birthdays.


  1. This is gorgeous.Love the image, papers and

  2. Thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel Uk with your super card design.

    Kerry DT Leader

  3. Don't you just love them!
    Great card and image.
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  4. WOW!! This is one fabulous card! The image is brilliant and the colours are wonderful


  5. So Cute. I love the vibrant colors

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  6. Hi Tine - this is a fabulous card for a 21st, and I can see from your photo that you can't possibly have a 21 year old son! I love the colours and, as you say, the image is perfect for a lad. I hope James has a totally awesome Birthday.
    Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Lexi's Creations for our "Happy Birthday" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  7. Ha Ha! What a fun image and layout! Great guy card! So glad you played with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  8. Wow! You're really good with that paper piecing, you cant see a seam anywhere! Just looks so perfect! That box is awesome too, what a project!

  9. A really awesome male card. Great job on the design and love the image, just so cute. Thanks for entering in the Crafty Pad challenge.


  10. Superb design and a wonderful gift for the recipient, thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK.

  11. Tine, this is wonderful! the graphic is perfect and the way you composed all of the elements makes it one fantastic looking card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity.

  12. Christine: Cool entry into our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. I had loads of fun visiting, commenting and looking around on your blog. A heartfelt thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  13. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

  14. wow what a fab cool card and box,love the colours and the bunting is awesome
    thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  15. lol....i just love the super image, perfect for a 21st. Thank you for joining in with SJ Crafts Challenge.

  16. Great card. I love it...Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. joann sassy raggedy

  17. Really gorgeous hun, I love the image and the colour scheme and your bunting is fab.
    Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  18. Love your card.....your son will love the card, I'm sure. Thank you for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

    Carolyn PCD DT

  19. So cute!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals!!
    Ruthie ~DT

  20. Stunning! Omw! I have been thinking hard about getting the Cameo! I sure am now. That machine does wonders. Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.


  21. Fab card - such a great image and your oclouring is fab! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP, hugs Juliexx

  22. Oh this is brilliant .. i love the paper pieced t shirt .. a real fun card
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
    Lisa x

  23. My gosh, the card and box are wonderful - zesty is definitely the right word for those terrific colors! Your card has that wonderful image and I love lettering and paper piecing. Definitely a labor of love! Also, I'm amazed at how organized you are to get a project done so well ahead of time, something I need to learn!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Opus Gluei!

  24. Holy Freakin' Cow! This is amazing from top to bottom. I love the box. And, gee, I don't know any 21 year old who wouldn't love this. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Catered Crop.

  25. Love this card! The image is great, fabulous colours and love the bunting! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

  26. This is fabby Tine! :) Love the colours, and your colouring is as always amazing! :) Cool papers too!



  27. Great card. The KennyK image is colored beautifly and the pennants were perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    SS DT

  28. Hi Christine, what a fantastic card for your son. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "lots of layers" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  29. Hi Christine fantastic card love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is superb I'm sure your son will love it. Have a great day. Caroline xxx

  30. Fun card Christine and a brilliant box to go with it ! Thanks for sharing with the Scrapbook Sisters this time, Julie.x

  31. Love the "zesty" colour scheme! Thanks for joining in at S J Crafts! There's some news for you over on the S J Crafts blog on this link:

  32. What a super card for a bloke. James is sure to love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles’ “for the Fellas’” challenge

  33. Wonderful and oh so colorful...a great card for a party boy LOL! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps punch and die cut challenge!

    Sue Kment