Friday, 7 March 2014

Birthday cards for a bloke!

I was asked to make a couple of cards for my friend's brother's birthday. He's a fan of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (Come On You Spurs!) so the card from my friend was quite straightforward. The second was from my friend's kids - both of them love 'Doctor Who' and I went for an 'Alien' theme.

The football background paper came from my stash, and the main image is a computer 'Wallpaper' from the net, which I downsized to fit the card. I layered it on silver, white and blue card. The sentiment is heat embossed in blue. The numbers are die-cut from silver card with a Memory Box die.

The cute alien is an old digi from Pollycraft. I replaced the original balloon he's holding with a larger one from a 'Simon Says Stamp' Valentine set, and added the die-cut numbers from the same Memory Box die set. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. The sentiment also came from Pollycraft, I embossed it in white. The name is made with some Basic Grey stickers from my stash, which I stickled.

I made both some 3 weeks ago, and can finally show them today as the birthday was yesterday! I'm pleased to say that my friend and her kids both liked them!

As they should have said in 'The A Team' - I love it when a card comes together!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone, and thanks so much for looking!

love Mags B x


Daffodil Cards said...

Of course they liked them how could they not? GREAT cards.

Donna said...

Brilliant male cards Mags, footy cards are always quite difficult to do but you've smashed the brief with your THFC card. The little monster card is definitely cosmic and perfect for the occasion too...very clever the way you have layered the papers :) Donna ♥ x

PS: Thank you for the lovely comments you left over at mine especially on my DSB card ♥ x

mags said...

Two great male cards Mags. The football card is super and love the little alien card. Great job.

coops said...

stunning male cards mags.your football card is sure to be a hit with footie fans and i love your brilliant monster card :D

xx coops xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Fun guy themed cards Mags! i love the purple alien monster, he is great!