Thursday, 8 November 2012

Happy 10th Birthday!

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Last weekend was my nephew's 10th birthday. Goodness me, time goes fast.... Here's the card I made for him.

Card stock by American Crafts "Denim"
Papers: My Memories # 140044 & Kaisercraft P431 "Volume" from the Rewind range, "Go for Broke" P320 from the Rustic Charm range. 
Grosgrain ribbon by Kaisercraft.
I used navy and silver inks from my stash.
Twine by Hemptique.
Embossing folder "Swiss Dots" by Couture Creations. 

As I was making this card, things got a little messy. I think maybe there was a problem with the quality of the inks (those ones are a little old). As a result, I had ink all over the place - so I decided I would add some more. Boys can be messy so this became the perfect "messy boy" card. 

Lots of inky ribbon, knotted twine and bumpy bits. 

I think he liked it - he was having too much fun at his party really :) 

Don't forget, my etsy store is up and running now - The Little Purple Forest Shop. Take a peek, tell your friends :) I'm hoping to do a few more things soon to stock the shelves. Things tend to start getting busy this time of year with Christmas fast approaching! 

Thanks for stopping by :)



  1. Perfect boy card! I love the design of your card and your use of the ribbon and twine. Very fun!!!

    1. Thanks Andrea. I've only just started using twine. I'm finding it quite versatile :)

  2. I love the way you knotted the twine over the card. It reminds me a bit of that book "There's A Monster at the End of this book." I loved it when I was little.

    1. What a great thing to be reminded of! I loved that book too. Thanks :)

  3. You know Abs it is hard to get a boy card that doesn't have a Super Hero on it! I love this.
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

    1. Thanks Tan. That is so true...or a truck or motorbike or surfboard etc...I even notice with clothes for Massimo, there's not a lot of plain or plain patterned stuff. It's all logos and numbers and things that really, he can wear later! Wish I could sew!. :) x

  4. what a cool way to complete a boys card, this is perfect!

    enjoy *~*


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