Saturday, 31 March 2012

Challenge of the Year

This certainly was a challenge, not only did I have to make cards for two young men, the young men in question have severe learning difficulties and no real interests or hobbies. Well where do you start, I thought about the usual male subjects - football, gardening, boats, trains etc., but they did not seem appropriate.  I then remembered my 'The Big One CD' and the 'Wacky Wheelz' section and thought that's it, they are bright, fun images - problem solved.

I made both cards using the same design but chose two different images:

The decoupaged images, paper and sentiments are all from the CD, the gears have been cut using  a Tim Holtz die and the silver panel was embossed with a Creative Expressions Metal Effect Mask, the metal brads were from my stash.

There were two smaller images on the decoupage sheets, so I cut them out and used them to decorate the inside of the cards.:

My  husband and youngest son, who also has learning difficulties, are going to the joint birthday part tonight so I will find out if they liked their cards.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Stamp n Doodle - Embossing
CRAFT Challenge 148 - Things with Wheels
CES Challenge 79 - No Girls Allowed!
Pile It On Challenge 13 - For/From a Man
2 Sisters Challenge 85 - Birthday Fun
A Gem of a Challenge 43 - Aquamarine (backing paper)

Thank you for joining me this evening, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.



Victoria said...

It must have been tough to come up with these, but I think the bold and colourful designs will go down well!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love these "hot" car card - perfect for the men. Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it ON!

Elaine said...

Pauline these are FAB inside and out well done hugs Elaine

Carol said...

You've risen to the challenge well Pauline, these are fabulous cards. Carol x

May said...

These are fabulous cards Pauline, I love them, Hugs May x x x

Jo said...

These are fab cards Pauline, I'm sure the recipients will love them.

Jo x

Anonymous said...

Wicked brilliant LOVE the images and GREAT card! awesome job! Pauline great to having you playing along on the Pile it on challenge this week too!
see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

Sue said...

Oh these are fab Pauline! The cars really pop out and look gorgeous in the bright and cheery colours! Love the papers, embossing and the gears. They are great designs and I'm sure the guys will really love them!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Donna said...

Fantastic male card Pauline, perfect choice of masculine papers and embellies! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

Krafty Kows said...

Great cards and excellent images. Thank you for joining us this week at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Stunning Stunning! Your Cards are AMAZING!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

Many Blessings,

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

Hi Pauline, I am new to card making and I love to print digi stamps and color them in. You have a very pretty site here and your cards are awesome. I recently did a holder for my markers and post on my blog if you would like to see it and please become a follower of my blog. I am now following your blog. Hugs and God bless!

TC said...

These are lovely. Very masculine & funky :)