Thursday, 19 December 2013

Happy 18th Birthday

It was my eldest son's 18th Birthday yesterday and this is one of the cards I made for him.

I always find making cards for my eldest difficult, but cards for his 18th Birthday have to be among the most difficult I've ever made.

I used an Indigo Blu stencil and silver embossing paste to make the musical notes and cut the three circles with my Lil' Inker dies. The stars are an X-Cut die and the 18 was cut with Die-namics dies.  I computer generated the sentiment and the headphones are also from Indigo Blu.

I have decorated the inside of the card,

and made a matching tag.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 72 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 2 - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge 6 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge 119 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge 258 - No Christmas Cards
LEJ Designs Challenge 84 - Anything Goes
The Male Room Challenge - Celebration
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 67 - Something Old (papers and dies)

Thank you so much for visiting today, your company is much appreciated.



susiestacey said...

Hope your son had a fantastic birthday = the card is just perfect x Susan x

Unknown said...

Wowzer love this card for your musical orientated's just fantastic with the added goodies resembling music. Hope Matt had a great birthday.xx said...

Wow Pauline fantastic card love all the elements to this one. Love Alison xxx

rachel said...

this is super Pauline - it doesn't look like it was difficult - I mean in that its so professional! Brilliant card - Hope he had a great day x

Donna Hanley said...

Well Matt is a lucky guy, that's for sure. This card telsl us the story of Matt which is so special if someone can put all of the "likes" in or on a card. This one is fantastic and I'm sure Matt will keep it forever. Nice Job, Pauline.

Sue said...

Belated Birthday wishes to your Son, I hope he had a good day. Your card is stunning Pauline. I love your design, colours and wonderful detailing. I bet he was thrilled with it too.
Sue xx

Gertrude said...

Pauline, das ist eine gelungene Karte zu diesen Anlass
lg gertrude

Unknown said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
das ist ja mal ne coole Karte einfach Spitze,
lg ulrike
Danke auch für deinen lieben Kommentar

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous card for Matt Pauline! Hope his birthday was marvelous! I love your style!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Kitt said...

Great Birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspiration. Good Luck.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Fabulous card for a male. I am sure your won would love it Pauline. Judy x

Glennis F said...

I think it is perfect for an 18 y o - I am sure he will love it

KandA said...

This is super Pauline and perfect for an 18 year old. Hope your son had a fabulous birthday xx

Sandy said...

I think it is a wonderful card for a boy - you are very creative and know how to get it togehter!!

Debs said...

WOW Pauline if this is struggling I don't know how much better it could be - it's totally fabulous in every detail.
Just perfect for your son - hope he had a wonderful birthday.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for the gorgeous card I received today :o)

Carol said...

Well you may have found it difficult Pauline but you've made it look so easy....this is fabulous, love the placement of all the elements. Hope Matt had a great day. Carol x

Pia S said...

Cards for teenaged boys/young men can be quite tricky to make, but you accomplished to make a FAB and special card for your son, Pauline. Your card and matching tag look GREAT!

Rocky said...

It may have been difficult but Oh My did you come up with the goods! It's a great card and I love the matching tag too. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Male Room.

Loz said...

this is a great card for an 18th! Cards for any boys are hard to make! Belated happy 18th to your son x

Janice said...

Happy 18th to your son - love his card Pauline, Jx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Pauline,

Finally getting round to looking at everyone's posts, lovely card bet your son was pleased? I adore your house mouse card holding the light bulb, gorgeous.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Melodie said...

This is a fantastic creation.

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous card, perfect for a young man.
Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

Hanny said...

Congratulations with your son, 18, lovely age!
The card you've made is a very nice card for a young men! Have a lovely day, hugs from the Netherlands,
liefs Hanny♥.

Crafty Judith said...

Brill card hun love it - ty for playing along at Crafting from the Heart x

Beryl said...

Brilliant card Pauline - I'm sure your son loved it. (Feeling really old now as he's two years younger than my eldest
Beryl xx

Unknown said...

Great card and tag set! I have 3 boys myself so I can really sympathize how difficult those cards can be. But you nailed it this time...kudos!
Thanks so much for sharing this week at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
Through the Craft Room Door DT
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Deborah said...

Fab card Pauline, just perfect for any young man. Hope your son enjoyed his birthday.


♥Gemma♥ said...

This is awesome hunni and fantastic detail too...
hugs and xxx

Unknown said...

Happy belated birthday to your son Matt, Pauline, hope he had a wonderful day! Your card sure is a gift, it's so male and supercool! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Bev said...

A great celebration card and tag, I hope your son had a fab time. Thanks for joining in at The Male Room

Sue B said...

Ooh yes Pauline… I think cards for this genre are the hardest.. so difficult to come up with new ideas each year too! but you've sure done a fab job with this one… I love the fab and funky feel it has… and the music theme with the stars is perfect… gorgeous colours too! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

May said...

Happy Birthday Matt...Love the card Pauline... Fantastic design... I'm sure your son loved it.... Merry Christmas & A blessed 2014 to you & your lovely Family... Hugs May x x x

Lozzy said...

What a stunning card for your son, bet he loved it. Love the colours and your design is amazing..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, all the best for 2014..Hugs Lozzy xx

nwilliams6 said...

Happy Birthday to your son! 18 is a big year - my youngest is 18 and I think it may be her favorite year ever. Hope it is that way for your son as well. Your card and tag is wonderful. I love all the details and extras you added and still managed to keep it masculine - that takes talent. Hugz!

Desire Fourie said...

Pauline this is just so cool and perfect for an 18 year old.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Inkypinkydelights said...

I am just stopping by again to wish you a Merry Christmas Pauline and a Happy New Year. Judy x

Marie Richardson said...

Such a great card am sure it was well received
Thanks for joining us this week over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful boy card! He must love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create! Merry Christmas!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Unknown said...

Super cool birthday card! Love all of the different elements you used!
Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season & Happy New Year!
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Such a great birthday card for a 18 year old thankyou for joining our challenge at artistic inspirations good luck fiona dt. x

mackyton said...

These are awesome! I like the level of creativity you’ve out into it. I am also ting of doing all the planning myself for my son’s first birthday. We’ve booked one of the nicest LA venues and I’m talking with my planner for the event. Got any ideas for me?