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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Mikah!!

Sorry...this might be quite a long post...I'll try to shorten it as much as possible and maybe amuse you along the way!  So my grandson Mikah's birthday is Friday July 11th. However my daughter & son-in-law (his mother & father) are taking the family on vacation that weekend, so my daughter informs me that we will celebrate his birthday this coming Saturday the 5th.  Since I'm not the fastest creative person in the world I thought...holy crap...I better get started on his card lickety-split!!  Mikah & his brother Russell are always having sword fights with their plastic swords...it's insane.  So I thought it would be perfect to make him a pirate card for his birthday...simple right?? Except I have no pirate stamps or images...so I headed off to the internet to shop.  The image is called Lil Pirate from Kenny K downloads, the Tropical Beach background is from Make it Crafty, and I purchased a Pirate Sentiment set from Art Fire.  Wow..would have been cheaper for me if I just bought a pirate birthday card from the store...but that wouldn't have been homemade!!  Here's the funny part...I have never colored a background image before...good reason...it's stressful..at least for me.  When I went to color the sand.......you know what...I'm not even going to go into it....the explanation would go on forever!!  Let me just say there were SEVERAL errors along the way finishing this card, and I proceeded to cover most of them up rather than start all over again!  I think it turned out really cute considering the craziness along the way.  Seeing how he will be only 8 years old I don't think he'll notice!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!



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20 comments:

Gemma said...

Such a fun card.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi on your project challenge #6
Good luck
Gemma xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab little scene!

Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

tilly said...

a perfect boys card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope you come back again
Tilly

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a cutey card you made for him and I can well identify with the" not the fastest creativity wise" as I am like that too!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Elizabeth Hart said...

Who cannot resist a cute little prirate - love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our ninth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marianne said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card and such fun! I love that pirate image from Kenny K! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

Cass said...

Great card with a fab scene.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Cass (Sweet Stampin' DT)

Aunty Sue said...

great card and such a fun image and thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back next week

Olivia said...

Such a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.

Olivia said...

Such a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful birthday card, I am sure your grandson loved it. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments:)

Helen said...

Great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our 'Make it masculine' challenge.

Hugs Helen (DT) x

Sandy Trefger said...

Our Hostess, Denise, has to close Digi Haven due to a personal illness. If you pray she would appreciate any prayers you are able to send. She has received a very serious diagnosis that doesn't have a favorable outcome. She has enjoyed hosting this challenge and wants to thank you for joining in and for sharing your talents. The prize for this current challenge will not be awarded as all challenges are closed. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Molecraft said...

Such a fabulous boy's card...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, I love the scene you have created and your colouring is brilliant.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
Pauline
x

rachel said...

what a cool card! I love your design! Thanks for joining us at Craft a scene this month! Hugs Rachel xx

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Arrrgh, what a cute little Pirate :)
Thank you for sharing at the Summer Fun challenge at Sweet Stampin'.
Pia

Joey said...

Fantastic make, love the image, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x