Friday, 5 September 2008

Birthday boys

My friend Ruth asked me a while ago if I would make birthday cards for her 2 little boys Jacob and Samuel who are 3 and 5 this month. Wow what an honour! Ruth is a fantastic designer and makes stunning cards so I still can't believe she asked me! Anyhow, I showed Ruth some boys cards I had made in the past and we decided on a pirate card for Jacob as he is pirate mad and a card featuring dinosaurs for Samuel as he is dinosaur mad :o)

Jacob's card. He is 3 tomorrow (6th Sept) so happy birthday for tomorrow Jacob!

This card is almost identical to one I made ages ago for a Funky Fairies challenge. I used papers from the boys and girls collection, the pirate is a Sugar Nellie stamp. The skull and crossbones was cut out from DCWV rockstar paper. I drew the crow's nest, and the arrow and birthday boy are papermania clear stamps. The chipboard number 3 is from Craftwork Cards. Inside the card is a little surprise for Jacob - some chocolate coins in a little hand drawn treasure chest :o)

Here is Samuel's card. He will be 5 on the 13th Sept.

I loved making this one! I had nothing in the way of dinosaurs so I downloaded a kit from Kay Miller Designs. Everything on this card was in the kit apart from the chipboard number (Craftwork Cards) and the Happy Birthday stamp (Papermania clear stamps). I just printed lots of papers and elements out and then played until I was happy with how it looked. I couldn't resist doodling a smiley face on the sun and also a border around the whole card. The only thing I was disappointed with was that I couldn't think of any dinosaur related chocolate gift to put inside :o(

Fingers crossed that the boys like their cards :o)


kath said...

Wow Jacob and Samuel are going to love these cards - love the little treasure chest with the coins and those dinosaurs are so cute.

Tip Top said...

You are totally spot on with the cards!! Jacob can smell chocolate a mile off so he was really happy with his card but he still thinks the coins are treasure hehehe!! And can't wait to see Samuels face next week!!!!

You are a star!!

And Jacobs will be blogged too!!

Christine (Craftling) said...

I love dinosaurs, too! Love this card. :o)

Chris xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ooh.. just scrolled up and saw the pirate one, too! Another great card! Love pirate themes.

I think it's Johnny Depp that drives that interest!! ;o)

Chris xx