Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Birthday Card - for my little Bonze!

My little Bonze is a pet name for my nephew Aaron who will be eight next week - I know
TMI (too much information), but it wouldn't have
made any sense if I hadn't told you now would it!

I wasn't going to blog this card at all as it is
a bit personal, but it is nice to have a record of
cards made to look back on and as a reference.

The background is a white core cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug folder then lightly sanded (yes, I've been watching the Pick of the Week on Create and Craft TV too!)

The wording I printed off onto plain white card and outlined with Promarkers, then cut out and stuck on.

The main image is a Stampotique rubber stamp
'Heart Shirt'
which I stamped, cut out and coloured with Promarkers.

I didn't think My lttle Bonzer Boy would appreciate the funny looking
character that is 'Heart Shirt', so I enhanced his face a little - and
added some hair (more of the scarf I use coloured with Promarker).

Aaron's has beautiful blue eyes and really long eyelashes
so I'm justifed in making this look a bit girly!
I don't know if he'll approve of the hair style I've given him though!

Topped off with a die cut crown from Sizzix/Alterations Bigz die
'Heart Wings' and a few gems added.

Thanks for looking!


Nina Lise Moen said...

It's adorable! You know creating art is nothing but personal and makes a blog even more interesting in the long run, so thank you for sharing all the beauties that come from your heart!

Jan said...

Oh, this is GORGEOUS Sherry.... I love how you've personalised it and the domino folder is perfect. Just right for a little 8 year old. Aaron wil love it... even more so because it's from his favourite auntie!

What a coincidence though! I used core-card for mine and we must have been making them at about the same time. As you say.... great minds LOL

Deborah said...

I sat on my hands so as not to order the tim coredinations papers on c&c LOL In my limited experience of 8 year old boys I'm betting your card will go down a storm - it's fab!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Fabulous card his little crown and big blue eyes!! Great background too. So glad you did share it :)
Jan x

Ira said...

Wow, I really love what you did with your stamp Sherry! I think it's totally cool! Just look at that frizzy hair and crown! Lovely details!

Margaret said...

super cool, great colours and I love your 'alterations' , very personal for a special celebraion Mx

My name is Cindy said...

Oh way too cool!! Hope he appreciates it (and don't you just love those long eyelashes on little boys?!)

Kim Dellow said...

Fab! I love his hair - so clever! Love it! Kim

Terry said...

I think you are the only other blogger I have seen use that domino EF! This is such the perfect card for your little Bronze! Way cool!

Gini said...

Yes but have you rushed out and bought the magic cloth with the special ingredient that wipes the dust away?
What could that magic ingredient be I wonder?
Wee? Furniture polish? Jizzum?
We could save a fortune and make our own...
On second thoughts - Nah, sounds a bit messy.
I don't normally watch the telly but watched because they used Karen Hall's work as examples of projects to do with Tim Holtz products. She does amazing work and I know her through my local craft shop.
Her blog is

I'm sure I've seen him on TOTP's? Didn't he flowers in his back pocket and was called Morrisey?
I'm really sad you weren't available to do my wedding make-up, you've such a talent for bringing out the best features.
(My fringe looks just like that on my wedding photo's!)
He looks BRILLIANT Sherry, love him, LOL!!! Bonze will love him!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your creation, made me smile. Love the hair. Tracy x