Wednesday, 8 January 2014

It's despicable!...

Good afternoon, my lovelies!  Hope you're all well and keeping dry and warm in these adverse weather conditions!
Today is my eldest's 16th birthday (where did those years go?!) and of course, I had to make him a card....after blog hopping the other day, I came across some fabulous inspiration whilst visiting Vicky's blog (Sticky with Icky).  I just loved the minion card (from the Despicable Me films) she made for her son Ben and knew I had to have a go at one and this was the result...

...I made my card base to fit a 13x18cm envelope, used a CD to draw around and shape the top, and a corner punch for the bottom...hehe, bot-tom!  (You'll have to have seen the film to appreciate this joke!)  I cut the trousers, mouth and teeth freehand and used various circle dies for the eyes and goggles...
...The pocket was a rectangle of card which I rounded the bottom corners with a punch and then I added the layered number 16 using my latest toy (which I found under my Christmas tree!), my Cricut mini!  Whilst playing to cut out the numbers, I had a eureka moment and wondered whether I would be able to cut the shapes for a minion card on my Cricut?  A bit of playing and welding of shapes later and a new minion was born...

...And because he was cut on the Cricut, he multiplied!!!...
...Most of my friend's children and son's friends love the minions, so it'll be great to have a card ready and just add a number to the pocket!  I think they are so cute and easy to make too!  Hope you like my despicable creations and thanks for visiting me today!
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes (until 31st Jan)
Free and Easy
C is for Colourful (until 14th)
Banish the Blues!

12 comments:

Anna said...

Oh, these are so cute!! Love them!!
Hugs

Donna said...

Fantastic card Ella, such a fun design and perfect for the age group and occasion :) Donna ♥ x

Sue said...

WOW! Hoe fabulous - I really love the fun design and brilliant detailing.
Happy Birthday to your son, I hope he is having a wonderful day, I bet he loved his card.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, oh these are just wonderful!! I've seen the original film but not No2 - hubby tried to take SWMbO but she freaked after 10 mins and wanted out!!!

Sarah

Wendy L said...

A great 'fun' card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week. xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic full of fun design. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.
Hugs
Cathy D T Member

Jane said...

What a great card for your son Lisa...wishing him a very happy 16th birthday. Guess what...it's raining again just for a change! Hugs xx

Nikki said...

Very cute. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.

Nikki

vickiscraft said...

Haha love these Lisa, my 10 year old is very impressed if you can make character cards like these! ;) x

coops said...

oh these are fantastic lisa.i love them :D

xx coops xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a clever girl! These are fabulously adorable, I love them.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment.

Dionne

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Oh these are wonderful! Love them.