Friday, 21 September 2012

Five minutes of fame...

I am sick of this stupid cough!  It's been hanging around for weeks now and just won't's the sort of cough that leaves you alone for a while, giving you a false sense of security, then grabs you round the throat and irritates until your gasping for breath!! The doctor put me on antihistamines to see if they would help, but so far, no joy!  Hubby and little man seem to have it too, so we're like a coughing choir, especially at night!  Anyway, moan over and onto something to share from a special little man...

...We had a workshop last Saturday and as hubby was taking big man to his footie match, little man had to come with me - this is no bad thing to little man as he loves to come and 'help' and join in.  So, he decided he wanted to make a card along with everyone and as I had a pack spare, I let him have a go.  The first card, he followed along with us, making it exactly the same...well, nearly...he put his bats on the opposite side to us - artistic license!

...For the second card, he decided to 'do his own thing' and though he had the same ingredients, his card turned out completely different...
... He is very strong when it comes to his design ideas and would take no direction from me or anyone else and I was pretty amazed at the result!  The spotty paper was double sided with the stripe on the reverse, so he cut the strip in half ad turned one piece over to get the two patterns.  I love the jaunty angle that he put the first layer on, but the way he wanted the ribbon parallel to the card base - he even solved the dilemma, after putting the orange layer on, as to how his card would stand up straight, by cutting off the bottom corner...not bad for a 9 year old?!  So, I promised him that I would give him five minutes of fame on my blog and enter his creation into a challenge or two..
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Celebrations (Birthday)
Anything Goes
Lovely Layers
Autumn Colours
Well done and GOOD LUCK, my little man! XX


aqualeiga said...

Such a lovely card. Pretty muted colours, perfect for our Autumn Colours challenge this week at THE CRAFTY PAD, thanks so much for joining in!
Hugs, Ali x

coops said...

oh well done little man.these are fantastic cards,i love your designs amd good luck in the challenges :D

xx coops xx

Diane said...

This is the best Keep Calm we have !! Tea is just right for every occasion !! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week Ella !!

hugs Diane xx

Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafty Pad for our Autumn Colours Challenge.
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh what fab cards .. i just love the top one -
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our lovely layers themed challenge
Lisa x

MagsB said...

Josh, these are two fantastic cards! I love the bats on the first and also the spooky trees. The colours on the second one are so pretty, and what a wonderful sentiment! Great work! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

marion82 said...

both your cards are adorable!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

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