Saturday, 9 July 2011

A Special Card for a Special Grandson

Yesterday evening I had a phone call from my youngest daughter Clare, telling me that her eldest son Daniel had done so well in his exams that he will be put into the top stream when he starts his Secondary School in September (he and his brother Oliver will be coming to stay for a week on the 23rd July) that I thought it was a good idea to send him a card telling him how proud I was of his achievements. I also told his mum that his achievements are all down to her she was very good with getting him to learn to read and to spell, shes been very good at keeping this up while all as a young lad wants to do is play but its certainly paid of, and Im really proud of him.
Anyway I thought as I had made a card that I would share it with you and perhaps even find a few Challenges to enter it in, so I have used Mo Mannings "Yale" for my image and coloured him with my copic and tria pens before cutting him out with the Nestabilitie Labels7 Die, then used the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment was one I generated on my computer then printed it out onto a piece of card, afterwards I mount this also onto a piece of red card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card, and one of three papers from the Papermania "Mans World" paper set, the first one is a two tone red stripe then on top is a polka dot paper on the second mount and the third one is a plaid. I then positioned my image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom underneath it.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://digiswithattitudechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
http://stampinsanity.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/

27 comments:

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
Well done to your grandson. A great card to celebrate his success.
Hugs,
Shirl xx

Sarah said...

Fabulous card to celebrate fabulous news Shirley! What a clever grandson you have, you must be so proud of him. I love the card, gorgeous colours and such a lovely image x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley,and well done to your grandson.xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now THAT'S wonderful news!!!!! he'll love the card. i can see him beaming already!

hugs :)

Crafteezee said...

Great news and a great idea Shirley, he'll love this when he comes to stay and I guess this won't be the only reward from Nanny. I'm sure you'll spoil them both.
Hugs Tracy x

heidy said...

Well done to your grandson Shirley and he will love your great card!
Hugs Heidy

Patty Sue 2 said...

Shirley,
I know you must be busting your buttons over your grandson's achievment! What a blessing to have such a wonderful young man in your family. Enjoy thier visit! Your card is fantastic. I just purchased this image. Your card is beautiful and I know it will bring joy to your grandson.

Elborgi said...

what a great card for a schoolboy!!!!!
Congrats to your grandson welldone notes
Hugs
Elam

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Shirley and well done to Daniel. Seems funny reading Clare and Daniel and its not us two lol
Clairex

patriziawithaz said...

Hello Shirley x Managed to pop over to see what you have been up to. This is a fabby card and well done to your clever grandson xHugsx

Wishcraft said...

Well done to your grandson Shirley, you must be very proud of him :o) Love your card. Fab image and papers, great layout too. Lisa x

Autumn Mist said...

This is a fabulous card Shirley, perfect for a boy of his age. And well done to Daniel for all his hard work! It isn't easy these days, is it?

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Nanniflash, I can not very much English in my school days, because it is a long time ago. My son had just wedding (pictures are on) and now I hope again to grandchildren. As far as I've read from the card, there is a special card for a special grandson. He certainly comes into the school, right? Your card is again something of beauty, because one stays away the spit.
Hugs
Rosi

McCrafty's Cards said...

Well done to your Grandson, it is important to encourage them, Your card is brilliant I like the great image, he will be so pleased with it.
Kevin xx

craftybunny said...

Wonderful card for such wonderful news.Love the papers and your super colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Melodie said...

Good morning, dear Shirley,
gorgeous card, the little fellow is really cute.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Shirley and so adorable.
luv
Debby

Janette said...

Well done Daniel, you must be very proud of him Shirley, I love the card you made for him too, it's fab....hope your having a nice week-end.xx

sallysbitz said...

Congrats to your Grandson Shirley. I bet you are well proud & you can spoil them both when they come and visit for the week x

Your card is just perfect for him, love it all x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Gorgeous card and what a lovely thought to make this for your grandson......you must be very proud!......who does the little puppy belong to Shirley.....have I missed something? x

mueppi said...

Great work again, grandma and a lovely image!
Hugs Gisela

Sazzle said...

Well done to your Grandson and to you as you've created such a fun card and I love the dp's too :-)

Thanks for sharing this with us over at Papertake for our anything goes challenge this week.

xx Happy crafting xx

Sazzle

Julie said...

Such a brilliant card,Love that image! thanks for joining this fortnight's challenge at Southern Girls,hope to see you join us again next time,Julie.x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
Congratulations to your Grandson,you must be very proud....Fabulous idea to make him a card,it's perfect...Have a great week,hugs to Ian and Missy and of course you...
Mandy x

Jules said...

How wonderful Shirley .. .. you must be so proud .. .. and how lovely to celebrate the hard work your grandson has put in.

I can't believe it is nearly time for your special visitors to arrive again. It doesn't seem like two minutes since they were with you last summer!!! Scary or what?

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Heather said...

YAY!!! I know you are so proud of him ~ and this card is the PERFECT way to show it. SOOO adorable and handsome and sweet

HUGS!

KC said...

this card is great! and so uplifting!!I hope Daniel loved it!!Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Insanity!