Friday, May 21, 2010

In the BoyZone

My nephew Dan will be 10 in June - the last of the "boy birthdays" for a few months, phew!  I've really got ahead though and made his birthday card already - as this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge was perfect for getting it done
 Our new dare  is called BoyZone and it's all about making cards for "Little Boys and Teenage Boys" 

There are even prizes for two lucky draw winners this week because a couple of weeks ago up popped the lovely Karen at Charmed Cards and Craft with the offer of a couple of  bundles of Digi images for the Daring Cardmakers to give as prizes - as they are both "boy themed" bundles we thought a BoyZone challenge would be a great match for the prizes.
You can see a couple of pictures of the dig-image bundles on the DCM BLOG 
and all the info on how you can be in with a chance of winning one of the bundles is there too - plus of course all the DT's "Little Boys and Teenage Boys" themed cards.

Some insanity gene deep within me thought a Wii Mario Kart theme would be a good one to do.  Surely it wouldn't be too hard to make some Robo templates to make my card with....
 It's turned out pretty well in the end - but boy did it take some time.  Remind me not to do anything so complicated again, please!
Mario, his kart and the wii steering wheel are all cut with the Craft Robo, as is the wording
The Chequered flags are clipart.
Materials: Bazzill blue, red, black, brown and white card, scraps of silver card.  Stardream silver for the base card

While on the subject of boys, here's another Craft Robo offering, this time made for one of my BILs who recently qualified to referee for kids' football matches
And here's a gift card/cheque holder that I've not shown on here yet.  This one uses BG Colour Me Silly papers and with the big frog carefully positioned didn't need any further embellishment (result!!!).  Instructions for making these wallets, and the winding thread closure are a couple of posts down from this one.

That's all for today - I'll now need to go and finish or make some things so that I'll have something to post next time!
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Angelnorth said...

Wow, the Mario one certainly does look like a lot of converting and cutting work for your old pal Mr Robo! Great for a 10 year old boy though, I'm sure he'll love it (even if he has no concept at all of how much work went in to it!). Love your cartoon ref, too!

Hazel said...

You and robo make such a great team, Kathy - that card looks well worth all the effort - terrific x

Rein said...

Wow, cool cards Karthy,
just perfect for little boys!

Lynda said...

Your Mario Card is brilliant Kathy - what little boy wouldn't like that one! Love the referee image too and the money wallet - I love papers that do all the work for you!

Love Lynda xxx

Kreative Art said...

OMG, those are perfect and wonderful
looking boy card. Every boy will
love them!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [21 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Traceyr said...

Brilliant roboing Kathy. Love the frog card - you clever thing getting him to sit nicely on the front like that. :)

Lythan said...

Love your Mario and your Colour Me Silly card but my fave has to be the Ref. How cute is that!

Lisa Hemmings said...

How lovely! I bet your family really look forwrad to receiving cards from you xx

Janice said...

Ah Mario, I remember those days well lol!

Jo said...

You make the most a amazing cards with your robo :D Mario is gorgeous, love the ref card and the BG frog is so cute :)

tracy said...

lovely work there kathy :)

Kaz said...

Kathy, don't make anything that complicated again!!
Both are fab but the referee wins for me!
Loving the frog too xxx

Smita said...

nice nice nice! Love the cards!

chilli pip said...

Great cards(don't know what a robo is)but do realise the Mario one must have been helluva complicated

Annie said...

such fun cards for boyz!
hugs, annie x

Enfys said...

What a super amazing fantastic card, can you tell I love it!
big hugs
En x

Paula Gale said...

wow - cool boys cards... Love em all... so different too.

Paula x x x