Monday, 22 February 2010

Starting them young, and Allsorts Challenge week 40

Well, I had a great week up north, albeit exhausting! Needless to say, I didn't get any cards made, though we did have time for a bit of crafting. My four year old grandson had two birthday parties to attend while I was there (his social life is far more hectic than mine!) and he wanted to make cards for his friends. He decided to do some stamping, and here's what he made.

It was all his own design. He chose the inks and stamps (Clarity Stamp, Stampscapes, and Non Sequitur) and just got on with it. All I did was cut it out and mat it for him. I thought it wasn't bad for a 4 year old. He then decided he liked it too much to give it away! So he made a couple of other cards for his friends. 

I'm still trying to catch up after my week away, so apologies if I haven't managed to get round to everyone's blogs. I feel as though I've been out of circulation for ages. However, I did get a card made for this week's Allsorts challenge, whch is to incorporate a tag, ticket or label in the design.

I went for a vintage look. The background paper is old stash (Anna Griffin I think), overstamped with a Crafty Individuals text. I also used a Martha Stewart punch and Prima flowers. The flower centres are made with micro beads (very old stash!). The photo is of my maternal grandma. I was looking for something in my sewing box the other day and came across my thread cutter, the sort you are allowed to take on aeroplanes. I'd forgotten I had it. It's a circular blade set in a case which exposes parts of the blade, similar to this by Tim Holtz. I don't do so much sewing these days, and even less flying, so I thought my thread cutter would come in handy for distressing paper, and as you can see, it worked really well. And it's much prettier than Tim's!


Lisa Jane said...

your Grandsons card is delightful - he is showing a talent for stamping lol. And i can see why he didn;t want to give the card away.
Yours is wonderful. The colour scompliment the photo so well, andi lve the little tiny beads in the entre of the flowers
Lisac ;)

Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for your comment - the ticket cane from a fellow blogger - she sent me an assortment . I can ask her for you -or i knowthat Pink Gem do a ticket stamp but not sure what sentiment is inside although you could mask it off and then print your own
Lisa ;)

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

What a wonderful scrapbook page.

Your colours and all the different aspects are gorgeous - a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother.

Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Morning Lynne

Just what I like to hear, start them young and clearly there is talent ahead.

Thanks for joing in at Allsorts with such a stunning piece of artwork,very much my type of thing so of course I love it.

B x

chris said...

Hi there Lynne
your gandsons card is very good
he with out a doubt has a flair.

But wow your card is very special I love the history of it,I have a beautiful photo of my grandmother which I keep saying I'm going to use but never geting round to it, I think you may have inspired me.
hugs chris xx

Sally H said...

Stunning card, and yours is pretty good too!!! I love your card and I love your thread cutter- very pretty! I'm really looking forward to Saturday x

lisa said...

I'm so glad you had a good week away, Lynne. Your Grandson obviously takes after his Gran, his stamping is brilliant.
Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the colours and that photo is a real treasure.
Hope you have a good week.


craftimamma said...

I agree with Lisa. He's definitely got some of his gene's from you! That's terrific especially for a 4 year old.

Your own card is not bad either, Lol! No seriously Lynne, it's gorgeous.

I bet you and I have the same thread cutter. I spent ages looking for mine when Tim brought out his distresser and, of course, the minute I gave up and bought a Tim one I found it. They are pretty aren't they. Mine's on a nice chain too.

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

fabulous card tell your grandson well done...x

your's is lovely too...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Karin said...

2 lovly cards (",)
Hugs from Karin