Monday, 8 February 2010

How old do I feel??? I have a 15 year old!!!

Hi all

My oldest son Riaz was 15 last week.... flipping heck I can't believe I have had him for so long LOL...!

This digi image from Mo Manning "Paul Texting" sums Riaz up to a tee. Sometime I wonder if his phone has become an extension of his arm and will need to get it surgically removed hahaha... teenagers eh??!!

If you have any teens in your life you seriously need to check out Mo's Digital Pencil Shop as she has some images just PERFECT for teenager cards!!

I wanted to use quite a clean and crisp look for this card and love the colour of the backing papers. I have coloured the image using pro markers and cut out using a nestie. The arrows are made from wood which I painted and them wrote on with a CD marker the greetings in text talk.... funny really as I had to google how to write Happy Birthday in text language (I know I know I feel as old as I sound but when I text I still use "proper" English) - can you believe there are actually online translation tools for it!!!!!

I am entering this into Mo's Digital Challenge blog - the theme this week is "Wood" or "would".

I am also entering it into the following challenges:

Lexis Creations - Spotted or striped (I've got both)
Cards for Men - Sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Monochrome tones of one colour and white
Rosie-D's Challenge blog - Just for men
Lucy's cards - Polka Dots


  1. WOW! What a wonderful card Sarah, I am sure he will love it! I totally know how you feel, my eldest will be 15 later this year too....they grow up too quick eh?
    Warmest wishes

  2. Lovely card, Sarah. We're having a bit of trouble with Mr Linky today which is affecting the blog as a whole. Will put your details on before the draw.

    Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna xx

  3. such a lovely card, great blue tones

  4. what a fab card - i bet your son loved it. You are right - the image is great for teenagers!
    Lisa ;)

  5. Oh wowzers!
    This is totally amazing!
    Such a perfect teenage card I love it!
    kim x

  6. Sarah what a beautiful appropriate card for a 15 year old boy, it's fabulous...
    thanks for joinin in at Rosie's this week..good luck on your draw...
    stitchy xx

  7. Hi Sarah

    A perfect teenage card, colours and image, just great.

    Thank you for joining us at Rosie D's.

    B x

  8. Lovely card, perfect image for a teenager! Thanks for following my blog. Your two kittens are adorable! Have a great day. Anesha :)

  9. Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's with this great card! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  10. Gorgeous card for a young man, and Mos images are fabulous for them anyway. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  11. This is fabulous, great card Sarah! Happy birthday to Riaz! Oooooh, just spotted your cats - aren't they gorgeous and how did you get them to pose for the camera???? Jo x

  12. Ooh, fab card!! Love the colour and that punched edging. Thanks for joining us this week on the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  13. Fab card, thanks for joining the Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Fabby card - perfect for a teenage boy

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  15. What a great card - perfect for a text addict :)

  16. Heehee - I lokk at my eldest every day and wonder "how can you be mine?" - he's only an inch or two shorter than me!!!!
    Perfect teen boy card - love it!
    Hugs x

  17. Terrific card Sarah... and yes, cell phones are an extension of their hands at that age. Thanks for joining us this week at Mo's challenge.

  18. Great card! It has such a clean, fresh look to it. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  19. Beautiful Boy -card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

  20. Love your colours, love your image.
    It's a gorgeous card Sarah.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck!
    Viv xx

  21. Fab card for a teen!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  22. Congrats on your win..your MALE card is so your sentiment regards from Germany, Monika (I was join the same challenge too but not lucky :) ) you are a lucky girl dear....

  23. This is such a fantastic card!

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's

    We hope to see you again soon!

    Good luck.



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