Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Can you believe this?!

This is Declan, my nearly 16 year old, over 6 foot tall, strappling nephew. Who is due to leave school next month to enter the big wide world. He visited us this afternoon on his way home from school to play with Rylee, who he adores! Unfortunately for Dec, Rylee was at nursery so he was unable to play. He sat at the dining table with me watching whilst I made the card for Ila's competition. I asked him if he wanted to play and he said "Yeah", bless him! I gave him a card blank and told him he could you used whatever he could find to make a card. He decided to make Rylee's birthday's not his birthday until July, but never mind. He spent a good hour or so sat quietly at my dining table out of trouble, behaving himself, which for Dec is unusual cos he's a little sod! He's one of those kids that if theres any trouble he's generally involved, always getting excluded from school for fighting, swearing and being cheeky, but the teachers love him for some reason. Perhaps they catch a side of him that we sometimes see at home, the big softy, with a heart of gold and will do anything for you for FREE lol! Anyway this is his creation....

Cardstock - The Works, card blank, Holographic card
Ribbon - stash
Brads - stash
Letters - stash
Paper - Shabby Princess, Festival
Image - Vicki's RAK
Coloured with Twinkling H2O's

Talking of Vicki's RAK look what came through the post yesterday for me ...

These images all arrived in a lovely folder which me being me forgot to photograph, but i will do later. I also got the day before these from Carol ...
The gorgeous Gerry Giraffe. I'm building up quite a collection of giraffe's ready for Rylee's 1st birthday. I have to make at least 3 cards for him, one from us, one from Ellie and one from my parents. I've got 2 giraffes now these from Carol and a fab "doodle" hmmm lol from Kerry who is a really talented artist, dont let her tell you any different!


  1. Declan did a FABULOUS job! You should have him over more often to stamp with you!

  2. Wow!!! Declan your a natural, this is a fab card. I have tried persuading my boys to have a play with some of my stash, they just laugh at me and say "your alright are you mum, no ta!!!" he! he! teenagers. You are more than welcome for the images. I have just finished making a card with the images you sent me, ooo I love RR. Will pop it on my blog tomorrow, cos the pic I have just taken isn't to good, so will wait til daytime. Thanks Jilli. xx vicki xx

  3. His card is Amazing!! just look at the way he put those colors together...matched perfectly...and a great layout as well. Great job Declan!!

  4. Amazing card indeed for a boy ! Puts me to shame ! lol Great job !

  5. wow Declan did a great job, perfect little helper for you Jilli. Hope you are well, I have some Birthday Blog Candy up for grabs. Have a good day :-)x


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