Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Foot Ball Crazy...with Freebie Papers.

I was asked last week by a neighbour, Monica, to make a football card for her nephew. "Anything with a football on it, he's football mad." she told me. Of course my small brain immediately, for some reason, saw Monica's nephew as a child, not thinking at all that Monica is in her nineties and her nephew is no way a child!
I've done this before, when working as a riding instructor many years ago, a lady phoned to book a ride for her two grandchildren, so two little ponies where put by called Trigger and Daisy, only when the 'grandchildren' arrived (two strapping 6 footers in their forties) we had to quickly swap them for two much larger hunters called Cherokee and Tomahawk!
Anyway, while still 'thinking child' I made this card, using these fun freebie download papers and toppers from PaperCraft Inspirations Magazine.
I cut the card down slightly, so the papers would fit and so that I could add acetate to the front to show off both the patterned papers.
Then, suddenly realising Monica's nephew would be 60 this birthday. I didn't have anything else 'football-ish' so I downloaded a few football printables from CardsUPrint, to give Monica a choice. (I'll show you those later)
The little footballer guy on the front I fixed on using my X-shaped create a sticker thingy (no longer available from Create and Craft it appears) so I didn't have to use wet glue or double sided tape that might show on the other side of the acetate.
The font I used inside the card is a freebie too. It's called Candy Buzz BTN. Download it free HERE, but some sites do charge for it.
In the end Monica did choose this card, she said it was such fun and that her nephew would love it! and guess what? She also chose one other card~the FISHING card from last Sunday's post, "Because he loves fishing too" which is odd, and very physic, coz I'd already added the sentiments 'Another Big One', meaning a big 0 birthday and put the fishing card into a challenge as a 60th birthday card... Hmmm, very strange... but don't ask me for this weeks lottery numbers!!
**Update. Monica's nephew loved the card and he will most likely frame it! And...I've made the card again but with a slightly different inside. The free font this time is called IdolWild and you can download it HERE
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  1. This is really cute! I must go check the papers!!

  2. Lol having a good chortle at this post obviously with you not at you :-) lol great card and am sure he'll have loved it xx

  3. What a fab card and great for any male of any age. So funny though you thinking he was a "boy"

  4. Hi hun
    a fabulous foottie card, great image & papers, luv the use of the acetate, great design, sue,x

  5. oh hun this is one brilliant card just love it to bits,and he will just love it too hugs cherylxxxxx

  6. Love the card - have just downloaded the papers to make a card for my nephew.

  7. Another fabulous card Lyn - great design and I love the acetate.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. What a cute and happy card! Bet your neighbour was happy with it

    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Big hugs

  9. This is a fabulous card.Just love the fun papers and what a great way to show them off.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
    Lisa x

  10. This is a totally cute card, but I have to constantly remind myself that what you folks across the pond call football, we call soccer over here in the US! LOL Our football is oval, much different than your ball, which we call a soccer ball, and our football is played quite differently! Too funny :)

  11. Wow, you did a fantastic card. I love the way you used the papers. I think even an older person would love it, as it may let him think of his youth. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

  12. Hello stranger! Hope your keeping well!
    This is just fab hun, thanks for the link to the freebies!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Such a fun card Lyn, this little footballer is real cute, hugs heidi x

  14. This is so interesting, What you call football, we call soccer.
    I am sure you know that, I just didn't. LOL Lovely fun card

  15. what a fab card!! i love it! Thanks for joining us at PCj for the Anything Goes cHallenge/Blog Hop!!

  16. Fabby boy's card

    Thanks for joining us on CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  17. Lovely fun card. Thanks for playing at CC. Marianne x

  18. I love Freddy and I love your card. Hazel x


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