Thursday 15 March 2012

50th birthday for an Arsenal fan

I've had an awful night of sickness (won't give too much information!), so I hardly got any sleep, so stayed in bed till late this morning to try and make up for it. A slice of dry toast and a cuppa later, I'm just beginning to feel OKish, which is just as well because I am so behind on preparations for my sale or Saturday.

The first thing I needed to do is a commissioned 50th birthday card for an Arsenal fan. I got the photo of the player from Arsenal's website.

I've used the sketch given for Playing in paradise 57 (I'm scraping in at the last minute for this ... and watch this space for tomorrow, because I have the privilege of joining Playing in paradise 58 as their Guest Designer).

This is an A5 card. The background Kanban grass card is an offcut, the black and white football paper is from PDA, the band across the middle had Happy birthday repeatedly printed on to vellum and then stuck over the striped paper - all these were from my offcuts box, so another entry this week for Pixie's crafty snippets 11 and Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday.

This is also for:

The sisterhood of crafters: let's celebrate birthdays
Crafty ribbons 15: birthday
Cute card Thursday 208: happy birthday
Anything goes 62: boyz to men
The paper shelter 55: for the boys
Polka doodles 10: let's hear it for the boys
Paper pretties Monday challenge: stripes