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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Connor's 12th birthday

Our gorgeous grandson, Connor was 12 this week, which is unbelievable.  He's as tall as I am and loving his new secondary school.  Like most boys of his age, he can recount most of the facts about the Harry Potter books and films.  He can give you reams and reams of the most extraordinary memorised facts about all the characters and creatures to a highly boring degree!


This card is from another craftsUprint decoupage design by Valerie Dawes called "Wizard School", and so was a very obvious choice for his card.  It is an easel design with two extra slots for the owl and bookcase, and needed a couple of hours cutting out, and colouring the edges with copic markers to avoid the white marks.  I was able to put it into an A4 envelope, but had to show him how to set it up.  It also needed a couple of pieces of dst behind, to make the decoupage stand up in the slots, which also had to be explained.  This might not make it suitable to send off by post without detailed instructions, but is fine if it's going to be handed over in person.  It looks great once it's made though, and caused several exclamations of "wow": so very many thanks to the cUp designer.

Thank you for visiting my blog: I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave.  It certainly helps knowing that someone is reading about my cards!  I hope to come and visit your blogs too.

xx Jill

20 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is stunning Jill, I love that owl.
Kevin xx

Teresa said...

Oh wow Jill this is brilliant, bless your young Grandson sounds like mine, so full of all the facts that mean the most to him, don't you just love kids and we as Nans get to lovingly listen to it all...bliss.
Have a lovely weekend, (it's nearly here) Hugs Teresa xx

ALI said...

Great card. You don't need to watch the films when they can tell you every detail...lol

Linda said...

My Granddaughter loves Harry Potter too so she would love this, its Fab!! Hopping along. Linda x

Dawn said...

WOW, stunning. x

Trace said...

This is brilliant, reminds me of harry potter :D

Wendy L said...

Brill card for a HP fan. - great. xxx

sue said...

stunning card love it sue xx

lizzies said...

Stunning card just love it.

applejack cards by sue said...

A really fantastic card. Great images and colours. I bet your grandson treasures it.

GoonerGirl said...

Wow this is stunning Jill, I ,love it all and I bet your grandson did too. Chris xx

MissyG said...

Brillant card - I love HP too!!
Linda

MissyG said...

Brillant card - I love HP too!!
Linda

craftynanny said...

Lovely card Jill - I bet Connor loved it! Lea xx

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Fabulous card,love the owl
hopped over from DC
Lorna xx

Janet said...

Wow I love this card and I am sure your granson will too xx

Alizabethy said...

Sounds like the card was just right for him - brilliant!

Michelle said...

wow a fab card xx

Heike said...

Oh wow! What a fab and eye-catching card with a lot of the 'Harry Potter feeling'.
Heike xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Fabulous! Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-