Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mickey Mouse

Just a quick note as the boys are in bed but I really don't think that they want to be but tough; they have to wait a while which is something they're definitely not used to when everyone is home over the weekend.
Anyway, I've managed to make this Mickey Mouse card for my nephew. The start of it was some Disney stickers I was given in a huge box full of crafty goodies  when I left work. I hadn't known what to do with them really but since my nephew has only just got back from Florida and the Disney park; I thought it was an excellent opportunity to put at least one sticker to use. They're actually meant to be put on windows but I've just added some glue to the backs and it's fine. It doesn't look brilliant but I'm proud of the fact that I designed it all and did it relatively quickly today. I cut it an oval shape to match the decorative shapes of the waves that Mickey is surfing on; I used my Gypsy to help me weld two ovals together from the Plantin schoolbook cartridge (originally they were circles but I just stretched them to size). I then copied one of the ovals and shrunk it a bit and put it inside the left hand side oval in order to create the aperture. I covered the aperture with acetate and then decorated it with the Happy Birthday I created on MCS software and another small sticker. The A5 envelope I made from My Craft Studio 'Fab Glam Fifties', which didn't need any tweeking at all which was great as it was so quick and easy. I cut the stars for the envelope on my Cricut out of the same card as the card base.

Now for the joy of thinking what on earth to get him as a present but at least I had made a mistake with the date for his birthday as it's on June 18th, not May as I had thought earlier on, so I have more time to get something. I've now changed my calendar but every year for some reason I doubt whether it's May or June.
It's been a miserable rainy grey old weekend but the crafting I've done has helped me feel better although I'm always hankering after doing a lot lot more. No pleasing me.

Take care out there.

1 comment:

  1. This is really funky Diane - well done! I love it! I struggle with boy cards but you've cracked it brilliantly using up bits from your stash! Good luck with the present hunt and take care.
    See you soon


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