Friday, 11 August 2017

Max and Charlie are six and four

The dear little boys who live next door to us have Birthdays just a month apart. This post is really as much for my own records so I can look back and try not to repeat the same cards from one year to the other.

Having said that, my in house critic did the image panels for me on his computer and all I had to do was to print them out, cut and glue some card backing as 'frames'. Such a huge help - thanks Len!

Max and Charlie are still very much into playing at being builders and they spend hours happily moving stones and soil around their garden. It's so lovely to see children actually playing and using their imaginations - what cracks me up is the 'Beep, beep, beep' sound piping over the fence whenever one of them is reversing one of their many builder's vehicles!

Both cards are 5" x 7", tent style:
Apart from using the guillotine, the only cutting I did was the little 'age' rosettes, which had even been thoughtfully duplicated by Len underneath the image so I could pop one on top of the finished card with a little piece of thin sticky pad :)

And, MANY thanks to those of you who jumped straight in and offered to be a Playground Guest Designer. It's times like this you realise just what a great bunch our Playmates all are! I wonder, would Len take a turn perhaps? :)




22 comments:

  1. I would keep your designer on Di, he has done a brilliant job!

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  2. A fantastic job of both card by both you and Len, I'm sure that the boys loved their cards.

    Sue xx

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  3. Well done Len for giving you a helping hand. The boys are bound to love them. Beep, beep, beep xxx

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  4. Love these fabulous boy cards Di - I have used a lego image for one of my grandsons this year, because of lack of time!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Well done Len - these are fabulous images and I'm sure the boys will just love them to bits. You are right there are some lovely people in crafty blogland!!

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  6. Awww Di both cards are so cute they will love them and the age rosettes are just as cute too! enjoy your weekend xx

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  7. Your hubby is really a big helper! These scenes are just perfect for the two kids and the little rosettes with the "ages" look lovely.

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  8. Len did a fabulous job designing these two cards. I think you need to utilise his skills more often to give yourself a break!

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  9. Len did a great job, again, and should be a guest designer - maybe even take a regular spot to take some pressure off you.
    Hugs to you both,
    Em xoxox

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  10. Your Len is a wiz on the computer and tbe designs are wonderful Di. I love the little rosettes for the age number too and I'm sure these little lads will have been over the moon with them. x

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  11. Safety first! Beep Beep Beep. These are so cute. What fun cards for them. Very cute. [Bunny]

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  12. Wow looks like Len needs to be a designer!!! I love, love, love these two cards! My boys always played outside with their tractors and farming equipment too-making the "beep beep" backing up sound as well. Used to crack me up. It is good to see kids out and playing these days instead of being in front of the tv playing video games. I love a kid with a good imagination! Great job on the cards Di!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Another year already Di...these are such delightful cards for what sound like delightful little boys. Have a great weekend, hugs xxx

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  14. Hi Di,
    oh my these are so brilliant clever Len, and your self for putting them together.
    Love everything about them.
    Your sounds coming from next doors garden sounds lovely, and as you say so lovely to hear children playing with these type of toys.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. Two fabulous cards and the boys will love them, well done Len for lending a hand but could he cope with all these women. Good idea though to post on here so you remember what you have done for them. I get confused with my Great-Nephews and Nieces, well to be honest with everybody.

    Kath x

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  16. Two fab cards, I am sure the little boys will love them xx

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  17. Two brilliant cards, Di, the boys will love them! Well done to Len too, definitely add his name to the GD list. ;-) xx

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  18. I would love to see Len take a turn, Di! He certainly has rocked the cards for these boys over the years! It's been fun to "know" Max and Charlie and watch them grow through your cute all-boy cards!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  19. These are gorgeous! You and Len did a fabulous job, the boys will love them! I think Len would make a fab GD! Hugs xxxxxxx

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  20. These are such perfect boy cards and they will love them. I think that's sweet that you make cards for them. It is great to see kids playing outside and not playing video games inside. Good for them.

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  21. Two BRILLIANT cards Di, Len's designs are perfect and I bet the boys love their cards xx

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  22. Two lovely fun cards! Definitely think Len should be a GDT!😆

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