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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Football bears! - show us some sport at MAWT this week

Good morning all

Hope you're having a great week - I've had such a busy time this last week and yesterday I just got myself something else to take up lots of my time - though it will be great when it's all done!!

My youngest son Tom has severe physical disabilities and although he can speak and we have no problem understanding him at home, his speech can be slow and sometimes hard to understand especially in a large environment.  He has been waiting for a while now to get an "eyegaze" communication aid - this will help him hugely especially with his Uni work when he has to do presentations and generally speak out at uni.  - Well it finally arrived yesterday and we had a whole team come to set it up!  Bars to mount it on his power chair, another guy giving some basic training on how it works and a speech therapist - just because that's what speech therapists do!! - For those who haven't got a clue what I'm talking about  - think Dr Stephen Hawkins operating a speech aid with his eyes - that's what we're talking here!! - technology is a wonderful thing ....sometimes
There's a huge amount of work to do to set it up to his requirements and that 's mostly my job I think, but I used to  devise training programs for new computer sytems when I worked in staff training a few years ago- so I sort of know where to start - but I think it will keep me busy for a while - 
so if I'm missing for a while I'm on a computer - just not this one!!

But in the meantime .....Its a time for a new challenge over at

Moving Along with the Times 

and our theme this week is 

Show us some sport

I chose a cute little image from

I really enjoyed making this card -very straightforward and fairly CAS - it's a birthday card for my nephew - who is a total Newcastle United nut! - so of course it must be black and white. I cut the happy birthday die cut twice (once black and once white) and layered them to create a shadow
 -that's probably the most complicated part of the whole card
  I think its a bit of a - says what it is on the tin card lol
football - birthday - black and white
that's it - no more to say!!

There's only a couple of days now to enter my happy candy - so if you want to join in here's the link

Here's what I did....

Image - Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood - Champion
Papers - happy - from MME Vintage
Coloured with copics and Spectrum noir pencils
Gems and Ribbon from my stash
Birthday die - tonic
Glitter glue - stickles

Hope we see you with your sporty cards over at MAWTT this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty ribbons - Black n White
Seize the birthday - masculine birthday

Judith xx


Whisper said...

Oooo what an adorable image and a fabby layout for a boy too, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Judith, I love the image and fabulous Happy Birthday die.
It sounds like you have a busy time ahead of you but I am sure it will all be worth it!
hugs Sue xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with great coloring of that cute image!
xxx Margreet

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic male themed card Judith such a great image love the papers and that sentiment superb make.
lorraine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I like the sweet image and the colours
Kevin xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous masculine card Judith..and in all the right colours too. Love that HB die.
Sounds like a lot of work ahead for you but I'm sure it will be very rewarding in the end. hugs, Pat K x

Chris said...

Fabulous card Judith, sure it will go down very well with your footie fan nephew!
Good luck with your computer programming...the whole thing sounds amazing, how wonderful that you have the skills to help Tom ! Sounds as if he's a very determined and clever young man to overcome his physical disabilities in this way, you must be so proud of him!

Hazel said...

I bet your nephew loves his card - Newcastle supporter here too. Good luck to you and your son. I hope it works well and helps him enormously. Just over two weeks to go before my hospital appointment and I'm wishing my life away wishing it would hurry up. My eyes are dreadful most of the time now. Enjoy your weekend. Hazel L. x

Regina said...

gorgeous card, absolutely a super "boy" card!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW I bet Tom will love his new technology. Wont it be wonderful for him. Love the card for the Newcastle Nut Nephew!! It looks brill, Love Hazelxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love your card Judith it so cute and cool at the same time. Great for your Nephew.
Glad Tom is getting some help, it will certainly help in Uni.

Unknown said...

I love this one. The shadow sentiment looks fab. Lainie xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Judith, perfectly coloured for a Newcastle United fan - your sentiment is brilliant.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you are all going to be very busy Judith. What a great card, love the double layered sentiment xx

*Vicki* said...

What a really cute and fun image!! Football is something my family loves to watch, but I'm afraid it's the American football! :) You've done a brilliant job with the colors and patterns here!! I love it!

Debs said...

Brilliant card Judith - perfectly CAS design and the sentiment die is gorgeous.
So pleased Tom has got his new technology - it sounds fabulous and is sure to be a great aid.
Debs xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card for a magpie supporter Judith...I get to make several of these a year as all the males on my side of the family support Newcastle. Good luck with the set up operation, it's something which I'm sure will be worthwhile in the end. Carol x

Veerle said...

Love the stripes background paper Judith and also the black and red.
Fun card. Hugs, Veerle x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant boys card Judith. Love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

pysselokaffe said...

These bears are so cute. Love it!

gail said...

fab male card, love the image. Gail xx

gail said...

fab male card, love the image. Gail xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, love the cute bears.
So pleased Tom is getting some help, good luck setting up!
Wendy xx

Janice said...

Fantastic Judith, I so love this little beauty, and the Happy Birthday is gorgeous! Well done you in getting Tom's computer set up, I can imagine it will require a lot of patience, good for you for taking it on, hope it doesn't take too long to set up, though I've a feeling it might! Jx

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is darling and it is a perfect guy or boy card. I have been snooping around your lovely blog an you have so very many beautiful cards.....loved looking at them!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

Pat said...

Super card Judith, what a great image. How wonderful for Tom to get such a brilliant computer system, hope you enjoy setting it up for him.

Pat xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith...Brilliant card...great image for a male....or a girl who plays football my daughter did at school.....
Wow to your son new computer go boy!....Joolsx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith...Brilliant card...great image for a male....or a girl who plays football my daughter did at school.....
Wow to your son new computer go boy!....Joolsx

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creation and gorgeous colour combo's....Those papers and added goods are so suited. Beautiful creation.xx
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Laura said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons challenges.
Best of luck getting the eyegaze set up perfect

cheryl said...

oh wow this is so beautiful love,the colours and detail hugs Cherylxxxxxx

La Vikinga said...

Hi Judith; your black and white card is great! Thanks for participating with us at Crafty Ribbons this time!

La Vikinga / Member of the design team at Crafty Ribbons

Craft buddy said...

I love that you colored the image for your nephew's team, that's a great touch! Fun image for our sports challenge this week! x Jessie

cebelica said...

I have to admit that I am terrible at making boy's cards, but you totally rocked this one. I'm sure your nephew will love it! I like the idea of cutting the diecut twice and then layer one on top of anothr to create shadows. For some reason I never think of doing this with sentiment die cuts. Thank you for the inspiration! And thank you for entering your awesome card to our challenge at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Carole said...

I'm so behind with my commenting!
Love the double layered sentiment and sweet image
Hope you're well
Carole x