Tuesday, 21 February 2012


I asked my 12 year old son what the latest phrases going round school were.  "What do you mean?" he said.  "Well how do you great each other?"  I asked.  "Hello"  he answered looking at me a bit weird.  "How do you ask after each other?" I asked.  "How are you?" he replied giving me an even stranger look.  I tried one more time "What would you say at someone's birthday?".  He answered "Happy Birthday!"   So I gave up!  Didn't realise I had such a polite boy!

So I thought I'd go with the usual phrases - Cool, Hey Dude, Whatever as I wanted to try making a Graffiti wall.  Another attempt  at teenage boy cards.  Then I remembered something my step son says a lot - Sweet.  Depending on the amount of ee's depends on how sweet something is or "good" in old money!  Hence I've added an e to my word.  

I punched out the letters using Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits in different scraps of card - Real Red, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie.  My word was attached to Basic Black card stock. Then I cut around the word Graffiti style.  

The card base is Crumb Cake.  I used scrap paper and sponged lines to create a brick effect using Soft Suede.  I also spritzed Chocolate Chip over the card front to look like speckles in the brick.  

After attaching "Sweeet" I added a couple of extra spritzs in Basic Black to look like the Graffiti artist spray can. 

Birthday Wishes is from Happiest Birthday Wishes coloured in using my Stampin Write Marker and punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  I thought it would look a bit like a street sign. 

My step son is 22 at the end of March so I'm pleased I've got this ready well in advance! 

The Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die (which includes numbers too) is £65.95.  Buy this before end of march and you will receive a Sale-a-bration set free.  

As I've used Dies I'm going to add this card to the LESS IS MORE challenge which has a theme week of Dies or Punches. 

Thanks as always for coming past I really enjoy your visit. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Suede
Stamp - Happiest Birthday Wishes
Sizzlits - Timesless Type junior Alphabet
Punch - Modern label
Other - Spritzer Tool, Stampin Write Marker - Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x


craftattack said...

Lovely work! Had to laugh at the tale of your son! Valerie

Suze Bain said...

Fab card Aileen, great idea and I do love those dies!! Something my two say a lot is "random". xx

Bonnie said...

This is sweeeeet! Perfect card for a teen.

Chrissie said...

Sweeet card Aileen!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

ding said...

I sometimes think our children must think we're potty with the things we ask....I'd have loved to seen your sons face!!
But at least your card turned out well....I think it's fantastic.

nnalorac said...

Super card for a teen Aileen. Now this is LIM, love it. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Carolxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab design for a teen Aileen! It seems that manners are the 'in' thing now - my eldest son and his friends are amazingly polite to one another "how are you?" and "thanks for having me" are quite commonly heard! Vicky x

Jenny said...

Grilling your lad for card phrases is too funny Lol!
Excellent card and solo trendy :0)
Jenny x

Wishcraft said...

Lol that made me laugh :o) Fab card, such a great idea. Lisa x

Jenni's Jems said...

Really cool card (or am I showing my age using that word??:-))and you have really captured the graffitti look x

Susan said...

Love the story about your son's answers! Too funny! Great card...and I love that you added the extra "e" grandchildren say that all the time!!

Mandi said...

Funky card!

Thank you so much
"Less is More"


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