Monday, November 14, 2011


Today my eldest boy, Jack, turns 16.  He is such a beautiful young man, and I look forward to seeing what his exciting future holds.  So many opportunities await ..... oh, to be young again!  (I don't really wish for that, but it is great watching our kids grow and develop, isn't it?)

Jack lives and breathes cricket.  He is so passionate about it, and is striving to play at a high level (hoping to one day wear "the baggy green" for the Australian cricket team).  I was determined to not make a cricket-themed birthday card, as I thought after three years in a row the idea might grow a bit tired!  I did, however, manage to sneak a little cricket ball onto the tag, for a pop of colour against all the neutrals.  That, in turn, inspired me to highlight one of the "16s" in Cherry Cobbler (my original idea of all Crumb Cake numbers made for a bit of a bland background).

Here's the card that the birthday boy is receiving, along with a super-duper set of headphones that are apparently a "must have" item.

Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Just Cricket (retired)
Card: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Basic Black stampin' pad, Soft Suede stampin' pad and marker, Cherry Cobbler marker, Crumb Cake stampin' pad, Early Espresso stampin' pad and marker
Other: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Large Tag punch, sponge dauber, Silver Mini Brad, Tombow liquid glue, black adhesive dots (not SU!)


  1. Happy 16th Birthday, Jack! What a super card idea for any young(ish) person, Christine! Love that new alphabet set, and the cricket ball is a nice touch.

  2. Love this card. I have a cricket mad dude too - he's had a couple of years off reps, but hoping to play again next year xxx

  3. Happy Birthday Jack! Hope those dreams come true for you.
    Love how those letters pop on the white background Christine & how you managed to sneak in the cricketball. Wonderful card for your young man. :)

  4. I hope Jack had a very "Happy Birthday".
    This is such a fabulous teenager card Christine, l love the layout and colours.

  5. Whoops I'm a little bit behind this week. Super duper happy belated 16th to Jack! Love the card you made him, very special indeed.