Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Football Crazy

Today my card is for my nephew Scott's Birthday. Scott is crazy about football. I wanted to make him a card that somehow included all the teams he follows-Southampton, Celtic and Scotland. Quite a task but after some time on the Internet I found out what the team kits are and managed to find the logos of each team.

This card is very busy and not my favourite style but I had a lot to include so had to come out of my comfort zone. Although I am not so keen on this card I did achieve what I set out to do. I guess we can't be happy with all the cards we make but I do like to make cards that are focused on the person they are for and this is what Scott loves so seemed appropriate for him.

I followed the sketch challenge at Cards for Men adjusting the position of the 3 buttons to fit in with the team logos. I will also enter it into the 'Boys will be boys' challenge at Creative Card Challenges

Now for those of you, like me, who are not up with British Footy team here is an explanation-The background blue and white is the Scottish Flag, the green and white are the colours of Celtic. The image (from KennyK ) is coloured using promakers to the exact Southampton kit right up to the black neckline and white band at the top of the socks (well I hope so!!) I am sure Scott will not realise the hours this took but hopefully he will like it. And here we are:

Enjoy your day x


  1. Gorgeous card like your colouring to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Ah...Scott is going to love this! And I'm sure the Stu and Linda will be so impressed :) It's fabulous!

  3. Sensational! Great colouring and layout. Thankyou so much for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.
    xoxo Carly

  4. Nice bright card, love the colouring, I'm sure Scott will love it.

  5. Fabulous card,lovely design and colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x