Monday, 10 March 2014

For a Very Special Boy

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
It was a cold one for us but the sun was shining 
so hopefully it's beginning to melt some of the mountains of snow we still have acquired.   

Okay..I've held it back long enough.....I'm so excited to show you my card today.
 It is very special because it's for a wonderful young boy that joined his new family thru adoption this weekend. 
 I am so happy for the parties involved and shed tears of joy when I heard the good news.

I know he loves the outdoors, enjoys fishing so I tried for a woodsy theme
using cork, felt, jute and linen on kraft cardstock.
For the inside I created leaves with family names on them (not shown for privacy reasons).

MB Tree cut in cork
MB Fishtail cut in felt and linen paper
SB Grand Labels One die cut in cork
Clothes peg - Recollections (a gift from a friend)
String - from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
IDIC Challenge #202 - Cards for a young boy
The Stamping Boutique - Make your Sentiment Pop
MIM #182 - Final Post (I am sad but understand)

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Pat K xx


Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card and a lovely idea Pat. Congratulations to all the family.
Caz x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Pat, absolutely perfect for the young boy you describe.
It's so nice to hear such a happy story, I wish them all much happiness.

Laine said...

A fabulous creation and a wonderful post Pat. Sending so many happy wishes to all concerned.

Debs said...

A perfect card for such a fabulous occasion - wishing them all the best.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

loz said...

Fantastic card Pat. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Sue said...

I am so pleased to hear your happy news Pat. Your card is stunning, a really thoughtful and beautiful design with gorgeous colours and textures.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

What a brilliant card Pat - and how cool to be added to someone's family tree!
Congratulations to the family
Lorraine x

Sharon said...

What a lovely adoption story Pat and so pleased a youngster has found a happy home.
Your card is gorgeous. So many gorgeous textures and love the design.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Judith said...

Gorgeous card Pat - a card for an adoption is such a special one (and one that I have only been asked to make once before)because it involves a new family member who is already a person in their own right - unlike a new baby who is new and unformed. Its lovely how you have taken his interests and his new family and made it special with this lovely card hugs Judith x

Inky Angel said...

Pat, this is so original, love the family tree. Gorgeous texture and all the elements are perfect for a boy. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog.
Hugs, Katie

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Awww how lovely Pat and such a wonderful story. Beautiful textures and love the idea of the names on leaves. My brother's sixth child is adopted and what a joy she is. When I think of the life she would have had (drug addict mother) and the fabulous life she has now living in sunny Florida with a loving family around her! Susan xx

Maureen R said...

Stunning card, absolutely great "man card". Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.
Maureen, DT member

SarahGeorge said...

What a lovely card for the occasion! So happy to hear about the boy and the family.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful wonderful card and idea and what a treasure for him.

My son is adopted he is 38 this year, Bless him, unfortunately, he is bipolar, however, he is very loving and VERY loved.

Heather said...

What a wonderful card Pat, I love all the layers and wonderful textures especially the cork and linen!!

Heather xx

Tracy said...

What a nice way to welcome him into the family. I really like all the cool texture you added Pat and the tree for the inside. Thoughtful and clever. Hugs!

Melissa Czapor said...

Love all the layers!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!!!

Shirley-Anne said...

I am sure that the lad will love this card and what it represents .That being lovingly welcomed .
Love all the texture and colour
hugs Shirley-Anne

Pia S said...

A lovely card and from the description of the boy and his favorite things it seems you've picked the perfect theme for this card. Love the cork elements!

verybellemakes said...

What a lovely reason to celebrate! Love your card,the textures create such a lot of detail. The tree with the personalised leaves is also a gorgeous idea! Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

coops said...

wow love this pat.the design is fantastic and i love all the elements ;D

xx coops xx

Debbie Adams said...

What a really nice male card. I like everything you did - layout, color combo and the textures. What a great card for this young boy I am sure he will cherish it. Congrat's. :D
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah OSAAT DT

Pam said...

Such a touching card, thank you for linking this up to TSB!

valou250809 said...

Beautiful card! Very original! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenges". Good luck. xxx

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Nikki Byrne said...

What a stunning card inside and out!! Thank you so much for joining us last week at OSAAT and I hope you will join us sometime this week for our new challenge that starts today :) Good luck