Monday, October 25, 2010

A Card For Daniel

This card is heading all the way over to England to help make a young man's day! Daniel is turning 13 in November and is on the Autism Spectrum. He has trouble socialising so doesn't have birthday parties. Instead his gorgeous mum Claire asks fellow cardmakers to send him a card because he LOVES to open them up and study them, making his birthday a little bit special for him. You can read more about Daniel HERE on Claire's blog Crafty C's Crafting Library.

Claire wrote that Daniel loves dinosaurs - so I thought this guy from Dustin Pike would be perfect! My nephew is also on the Autism spectrum so I have used his love of anything red and texture to help me out here - I hope Daniel likes them too! I used a lunch bag and some layering to make it look like dino here really WAS peeking through the card to find Daniel - LOL. I've also used a glaze pen on his eyes to add a bit of a shine - and somehow a touch of birthday glitter got mixed in too - maybe I should clean my desk - LOL.

Happy 13th Birthday Daniel!

xXx

26 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh wowsers... this card is amazing & I love, love, love it!

Jackie Thomas said...

This is fantastic Debbie. I'm sure Daniel will love it. Hugs Jackie

Cheryl said...

WOW this is BRILLIANT,I love how the dinosaur is peeking through the card.......I might have to get this image!!!
xx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Debs,
What a gorgeous card...it caught my eye immediately. I think Claire's idea is a lovely one...its hard to know how to make a birthday special and for her son this card will fit the bill perfectly.
Luvya

Emily said...

Awesome card Debbie for such a special boy!!! Thanks for the link:))

Merry said...

Debbie this is so fantastic...you really make it appear that the dinosaur is ready to pop out.

Sharon said...

Love your clever layout Debbie! Your card looks fantastic I'm sure Daniel will really appreciate it.

Sharon x

Sue said...

What a clever idea, and the bright colors and this image will surely bring a smile to Daniels face and his Mum's too. What a thoughtful thing to do.............

Hugs
Sue

Kristel said...

A beautiful card Debbie! Looks really cute with the papers!
Hugs Kristel

Melodie said...

Wow, this is fantastic. A great idea you have created.
Hugs
Melodie

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic Debbie! Love how torn edges. This is going to bring one huge smile to Daniels face, take careX:)

debby4000 said...

Oh WOw this is brilliant Debbie, Daniel is going to love it.
luv
Debby

Katina said...

Fantastic! I'm sure Daniel will just love it. xx

sallysbitz said...

This is fab. I bet Daniel will love it as much as I and fellow bloggers do xx

RubyM:) said...

Daniel is going to LOVE LOVE IT!! How clever of you to case this dino to be coming out like that loL!! You did great and way to think out of the box.THE TAGS ARE FREAKIN AWSOME LOL!!!!Have a great day hun,RubyM:)

Marlene said...

Ok Debbie....this card gets most innovative card of the day award from me!!! This is CLEVER!!! Very clever!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Debbie,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Juls said...

so much fun!!! Just Love it! Hugs Juls

Kylie said...

This is sooo cute Debbie! I love how he is breaking through the card. Awesome work. I am sure Daniel will LOOOOVE it.
Hugs
Kylie

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a fabulous card, Debbie! I love how you have him peeking through like that. I'm sure Daniel will love this. you have such a big heart! xxD

Lynda said...

You have done it again Debbie!!! I love this cards to bits and it fits the bill to a T(perhaps T-Rex...sorry). The card is sooooo right for a child like Daniel and I am sure this card will be a fave!! Jurassic Brilliance!!

Leonie said...

I love this little dino clawing his way onto your card, and what a sweet thought, sending it over to Daniel

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a clever mum Daniel has ... to think of such a special treat for a special boy! I'm sure this one will put a big smile on his face! Wonderful, Debbie! Hugs xxaxx

Norma said...

Debbie, what an awesome card for a little boy. I'm sure this will bring a smile to Daniel's face. Wonderful creativity.

Hugs.
Norma

CraftyC said...

OMG Debbie, I've Peaked. Daniel will LOVE this card and I can guarantee this will give him the giggles. He may well be turning 13 and although he thinks like an adult he is still very much into the childrens themes. Thankyou Debbie. Its gorgeous!!!
Hugs
Clairex

Eulanda said...

Awww Debbie this card is just brilliant!! I love how you have the dino peeking out and the lunch bag all torn up. That little boy probably just loved it!