Friday, October 1, 2010

Birthday Tricks and Treats

DS (age 3) wanted to make spider webs today. I don't know where he got the idea or how he wanted to do that but this is the result. How does one make spiderwebs?

I must say, I love sponging with little kids. He loves playing with ink and there's no right or wrong unlike stamping, which smudges. After sponging the web, he decided he wanted some spiders to go on the web. The large one is a Martha Stewart Punch, the smaller two are a Creative Memories punch. The small spiders and the strip of green he just grabbed off my craft table, which is good since the punches are hard for little hands. DS wanted to stamp the big spider himself and I just rescued my punch in time to keep him from stepping on it to get the leverage he needed. On one hand, that's great problem solving. On the other, I can't afford to replace all my punches when he wants to craft. We compromised by having him hold onto my hands as I "helped" him punch. DS also stamped the sentiment himself.

The card is for DS's uncle who has a birthday on Halloween. I know it's not very birthday-ish but this is the card that DS wanted to make and I'm sure his young uncle would rather have this than something cutsie anyways.

Challenges this card meets:
Cards for Men - Autumn
Craftalicious - Autumn
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Little Hands Can Do - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Photo Inspiration (Colours Orange and Green)
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate (Halloween and Birthday in one card!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Punches


  1. omg! the next rembrandt for sure! i love it!

    thank you so much for your very sweet comment on my blog and for joining us in the cdac blog hop. i hope to see you again soon.

    hugs :)

  2. Micheal you did a very spooky Halloween Card
    Thank goodness those aren't real spiders :)
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  3. What a gorgeous Halloween card, I love the spiders on the web and your stamping is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, you may be our youngest entrant, good luck with the challenge xxx

  4. Great card, love the spiderweb :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

  5. Congratulations Michael, you have won our challenge over at Simon Says Challenge ! Could you please email us so that we can tell you how to claim your prize.

    Many congratulations and thank you for joining in our challenge this week.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

  6. should check out our new childrens challenge...

  7. This is so cool! I love the web. ;)

  8. so great how you are sharing this hobby with your little guy, and we can see the creativity and talent emerging!

  9. Such a gorgeous card with amazing details. What gorgeous spiders! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Somethins for our Celebrate Something challenge! :)

  10. fabulous card Michael :-) I love the spiders and their lovely web and the drippy edge is fab too ;-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. Funny Card. and Great Job!
    and congratulations for you win the IWDC and simon says's winner!
    I also have a sweetie likes to make cards with me.
    Welcome to visit our blog. :)

  12. Hi Michael,

    What a wonderful spider web you created! Congrats on your win at Simon Say's too. Thanks to mom for the sweet comment on Maddie's blog. There's lot's of kids challenge blogs out there just for the kids! Visit Kona Kid Krafter's, check the detailed list on the sidebar if you are interested.

    xoxo Marjo, Maddie's Nana

  13. Fabulous spider web. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x