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Monday 23 January 2012

One For The Boys

Evening Folks
Didn't the weekend go quickly.  Can't believe it's already the 23rd January.  Where is the time going?  Before you know it it will be Christmas again lol
Got my youngest daughter coming home from Manchester for a few days tomorrow.  One of her best friends from home has been in Australia for a year.  She flies home tomorrow and my daughter is so eager to see her.  Love seeing my daughter and love her to bits but not quite so keen on her messiness.  I swear I can plot her course around the house by the trail of debris she leaves behind her, shoes, coat, bags, make up etc.  I am sure I am not alone in this though.
Anyway onto my little offering for today.  One thing I am always a bit short of are cards for men and boys.  Like a lot of crafters I do find these cards more difficult.  When I saw the challenge over at Cards for Men  (Boys and Their Toys) I knew it was the ideal opportunity to get a little boy card into my stockpile.
The little stamp is a freebie that I got in a magazine many moons ago.  I believe it is a Ladybird Crafts stamp.  I decided to have a go at colouring with distress inks.  Still need a bit more practice but quite happy with this first real attempt.  The papers were all from my scraps tin (I am trying to use up some of my scraps as I have a shed full of them).  I added some red brads to the corners and the ribbon was recycled from some christmas presents.  The balloons were cut out of an empty kitchen roll tube.  I coloured them and them double embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a glossy shine.  I then cracked them a little to try and add a bit of interest.  Drew in some string lines to give the impression of them tied to his cart.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - #191
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C120   A childs birthday card
Squiggles and Giggles - Recycle/Upcycle (ribbon and balloons)
Cards for Men - #2 Boys and their toys
Creative Card Crew - #2 Seeing Red
Dude Time Doodles - Bingo (3 across = brads, ribbon, embossing)
The Crafty Pad - #154  Something for the boys

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.


Michelle B. said...

Such a fun male card! Love the papers you chose and the balloons are so creative! Thanks for playing with us at Dude Time Doodles!

McCrafty's Cards said...

A great fun card, I like the papers and the balloons, Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Outstanding card for a little boy, love the image. Great job using the distress inks too! Thanks for joining the bingo challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card. Darling image, love the sentiment going up and down, and love your coloring. Great Card!!

paper fun said...

Such a cute and fun boy card. Really sweet.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Daniele said...

perfect little guy card

Mandy said...

What a fabulous boy's card,I love the sweet image and your colours and papers are beautiful...
Mandy x

Debbie said...

What a fabulous card and perfect for our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. :)
Thanks for joining in with our challenge fun. :)

Anne Temple said...

What a fun card for a boy. Great job using the Distress inks and I love the papers you chose too. Glad you joined us for the Bingo challenge at Dude TIme Doodles this week.

Cleota said...

Spectacular card! Love the image, the layout is fab, and the balloons are a nice added touch! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles for our bingo challenge!!
DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

Jayne said...

Fab card Mags, love the papers and layout! Love Jayne. x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love boy's cards and rhis one is fab.

Dawn said...

Great Little Dude Card & great work with the bingo! We love that you played along at Dude Time Doodles again this week! Hope you can play again soon!
Dawn xx

Tamara Morton said...

Loving the card Mags, those dp's are just fabbie as is the image and ribbon

Donna Mosley said...

A fab card Mags, love the image and how you've added the balloons. A great mix of papers too hun.

Donna x

Louise said...

Love it! The colouring is brilliant (especially for a first attempt with Distress Inks)
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, I appreciate them, hugs Louise x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

That free image makes for one very lovely card.

Great use of your distress inks too!

Love Jules xx

Tip Top said...

I have that stamp too but never used it yet - and I really should!! Thanks for entering the Dude Time Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

Heidi said...

oh wow this is brilliant, thanks for joining us at squiggles and giggles. hugs heid x

Ann Kristin said...

Adorbale and fun! :-) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew.