Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Where has the last 6 months gone - I can't believe that it was last September since I blogged.

Life has been busy with work and the kids, that I just haven't had the chance to blog anything. It's something that I always mean to do, but never quite get around to. So here's to a fresh start 'Blogging' and hopefully will manage lots of posts from now on.

I have been making quite a few cards over the last 6 months, as and when I need them, since I spent the weekend making a card for my son's 13th birthday yesterday, I thought it would be a good one to start entering challenges with again.

Can't quite believe I have a teenage son now, and since he is really into football, and is a goalie for one of the local little league teams, I thought I'd make him a goalie card, and this was the result:

and I was really pleased with how it has come out. For the image I just googled colouring pages, and goalkeepers, and this image struck me as one the most resembled Harry on a football pitch!

The image was coloured with promarkers to match the kit that Harry wears, and I was a bit loathed to colour the sky and grass in with the promarkers, incase it made the image look too heavy, as I haven't mastered shading, so I took a mini ink pad I have with about 12 colours in, dabbed a bit of cotton wool into the ink, and then 'swished' the green for grass and blue for sky, and don't think it came out too badly. The papers are from Papermania - It's a Man's World.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - a gift or card for a male
Creative Craft Challenge - boys will be boys
My Craft Spot - Manley man cards
Ladybug Crafts Inks - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Stripes (stripe green backing paper that looks like a football pitch)
Crafty Creations - Stripes (stripe green backing paper that looks like a football pitch)


  1. Great to see you posting - hope you are well xxx Fab card - bet he loved it xx

  2. Great male birthday card. Thanks for joining

  3. What a brilliant card Caroline. Thanks for joining us at LCI.

  4. welcome back, a great card for a teenage boy x

  5. Great card for a teenage boy, fab image and colours
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
    Kat xx

  6. Happy birthday to your Harry! What a super card - and just fabulous that you matched the colours to his kit! The paper border along the left is super on your card too.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Lovely to see you back - great card xx

  8. gorgeous card for a boy - it's a great image
    any thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.

  9. Hello!!! Love Harry's card, fab image x

  10. Cute card.I bet Harry loved it! Great colouring. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.

    Jayne x

  11. Cute card! Love the patterned papers and that image is great.
    Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!

  12. Cool card for him with the handsome colors and image. :)

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  13. Awww...that is a great card! The pp is perfect with the image! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!

  14. Awesome card! I love the soccer player. Thanks for entering your card in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)