Sunday 22 August 2010

A Starry Eyed Nostalgic Footballer ...................................................

Good afternoon all
Well the ironing won, after a quick trip to the shops this morning for a few foodie bits, I knuckled down to clear the ironing pile.  Whilst my son cut the grass and his fiance and I caught up on the recorded X Factor.  Our evening out last night was a surprise 40th birthday party and we really enjoyed it.  He had a fabulous Fire Engine cake (his is in the fire brigade - so it was super special)  Thank heavens for today's technology within the TV at least we did not miss the start of the X Factor.

So at around 3.15pm today I headed up to the Beach Hut to play with the other of the Papermania Nostalgia stamps, well he was shouting to me.  I did also manage another coat of paint on the memory box :).  

So here is today's creation
I followed a sketch  from Sketch and Stash
The background card is holographic, which gives the card a real shine.  The papers from stash and not sure where I got them from but I am sure most people will recognise them.  They have lovely stars on them and just perfect for boys or male cards in general.  I used some ribbon to create the bar across the middle and used brads to create a loop with the lose end hidden behind the image plate.  Quite a simple card for me I know, but well men are not that fussy are they and then again I think this image says it all, don't you?

So a couple of close ups the image coloured in the preferred media of copics.
and the ribbon held in a loop by the brad, brads from Hobby House (see where I shop above), the sentiment is another MSE one.
Well after the curry last night, today we are heading for a cottage pie, so I really must head in that direction.  But before I do here are the challenges I am entering this little number into.

Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun (boys just love to play football in the park during the Summer Holidays)

Just Inspirational - Hobbies (think playing football is a hobby, hope so anyway)

Short and sweet today and all that I need to say now is thank you to you all for your lovely comments, recently my husband is concerned that when I sit at the computer I am constantly smiling to myself.  (A bit weird, but it is as I read the comments)

Have a lovely evening all of you

Kate xx


Joey said...

Hiya Kate Hun

oooh the cake sounds fabulous, I know a lady that makes them and you tell her what you want and away she goes, it always amazes me!. your card is fabulous and such a gorgeous image.


Sue said...

Hi Hun Fabulous card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & design, sunshine??? been peein down here!!! sue,x

Carolynne said...

Another beautiful card Kate, well done. I really struggle at times to make boys/mens cards so another reason for maybe buying these stamps.

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

sam21ski said...

Hi Kate, glad you enjoyed the party.

I can't get over how fabulous and realistic your colouring/shading comes out, this little guy just looks like he is going to walk off the page.

Sue said...

Oh Hun
so sorry ive done it again!!! SLAP. thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

ARTfulWings said...

Hi Kate - I saw these too but in the end my budget said NO!! :O) Fabulous colouring - a perfect mans card take care Pollyx

Sue said...

oh wow,what a fabulous card,great papers ad a gorgeous image...i love it:)

thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at sketch and stash


Mandy said...

Hey Kate, aww this is gorgeous hun, love the image, he happened to fall in my basket too lol.
Glad you enjoyed the party, the cake sounds fab, the greaded "I" word doesn't though lol
hugs Mandy xx

Lia said...

hi kate,
woww this is a stunning boy card I love the blue colors and the sketch is great
hugs lia

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These stamps are so sweet. I love the nostalgic look to them. This is a great male card,think the papers are Dovecraft. I have some left, this one is my fave. Marianne x

Unknown said...

Wow this is gorgeous. The colouring beautifull. Thanks playing along with J.I this week

Rita said...

Thank-you Kate for writing such nice comments on my blog. I'm still trying to get into Challenges and try my best to get them done. Your colouring is awesome, such a lovely card. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine said...

Great card Kate and thanks for taking part in JIC blog.

Cathy said...

Fabulous card and great image. Thank you for joining in the SCSC and Sketch and Stash this time.
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, your colouring skills are fabulous...
Thanks for joining us this week at scsc
good luck

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeousd card Kate :-) everything is perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Mel X said...

Gorgeous card. Love the design and superb rich colouring
Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

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