Friday, 11 July 2014

For the boys

Hello all and I hope you've had a good week? I can't believe it's Friday as this week seems to have passed in a blur. We've been so busy at work but today was our end of term for the summer break and it is so nice to have some time off! I'll be in for a few days over the holidays, but at least I feel as though I'll have some time to catch up with myself as we have a busy few weeks ahead at home.

Thank you for all your birthday wishes for my daughter's 21st - thankfully the weather played nicely, we had a lovely warm summer's afternoon last Sunday and about 30 or so people here, relaxing and chatting in the house and garden, my son singing and playing his guitar for everyone (he's quite good really lol!) and plenty of food and drink circulating! It was lovely to catch up and see everyone, and all seem to have a good time - especially my daughter which was the main thing! This Tuesday we will be going to her graduation ceremony at Lancaster University - we're so proud of her, she's done so well!

Anyway, the card I'm sharing today was one made for an order - a friend had asked for a 21st birthday card for a young man who's just completed a degree in computing so I came up with this:-


Apologies for the photo - it seems a bit dark and blurry! I used a great image from Mo Manning, coloured with copics and promarkers

The backing paper was from LOTV with some twine and button from stash. The sentiment was printed on the computer, with the '21' bit die cut using All Occasion dies. 
Quite a simple card, but I think it works ok. 

I'll be back soon - and hopefully now have a little more free time to catch up with everyone's crafty makes over the coming weeks! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Sweet Pea Stampers - boys/men


27 comments:

  1. I love your card today Kim, fab layout and image is perfect. Have a great summer hols-mine begins next Friday, can't wait!! x

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  2. What a great Boys card Kim, I love this image and your colouring is Superb! Thanks for joining us over at Mo's.
    So glad your daughters birthday went well and the weather was kind. Hope the year ahead is good to her and I send my Congratulations. Its so good to see your children reach the 21 mark and even better to see them doing well, I hope she has a wonderful Graduation day and the sun shines.
    My girls are now 46 and 48 but have done so well too... more than we could ever have dreamed off.
    hugs Mau xx

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  3. What a fab boys card Kim! Glad you all had a great time at your daughters birthday..have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  4. Glad the celebrations went well Kim and it seems like more are in order too. This is a fab card perfect for the chap in question. Have a good weekend xx

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  5. A fabulous image and colouring Kim...what a great male card..so glad the birthday weekend went so well..enjoy the graduatiuon and congrats to your daughter.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Very cool card, Kim! I'm sure the recipient will love it! Have a nice weekend! Ingrid x

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  7. Fabulous card Kim, love the colouring, superb work!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  8. This is fabulous Kim. Enjoy your week-end.
    Laine
    xx

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  9. It is a fabulous card Kim. Great image and great colouring x

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  10. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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  11. Great card! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

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  12. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘FOR THE BOYS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  13. So glad the weather was kind to you Kim for your daughter's 21st. You say you have finished work for the summer hols but I think your son brings the whole scholl round to your house doesn't he. Lol!!!

    Your card is fantastic and great for any young man.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  14. Tilly this is a fantastic card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'for the boys/men' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  16. FABULOUS! And I think the photo is just fine. :) Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our BOYS challenge.
    Blessings
    Zella

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  17. A brilliant card. Love the image and design.
    Lorraine x

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  18. Adorable card Kim! I love this guy card with the computer. Perfect for the young man you created it for. So creative. Love the layout and the sentiment. Great coloring and the button and twine are perfect with it.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. Please join me in my celebration and a chance to win FREE candy on my blog.

    Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT
    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  19. What a perfect image for your request! Glad the party went well :)

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  20. Perfect image for the order Kim. :-) Great design. Glad the party went well. Hugs!

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  21. What a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured and designed. I am so glad your daughter had a lovely birthday and that the weather was kind to you. Enjoy tomorrow! I still have another week and one day left at school - groan.
    Hugs
    Gina x

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  22. Perfect card for a 21 years old man! Don't they look like that all day? LOL Perfect coloring and this stamp is so cool!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  23. Your creation is so gorgeous. Loving your coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again soon Kim.
    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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  24. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Thanks
    Cindy from cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com

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  25. Really cool male card! Love the colour scheme and little embellishment!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MO's Digital Pencil challenge! Hope to see you back for the next one!

    Hugs, Anja

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I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x