Saturday, 3 November 2012

Giving myself a Tea Break!

Well it's been a typical Saturday so far for me today. Firstly dragging myself out of bed ( I have to admit I need a bit of encouragement to drag myself out of my bed on a Saturday morning!)

Anyway, once I got going I have been getting on with the usual tasks that a working mum does on a weekend......washing, cleaning and all that fun stuff! Usually I try to get everything done and then find I have run out of time to craft and blog, so I end up posting at about 11pm or something ridiculous! So today I have decided to give myself a tea break and post at 11ish in the morning instead!

There are lots of 'anything goes' type challenges out there this week and also a 'manly' one from Allsorts so I decided to go with the boys for today.

As you may know, my beloved printer gave up on me earlier this week, and I can't tell you how badly I am missing it. Everything I want to do craft wise, seems to involve my Printer somewhere along the line, since the majority of my papers are of the digital variety these days! So I have decided to venture out to PC world this afternoon and get myself a new printer......then comes the scary bit of trying to get it connected to my laptop, which is now a bit of a dinosaur, running on Windows Vista. Oh well, one step at a time as they say!

In the meantime, the card I am blogging today was made with digital images and papers from the fabulous Pretty Tough CD form staple source on inspiration for just about any boy between 5 and 21!!!

As you can see, my Skater boy is coloured with promarkers, but the skateboard and greeting are printed directly from the CD, pre-coloured.......a little bit of a cheat but I hope I have got away with it!

Here are all the challenges that I am going to enter today:

Crafters Companion - Favourite Colour combination.....I have loads of favourites but the blue and burgundy is probably my favourite for a boy card.

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - Twinkle Little Star
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Men Only
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all a restful and crafty weekend!

Sharon x


  1. Sharon this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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  2. great card, and a very familiar image (with having a teenaged boy!)
    Kim x

  3. Perfect boy that image & great colours too!
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. A gorgeous card Sharon, love the cute image, colours & design. Sounds like a busy Saturday at your house hun. Got loads to do here too.

    Donna x

  5. Hi Sharon .Adorable masculine card .Great images .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  6. Super card, great image and colours, Mary x

  7. Great boys card, super combination of colours :)

    Thanks for joining us at Crafters Companion this month :)

    Elaine ♥

  8. A great card for the lads Sharon.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    Hope you found a suitable printer, it's only when these things go wrong that we realise how reliant we are on them

    B x

  9. Perfect for a boy, love this color combo too! Thanks for playing along at Crafter's Companion!


  10. Darling card, perfect for a little boy. Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. I hope to see you join in on the fun again soon!

    Jackie, Bugaboo DT

  11. fabulous colours on your card love the image too

    Thanks for joining us for our 'just for men' challenge this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  12. Beautiful male card!!!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  13. Fab card! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us again soon!

    Scrappy -Bugaboo Stamps DT

  14. Love your colours and the starry backing paper. Thank you for sharing it with BTC&G's "Twinkle, twinkle" challenge.


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon