Monday 16 September 2013

One for the Boys at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog!

Hey , hope all is well with you and yours.

Today launches a new challenge over at the Cutie PiesChallenge Blog and our theme this fortnight is ‘One for the Boys’.  Now we all know those male persons in our lives are notoriously difficult to cater for so pop over to see what my fellow Cuties have created here. They have designed some amazing makes that can’t fail to inspire you.  And don’t forget to make them cute.  Yes, hard to believe, but boys can be cute too!

This week we are sponsored by Di’sDigi Downloads and one lucky winner will win a selection of digi stamps from Di’s fabulous online store. 

For my card I chose to use a Di’s Digi called ‘On the Bench’.  I love this little guy and his dog is so cute (and so good!).  I coloured him with Pro/Flexmarkers and created grass and a cloudy sky so he wasn’t ‘floating’.  I used Glossy Accents on his boots; the black areas of the footballs and of course the little doggie’s nose.  He is being a very good boy that dog.  If that was one of mine they would off down the football field eating the ball before you could say “SIT!” (Sigh!)

Anyway, I have a bit of a fetish for making things! “Really”, you say, “you’re a card maker you Wally, of course you like making things”.  No, what I mean by making things is exactly that; ‘things’: ‘things’ or ‘objects’ to put on my cards.  And in this case my ‘things’ are a goal, a flag and a scarf.  I know I really should know better and stop embarrassing myself in this way, but I get these ideas and I’m like a runaway train; there’s just no stopping me!

So, in full ‘must make a ‘thing’’ mode I started with my goal.  The mesh is made from a Spellbinders lattice die and the posts are simply rolled up pieces of paper. To hide the joins I stamped a football and added a flag made from a toothpick and a Spellbinders Ribbon banner die with the end chopped off!  My ‘scarf’ is cut freehand (that’s why it’s hidden behind the images :{) from stripy paper with bakers twine tassels tied on the ends for extra scarfyness!

So there you go, some Tattered lace corners to finish and we have ‘One for the Boys’.

See ya!

Smiling always (I have 3 brothers; this one has a home already!)!
Scribbly hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. A great card for a little boy - thanks for sharing this week in The Male Room - Jacqueline xx

  2. a fantastic and super-cute boy card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Hi Jane! Cute card, I love the adorable image you've chosen, they look like the bestest friends ever! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck!

  4. So clever and creative Jane! Awesome coloring too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Fabulous male card Jane - love the goal posts!!
    Debs xx

  6. This is gorgeous, what a sweet image beautifully coloured in. A lovely boys card! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  7. I love the details here - the net, the goal posts and the scarf. Ofcourse your little footballer is adorable too. Great card for our challenge this week in TMR - thanks for joining in

    Louise xx

  8. fabulous card love the image and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  9. Hi Jane, wowzers what a card - love it!! Especially the handmade embellies - they are just brilliant!

    Lovely to finally be a 'proper' Cutie with you.


  10. Really enjoy this card! Its perfect for a boy (especially a soccer fan). Love the twine details. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  11. Jane your card is awesome, and I love your clever embellishments and use of markers. Thanks for joining in at The Male Room. Bev :)


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