Thursday, 20 February 2014

MilkCoffee Showcase – Boys

Hello, hope all is well with you and yours.

Today sees a new MilkCoffee Showcase and the theme today is Boys.  You know those things that leave the toilet seat up, dirty plates in the sink and think football should be a recognised religion! Can’t live with them; can’t roll them through the Big Shot either!

So my creation today was entirely inspired by the MilkCoffee image I Want to be Like Daddy which is available here.  I saw this cute little boy in his daddy’s clothes and thought about him rooting through a chest of drawers looking for all the items.  So that’s what I did.

I made an A6 top fold base from Kraft and ran it through a wood panel embossing folder from Sheena Douglass. I then cut out three ‘drawers’ and embossed them too, but so the grain ran horizontally.  Card Candi coloured with permanent pen became the drawer handles.

I printed my image onto Neenah Solar card, coloured him with Spectrum Noirs and fussy cut him out.

Now this is where it all gets a little ‘amateur hour’ I’m afraid. I decided, in my infinite wisdom, to have ‘clothes’ hanging out of the drawers in true ‘I have been a-rummaging, Dad’ fashion.  But, as I couldn’t find anything suitable to use I found myself having to draw the things myself. (Roll eyes towards the heavens! Oh dear!)

So please forgive the slightly wonky scarf (drawn onto patterned paper, DAD stamped in sepia Archival, and twine added to the bottom using a Crop-A-Dile), the spotty tie (coloured with Spectrums and then given a dotty design) and the hankie at the top (be grateful, it was going to be underpants!).

So there you are. I quite like it actually.  It certainly came out so much better than I thought it would (kind of pinning for the underpants now though.  Did I say that out loud?!).

Please meander over to check out all the lovely creations by my teamies here and visit the MilkCoffee shop to see the fabulous images they have.  And don’t forget to join in the current challenge on the challenge blog which, in total contrast to the Showcase, is Girly!

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash – Challenge #139: MAKE YOUR OWN EMBELLISHMENTS (Hope making the items hanging out of the drawers counts. If not please delete!)


  1. Wow Jane this is outstanding!! I love this image and have used him in the past so I understand why you chose him!! Fabulous attention to detail you clever girl!! xx

  2. WOW! This is stunning Jane. Your design is wonderful, I love all the detailing you have added and I love the cute image too.
    Sue xx

  3. Oh what a clever card! Just love this Jane, it's fabulous. Thanks for joining in at CLF hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Love it!!! Such a clever design - just perfect :o)
    Debs xx

  5. Another Wow, from me Jane. Stunning design, detail and colour. I love it all. A fabulous project and with my DT hat on: Thank you for joining us at Spectrum Noir Challenge this month with this so creative project.
    Laine - DT

  6. Stunning card. thank you for joining in the crafty bloggers network challenge and good luck.

    CBN DT

  7. Absolutely Fantastic! I love the creativity in this card...and I love the items you had to draw yourself! Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
    Tracey, DT

  8. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafting by Designs; we just spotlighted your card on our Facebook page! Hugs, Doris :)

  9. 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 and if you want in I'll send you a link 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.

  10. I do love the design of your card. So cute.
    Good Luck with your challenges, Julie x

  11. Wowie, this is stunning! So creative, love the wood look and how you've indeed managed to make it look with them clothes hangin out of the drawers. Fabulous hun

    Huggsss, Angelique

  12. A brilliant card - LOVE the design.

    Thanks for joining this months challenge at A little Bit Crafty.
    Lorraine x

  13. Fabulous idea Jane! Love the drawer and the hanging tie is so cute :) Deffo love this card!

  14. Cute For The Boys card! Great idea for the Melonheadz Friends challenge. Thanks for joining us.

  15. Hahaha...Well I loved this when I first saw it and still love it now, but I am chuckling away over the underpants dilemma!! :P
    This is soooooo fantastic, Its such a simple design but looks truly special. The image is a perfect choice and your chest of drawers look amazing. Wow the items hanging out look amazing, I thought you had cut and used digis or used dies to cut these!! I know who to come to i I need something extra drawn for a creation :p xx

  16. so funny! Thanks for playing with us at PND :)

  17. Oh that's awesome!!! What a fabulous project for our February Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting By Designs. Thanks so much for sharing with us this month, pop back next Wednesday for our March challenge! Thanks, Mo dt xxx

  18. Super cute idea, and such creativity! Thanks so much for joining us at Melonheadz Friends. I look forward to seeing your next project. Hope you will join us again soon!
    Tiffany DT

  19. Awesome Card--Love It!

    Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.


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