Sunday, 13 January 2013

Lazy Days - but freezing ones!

Good morning all from a bright but freezing cold corner of the UK! Everything outside had a thick coating of frost on it this morning - but no snow - yet! - although we have been threatened with some later. I think my son was getting a bit excited at the prospect - although not for the simple pleasures of snowball fights and building snowmen. More because it raised the possibility that school might be closed. Sigh.

And so much for my efforts for our family diets to be more balanced and health conscious after the indulgences of the festive period. Although all the offspring are maddeningly lithe & slim, both OH and me could do with shedding a significant number of pounds in weight but it's something of a constant challenge! My son had announced that he's doing a 'Masterchef' style challenge in his food technology lessons at school and had to come up with a dish to make that would then be 'tasted & judged'!  So instead of picking something along the balanced and healthy lines of, say, stir fried oriental veg or a hearty veg & bean bake or similar, what did my little ray of sunshine decide he wanted to make?  A banoffee pie!  And not a low-cal version - the full works with biscuit & oat base, caramel & whipped cream. So we set to work on making this yesterday so he could practice and check timings, etc., and then he announced that he didn't want any because he didn't like it! He just liked the banana! So this plate of high cholestrol scrumminess is now sitting in my fridge - and it would be a shame not to eat it wouldn't it.....? And he's got to make another one this week!  I'm just hoping all the boys at school eat it all so that he comes back with the empty plate!

Anyway, less of the Sunday morning waffle! Just a quick card to share with you today - and along the teenage boy theme!

I used a MoManning digi - 'Paul Typing' - and coloured him with promarkers. 

The backing papers are from First Edition and EK Success 'life words'. 
I then added a Kraft tag to go in a little pocket, with sentiment stamps from LOTV and a wooden button.
So quite a simple card, but I do like that image - and I don't think many teenage boys would appreciate too much fussiness and flowers on a card would they? lol. 
So I do hope that you have a good day - and stay warm. 
Back soon, 
Kim x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
StampinfortheWeekend - anything goes
StampinwiththeDragon - anything goes
DRS Designs - buttons
SimplyCreate - anything goes


  1. Fantastic card for a man/boy, the design and image are perfect.
    Chris x

  2. Hi no snow here either and sun now shining a little so hope will warm up a bit in time for my dog walk at 2. Love this image and how clever with the tag and great colours. If you really dont want to eat the pie you have my address not even gone there not eatting naughty things as i have still have to 2 tins of chocs to eat and a bottle of baileys. have a good sunday

  3. Love this card and super the way you have done the tag. We are cold here too , the snow didn't settle and I am so glad as I have to drive in the dark tonight. xx Flora

  4. It's a perfect card for a teenager Kim, I love it.

    Jo x

  5. Hi Kim, fabulous male style card. I love your eye for colour. The snow is coming, you can feel it in the air. Your son may get his wish.
    Hugs to you and I too feel a bit strange not being on the same commenting Team.

  6. JUst GOrgeous! I LOve this image...
    FABulous colours to Kim..
    You've made me want a biscuit now with my coffee lol..
    Wish it was the pie though!

  7. Hi Kim,
    I really like this card and image. So appropriate for a teenager. Wonderful paper used.
    Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. mmmmmmmm that pie is my fav. Yum! Yum!

  8. Kim, this is my first time visiting your blog. You are quite entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your plate of high cholestrol scrumminess in your frig!! It sounds amazing!! I think your card is perfect for a teenage boy too. Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

  9. Kim, this is so perfect for a teenage boy. Love the tag idea.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Great card Kim, love the colours. Have a nice day & stay warm.
    Luv, Babs

  11. what a stunning card kim..(oooops for the diet) your card colour choices and papers are just fab too fabulous card hugs sassyxxxx

  12. Brilliant card Kim, just perfect for a teenager! Enjoy the Banoffee Pie, you CANNOT waste it!! hugs, Karenx

  13. Enjoy the banoffee pie, would be a crime to waste it!!
    Gorgeous card. The image looks great, as do the colours and layout.
    Lorraine x

  14. Great card Kim. Love that image. You have coloured it beautifully. Enjoy your Banoffee pie. Hugs Nina

  15. Great card for a boy. I used the same image for my son's birthday in December. Love the colours too :) lou x

  16. Love the way you've made this card Kim, gorgeous colours and layering. Don't miss the school cooking lessons I must admit-my two used to announce the night before all the ingredients they needed the next day!!! Enjoy the pie(s)!!! xx

  17. Great card Kim, super simple and pefect for a fellah! Love the tag you've added, Jo x

  18. This is fabulous Kim, that's a great image and I love the papers and tag design. Ideal for a teenage boy I'd say.
    Sue xx

  19. beautiful card kim, i lve the colour combo.

  20. Hi Kim, oooh what a fab card! The image is great and the graphic feel to the card is just perfect for those pesky boys! I have to admit to being rather glad that the only offspring I have, and am going to have!, is of the female type - I wouldn't know where to start with a boy and then make him a card, oooooh nooo!!

    Have been reading back through your blog as well about your son sleeping in, and to be honest, I used to be like that when I was a teenager too! My dad used to hate me getting up at midday, changing straight into my uniform (this was weekends - I had a weekend job) and going out - he was forever moaning that I missed the best part of the day!! You can imagine how much attention I paid to him - not a lot!! Of course now I have SHMbO I'm up at 6am every weekday, arrrggh!

    The bannoffee pie sounds scrummy too, and glad I'm not the only one who cooks a different meal for everyone.

    See you soon,

  21. Great male card Kim. Love that image and great layout and design. Enjoy your pies :)
    Eileen x

  22. Lovely card ,great colouring and fine male card

  23. Hi Kim, it has snowed here but seems to be slowly disappearing today. Your story about your sons pie made me smile. If he doesn't like it how is he going to judge if it is okay? Lol!! You will have to charge him for a new pair of jeans for you as won't be able to get in your old ones. Lol!!!

    Your card as always is awesome sweetie. I wish I could colour with Promarkers as well as you.


  24. Fun guy card. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  25. Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at SDD. Good luck. Hugs Jo DT

  26. This is a great masculine card. Love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at SDD and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  27. A beautiful card using an equally beautiful image. thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

    ATCs/Cards with Attitude DT


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Kim x