Thursday 6 September 2012

Skater Boy!

Good morning all and hope that your week is going well? It's another lovely morning here - typical that the sun shines more now that the schools have all started back! My youngest has soon got back into routine - sort of! - although turfing him out of his pit at 7am is a bit of a challenge.  Despite his moans though, I'm sure he's enjoying being back at school. He goes to an all boys school and after being at home for such a long summer break (not to mention having 3 older sisters!), I'm sure he enjoys all the male company!

And speaking of teenage boys, that's what the theme of today's card is!  One of my son Jack's closest friends celebrated his 14th Birthday on Tuesday (and it's Jack's 14th on Sunday!).  Jack and Niall have been best friends since they started school at 4 years old, and although they now go to different senior schools they have remained best friends and spend most holidays and weekends at one another's houses.  In fact, we call Niall our 'other son'! They seem to spend a lot of their time together either on the computer, playing football or on skateboards (and building ramps, etc., down the drive! sigh!) - hence this card!

When I saw this image on Mo's digital stamps it just seemed a great idea! 

I coloured the digi with promarkers, and distressed the edges of all the papers.  As these teenage boys are definitely NOT pink & fluffy, I've kept the layout fairly simple, with just basic embellishments and a bit of a grungy look.  The backing papers are from Basic Grey and American Crafts, with some added stitching.  The sentiment stamp was a freebie with a magazine (and has proved quite useful!), stamped onto kraft card. I added a couple of brown brads, some larger pewter coloured brads and some bakers twine and decided to restrain myself from adding anything else! 
I was quite pleased with the effect - this is about as CAS as I think I can be lol!

and the inside decorated to match! 
Thanks for visiting - hope you like the 'boy' card! 
And I'll be back tomorrow with some great new challenges from CraftyCatz and Totally Papercrafts, so do pop in while you're surfing through Blogland! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Craft Challenges2 - all about the boys
Crafty Sentiments - male card
Our Daily Bread Designs - you leave me in stitches
Through the craft door - anything goes


  1. This is a fab card for a teenager.. Love the design. and the colours are perfect..

    Hugs Kelly

  2. That's a great card Kim and perfect for your sons friend.

    It's so annoying isn't it that after all the wet weather, the sun starts shining as soon as they go back to school!

    Jo x

  3. fab card kim...and yeah the suns a shining here...typical im back at work after a 10 day break...and it rained most of the days i was off.....have a great day sweetie hugs sassyxxxx

  4. I think this is a fabulous card. I'm not so good at masculine cards, but you really got it right. I like the 2 brads on the side with the baker's twine.

    Thanks for coming by my blog and becoming a Follower. I'm just joined your blog also and love to play in the LEJ Designs challenges.

  5. Gorgeous card I just love the cute image and colour combination and Thank you for joining in with the Creative Craft Challenge2 "All about the boys" Good Luck Annette DT CCC xxx

  6. Gorgeous card Kim, very nice layout and colour combo, I love the inside too :)

    Tags xx

  7. This is fabulous Kim. Such a great image and coloured beautifully. The papers and layout are just perfect!
    Hugs Sue

  8. This is lovely Kim. The subject is great for Niall and I am sure he loved it. Great colouring and awesome layout and stitching.


  9. This is a fabulous boy card. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

  10. Wow Kim this is such a cool boy card. I love this Mo Manning image. I bet Niall will be thrilled with it hun. Your colouring is amazing as always. Love the stitching and twine. Love how you have used kraft card too, so effective for this image. Hope you are coping having to get back into a routine. Big hugs Clare xxx

  11. I really love what you've created. The colors are wonderful as are the papers. The stamp is a perfect match. Great job - nicely masculine. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  12. Hi Tilly...wonderful card hunny, love it inside and out, x carol

  13. I think you hit the nail on the head with the skateboard theme Kim. :-) Great looking masculine card. Those can be toughies. Hope your son has a great year at school! Hugs!

  14. What a fun card inside and out!! Perfect Masculine card!! Love the coloring of the image, your layout and details!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  15. Great teenager card, love the shading you've done. xx Flora

  16. He's going to love this card. Great theme and great design. Love the colours you have used.
    Eileen x

  17. What a great Masculine card! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD!

  18. What a lovely card. So stunning design. Like the colors you've used and that image is so nice. Thanks for sharing.


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Kim x