Monday 10 June 2013

Plugged in and recharging....

Hello all and I hope that your week has started well?  We seem to have had a busy few days, my husband got back from Dubai on a work trip at the end of last week, and my daughter and boyfriend left for a post-exams holiday in Lanzarote yesterday - so we seem to have had suitcases and laundry all over the place lol!  Thankfully the weather has been lovely, so at least we've been able to sit out, have a bbq (and get the laundry dry lol!).  Anyway, I'm hoping to catch up with everyone's blogs over the next day or so - and apologies if I've not been to 'visit'.

Just thought I'd share this card with you today as when I saw this Mo image 'Paul texting' I just had to have it - as the current 'owner' of a teenage boy it was just so perfect!  Our gorgeous little boy has undergone something of a transformation over the last year or so.  He seems to constantly have something plugged in somewhere about his person, headphones connected to iPod, phone, computer, xBox, etc. Communications with us are kept to a minimum (the occasional grunt), and he converses mostly with his mates over the ether of the internet via Skype or xBox, and I've learnt not to burst into his room as his mates are often on a webcam! We're convinced that aliens have taken over his body, and all those wires are recharging him or helping him communicate with the mothership......

And Mo's image is built like my son too - all legs and arms!  I've coloured the image with copics and a little pencil. 

The backing paper is from K&Co and I've distressed the edges of the coredinations card used for matting and layering. I've added a little grey seam binding ribbon and button. 

Despite all this, I love my son to bits!  He is in a bit of grump this week though as he's got exams all week at school (he's 14) and he'd rather be on his computer or strumming his guitar than having to revise! Just a typical teenager really! 
Anyway, I'll stop waffling now and get some jobs done then start having a browse round Blogland! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Catered Crop - masculine card
Glitter n Sparkle - male card
Hobbycutz - male cards
Simply Create Too - male cards
TokBobok Challenge - anything goes


  1. Kim this is a fantastic card.

    I love that image,will have to go and have a look to see if they have a female version of this image.

    So understand what you are saying about teenagers lol. When I see what problems others get with their teenagers Im so grateful that all I get are the grunts lol.

    Take care


  2. It is an awesome image indeed and your card is wonderful. Know what you mean about teenagers, always SK :)

  3. Beautiful card, so fun that you could find an image that fits perfectly with your teenager at home!
    Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge.

  4. This is fabulous Kim. Love the cool dude and the papers are scrummy.
    Hugs Sharon x

  5. Excellent card Kim, the floor around his feet does look a bit tidy,lol. Loving the design and papers. xx Flora

  6. Wonderful Kim. I love that image and your colouring is fabulous.
    Having a teenage son myself I can totally relate to everything you have said!
    Sue xx

  7. Hi Kim, ooooh that is one seriously fabulous card! Love your colours and colouring - great cool tones!

    Just been looking back at your garden pictures too, soooo many flowers! It's lovely!!


  8. Lovely your colouring and your background papers....Thank you for sharing with us this time at Hobbycutz...Kobie...x

  9. Love that card Kim..yes remembering my son when he was a teenager..think he was born in a grow bag he towered about me so I can relate to the arms and legs LOL huggles hun Sue xx

  10. Such a fabulous card and post Kim. Wonderful colour and detail.

  11. What a fab image for a teenager! I love it. A fab card Kim.
    Best wishes Lea x

  12. A really fab guy card - thanks so much for joining us in our fortnightly challenge over at Hobbycutz


  13. That's fab Kim. I think I have that image - not sure he's ever been used though!

    Susan x

  14. Great card Kim ... and yes, your son sounds like a typical teenager LOL

  15. Fabulous card Kim - so perfectly coloured.
    I know exactly what you mean - I too have a 14 year son - he had his exams a couple of weeks ago - so now is starting to act a bit more 'normal' lol!!!
    Have a wonderful day
    Debs xx

  16. This is fantastic male card Kim, he is such a brilliant image, luv your colour choice.
    Chris x

  17. great image - wish I'd seen this last week when it was my son's 14th birthday, this is him to a tee, right down to the beanie ! will make a note for next year lol

  18. beautiful creation. Love your take on the male theme. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

  19. I have used this fabulous image more times than I can remember Kim, when you have teenage boys it comes in so handy! I love what you have done with it.

  20. Great masculine card and perfect colouring! Please, come and join my new blog for chlallenges, I will be glad to have you there:

  21. This is awesome Kim, your write up made me smile. Is it one grunt for yes and two for no. Lol!!!


  22. Fabulous card Kim, love the image.
    Caz x

  23. Fab card Kim. The image and design look great.
    My son is only 8 so I have all this to come!!!
    Lorraine x

  24. Hi Kim,
    such a superb card for a teenager. Your card is fabulously designed as always. Superb colouring in too. I do love Mo's digi images she is just the best.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  25. Hi Kim, fab card, perfect for a teenage boy, beautifully coloured and great layout.
    Colette xx

  26. What a fabulous card! Love the image and pretty background papers you used! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  27. JUst GOrgeous! A FABulous image for a teenage boy! LOve your colours too.
    At least the weathers been perfect for washing lol x

  28. I got such a kick out of reading your description of your son. hee hee Unfortunately I don't think it stops at 15. My daughters fiance is just about as bad, especially with the phone. I think it's been permanently attached to his palm. The card is fabulous. Just right for a techno guy. Hugs!

  29. My lot are all very bad with their Mobiles from my 12 year old grandson, to my 35 year old daughter, I have to tell them to put them away, when we are eating, grrr, LOL...loving this card, such a fab image, might have to get that one myself, sounds like your house is a bit like mines with people coming and going, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  30. I just love your colouring! Lovely Image and love all the work you have put into this project!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight. Good Luck in the draw ...
    Crafty hugs

  31. Terrifc colouring, love the strips and the fab design. Wonderful card!

  32. I love this card and think it would be perfect for my Manly Monday post. May I post a link to your card for my readers to come visit and get inspiration? Hope to hear from you.

  33. Fabulous card - love the colours & papers!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x