Monday 24 March 2014

Just Relax!

Hello all and I hope that your week has started well?  And that you had a good weekend?  Yesterday and today have been bright and sunny, and oh it does make a difference to how we feel!  Or at least it does for me lol!  We collected my youngest, back from his cross channel adventures, at about midnight last night.  It seems that he had a good time - but when dealing with a 15 year old boy I've learnt to wait to be told things, as if I ask too many questions I don't find out anything! But he's shown us a few photos, and shared some croissants with us that he brought back (along with a bag full of laundry)!  And I'm sure he's pleased to be home - although not quite as pleased about being woken up at 7am this morning to get ready for school.  However, I know he's home now as I keep hearing the guitar being strummed upstairs and he's obviously back in contact with the mothership (i.e. back on the internet).  We've got his parents' evening at school this week so that should be interesting - especially as I now work there as well lol!  I'm sure I'll get the usual briefing beforehand about not chatting too much with teachers and other parents, etc.  Sigh. It's such fun having teenagers.

Anyway, I'm sharing a card with you that I was asked to make for the friend of a colleague at work

I've used a great image from Mo Manning, coloured with copics and Graphits

The backing card and embellishment is from HunkyDory card, and the sentiment done on the computer. 
The gems and brads are from stash.

Hope you like it!  Men's cards are always a bit of a challenge, but I find them a bit easier with Mo images! 
Back soon,
Kim  x


  1. Always Like This For Men. Glad He Is Home Safe And Sound. Good Luck At Parents Evening

  2. Fabulous card Kim. such a great image and I love your detailing.
    Glad your Son seemed to have good time. I can totally relate to not asking too many question and just waiting to be told!
    Sue xx

  3. This is gorgeous Kim. Love the image and your colouring. Great design.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Oh this is great Kim! really fabulous card..I'm slowly getting round to commenting on everyones blog I seem to have been in a daze since the NEC hahahaha, was a long journey then and even longer one back with lots of hold ups! we were shattered but had so much fun..glad your son is home safe and sound have a great parents evening lol huggles Sue xxx

  5. We're not quite at the teenage stage (eldest son is 11), but I'm dreading it already! Love your card, that image is FAB and so is your design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  6. This is a brilliant card Kim!! Glad the traveller is home safe and sound. We are still hearing about our youngest's adventures in China and he went two years ago!! Mind you he has become more communicative since he turned 20 last month so there is hope!! xx

  7. What a fab male card, loving those beer bottles. If your son is anything like mine (now 26) don't expect him to be any more communicative as he gets older, mine can talk for England when he feels like it, but ask him questions and he's likely to answer in monosyllables lol! :) xx

  8. A brilliant mans card Kim. The image looks fab and I love all the beer bottles
    Lorraine x

  9. Great image and great colouring, Kim! Good luck with parent’s evening this week! xx

  10. Love this image and your fab colouring and design Kim. I always struggle with adult male themed cards.

  11. This image is just great for men's cards Kim.Love your colouring and card.
    Sue x

  12. This is fantastic Kim. Glad your son is safely back home and seems to have had a good time. Hope parents evening goes okay.


  13. Hello Kim, what a fabulous card, love the image and design too!
    Marjorie x

  14. Fabulous card Kim - brilliant image so perfectly coloured.
    Have a fab evening.
    Debs xx

  15. Kim, what a fabulous card and what an awesome image. Love it! Glad your son has made it back safely to earth and was able to contact mother ship with no problems LOL! Have a great rest of the week.

  16. Great guy card Kim. :-) So glad to hear your son made it back safe and sound. Hugs!

  17. I'm glad your son got home save and sound Kim and had a good holiday - I think men get through life being teenagers don't they???
    Your card is fabulous, Mo's image is brilliant, great colouring and details - I love those bottles of beer they are stunning!!!

    Heather xx

  18. What a fab male card, those little bottles of ale are just perfect!
    Glad to hear your son got home safe and sound :)

  19. This is a fabulous male card! Great design and your colouring is gorgeous and I love the bottles of beer! Glad your son is home safe and sound.
    Gina x


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Kim x