Monday 31 October 2011

Masculine Monday - Fox and Friends birthday

The first thing I'd like to say this morning is thank you! I have been bowled over by all the lovely comments and emails following Saturday's post, and delighted that I have new followers too - thank you all so much! I really do appreciate the encouragement.

Now, I have a masculine card to show you as usual on a Monday morning. A couple of weeks ago my youngest son asked me to make a birthday card for a school friend of his. I knew that the boy is an animal lover and this card was the result of me playing around with some items that were out on my desk.

This wonderful paper from the new Well Worn range reminded me of a brick wall - particularly when placed over a sky sponged in with Bashful Blue ink using my cloud template made of punched circles glued together. I thought it might be fun to have somebody peeking over the top!

The somebody in question is a bewildered looking cat made with the owl stamp from Fox and Friends. Doctoring the beak to make a nose and adding whiskers gives it a feline look! I gave him balloons to hold made from scraps of card stock punched into shape using my 1" circle punch (TIP: Use a post it note to hold the circle in place while punching.) The balloon knots and strings are added with markers and I added shine to the balloons with my white gel pen.

The happy birthday sentiment from Party This Way looked quite graffiti-ish to me so I stamped it on the wall using my stamp-a-majig for position. It's quite a random font so it was quite easy to add Elliott's name in the same style.

Supplies needed for the card:
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Party This Way
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Card stock: Whisper White, Scraps for the balloons
Other: Well Worn designer paper, markers, white gel pen, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I hope you've had a great weekend. We got back from Tynemouth safely, having had a wonderful few days away. I'd only just got the laundry done when it was time to pack another suitcase - this time for my youngest boy who is off today on his school trip to an adventure centre. While I was giving advice about how to fit everything in, I told him we'd miss him while he was away. He agreed cheerfully that it would be pretty dull at home without him then told me kindly that he wouldn't have time to miss us at all as he'd be far too busy doing all the fun activities! I have no doubt that he'll be off this morning without a backward glance but I confess that I'll have an ever so slightly trembly bottom lip...

I hope those of you that celebrate halloween have fun tonight. Can you believe it'll be November tomorrow? Hmmm... I think some Christmas projects are definitely in order this week!

See you soon,


  1. Fabulous card another simply elegant card Vicky how do you do it ?? SU must be really proud of you you make such good use of their products. I'm sure your little man will have a wonderful time, before you know it he will be flying the nest oops is that a wobbly lip I see.


  2. Lovely card Vicky your owl looks really cute peeping over the wall.
    Hope your son has a good time away - Jacqueline xx

  3. Hello Vicky

    Another fabulous card, I love the peeking owl.


  4. This is a fabulous masculine card, it reminds me of the 'Wot No..?' graffiti we used to get in the 80's! That paper really does look like a brick wall!

  5. How do you dream up all these ideas ? Are you like me lying awake at night thinking stamping !!! A great little card Vicky and I do like those papers !
    Jane x

  6. Hee hee hee! Cute boy card!

    I'm handing you a virtual tissue for the possibly watery eyes that went with the trembling lip! xxx

  7. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous Boys card.....where do you get your ideas from.......cos i need to go with you sometime Lol!!!!!....
    hugs sylvie
    Congrats again are a Shining Star.....

  8. Another great card Vicky and your little man will be back with the blink of an eye so enjoy a bit of extra me time Luv Sue x

  9. Well aren't you clever! I love how you think outside the box and pull it off so well. This card is TOO fun. TFS
    cheers, Karen

  10. What a great card Vicky, love how you've used the DSP for a wall. Glad you received lots of lovely comments, they are very well deserved!
    Margaret x

  11. Very creative! So much detail! Chin up! He'll be back before you know it!

  12. Brilliant card, Vicky. You always come up with some ingenius ideas for your cards, and this one is no exception.
    Your son will miss you, Vicky. He told you that so you wouldn't worry about him...Bless him!

  13. Oh Vicky! This is just so cute! Love the little owl and the balloons. I'm sure your son will miss you - evenutally!! He'll have a fabulous time and when he comes home he'll be full of stories and then tell you just how much he missed you! Hugs, xx

  14. Brilliant use of these products Vicky, so effective! Don't you just love boys? I do :)
    Val x

  15. This is adorable, I love the owl.

  16. This is just SO cute, I laughed out loud! Utterly adorable ... you never fail to come up with fabulous ideas using few products, you clever thing. Being the Mum of two boys who are growing up far too quickly, I can totally relate to your little travel story; hope your baby is back home safe and sound by now!


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