Wednesday, 23 March 2011

My big boy is 11 today!!

In August 2002 when Scott and I got together, I was also blessed with my step son, Ryan. And today he is 11 years old, I cannot believe how quickly time has zoomed by!!!

His card had to be a squidge more grown up this year so he got a LOTV Football crazy on his card and a LOTV circle stamp too!!

I stamped him and then heat embossed him with some clear embossing powder to make him look yummy. He got a good old Man Utd colouring with my promarkers. If you look really close on his little trainer you can see Ryan written on it. I did that because his fabby new trainers from his mum sarah and dad jim have his name on them and I wanted the little footballer to mirror that.
The punched border is martha stewart and is a very special punch as a dear friend sent me it.A few little card candies on the edges and I sneaked in some kisses in the corners of my little footballer and on the top edge of the punched border. The sun was just going down when I took this piccy and Little Mo and his big brother Ryan were playing rounders in the garden, it was so lovely and a super treat for Mo to see Ryan after school. We don't normally see Ryan in the week as he is with Sarah during the week so Mo was very excited.

Then onto the cake!!!!  for his 11th birthday I thought I had better go for a big boy cake!!!!!! and made this yummy looking little football shape using one of my pyrex pudding basins and iced it ( lots of icing!!). Then I decided that I needed a goal net too so I made one to sit the cake on and a little Man Utd logo stuck into it on a good old McDonalds coffee stirrer!!!!

I know I am not much of a cake maker but I am very proud of this one!! you can just about make out the green icing writing and number 11 on the black icing!!

Right I am off to veg out for a little bit now before I start thinking about some cards I need to make, cuppa here I come!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
Hugs Lou xxx


  1. Oh super card and wow what a great cake, you've done it again and put lots of thought and love in to this.
    Fi xx

  2. Happy birthday to Ryan! Love the card you made for him and the cake is just perfect!


  3. Lou the card is stunning & the cake is fantastic
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Hi! Lou,such a sweet card -really lovely image and colours.
    The cake looks amazing too,
    clever you.
    big hug,Lou.xx

  5. Card maker, cake maker, where will your talents end.


  6. Happy Birthday Ryan bet he loved his card & cake they are both gorgeous hun. Love the LOTV image on the card I've just brought a few boy stamps from LOTV cus I theirs are brill for boys it might make me start doing more.
    Bless little Mo having his big brother there some things are just priceless arn't they shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Hi Lou, cake, what time do you want me round!!
    I have been to lincoln today, had some christmas vouchers to spend, not crafty though.
    your cake is fabulous it looks so very yummy.
    and hope ryan like his card is brill. hope to see you soon love Chris xx.
    are you going to the NEC?

  8. Well I'm sure Ryan was absolutely THRILLED with his cake and card. WOW, Lou, you really went all out! xxD


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