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