Sunday, 29 January 2012

A boy card.....!!

Evening peeps!!
Well, I was a chick on a mission this morning and I had a plan of craftiness......then the phonecalls started of people wanting to come and meet my gorgeous girly and ....yup crafty time went out the window...!!! awww but she is soooo worth it!! (...and might I add, she has had more visitors here today than I normally get in a whole year!!! he he he he!!!!) 

Once the Holly visitors had gone, we just had time for lunch before we all went to freeze ourselves silly watching Ryan play football...Little Mo and I had a cunning plan though...we would keep warm for the 2 hours of football by walking the gorgeous girl around the park across the road from Ryan's football pitch. Its called Hartsholme Park and is beautiful. We all loved it. Holly was an absolute star with all the other zillions of doggies enjoying a freezy sunday stroll and Little Mo was mezmorized by the mahoosive lake of frozen water with ducks, geese and seagulls walking across the top of it!!! we also caught the last 10 mins of Ryan's football match, which was a 7-1 win for Ryan's team so a perfick day for us all!!!

Anywhoo, onto my card!! I sneaked out to my craft room (...mmmm well, I say sneaked but I was followed by one Holly dog who kept me company by sprawling out to sleep on my craft room floor! it is so lovely to have some company out there at night agani since my beautiful Zaky went to sleep). 
I had printed out my stunning star paper. Its a Freebie from Anice at Funkyhand. She made it for the January Blues challenge and I absolutely love it! you can find a linky to it HERE

I had 2 challenges I really wanted to join in with. they were...
Here's the sketch, I love it!
Does anyone else fear the 'boy cards'... I do, I am 100% pants at them so when I saw the awesome sketch over on FAS I was sooooo relieved!! I know I only needed to use the layout of it but those stars just inspired me completely ( thank you girlies xxxx)

I cut my stars out on my trusty cricut with a nice little shadow behind them and then stamped my little rope swinging boy straight onto the star shape. It looks so cute. I coloured him up with my promarkers and then stuck them all down onto my gorgeous starry blue paper. The little 'buttons' on the stars are made using a couple of card candies!! I just poked some thread through them with a needle. The little 'happy birthday' is from a LOTV too.

So I think thats me for today!! I am sooo sleepy after 2 huge walks with Holly but I feel really good for getting some proper exercise again!! I have lost 10lbs so far this month so I really needed a bit of an add to the daily routine to keep it all moving off!!!

Right off to watch Wild at Heart now!
huge hugs Lou xxxx


  1. Hi Lou, Holly is truly GORGEOUS, Sounds like she is going to be so loved, bless her.
    Your boy card is perfect and yes we all fear them, but you have done a fab job.
    BIG HUGZ Fleur,Ooooh and Fletch says woof woof to Holly LOL xXx

  2. OMW...Holly is fabaroony hun..she is so adorable and me likey her colour too :o)

    And your boy card is fabulous the star shape sweetie :o)

    have fun with Holly...big hugs Vicky xx

  3. OH great card and love the layout. LOVE the papers and as always super job.
    Fi xx

  4. What a cute, cute boy card - love it! Also, congrats on adopting Holly - I have a yellow lab named Mollie!

  5. Fabulous card. Love the little stars you added.

  6. Hi Lou what a fab card loving how you have used the stars and the image.
    You new crafting buddy looks gorgeous and so much fun.
    Hugs louise xx

  7. Hi Lou

    Holly looks gorgeous!!

    I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to start looking after a dog.

    Loving your "boy" make here. I recognise that freebie paper!!! It looks great here.

    Have a good week and lots of fun with Holly!

    Love Jules xx

  8. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love your colours hugs Pops x

  9. Oh Sweetie this is so so gorgeous ! I love the soft colouring of the image and the paper is so pretty ! So glad you had a lovely sunday ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  10. wowww Lou, tis is really GORGEOUS.
    The little boy is such a sweetie

  11. Hi!really lovely** for you all Lou to have Holly join your family and i wish you lots of fun together :)
    Your card is soooo lovely, perfect image with those stars too-love it!!
    Well done with the weight loss,its not so easy this time of year (lost 9 lbs,my BMI says over a stone more to go :(
    take care,
    enjoy those walks.
    BIG hug,Lou.xxxx

  12. Holly's just a sweetie, Lou. Congrats on your new addition. And WHAT??? you fear boy cards? Oh, I must have read that wrong, especially with this fabulous one I see right here. Adorable. And another congrats on the diet and exercise I've been doing that myself since mid October and finally fitting into my clothes again. 10 pounds in one month?! Holy moley, that's soo FABULOUS! Keep up the good work. xxD

  13. oOOOhhhhh! What a wonderful card and such a fab interpretation of the sketch (Jenny's I may add!) Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  14. Super card. The image is really cool and love what you have done with it. Am now your latest follower. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on one of my cards. I understand from your comment that you are from Lincolnshire too. Wonder if we are very far from each other?

  15. ohhhhh I do love this Lou! You've used the sketch soooooo well!


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