Friday, 27 April 2012

Time for coffee....


Well am I glad to be back in blogland!!!  I'm relieved to finally be crafting again! After all the excitement of the wedding and the honeymoon, it's taken me a little while to settle back into normal life. I'd thought about going to my craft corner several times but the umph! wasn't there and neither were the ideas! So I visited some of my fave blogs to get some much needed inspiration and it seems to have done the trick :-) 

And just in time too.... it was my son, Marc's seventeenth birthday yesterday. I think he's a bit too old for all the kid/teenager images I've got now so I had to think of something a bit different. After trawling through all my digi images I found this one which pretty much sums him up most mornings :-)  I have had this image for ages - it isn't conveniently organised with a name or where it's from so it must be from when I was quite new to blogland so if anyone can tell me where it's from, that would be great!

I was quite proud of myself for using only card and papers from my scraps folder so I'm not quite sure where they're from either (although I'm pretty sure the paler spotted paper is Daisy and Dandelion). I embossed the background with a papermania mini polka dots folder and added a sentiment from Sentiments 4 You.

The image is coloured with promarkers and I've added a little 3D gloss to his nose :-)

CRAFT - Animals
Cards for Men - Texture
Creative inspirations - Anything goes
Forever Friends - Embossing
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sketch 'n' stash - Fab sketch (I've turned it upside down), unused/neglected stash - digi stamp

Right, time to make lunch for my little man! I'll be back again on Sunday with my DT card for Dream Valley so see you then :-)

 Love 'n' hugs,


Sally said...

Hi Mel, nice to see you back & after all the exciment. A lovely card & a perfect image for your sons birthday. I hope married life is treating you well.
Sally x

Liz, said...

Great to have you back - and with a super cute card too,

Liz x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mel I am not sure where the image is from but it is a perfect mans card. Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT and CRAFTY CATZ this week. Good luck see you Sunday for Dream Valley

Nannieflash said...

Thats a fabulous image, I do hope your son enjoys it, a really fabulous card for a male. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

pinky said...

I love it. Thanks for joining us at LCI.

Diane J said...

Lovely card and the image is great. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS Embossing Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane (DT) xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Sarah said...

Hi Mel, great card. Love the image and the colours are just great.

Hope you had a lovely honeymoon!


coops said...

gorgeous card mel.i love the fab image and stunning papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Violets Corner said...

Love the card!

Warm hugs

Lynne in NI said...

Good to see you back Mel! Gorgeous card, hope your son had a great birthday!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Mel - lovely to see you back hun :o)

I've seen this image before but can't think where! Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Mel, this is a fab boys card I love the cute image and his shiny nose looks great. You look so beautiful on your profile pic hun.

Donna x

~@ngie~ said...

fantastic male card... I love the image & the papers... the colour combo is great too :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at SNS.... good luck ;)

Hugz Angie xXx

Melly said...

Missed you Mrs!!
Hope Marc had a good birthday and he liked his wee card!
Its coloured perfectly and the brown and blue tones are perfect together!
Hugs Melly xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card, I like the image and the colours .Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash. good luck.
Kevin xx

Carole of Brum said...

Smashing card for a 17 year old, Mel, it's still cute but in a more grown-up way. You're so good using up your scraps, too. CoB

Daniele said...

what a great image, loving the shiny nose and slippers so glad you joined us at SnS this week