Sunday, 18 June 2017

Oliver Texting

Hello friends. Hope this finds you well. We have had a lovely week and most definitely don't want to go back to work tomorrow...never mind, our next week off,  in September, will soon be here!!

I know I am not alone in struggling with cards for the male "flavour", particularly youngsters. However, I think I nailed it with this fab image from LOTV - Oliver Texting featured on a card for one of my cousin's boys.




I flipped him so that he was facing in the opposite direction and coloured him with Promarkers to match the MFT papers - Painted Prints. I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap and finished off with my favourite Mama Elephant Mini Messages and Mini Tags and a small grey pearl.

To round off our week we have been invited out for a Father's Day carvery, so looking forward to that...no cooking!!  My Dad will be very much in my thoughts today and if you can't be with yours either I hope you too have some happy memories to recall.

Have a good day whatever you are up to and as we are in the midst of a heatwave in the UK, stay safe in the sun xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #420 - Birthday boy
Crafty Calendar June - Boys will be boys
Sweet Stampin' - Creations for children
Kitty Bee Designs #97 - For the guys
Unicorn Challenge #22 - For the guys

35 comments:

debby4000 said...

Fabulous boys card, great image.
luv
Debby

meg said...

Love the image and CAS style layout, a smashing card for a guy of almost any age

Julie B said...

Fab card Sarah. Enjoy the heat and the carvery. At least it looks to be passing us by by Tuesday! :)

Pollard Carole said...

I love this image and your fab CAS design the colours are lovely as well Enjoy your carvery Love and Hugs Carole x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, and enjoy the carvery x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a wonderful card I love that image. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 22 “For the Guys.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I bought this one, must use him. Fab card

cotnob said...

A fabulous masculine card Sarah, a super image for a youngster.
I hope you had a lovely dinner at the carvery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chrissy said...

Such a wonderful image for the boys Sarah and love how you flipped him..fabulous colouring and papers..perfect.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Wendy said...

Perfect image for a youngsters, fabulous!
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Super image for the young males, lovely colouring too.
Thank you for joining our 'Birthday Boy' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Brilliant boys card Sarah! Saw this pop up in the Sweet Stampin' feed and had to pop in and say hi. Love what you did for the challenge, it's perfect!! These LOTV boys really make crafting for a teenage boy a little easier! Love it. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Carol S. said...

Great card and brilliant papers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, hope you have a great time with your family, lucky you no cooking or cleaning up afterwards! Love the card a great design for any teen boy, love the pic of Bowie and Bumble looking out at the pheasants... have a wonderful week... Megan

Lisa xx said...

brilliant card Sarah, perfect for a young lad.....with his long, skinny legs he reminds me so much of my Cameron!

Hope you enjoyed your meal out - I love a carvery!

KandA said...

You've definitely nailed it with this card Sarah. Such a great male design and super image. Glad you had a great break xx

Laine said...

He is a cool dude Sarah! Fab male themed card!
Laine
xx

brenda said...

It's a perfect masculine card Sara and I think we all struggle with them a bit, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Annette said...

Fab guy's card hun. And I love the double tags. I hope your first day back at work was not too bad. xx

MiamiKel said...

Aw, Sarah, this is ever so lovely!

Debra K. said...

Such a fantastic card for a younger guy! Lovely colouring to match the paper and a great style of sentiment too. Hope you had a fab carvery meal out and that going back to work wasn't too much of a come down from your holiday :). Debra x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jane Savage said...

This is brilliant, Sarah! Love that image, so perfect for any age I think! xxx

Veerle said...

This is a great image Sarah I love your card.
Hugs Veerle x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a brilliant card and that image is so perfect for a teenager.
You have coloured it perfectly also.
Very fab design and papers used as well.
Hope you had a good day on Sunday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

*Vicki* said...

I really love this card Sarah!! That image is so fun and it certainly is appropriate for any of the "young" males in my family!! LOL!! Fabulous coloring too! :) HUGS

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant male card Sarah.....great image....fab colouring....Joolsx

Andreja L. said...

WoW Sarah, what a fantastic Boy card you made :-)) I like the image.
Hugs, Andreja

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You've chosen a great image for a young male Sarah and a fabulous clean and simple design too.
Lorraine

Sue said...

Fabulous card Sarah and you know I love anything LOTV!!! Hmmm Ollie and Woody have always loved water..we started throwing the ball in the sea because they are both ball mad!!! and now they both swim like fish and I bought some balls for the pool so they just keep jumping in and out and love it...hope that helps xxxxxxxxxx Sue

CornishKat said...

Fabulous card Sarah, great layout and I LOVE the soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.
Hugs,
Katrina xx

Lena's Creations said...

Such a fun card, Sarah. And isn't it just the youth of today. I swear they must have developed some sort of 6th sense that they don't walk into walls, etc. :-) Head down, on the phone, and walking straight forwards - now there's I skill I have yet to master :-)
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Hubby has been dealing with vertigo issues and I have been spending all my time helping him through it. Thank you for the comments you left on my blog. I'm hoping to be a more frequent visitor.
Have a wonderful day,
Lena

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

Sammy said...

Hey Sarah, glad to hear you had such a nice time.
Your card is fab! (note to self: get that stamp!) Perfect for those awkward teen lads. As much as I love making cards for men, teens are a nightmare! lol.
With DT cap on: Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Brenda said...

Perfect "boy" card! The little tags are just the embellie for a male card. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.