Monday, 7 November 2011

Life's hectic, football crazy, and news!!


Once again I find myself apologising for being a really bad blogger and not posting anything for a couple of days - I wouldn't mind but I actually do have things to share, I just have struggled to get my eldest off of the PC so I can post something!!

The only time I have been able to get him off was when we went to a birthday party Saturday evening, and when he was doing his homework yesterday - and I was busy creating at that point and it was going well, so didn't want to get distracted!

Anyway, the efforts of his endeavours are before me as I type, as he has been researching his Christmas list, which looks worryingly long and expensive, and consisting mostly of Lego sets, something else that I have no idea what it is, and some sort of a Wii extension pack or other!  The youngest has been hacking various store Christmas catalogues with a pair of kiddy friendly scissors!

Anyway, so Saturday was my friends son's birthday.  He'd had a birthday party with his school friends during the day, and we were all invited to the house a couple of hours later for an evening get together.  We normally get fireworks as it was the 5th of November, so fireworks a plenty here in the UK, but we didn't as they have a puppy this year and didn't know how he'd be.  As it turned out he wasn't in the least bit bothered, but I think everyone could think of better things to do with the money that we would have previously spent on setting light to, watching it go 50 feet into the air, and have a 10 second, "ooh, pretty!" moment - in my case craft stash!!  Either that or we were having a collective humbug moment :-D.  Not that it mattered because all of their neighbours appeared to be trying to outdo each other and so we stood and watched theirs, LOL!

Anyway, Max has got into football in a huge way, so a football card was the only way to go.  Now I had no idea what colour his team play in, or what professional team he might support, so I went with what matched my papers!  As it turned out I was spot on!

I can only apologise for the poor quality of the pictures - of course now I've given the card away it's too late to retake them and I've got no idea why they were blurry!  Possibly I was trying to hurry and mucked up :-(

I hope you can get the idea anyway!  I combined some MME papers from the Lime Tiwst - Out of the Blue pad with some old Papermania ones I had lurking.  The football die cut is a sizzix die leant by Julie and the sentiment is from the Oliva stamp set by LCI.

The Kenny K image has been coloured with Copics.  Look how I managed to make a teeny bit of red bleed into the white bit of his football shirt - uncanny, because that's exactly what his mum has managed to do with his real life kit too - how did I know! :-D.

Anyway, not too bad for a quick make while HB was at work, and I was trying to deal with both of the monsters at the time!

Please may I enter these challenges

 And the news... well would you believe Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge is one year old this week!  As a celebration of the Blogaversary we have a new line of Digi's being released, lot's of prizes, a blog hop, and some candy to be won along the way too... phew!!  Check back tomorrow to see all the fun :-D

That's it from me today - looking forward to seeing you tomorrow :-D


Sandy Palmer said...

Wonderful coloring on your soccer player! Nice touch having the soccer ball match the paper!

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic card Sue. Lee x

Amanda R said...

Legos are great fun for a young boy, just be forewarned that you will then have little bits of plastic allllll over your house afterwards! Great card Sue and I never even noticed the bleeding. You must be psychic or something to have matched it so well!

ShelbyWoo said...

great job on this love all the coloring! Thank so much for sharing with us at My Sheri's Crafts!

Gaynor said...

What a gorgeous card and my favourite colours, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

CardArTart said...

Great soccer boy, nice and bright:)

CreaRenata said...

What a great creation! Thanks for joining KKKG this week!


Carol Ann said...

Great card for a male I always struggle with those. Great to have you play along with us at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

great job girl!!!
Thanks for joining us at KKKG!!!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow great colouring thanks for joining in at the poodles parlour,


CreaRenata said...

What a great creation! Thanks for joining KKKG this week!


Sheri said...

Great image and coloring! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MY SHERI CRAFTS ;-)

Charlotte said...

So cute and great coloring on the image. Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts