Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Football fever

Hello lovely people,

It seems I've been away from blogging for a while again; this time was for the very good reason of being on holiday!  I was in Devon but the cottage we were staying in had no WiFi and there was no 3G connection to be had anywhere we went so I was a bit cut off.  On the plus side we had amazing sunshine all week and a wonderfully relaxing time :-D

So now of course it's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and our theme is...


We are sponsored by 2cuteink and the prize is 2 images of the winners choice :-)

I have used another of my collection of LOTV stamps that haven't seen ink and since I needed to make a football card for a little boy, well, how could I not use him?!
My stash is always overflowing with pretty girly DP and there never seems to be much in there for the boys so I grabbed a pad of this quite old collection of Maja DP recently with boys cards in mind... it works a treat!

I had a request for the footballer to be dressed in the new Forest Green Rovers kit... so, off to the internet to see what it looked like and surprise surprise... it's green!  In fact it is VERY green!  I trawled through my Copic collection to try to get a good match and it's not perfect but I think it will do.

Card recipe;
DP: Life in the Country - Maja Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Sentiment: Happy Circular Sentiments - LOTV
Dies: memory box mini star set and Precious stars (minus bows!)
Letters: cut with Cricut

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: ???
Shirt/shorts: YG13/G14/YG17 & N8/9/100
Ball: N8/9/100 & N0/1
Boots: N7/8/9
Grass: YG61/63/G94/99

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team plus a fabulous tutorial on all kinds of masking from Deneen :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Challenges I am playing along with;
1.  Cute Card Thursday (too cute!)
2.  Sweet Stampin' (spots and stripes)
3.  Divas by Design (anything goes)


  1. Oh wow Kat, he is a striking striker indeed! Your artwork is stunning hun, I particularly love his hair and highlights, amazing work. All round gorgeous and Harley is very lucky! Hugs xx

  2. A perfect card for a little boy Kat... You've certainly mastered male colouring too as this is perfect! LOVING the finishing touch of the stars... am sure he'll love it!

    Christine x

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous card, fabulous colouring. Glad you had a good time, we were away but had WiFi, not the greatest but no 3G, rubbish in this day and age isn't it. Lovely to have you back. Hope you will enter my candy x

  4. So cute Kat, love his hair and fab kit! Glad you had a nice Holiday, when we went to the Isle of Wight our cottage had no WiFi and the 3 G was pants on the island - don't you feel isolated?? Susan x

  5. A brilliant boys card Kat. Love the image and papers.
    Glad you had a good holiday
    Lorraine x

  6. This is fabulous. I love the adorable image and design.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. He's gorgeous and your colouring is fab, as always.

  8. Such a lovely card for a little lad. Beautiful colouring xx

  9. Gorgeous card with an adorable, fab colored, image....thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  10. Gorgeous card Kat. I love the image, fabulous colouring and beautiful papers.
    I am pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed some lovely weather too.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. haha He is super cute love how you coloured his hair too! hugs me x

  12. Glad you had a great time and being without wifi for a week must've been either bliss or a nightmare! LOL
    I'm loving this card. It's a fabulous image beautifully coloured and put together. LOVE it! xxx

  13. This is such a lovely boyish Card!

    Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' for our "Spots & Stripes" challenge.
    Pia xx

  14. Great colouring of this little guy. He will be a hit with the recipient. Elaine

  15. A fantastic male design! Love these papers and your gorgeous colouring. I'm sure the personalised touches will be really appreciated!

  16. This is such a cute card! Love your coloring! And the image is darling!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

  17. Another fabulous card. I adore the LOTV image and the green is great! I love the bright green and green and blue are great for boy cards! Your stitching is outstanding. Such another great creation! Hugs, Gail


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