Sunday, 3 July 2011

Scouting for boys!

Hello, and welcome!

Oh my goodness....will it never end....ANOTHER flippin' male card!  What can I will try to fit in a girlie one somehow!   Don't have a girlie birthday due until September...sorry, Birdie (well, you did ask), when the twins turn 3 years old, (Freya and Adam), so that will be a double whammie, heehee.

It's been a very busy week....feel as if the birthday and anniversary celebrations have been one long party....but all culminated in a big family party, last night........boy, am I tired....must be me age, lol!
All our kids, their wives and husbands, and our 17 grandchildren ate a meal together.......a challenge by itself....29 of us around one very long table!....then on to the fun and games!!
I shouldn't have bothered with the hair-do and makeup........have you ever laughed so hard, and so long, that you had to literally hobble to the toilet with your ankles together?....sorry.......I AM 60!!!!......and your eye makeup runnin' down yer chin?
Try it.....I'll send my grandkids ' experience in the world.....truly!
Some of the boys (aged 9 to 2) started off proceedings with turning on a screen (X Box?) that showed a realistic stage, with Michael Jackson look-a-likes dancin' and prancin', and the boys had mics to sing along, and had to copy the dance moves.......IT WAS HILARIOUS!!  Two year old Adam was a STAR!
Then, on to the Talent Show........two 7 years old grandaughters (Alexandra and Taylor) did a dance routine, complete with cartwheel spins, and sang a song I've never heard before, and half-way through were joined on the stage by 15 month old Yvie-Grace, and 2 year old Adam....both of whom were supposed to be in the audience....but, boy, could they move, HA!
Each grandchild either did a solo (8 year old George showed his set piece that he has to perform to get his yellow belt in Karate), or teamed up with a cousin/brother/sister.......and the fantastic evening of entertainment ended with 17 year old Hannah singing a solo in her beautiful soprano voice........sigh.
There are too many details to tell you everything....and you're probably gettin' bored.......but I had the most fantastic 60th birthday party that anybody has ever had.....PERFECTION!
But....before we get on to the card, please indulge me while I show you a photo of the most beautiful birthday cake that was made for me, COMPLETELY FROM SCRATCH, by my daughter, was her very first attempt, and I was gobsmacked when I saw it......
The icing was made with marshmallows, and the filing was chocolate....oh, she knows me so well........and you just know I kept that pretty ribbon.....THANK YOU GILLIAN!!

OK.........the card........made for upcoming son-in-law birthday.....Alex is married to eldest child, Joanne, and is a Scout leader..........

The scout image is a free colouring page off the net........

I was inspired by seeing a card in a magazine that had this cut-out portion, and a lacy border was put in the gap (will try that on a girlie card, lol), but I liked the way it worked for this masculine card, too.
The bottom border is a K&Co. ready made one, from a border set I've had since year dot.....just stuck it onto the bottom part of the card, then cut away around it.......

The little stamps are from a set that is also so old, the packaging has fallen apart, so don't know where I got it from...sorry.....stamped, coloured, faux stitched, cut out with punch....all on kraft card.......

Catch a ickle fishy, make a ickle wishy.......sorry.......Grandma mode slipped in, then.......

Froggy is wooden, coloured with PMs, and somehow smudged with red, so turned it into a tongue....cheeky......

Black button is from Paper Mania, and stuck a white "A" sticker on, and pegged it....don't know why....just did........

Front of card says "A Boy Scout is always prepared to....." and this is the punch-line......all, except BOY SCOUT done on the old 'puter.......
Sorry it's been a loooooong post, but had a lot to share...ha!

Stitching - faux or real (on my circles)
Different kinds of cards (I hope my gap card qualifies)
Its my Party
Free and easy
Anything goes
One for the boys
Your style DT call


Anne-Marie x


  1. Sounds like you had a blast of a day with your family :o) If only you could share a bit of your boy-card-mojo, as I always struggle with those....

  2. wow this is fab, lots of great little embellishmemeny. Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes this week.


  3. First of all the cake looks really fabulous...your card is super you really do great male cards,you must have more males in your family than females....And you have obviously had a fabulous time,good for

  4. Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog, my eldest was involved in scouts and shortly after I had my youngest son, he was off at a scouts night and they were swinging on ropes he slipped and broke both of his arms! The scout leader was a friend and was so upset. Anyway, I really like your card, I like the gap in the front where the circles connect and love your scout image too, looks great,

  5. First: gorgeous card, the details are amazing.
    Second, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wowza, what a cake! And how awesome that it's actual, reusable ribbon...for a crafter that's like diamonds in the cake!
    Thank you so much for sharing, it really gave me a smile. And thanks, as always, for your comment!

  6. What a great card - they'll love it!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafters Companion!!!

    Paula DT :D x

  7. boy and you think i'm funny????? love, love, love the cake!!!!!! card is super as always.

    so? you're mad at me because??????
    i forgot your birthday and didn't send you a card? heck, you already own a piece of my heart, what more do you want???? sounds like you're having a way better time than i am anyway and i were closer i'd be celebrating with you.

    luv you anyway.

    hugs :) and a few smiles thrown in.

  8. Saw you following Anne's blog and thought I would check you out. I love the cake and you have an awesome blog! I'm now following

  9. That's the way to celebrate a birthday!!! I adore family get togethers that include uncontrollable fun and laughter. Btw, a very happy belated birthday and anniversary!!! Sorry I'm always behind. :(

    Your cake was sooo beautiful! Gillian is extremely talented. Did you save me a sliver, sis?

    You've come up with yet another unique and awesome male card. You're amazing with the wonderful ideas you come up with for cards. I love it!!!

    Big hugs and have a great week.

  10. Such a clever card AM! truly, you never cease to amaze me with your ideas for boy's cards. When are those lessons starting?

    Got to try this idea myself sometime, really works well :) just sayin!

  11. Fabby boy's card

    Thanks for joining us on CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. Calendar marked for September. Like P, still waiting to hear when male card making classes start. Really, you nail everyone of them and I love that each is geared to the receiver; not always easy.

    Hope someone filmed your entertainment and understand all to well the hobble described ;) Just saying... So happy you had such a wonderful celebration as was well deserved.

  13. yeah, i'm cruel that way (on the punchlines) and i know you weren't really mad at me! now have an extra piece of cake for me!!!! ooooooo i can almost taste it.

    hugs :)

  14. What a fab male card - love the design.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. A fab card, fantastic detail.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  16. Yes it qualifies - regular cards don't usually have the cut out section and images placed over it. :)
    Fabulous male card..Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  17. Wow this is a fabulous male card. So much detail, perfect. Thank you for taking part in the Crafters Companion challenge. Hugs, Wendy x

  18. This is super cute - love how its folded. Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  19. Brilliant male card, love the attention to detail, thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  20. Very nice, love your coloring and glad you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

  21. Great card. Love the masculine look. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Anything Goes Challenge.

  22. Love it (am a Scout leader myself!). Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug for our Anything Goes challenge. Hope to see you join in with our Clean and Simple Challenge this week as I'd love to see what you create for it.

  23. This card is amazing! The attention to detail is mind blowing...the colors, I love the circle detail with the peek-a-boo in side. Fantastic! Sorry it took me so long to comment, I've been having major problems with Blogger...Thanks for playing with us at the OCC! Good luck with the DT call!

  24. hi
    bleated happy birthday,it really must have been very special with family and so many kids arround. the cake sure is beautiful :).
    like your card, specially the lil images at its bottom.

  25. Great card Anne-Marie - I love boy cards. Hazel x