Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Cardboard Boxes

Slipped away from the bubble wrap and cardboard boxes to do this quick post - after all the anquish of the last two weeks (and the previous 2 and a half years)  it now looks like we will finally be leaving here early next week.
Will be glad in one sense as it's far too big for us and the huge garden is now becoming a chore rather than a labour of love, but will also be very sad as I have been here for over 25 years. Time for a fresh start....
So I will try and keep popping in and out until we go - then will have to use the lappie as nothing connected in the new house and as it's all finally come together in the last 3 days it will be a while before we can get PC's up and running....
Made a couple of quickie cards whilst resting my back from the packing and also finally managed to add the finishing touches to this one -

He just makes me smile - not many in the Premiership of English Football look like this do they????? LOL
Don't know how he can see the ball with his round tum - never mind chase round after it!

All shapes cut with Nesties and the paper is odd bits from my stash.

The image is called 'Dunderton Academicals' from Dr Digi and I layered him up a bit to give him some definition from the background.

The sentiments are all PC generated and I applied liberal helpings of Antique Linen DI all over the place in an attempt to make it as grubby as his shorts!I can think of one or two players who live by the aforementioned 'Rules'.... LOL

I made a stand for the back as opposed to a 'flip open' card and covered the stand in footie paper.

Hope all is well in all your worlds and thanks for looking. x

Challenges -
Creative Corner - Unusual Shapes
Crafty Catz - One for the Boys
One Stop Craft - Not Square
1 Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Cards for Men - Anything Goes


  1. I think your choice of papers and card shape is perfect for this cool image, and not to forget the sentiments! Just the perfect amount of distressing to make "dirt" on the card too - lol. Have a great day!

  2. Such a stunning masculine card with great character. All the best with the move. They do say a change is as good as a holiday.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Brilliant Viv love this image may have to get this for my SIL's birthday later in the year
    Hope your move goes well
    jacqui x

  4. Fabulous card Viv love your sentiments


  5. Hi Viv
    This is fabulous.....
    Love that message.....
    All the best with your move...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  6. This is such good fun, a brilliant card for for the 'boys'.
    All the best for your move, take care. Petra.

  7. Brilliant card Viv, makes me smile :o)
    I hope all goes well with the move...hugs
    Jackie xx

  8. Love the card Viv what a fab image and love the sentiment you made for it! It must be a wrench leaving your home of 25 years, hope the move goes as smoothly as these things can! Hugs Susan x

  9. Brilliant card Viv!

    But, even more brilliant is the news about the house move being in sight, yay! I'm so excited for your 'fresh start'. You'll soon put your mark on your new home.

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Hi Viv

    A fabby card. Love all the distressing (and the sentiment made me smile).

    We are moving our Son next weekend so this weekend will be forcing him to finally pack away lots more of his possessions in readiness.

    I hope your move goes well and that you make lots of happy memories in your new home.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Lol Viv, I think his stomach is bigger than the football! A super card. All the very best for the move, hope it all goes smoothly. Take care. Xx

  12. Fabulous man card, love the image and sentiments...
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week..

    I hope your move goes well, be happy in your new home.xx

  13. Brilliant card Viv, I do love these Dr Digi images.I hope all goes well with the moving.
    Kevin xx

  14. Viv, you crack me up with these kinda cards, thanks for making me laugh and love this super dooper card.xx

  15. Great masculine card Viv.

    Good luck with the imminent move. Hope all goes well.

    Big change for you.

    Sarn xxx

  16. I love everything about it, image and sentiment are perfect. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  17. A real fun male card. Hope the move goes well.
    Yvonne x

  18. Haaaaaa! He makes me smile too and your sentiment makes me laugh! Love the mud effect, awesome card! So glad you joined us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cards for Men!

  19. Fab card Viv and so pleased the house move is going through at long last. It will all be worth it in the end I'm sure :) Viv xx

  20. so stunning viv.fantastic colours and shape and i love the image :D

    xx coops xx

  21. I just love your grubby footballer! Hope your move goes as smoothly as it can. I've just got my garden laid out and established after being here 20 years and I know how I would feel if I had to move (just like I did the last time probably). Oddly I'm not that attached to my house this time - just the garden! X

  22. Fabulous Male card - thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this fortnight
    Lisa x

  23. Hee, hee - this had me giggling, I love this whole card. Hope you are packed and all is great with you. xx Flora


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