Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Simple Joys

Did a few  cards without much embellishing or blingy stuff for the stash. This is one!
So many people are saying about how much postage costs are I have made quite a few cards just recently that are relatively flat and of course I try not to go OTT on men cards with thick embellies anyway!

 The papers are as old as Methuselah and I just found them at the bottom of yet another paper stack whilst looking for something else, so here we are in March and I am continuing with the promise to myself to use up papers and not buy any more.

Basic layout and just chopped up the papers into large squares for layering.

Used pastel chalks on the pic which is of course from LOTV.  (I resisted the temptation to add a few 'z's abpve his head!)

The sentiment was a freebie from TLC and I changed the font colour to blue to match the colour scheme. Think it fits perfectly with this image cos dozing off in the sunshine under the shade of a leafy tree is joy indeed!

It's been a lovely day here - getting spoilt cos that's 3 nice days on the trot - maybe spring is on it's way finally?
Hope the weather has been kind to you wherever you are - thanks for visiting! x
Challenges -
Nutcrafters - Boys
Male Room - Blue/Green/Brown
Suzie Bee's - Masculine
Ladybug Crafts - Boys
Paper Crafting Journey - Manly/Boyish
Divas by Design - Hear it for the Boys


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, I love the cute image and fabulous papers. I know what you mean about postage charges and they are due to go up again at the end of this month!
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely card and great image, I keep men and boy card simple, cos they are lol, only joking.
I an sure that I have had those papers and Daisy Bucket seems to come to mind! probably wrong.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card are right with the cost if postage think our cards need to be flatter


Paper Junkie said...

Love the papers you have used for this card Viv - have the stamp but goodness knows where. (Not doing as well as you re using up papers - bought some gorgeous Mindy Terasawa First Edition papers at the Make It Show at the week-end. Saw them in the morning but weakened by the end of the day as I just couldn't go home without them....) X

Wendy said...

Gorgeous boys card Viv, love this image.
Wendy xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Don't have to convince me. Move over kid and let an old man join you. LOL.
This is a card after me own hart me lassie. Lovin it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a relaxing card! Thanks for joining in at The Male Room.

Jackie said...

Most of my cards a quite flat for posting nowadays, and the post is going up again!!!!!
I love everything about this charming card, especially the tartan type paper :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

Lovely colour palette Viv, great for masculine cards.

See they had to rely on our boys last night, poor showing otherwise.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Viv, what a fab male card, love the mix of papers with the image. I have been good and only bought one pad this year however I refuse to say how many digital sets of paper I have bought - surely that doesn't count?!?!!! Hugs Susan x

SARN said...

Morning Viv . . . I really like this male card and the fab sentiment which goes so well with it. Congrats on using up some of your older papers too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx


Gorgeous card Viv love this image and fabulous paper's and colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is super! I do like the layers and that image is just so cute, and beautifully coloured too! Thanks so much for playing along with TMR this week!

Simply joys indeed!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous again Viv, my love of this image and your papers are super.xx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fab Design.... thank you for taking the time to join us over at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge, we would love the pleasure of your company again next week for another fab challenge…….
Suzy B~Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

Chris said...

This is a gorgeous card, Viv. Super image , the way you've coloured it gives it a hazy, dreamy quality which is just perfect! Lovely design and papers too! Thanks for joining us at Ladybugs Crafts Ink!

Sue - said...

Love this image. Great card. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room

Darnell J Knauss said...

Super guy card, Viv! I love the plaid, the denim and the mustardy colors for such a sweet image!! I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Great male card Viv, I use that image a lot for males too. Great choice of colours also, love how the sentiment exactly matches the blue colour :) Viv xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 18 make it masculine - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Gale said...

Fantastic card Viv. Love this image. It is perfect for a boy's card. Thanks for joining us at PCJ in our "Make It Manly Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Debbie said...

This is a fantastic card and fits our challenge beautifully.Loving your attention to detail.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane x

Debs said...

Perfectly fabulous male card - love the LOTV image and great LO.
Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

coops said...

stunning male card viv.fab image and i love your papers ;D

xx coops xx

Whimsey said...

ADORABLE image; love the papers, love the smudginess (new word - LOL) of the sentiment!

Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

OH Babs said...

What a nice male card. I love LOTV stamps.

Louise van Vuren said...

Great male card using the colours from our challenge,thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room

Louise xx