Monday, 28 May 2012

Lexi's Creations....For the man/boy in your life

Hi Susan here....

Today at Lexi's Creations we are starting a new time flies! The theme for the new challenge is
'For the Man/Boy in your Life'
This can be tricky for some, but have a go, Fathers Day is coming up for us here in England and there is always birthdays to make cards for, give it a try it can be fun to work outside of your comfort zone.
The fabulous design team over at LC's have worked wonders and given you lots of inspiration.
Call across to Lexi's Creations for the full details of the challenge and the sponsor.

Now onto my card....

For me, I decided to make a birthday card for my Grandson Liam, who will be 16 in June. How time flies indeed, he is all grown up, leaving school and going to college this year. It has been an exciting year for him in many ways, he is just coming to the end of all his exams, and done really well, and the best thing as far as he is concerned his football team 'Manchester City' became the Champions for which there was no end to the celebrations. 
We bought a couple of new tops from the City Store and they were placed into a really nice black bag with a silver emblem on both sides...I promptly cut the emblems out when we got home and put them on one side so that they didn't get any harm to them.
I have used one of them on his birthday card.
My backing paper is from my stash, it comes from an old scrapbooking pad full of male orientated papers. Just right for what I wanted. I added the birthday sentiment in the shape of a star and matted it onto a piece of mirri card.

This image is available from Fairy Dust Crafts designed by Lexi Lee our designer for LC's. It is called Footie Ali, I have coloured it with chalks.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for all your fabulous comments.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Hello Susan. I am sure that Liam would love this brilliant card. Absolutely fantastic, with all this attention to detail. Just perfect.
    Happy crafting and have a lovely day.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Brilliant card Susan although I would have to change it to red and MUFC!! Hugs Susan x

  3. Love this Susan, the recycled emblem is the perfect backdrop for the image. Carol x

  4. Fabulous card, Susan, you've coloured him sooo well! Love how you've used the emblem, too, looks real nice! Fun times ahead for Liam...oh, how I loved my college days!
    Hugs Jo x

  5. Hi Susan, just had to pop by when I saw your card for a Man City fan. My OH & 2 kids are City supporters. Did you go to see the bus? We did - stood for 2 hours outside Next, LOL. Still, they were happy - and it didn't rain on us! I am sure your grandson will really appreciate your card.
    Tine :)

  6. Brilliant card Susan, such wonderful detail, gorgeous colours and layout.

    Hugs Julie x

  7. The background is amazing, what a fabulous way to showcase the image, your grandson will love it! Fantastic card Susan!


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