Thursday, 30 May 2013

Double eugh...

... the weather is even worse today and I'm in a right grump - lol - my eldest needs new school shoes and after doing the regular haunts (in the rain!)  of Clarks, Clinkards, etc not one shop has his size he's only a size 5 for goodness sake!!!  How can they not have ANY shoes in (mind you I was quite relieved in a way thinking I was going to be paying £40 for about 8 weeks wear - lol)  - I feel a bit of an email moan coming on :-), and will have to try cheaper shoe shops to see if they have any.  Gah - and dont get me started on idiot drivers, but I'm okay now I'm home and had a strong coffee.

Right, now I've got that off my chest I'll share this lovely chappie with you - and check me out I've only had a go at doing an insert, I was inspired by Ellas design blog and she has ok'd that I can have a go.

This was a Pollycraft freebie from ages ago, I dont think he is available any longer.  I have coloured him with promarkers and added glossy accents to his beer.  Then matted him onto embossed card, then purple card and had a go at making my own fishtale banners.  I think the dp is Amy Tangerine (again!)  

This was supposed to be for a sketch challenge until I realised I had missed a bit from the sketch and it wouldnt fit onto my card - doh!! so I've had to forget that challenge, honestly such a dozy drawers sometimes!

So forgetting that challenge I would like to enter it into:

Allsorts challenge - Happy Birthday
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - For the Fellas
Melonheadz friends - Male inspired.
Cupcake - boys
Simon says stamp - anything goes

If yours still with me after my little rant - thank you!! 



  1. Fab card Ali, love the little berr monster and fab combination of colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  2. oops, sorry I meant 'beer' monster x

  3. This looks great Ali and thanks for joining in with our birthday challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  4. This is really fun!! Hugs Juls xxx

  5. Like Beer monster! oh! Maybe have another coffee!? And cake!?

  6. Fabulous hun...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  7. A fabulous card Ali.
    I love this image, great fun and perfect for many guys.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  8. That is such a cute little monster!! Love the colors! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  9. Gorgeous card Ali, love the design and cute monster x

  10. This is such a fun card! Good luck finding the right size shoes......children grow so fast it's hard to keep up with them!!
    Helen x

  11. Love it - he's still one of my fave mens images xx

  12. You've created a fun masculine card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  13. This is just too cute! Love that monster! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

  14. oh dear - shopping - not a thing I am overly fond of strangely enough! Unless armed with a glass of pinot and a laptop and doing the internet/knock at your door armed with stuff from postie kind...:-) If you arent put off shopping for ever by now, then the little shop in Morpeth with the Mikey cake was all edible - they had some great creations in there. There's also a department store called Rutherfords which was just lovely, really unusual and actually made me want to return - no mean feat!
    BH x

  15. Fab monster! Love him. Laura x (strawberrymouse)

  16. Fab card, Ali! Love that cute monster (there's a contradiction of terms if ever there was one!) and your fab CAS layout! Great insert too! ;)
    Know what you mean about kids and shoes and don't even get me started on idiot drivers! Hope your mojo knocks it up a gear soon - mind you, mine went to a far off land whilst we had that lovely weather, I kept walking into my craft room and walking back out again! Partly due to the fact that it looks like a bomb has dropped in there, lol and partly because I would rather be out enjoying the rare British sunshine! Hugs, Lisa x