Tuesday, 14 January 2014


... hi all hope you are well.  Ooh all been a bit quiet here but I have been getting a couple of cards made - throughout the year I've got a few big birthdays for people and anniversaries so I'm trying to work on those at my own pace so I'm not panicking near the time.  I've also re-joined the gym as you know with crafting you dont really get a whole load of excercise so I'm trying to get fit and gain a bit of stamina - so that when I'm out on my bike with the boys I'm not huffing and puffing lol.

Anyhoo, onto a card - this is one I've made for my brother who's birthday is in February, not a big birthday for him but I do have a 70th and a 50th that month - gah!!!!

The image is a Mo image coloured with promarkers, die cut and distressed around the edge.  The papers I think are papermania from ages ago - matted onto kraft card   I have then added twine and some fishing flys and the tiniest bit of hessian I had - I'll need to try and find some more now!!

I would like to enter this into:

Totally Gorjuss - anything goes - manly
Incy Wincy - add texture
Crazy Challenge - cards for men
Dream Valley Challenges - men/boys
Polka Doodles & Studio 12- For the boys

Right I think thats me for tonight - I bought my hubby a homebrew kit for Christmas and its ready to drink tonight - hic!!

Thanks for looking



  1. Fab card, Ali! Great colouring of that cool Mo fisherman and clever details!
    Hope the homebrew doesn't leave you with a headache! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Brilliant card hun, I love everything about. Wow, fabulous colouring and layout missus. Sorry I haven't emailed you recently I haven't managed to add my contact on my new puter yet and I can't remember what it is off hand. I will sort it out this weekend and send you a wee message. Hope you're well hun, take care. Hugs Janine x

  3. This is a great card.
    Thanks for joining us at a Totally a Gorjuss.

  4. I love that image - Mo is so talented! I love how you've coloured it, you've given the image such a great 3D look! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  5. Great card Ali, the image is fab, and really well coloured - i'd love to be able to shade, but alas it never looks great when I do it x

  6. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  7. Love this card, such a great image and lovely colours. Hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the homebrew :)
    Helen xx

  8. Fab male card, love this image and all your details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  9. Hi Ali, what a fab masculine card! Great image, papers and love the little fishing flies.

    Know just what you mean about getting fit - I'm puffing going up and down stairs! So I'm doing exercise DVDs at home - can't stand the gym!!!


  10. Shouldn't you be making Valentine's Cards now?! ;o)


  11. Gorgeous card Ali, love the image and how you've coloured it. Hope the gym is going well xxx