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Sunday 25 January 2015

Hip Hip Hooray!

Good morning all.

Laundry done, online shop done so managed some time playing yesterday. Got my gelli plate out..ended up with a couple of usable pieces but they weren't exactly masterpieces! Did manage to finish a DT project and make my brother a birthday card which you will see in due course.

Today I'm sharing a birthday card for my youngest nephew which I made the other day.

When I saw this Hip Hip Hooray die from Papertrey Ink being showcased I just had to have it!! The stamps are a separate set and comes with a variety of sayings. Footballer stamp (this has been lurking around un-inked for well over a year now!!) is from LOTV and is coloured with promarkers before being fussy cut and mounted with foam pads...I did think I should have "grounded" him but he's just like Thomas who never has his feet on the ground! I think I should go and put a number 11 on his shirt, although I'm sure I'll get told the number belongs on the back of the shirt not the front lol.

Challenges entered:
Dream it Up - birthday wishes
Sassy studio Design - it's raining men
Scrapbooker PHd - masculine plus die cut
Crafty Creations - something old (stamp), something new (die)
Crafty Gals Corner - let's hear it for the boys
I Love Promarkers - men at work
Cardz 4 Guyz - anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - things beginning with B (ball, boy, blue, black, birthday)
A Gem of a Challenge - birthday card for a boy
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes


  1. Ooh Carol, this is just so fun and I love the colour combo. A perfect birthday card for a guy/boy.
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  2. This is fabulous Carol, looking forward to seeing your Gelli plate creations.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh wow Carol l love your image so perfect is your card x

  4. What a great boys card Carol love that die and of course LOTV stamp! huggles Sue xx

  5. Perfect card for a boy who plays football.
    Love the Die, that's brilliant.

    Patricia x

  6. A fabulous card, with a great big sentiment, I love it and of course the LOTV footballer is coloured so well. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, we hope to see you again. Caz

  7. Brilliant male themed card Carol love both that image and the big letter frame, it looks great. i have just finished making some cards for my brothers birthday and I have struggled somewhat, lol.
    lorraine x

  8. Hi Carol! I love how neat and tidy this card is, that image is super cute! Thanks for linking your card up to ScrapbookerPhD xx

  9. This is fabulous Carol, brilliant Hip Hip Hooray die - a perfect card for a young man.

  10. Wonderful card really love the die & stamp x

  11. Cute and CAS!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  12. Beautiful design! I love big sentiment and ball on letter "O"!
    Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

  13. What a fabulous card!! Love that image. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  14. Good for you on the gelli play, as well as staying on top of your chores. Yesterday was housework, today - just vegged until 6pm, when I powered on the computer. Love the bold look of this die...would never have known what it could do. You managed to have the perfect image to go along with this die for a special little boy. Well done! TFS & Hugs.

  15. Ohh that's a perfect male card! Love the stamp and lay out a lot.
    Glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps this week, please join our Sunday hop too,
    Hugs Blankina

  16. What a fabulous card Carol, perfect for your footballing nephew. Love the football in the middle of the fab die cut sentiment and of course the LOTV image.
    So pleased you joined us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  17. This is so cute Carol! And what a fabulous new die! Susan x

  18. A very cute card and perfect for a wee man who likes football. I'm sure your nephew will love it.

    Hugs Erika. x

  19. Super cute. Love how you added the soccer ball to the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

  20. That lil guy is so cute and so full of energy :-) Love the colour combo you used. Awesome guy card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  21. OMGosh so super cute, love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  22. Too much cuteness! Love the image and design. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  23. How fun is this. Love the way you did the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  24. Super cute. Great layout. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  25. Great creation. Love the image and great layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

  26. The colors and design are great - the colors as well. Perfect for a boy's birthday. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's masculine birthday challenge.


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