Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Good Morning Everyone, 
I hope you all had a good weekend. Our was very busy. Paul ran the 'Great North Run' yesterday in 2hours 18mis and so far has raised almost £800 for Macmillans Cancer Support. His legs are aching a little this morning but it's all for a good cause. One of our Son's friends is receiving treatment for cancer at the minute, he's only 8 years old but he's a little fighter. He was the mascot for Manchester United at their game on Saturday this weekend and it really gave him a boost!
I've just got a quick card to share today. I need to build up my stock of mens cards before my next fair.
This is Alf from Digistamp Boutique. (Sorry - wonky photo!!)
I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from DCWV - LaCreme Stack.

I've used a Die namics Fishtail stax die and the sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion set.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Digi Stamp Boutique - September Challenge
The Squirrel and the Fox - It's Raining Men Totally Papercrafts - Birthday Boys
My Mums Craft Shop - Boys Only
Whimsey Stamps Challenge - Masculine Cards
Crafty Catz - Men/Boys

After doing so well in the run and feeling very happy with himself, Paul came home to find out that he has won the Lumix/Panasonic Photographer of the Year 2013!! Talk about getting big headed!! lol...and I struggle to take a straight photo of my card!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit me and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x


brenda said...

A great image for the lads Lorraine and coloured perfectly as always.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Lorraine, and well done to your hubby, that sounds like a good time to make. Great that you managed to raise so much money too. I hope your little friend responds to the treatment and gets well.

I love this fun image and is a great male card, Kate x

Wendy L said...

Well done to your hubby on both counts, you must be soooo proud of him. This is a lovely 'man' card, great image and lovely male papers too. xxx

Sue said...

Well done to your husband. Not only for completing the run in such a great time but also for winning the photographer of the year award - WOW!
Sorry to hear about your Son's friend, I hope he has a speedy recovery.
Your card is fabulous, I love that image. The papers and layout are brilliant too.
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous mans card Lorraine great colours


Desire Fourie said...

A wonderful masculine creation. Love the mix of design papers in the background.
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Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Brilliant male card Lorraine, love the expression on his face looks like he is checking to see if his wife is catching him!! Big congratulations to Paul on both counts!! Susan x

Irene said...

Well Done to your Husband and congrats on being the photographer of the year. Two big achievements.
A beautiful card Lorraine, as always.

Squirrel x said...

Well done Paul! And hello Alf. What a super card hun, love it. Hugs Sxx

Carol Willis said...

Perfect mans card Lorraine, love it.
Caz x

Patricia said...

Great "man" card Lorriane, love the colour combo.
It's a few years since I ran a Marathon but I can almost feel the pain your hubby is feeling in his legs.
Congratulations on his wonderful fundraising

Patricia xxx

Judith said...

I love him - a great male card - great colours hugs Judith x

kanda said...

Fabulous male card Lorraine. Love the design and papers xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Excellent image coloured so well Ginny x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation, hugs Pops x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This looks a very happy Alf. Gorgeous card sweetie. Congrats to hubby on both the run and his photographic win.


Christine Harrop said...

Well done to your husband - on both counts!! And your card is great Lorraine.Christine xx

Dora said...

Awww what a fun card Lorraine, love this image of Alf and love the layout and colors of your card.. Well done to your hubby for the marathon .. I always say I want to run one .. one day!!!

Claire said...

Brilliant card hun, love the image and layout - perfect male card. Well done to your Husband too - amazing time, an amazing amount raised and for my top cause too which is close to my heart atm. Hugs, Claire x

Deborah said...

Perfect card for any male. Great image with fab papers and layout.

Congratulation to your husband on completing the Great North Run and on winning the photographer competition.

Deborah A

tilly said...

well done Paul, a win-win situation for you this weekend lol..... a fab mens card, simple but effective, thanks for joining in at crafty catz

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This made me smile, love the fun image and the papers and layout are awesome
Lindsay xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh! Well done to your hubby Lorraine, what a fantastic thing to do and I do hope the treatment for the little boy goes well too.
A lovely mans card hun, I love Alf and I love the fab layout!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great man's card.

Well done hubby on his time for the Run and i've just checked out his photo too and it's stunning - well done.

Oh your poor son's friend, it's so hard, but worse when it's children, i do hope he had a good time on Saturday and Manchester Utd spoilt him rotten too, lUv Sam x

Wishcraft said...

Oh I do love Alf... Gorgeous card hun! Well done to your hubby :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lexie said...

Wow! Congrats to hubby! That's a fantastic amount to raise.

And what an amazing card! I love, love, love this layout (might need to pinch it!) and the image is wonderful and so brilliantly coloured.

It would look just fabulous over on my challenge! :D


cotnob said...

This is a brilliant male card Lorraine, I love your papers and fabulous design.
Congratulations to your husband, what a wonderful amount of money to raise and I bet he was well excited about winning the photography competition - perhaps he could give me some lessons!

Angela Boutiller said...

Great manly card! The image is adorable! Thank you for joining us here at The Squirrel and The Fox.

coops said...

stunning male card lorraine.alf is fab and i love your design.
huge congrats to your hubby :D

xx coops xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Perfect male card, love this image! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

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