Monday, 14 June 2010

Boy Card - Wall Decor

I am having a ball with this cartridge, Wall Decor and More that I got from Scrappy-go-Lucky, not that I have any intention of decorating a wall, but there are some great features on there for cardmaking. One of the things I really like is the border feature, and this is what I used for these trucks, I cut a shadow in black at 2", then cut the trucks in yellow, blue and green and chopped them about.
The wheels are brads that I picked up in Big Lots, I wish I had bought loads of them now, they are so great for adding to this type of cut/stamp.
The papers are from a stack by We R Memory Keepers, the cityscape seemed perfect, the sentiment is cut from another paper in the stack, and the little spanner tag was part of the same stack - called Geo-hectic, the papers are great for man stuff


Don't forget you have until friday to enter your name for the Cri-kit pens, and to solve the anagram to win all those cartridges
It is really hot here now (well, I am in Florida), and the whole of our neighbourhood is awash with the Stars and Stripes flying proudly, getting ready for the 4th July I suppose. One of the things that I admire here is the patriotism of Americans. When we go to a 'do' at the clubhouse, we always finish the evening by joining hands and singing 'God Bless America', I know all the words now. I daresay that England is now fluttering with the flag of St George, because of the world cup, ( for those of you who are less than interested in soccer, the World Cup is currently being played in South Africa), but I can't imagine us all joining hands and singing a patriotic song, more's the pity. Perhaps it's because we don't really have any great rousing songs, our national anthem is like a dirge, we could chant Rule Britannia or belt out a couple of choruses of Jerusalem I suppose.
I always thought that Billy Connolly ( a comedian for those of you who have no idea what I am rambling about) had a very good idea when he suggested that we should adopt the theme music from 'The Archers' (a very long running radio show in the UK) as our national anthem. No words necessary, just rum ti tum ti tum ti tum, rum ti tum ti tum tum...............................................
So even though I have no interest in footy at all, I am still waving my flag
COME ON ENGLAND
all together now
rum ti tum ti tum ti tum...................................................

38 comments:

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Wow Enfys! What an awesome card my friend. You always have a way to bring out the best in a design. Your background and your chopping up the trucks really makes this card a truly "Enfys creation." I love it, and think that it is just perfect for a boy card or wall decor. Stay cool and keep intouch.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Audrey Frelx said...

Such a cute card! Some little guy will love getting it!

I've seen what's on that cart and I want it too; plan to pick it up as soon as I can.

Thanks for sharing - as always!

Hugs!

Kristie Maynard said...

What an adorable card!!!! I never saw brads like that at BL. I've gotten some great deals there, but you never know what you aren't getting until someone else has it. what they have at one they don't at another.
It would be sooooo cool to win those carts! I have my anagram answer in already so you never know, I could win them! Or some pens, never can tell, someone has to win right?!?!?

Loopylou!! said...

en this is amazing hun, i love the wheels!!! how cool are they?!! off to raid Mo's broken cars now!!! he he he!!!!! xxx

~JulieH~ said...

Oh En I need this cart lol!!! what a fab man card and those brads are brilliant!
I agree about the patriotism I wish Brits were more like Americans too!
Hugs
Juliexx

Melodie said...

Wow,Enfys, this card is again soooo beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! totally cute!! Love the wheel brads. Didn't even know this kind of stuff was on that cart. Thanks

GrannyCharlotte said...

Great card. Any boy would love to get this one. I need to check out this cartridge. TFS.

Susan De Crafter said...

Great idea on the boys card. Oh, Big Lots and Me--I HAVE to buy huge quantities at those prices. (Need any fish brads??)

rum ti tum, ti tum for you.

1CardCreator said...

Cute card, perfect for a boy, love this cart! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Dana said...

Love the card. Thanks for the great idea. Love Love Love the World Cup!

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
This is another cool card. I love your work.
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Jessica said...

Love the card En! Thanks for the comment about our patriotism. I get chills when I hear our national anthem. I guess since it's played at every major event. And everyone stands, takes off their hats, places hands over heart and sings at the top of their lungs - might have something to do wiht it.
I love Billy's humor, very funny guy. So good luck to all you 'footie' fans... who ever you cheer for!

AShu93 said...

That's a great card! It's so fun to see what cuts people can find & use from carts that I don't think I want. And I love those tire brads. I may have to check Big Lots for some.

Nannieflash said...

Well Enfys you dont have to worry about the St George flag flying here, as its on every other card and up in windows they certainly are all behind England in the WC.
Anyway your card is fabulous I love the cars and the buttons they look fantastic. With love an dhugs Shirleyxx

notquitemarthastewart said...

you are tooo funny, not sure if we would all take the Archers theme seriously, imagining it playing at the Olympics just cracks me up! At least we would all know the words and woudn't be afraid of offending anyone ! x

notquitemarthastewart said...

you are tooo funny, not sure if we would all take the Archers theme seriously, imagining it playing at the Olympics just cracks me up! At least we would all know the words and woudn't be afraid of offending anyone ! x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Enfys this is a really cute card and I love how you can take something and turn it into your own creation. As a side note, today is Flag Day in the U.S., it is the day we celebrate when the 2nd. Continental Congress authorized a new flag for our new country & I think Pres. Roosevelt declared this particular day to honor our Flag. Gosh I was lousey in history in school, someties I am so surprised when I actually remember somethg, LOL.

BethanyR said...

Cute Card!

Kraftychick said...

Enfys:
I am SO GLAD TO HEAR about the U.S. patriotism - I sometimes think we Americans forget so many things that are important to our country (like 9/11) and take for granted what a great country we have!! Thanks for reminding us! Since our SIL is French we are certainly learning and enthused about soccer - some day our DGS may be supporting the family with his soccer career! So I will pull for the American, English, and French teams in the World Cup!

BTW, great card! Love those wheel brads - TFS!
jackie

Gramjak said...

Enfys --

Milo, Max, and Monty will each need one of these cards -- as we KNOW those boys love trucks (or will soon!)!

Such a darling design and the paper and brads and stitching are PERFECT. Love your work, as always!

Linda said...

Cute Cute Cute! I was with my friends for England this weekend. Maybe you should come to Wisconsin it was cold and rainy. LOL I don't do hot very well so I am OK with cool and rain.
I love those little trucks!

Hugs,
Linda

Christine Y. said...

Hi Enfys! Love the way you used the border element as the focus of the card. It opens up a whole realm of possibilities for this newbie!
We've been out of England a loooong time, so I have not heard the "Archers' Theme" suggestion. LOL and humming along!
Too bad "On Ilkla' Moor Baht 'At" is a regional song. Now THAT can be sung with gusto! Thanks for the Monday morning smile! Christine

Lynda said...

Great card - love those trucks and the brads too - very handy.

Love Lynda xxx

lisa said...

Great card, En. Brilliant for a little boy.
You're right about us needing to be a bit more patriotic. I'm singing with you!!!!
Hugs Lisax

Sharon said...

Love the card. Those brads are awesome! Our BL hasn't had any of those!! :)

pcrusberg said...

Oh Enfys, I just love your boy card! Wall Decor was really the only new cart that I was really interested in...like you, not for walls but for the cute cuts. I finished the Scrappy-go-lucky blog hop and hope to make you proud by being one of your followers to WIN!!! Even if I don't win, it was fun to try to figure out! Pam

Bobbi said...

This is such a cute card. My DS would love it, he is so into trucks right now. TFS

Kathy said...

What a great "boy" card

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys,i love your image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Nice!
Rosie
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jodilynn67 said...

Adorable truck card! Love those brads!

It is Flag Day today in the US - that is wht so many flags are out! Didn't put ours out in the rain today.

Jennifer said...

I love your card!!! :) And you're right: those brads from Big Lots couldn't be more perfect! I love the stiches you sewed (also fit the theme). Honestly, one of the cutest cards I've seen in a while (& I spend way too much time seeing cards)!

Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer

Dave & Connie said...

This is the first time I have viewed your site. I think I've been looking for over an hour now. All I can say is, "WOW!" You are incredibly creative! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Dave & Connie said...

This is the first time I have viewed your site. Wow!! You are amazing!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Wanda. said...

Such a FABULOUS card. TFS

Jo Ann said...

Your cards are nice as always but the thing that made me laugh is the rest of your post...You have some funny observations...I'm still laughing...LOL

Kim. said...

This is a brilliant male card but I can't believe you got those cuts from 'wall decor', it does make you wonder how these designers catergorize these cartridges at times lol. Love love love the wheel brads and yes you really should of brought a ton of those.
Kim xXx