Saturday, 12 March 2016

Man at work?....yeah right!!

Hellooo!! It was just over twenty two years ago that I gave birth to our second the heck did that happen??!! Anyway here is the card that I made to give him yesterday.

I was inspired by the number of shaker cards that have been showcased recently so decided to have  a go myself. It was a bit of a faff but well worth the effort as I was really pleased with the result and the "the kid" in Connor enjoyed shaking the sequins!!

 I won the image in a Little Claire challenge and though it would make an amusing card. There is little chance of him lying in a hammock drinking this year...he is coming to the end of his degree, working as well and is in the process of buying an apartment with his Girlfriend!! The papers are Nitwits Collections Winter Wishes and the image was coloured with Promarkers. the mats were cut out of Desert Storm card with Tonic scalloped dies.

Some Challenges

I love Promarkers #304 - Men at Work
It's Martin's weekend off and, as we were both unwell last time he was off, we are hoping to go to Weymouth for a browse followed by a delicious lunch on the way back. The weather looks promising so fingers crossed!!

Whatever you are doing I hope it's a good weekend for you xx


  1. These things do seem to creep up on us Sarah and before we know it we are grandparents !

    A perfect card for the lads, sure your some loved it.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Very suitable, my youngest certainly likes his kip!
    Have a good weekend. :)

  3. Gorgeous card Sarah and happy birthday to your son...xx

  4. Very dull day here, enjoy your outing. Great card and I love that he enjoyed the shaker

  5. A brilliant fun card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
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  6. HAHA, fabulous Sarah! Great idea for a shaker card and too funny! hugs :)

  7. Oh I love this fun card Sarah. Twenty two years that's the amount of years hubby and I will be married this june ;-) and I too think where did the time go it just feels yesterday that we said I DO.
    Enjoy the weekend, hugs Veerle x

  8. This is a super card Sarah, such a fun shaker design.
    I hope you have a lovely day out.

  9. A fun card Sarah, I love shaker cards and this is a fabulous one with the sequins. Hope you enjoy your outing.

  10. Great male themed card Sarah and hope you had a great day out. Happy Birthday to your son. My eldest will be 40 in a couple of years, how did that happen, I am only 28!

  11. A brilliant mans card, fab image and design
    Lorraine x

  12. This is a bit spooky Sarah. I was just looking back at my first few posts in 2010 and this stamp was on my first page!! I had designed a stepper card for LC, as I was on the DT!! Still a great image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  13. Fabulous male card Sarah, love the image no design... Hope you had a great day in Weymouth, my favourite place and Whitby.
    Wendy xx

  14. Fab shaker card Sarah, and great image too!
    Hope the weather co-operated and you managed to get your nice lunch :)
    PS thanks for the links to the digi papers, I'll have to pull a sneaky some day in work and get some printed off ;)

  15. Such a lovely male shaker card Sarah, glad to hear that he enjoyed it. My youngest one is 18, the years do fly so fast. You could enter our Boys to men challenge at Sweet Stampin' too. Have a wonderful day sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  16. Brilliant card Sarah....What a great male image...just right for the men in my life too.....Joolsx

  17. Perfect guys' card honey. Great image and lovely simple effective layout. xx

  18. Fabulous card Sarah..I have yet to make a shaker, but just love them when I see them..great papers and colours and the image is SO my

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. That actually is a brilliant stamp. Love your card Sarah. Judy x

  20. Love this Sarah! Fun image and great shaker. My daughter is at the same stage of life...wondering what she is going to be doing after she graduates in April. Good Luck to Conner!

  21. A shaker card.... LOVE it!
    x Asha

  22. Oh how cool is this shaker design!! I love the image and it's just perfect for your son at that age of course!! :) Super fun card design, colors and image!! Same age for my kids!! LOL!!!

  23. Hi Sarah,
    what a super male card, and a very super design too.
    Yes you are right shaker cards seem to be making a come back.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  24. :-)) realy perfect male card :-)) I like this stamp and your card is beautiul.
    Hugs, Andreja

  25. Thanks for sharing your card in the ‘Men at Work’ Challenge at ‘I Love Promarkers’, your card is lovely and fits perfectly with the challenge.
    Diane Louise (GDT) x

  26. I know Sarah - the time goes far too quickly - it will be ten years ago for me on Monday the 21st as my lil chappie turns 10!!! Yup shaker cards are a faff for me too lol. Your son will love this as it's fab - Michelle x

  27. Fabulous fun image and great shaker card-----Thank you for joining us at Simply papercrafts
    Carol DT x


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