Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Let's hear it for the boys!!

Blimey...that title is a flash back to the 80's!! Remember Denice Williams? 

Anyway, my post today is a special one as I am guest designer over at the lovely Jo's

It's a male flavoured challenge this month and I made this...

Yes, I cheated by using a printable from LOTV's Etsy Shop. Sorry...not sorry!! I could never colour Oliver as well as that and time was running out to make a card for a 14 year old lad so he fit the bill perfectly. I used spotty paper from a MFT paper pad and that was that.

Thank you again Jo for inviting me to join in and also for taking the time to host this challenge each month and ( I know from personal experience) offering such lovely winners' prizes too.

I must apologise for my lack of visits what with holiday cover at work and other commitments I have found little time to spend blogging. We had a bit of a sudden loss recently, my lovely Mo, the yard cat was run over while sleeping in the sun. She was laid to rest with Mog and Suzy amongst the spring bulbs.

R.I.P Mo the cat

This was her with "the boys" chilling while I was mucking out a couple of weeks ago.
She moved in during the 2012 Olympics, hence her name. She was in a right old state, thin, scraggly but very friendly and made herself right at home in the hay barn.
Sometimes she would wander up the field to the house and sit outside the patio doors meowing until we let her in. Would stay just long enough for a cuddle and then take herself back to the barn. She will be missed but, as she was the second cat to have found us , I live in hope that perhaps in time, another will choose to move in...who knows?

Thank you for your time today. See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Masculine
Crafty Friends #111 - Men/Boys
Pearly Sparkles #41 - It's a mans world
Cute Card Thursday #584 - Masculine


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I remember the eighties Sarah, it all shoulder pads and bad perms! I have lots of embarrassing photos to prove this:) I also have a Son-In-Law who loves his eighties music and he's always saying how I should love the 80's music more than I do. Although I have to admit that I do enjoy hearing something that I've not heard for years and then suddenly, it brings all the memories of that time flooding back.... good times really. A superb card and absolutely perfect for a teenage boy. I'm so sorry to read about your cat. They become such a part of our lives and it's heart breaking to loose them. Take care Sarah x

meg said...

sorry to read that you've lost your cat she will be a miss, love the card, simply print images make everything so easy, love the lay out too

Jane Savage said...

I'll be singing that song for the rest of the day now!
Fabulous boy's card, Sarah! So sorry to hear that Mo has gone, very sad news. xx

Julie B said...

Aww, sorry to hear about little Mo. We have a new cat prowling around the garden these last few days. It's driven Max crazy!
My youngest went through a DJ phase with decks but his were for CDs, its now surround sound and projector with drop down screen. A super card for the teen. :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great card for a teen lad, lovely CAS design too. So sorry to hear about the tragic loss of Mo, how sad. They are only part of our lives for such a short time but bring great joy and comfort to us. Take care.

Michelle said...

Oh no Sarah - I am so sorry about Mo - this is so sad. Hugs to you. Your card is perfect for a 14 year old - great image and fab layout and yes I remember Denise Williams and the song too! Michelle x

brenda said...

So sad Sarah, she looked like a lovely cat not unlike our Clyde. A great card the the youngsters.

B x

Lisa xx said...

So sorry for your loss, such a gorgeous cat....I suspect she had a lovely life with you all!
Brilliant card for a lad too, this design is great....and yep, you got me singing and reliving my youth

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is brilliant, great layout, love the image. Are you a member of our We love LOTV facebook group, would love to see this on there

Annette said...

Now I'm singing that song!!! Lovely card Sarah. xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card Sarah and love the design. Sorry to hear about your cat. I have always had cats but since I lost my last one, I cannot go through that sadness again. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Darnell said...

Great card for a 14-yo, Sarah! I am sorry to hear about poor Mo. Hopefully, she was warm and dreaming of something wonderful and never felt a thing. You brought much love and joy into her life while you had her and I'm sure the universe will send you another one! Hugs, Darnell

Claire said...

:( oh poor Mo, that's so upsetting Sarah but at least after finding you she had lots of love and I'm sure another kitty cat will find you when you least expect it. Hmm, I have a horrible feeling I shall be singing that for a few days... I'm pretty sure that was played at many a school disco and I'm definitely old enough to remember it. Your card is super, its a brilliant image especially for a 14 year old and congrats on your GD spot, well deserved x

aussie aNNie said...

Awww so sorry you lost MO...like us they live for a period of time then leave. Your card is fabulous.xx

Chrissy said...

FANtastic male card Sarah, what a great image and I'm singing girl..singing my heart out..and I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your cute cat, how awful to get run over, what a shame..I started with Poppy the black cat and ended up with Holly the white cat...both just wandered in, so fingers crossed another will appear for you.


Inkyfingers said...

What a perfect card for a 14-year-old Sarah, and as usual you have paired the image with a beautiful paper. I'm sorry to hear about Mo but it sounds as though you gave him a good life after he had the good sense to adopt you!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Men/Boys’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day! Sorry to read about your little cat.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Liz said...

Great card for a 14 year old and congratulations on your GD spot. The patterned paper sets of the lovely image perfectly. Sorry to hear about Mo, sounds like she was a very special cat. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, I love all of the Oliver images.
So sorry to hear about Mo, at least she enjoyed lots of lovely years with you, she obviously knew what she was doing when she chose you.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jo said...

Now you've got me singing that song! Thanks for joining me this month Sarah, your card is fabulous & I know many a male who would love it! So sorry for the loss of Mo but at least she was well loved by you. I dread losing any of mine. xx

Creaine said...

Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Lena said...

So sorry to hear about Mo. It's always sad when we loose one of our pets.
Your card is just perfect for a teen or even a young adult. Love it - simple but totally masculine and fun.
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Caz said...

Fab creation ... Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends, and good luck ..

Caz CF DT xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I LOVE this Sarah. Those LOTV boys are brilliant aren't they for our teen boys (and big boys too!) Love your elegant design and the black accents are fab! Fabulous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So sorry to hear about Mo too hun. But what a perfect resting place. Hugs, Wends xoxo

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous male card and image love the layout and B.paper-sorry to hear about Mo.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles.
Carol DT x

Linda Mc Enery said...

I’m so sad to hear that you’ve lost Mo, Sarah 😞. I’m so sorry for your loss. ❤️