Thursday, 16 August 2012

GiveBig Boy

Hello All!!

I'm back after spending a wonderful couple of weeks in France on the fabulous Cote d'Amour in Britanny. We had such a lovely time with friends and family and were so lucky with the weather.

Catching up on my reading list I was delighted to find Krista over on Saturated Canary had generously added more freebies to her blog. Even better there was a boy image to play with too, perfect for my little brood of dudes :D

This card was pulled back from the brink of disaster so many times I'm suprised it managed to make it onto this blog at all, I'm pleased that it seemed to turn out Ok in the end though, what do you think?

I coloured 'BigBoy' (as I affectionately like to call him, although I can imagine a few innappropriate websites popping up giving him a name like that!!) with promarkers. I used Crate Paper PPs from a few different collections and distressed the hell out of the circle mat with sprays, a distressing tool & good ole crumpling. The mat is camouflage PP but it's hard to tell from the pic. A few diecuts, a bit of twine, some stickers and a stash busting brad (MUST. USE. HOARDED. STASH.) and we're good to go!

I'd lke to enter this card for the following challenges...

No Matter Which - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Punches & Dies
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Orange, Lime & Citrus


  1. What a fantastic card... adore that image with all those fabulous colours.. just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & fancy... Hugs May x x x

  2. Hi Nikki! Oh I love your card! Gorgeous colored and I love the happy colors you have chosen! The reciever will be very lucky! hugs Sandra
    I came here from MiM #234 :)

  3. It turned our wonderfully. I love the image, where is it from? Love the design and bright colours too. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges for our debut challenge, I do hope you join us for our next challenge. Hugz Suzanne

    1. Hi, thanks for your lovely comment. There is a link to the image in my post, hope you found it ok xxx Nikki x

  4. Wow, lovely and so colourfull, your card is so briljantly made. Love it . Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. Hugs, Marion

  5. Thank you so much for popping by my blog with such lovely comments! <3

    This is such a cute card, I love the bright colours and awesome layout!! I'm all for using letter stickers on my project lately! I gotta use up my hoarded stash too - it's a freakin' nightmare!!

    Squeezes. xo

  6. Great card, love the colours & yeah I think he looks fab hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Great take on our challenge this week. He is one cool dude...Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  8. Wonderful card!!!!! You did a fabulous job with that adorable little boy!!! Great details!
    Hugs, Dena

  9. Nikki Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hop on over to DOING LIFE to stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  10. Hi Nikki,
    Fab layout, love your bright colours and embellies and your "big boy" is delightful!!!
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy :)

  11. Love the card Nikki! Great name for him lol Sounds like you had a perfect few weeks away.

  12. Such a cool card, Nikki! I love how you used all those colours and details!

    I love Brittany - I need to make another visit!

  13. This is a gorgeous and funky!! Perfect male card!! Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

    Hugs Ann xxx