Monday, 3 June 2013

The Greeting Farm-Boys!

Hey Everyone,

It never ceases to amaze me how life works out.  Anyone who knows me or has ever known me knows that I'm a tomboy through and through.  Since I was a kid I've always loved wearing boy clothes, playing sports, getting dirty, play-fighting and would ALWAYS choose cars and Star Wars stuff over dolls and princesses anyday!  VERY rarely would you ever catch me wearing a skirt or dress (usually only for a wedding-type event) and (up until recently) I steered clear of anything pink!  I relished in the times when I was the only girl hanging with/keeping up/sometimes surpassing all the boys and their "boy fun"

....and then life gives me 3 GIRLS!

Three incredibly smart, beautiful, sweet, thoughtful, creative, fun GIRLY GIRLS!  Complete with pink EVERYTHING, princess passion and an attraction for all things frilly, lacy, dressy, glittery, flowery and pretty.  Not much going on in the "boy theme" in our home (although hubby has managed to get the girls interested in F1 racing, home improvement shows and watching hockey!).  I am determined to get my girls involved in sports and my girls love soccer and baseball (complete with pink soccer shoes and ball, pink baseball shoes, pink bat and pink glove).  Admittedly, I'm not as adverse to pink anymore or frilly or wearing dresses and skirts.  I will watch princess shows and play princess dress up and buy pink Lego and I do actually enjoy it.  I guess it took giving birth to 3 girls to bump up the estrogen level in my body.  For the record,  I embrace it!  Life is full of change and change is GOOD. :D

As I'm perusing the inter -web these last few days I'm finding that there are many challenges online for the month of June themed towards those possessing the "Y" chromosome.  YAY!  Loving the inspiration (and the motivation) to create something the childhood me (and really still part of the real me) would LOVE.  Alot of ideas swimming in my head.  Let's hope I can find the time to get them out!

Here's one (with colours inspired by my front door)

The image is from the Greeting Farm, the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the frame is from PTI.

This card is all CAS.  Mostly 1 layer (not including the frame).  I masked the banner with a cut out sticky note and coloured the image with Copics.

For reference sake (and as requested by the folks over at Less is More this week) here is my front door.

I would like to submit it to the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm-Farm Fresh Friday-Oh Boy
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge-Anything Goes #9
Whimsy Stamps Challenge-Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey-Masculine

Thanks so much for dropping by!


  1. Super card Liz and a great door too, but you have linked it to one too many challenges for us at Less is More where we have a max of five allowed!
    Loved reading your post too!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

    1. Boo. I missed that! Next time I'll get it right. Thanks for the kind words. :D

  2. What an amazing card! Such a fab design!! Love this!! Great work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!

    Simon Says DT

  3. So dang smart!! I love this!! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!!

  4. Ohh this card is a SUPER WINNER! Love it so much!

  5. Super guy card and I love that you only coloured a section


  6. What a great idea coloring within the frame. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use It Tuesday!

  7. Fantastic card Lizzie.

    Warm hugs

  8. Beautiful CAS creation! thank you for joining us over at the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs Kim

  9. I'm really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  10. Awesome card. I love the way you used that frame.
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  11. What a gorgeous masculine card, I love it! Love the frame and the clean and simple feel to it, perfect for our challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, thanks for joining us. XOX Lucy


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