A boy with his dog and scooter

Sneaking in a quick post tonight before the sun goes down!
I've been working diligently on some birthday/valentine cards for my sister and it's been a little tough.  See...she asked for "manly" cards...and I don't do too well with those.  It's stretched me out of my comfort zone quite a bit this last week or so, but I have a new found love for "manly" cards :)

I wanted to share one of the cards I made for her (I'll share another tomorrow) because I just love it so much!
I am happy to say that this is my first card using a Lili of the Valley image!!!  I adore LOTV and have been slowly hoarding a collection of their stamps.  But I've been so afraid to use them because I didn't think I could do them justice...they are just so cute and I knew I would screw them up some how!

But I tried to get over my fear with this card..and I think I did pretty good!  The stamp is Scooter Boy and I've colored it all in with my ShinHan markers.  No frilly girly stuff...no ribbons or pearls..man that was hard!  Since the card is for a 6 year old, I wanted a fun catchy sentiment, so I used some stamps from Lawn Fawn and stamped them onto a label to tuck under the border.  Then finished it all off with some star brads to pull that theme up from the border as well.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Gem of a Challenge #111-For the Boys
    Charisma Cardz #2-It's a Boy Thing
    Crafting With Dragonflies #18-Anything Goes
    Crafty Little Fairies-Sport
    Creative Fingers #21-Anything Goes/Polka Dots
    Let's Craft and Create #86-Masculine
    Lili of the Valley-Anything Goes
    Mojo Monday #329
    Ooh La La #148-A Man Card
    Word Art Wednesday #116-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  <3


  1. Nope you didn't (screw it up) - a great card and using one of my favourite stamp makers! Wonderful male card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our first challenge for 2014.

  2. Gorgeous card! Would not have guessed this was out of your comfort zone! Gotta start on my own Vday cards as well! :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  3. This is a wonderful; boy card for a 6 year old. How they still love their scooter Your layout is super. Thank you for posting this outstanding project with us.
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday
    PS Remember you can enter 5 pieces of art each week which gives you five chances to win one of our very sweet prizes.

  4. FANTASTIC card, I love the design. Joey x

  5. This is a great card inside and out, beautifully coloured, lots of detail, well done, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies,blessings Hilde

  6. Just adorable, fab image and great layout, thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

  7. It's fabulous! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Polkadoodles

  8. Such a cutie, love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  9. Brilliant card for A Man/Boy! You've certainly nailed it!
    Thanks for playing at OOLCB this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Hi Emily! What a darling card and super sweet image. A great card, as yours always are! Thanks so much for sharing with us, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Such a sweet card i love the LOTV image they are always so cute. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this fornight for our 'its a boy thing' challenge xx

  12. stunning boys card emily.fab fun image and i love your design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. Love it! I'm a huge LOTV fan too, and I adore the card you've made! Thank you for joining in at Crafting with Dragonflies.