Tuesday 28 June 2022

Anyone For Cricket?

Good morning. I've heard from a blog friend that they have been unable to leave a comment on this blog. I'm not sure why as all the settings are as before but if you have tried like Sarah and been unable I do apologise and can only blame Blogger!!!

Anyway it's time for a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz and this time our theme is:-


There are lots of things which suggest summer, tennis, it is the start of Wimbledon fortnight, sun, sea or sand but I went with the theme of cricket. Nothing says summer in the UK more than cricket. I've spent many a summer evening taking my son to cricket matches along with his mates. A car full of spotty teens with all their kit, driving off to some quiet village cricket ground, not sure why they piled into mine, perhaps it was my music choices! The sun wasn't always shining and sometimes we got there only to turn around and come straight home because of a heavy downpour. You could also find me on the sidelines with a score book, often huddled in many layers to keep out the chill!
He doesn't play these days but he tries to get to as many Headingly Test and other 1st class and one day matches as work and family allow.
So here is my take using one of my earliest LOTV images.

After colouring with Copics and fussy cutting, he was arranged onto some punched grass and NitWits DP, framed with a simple frame matted on blue. I added a cricket ball made from a circle of dark red card with some white fine liner detail. The sentiment is from Magnolia, I think, it's from so long ago I can't remember!! Mounted on a die cut piece of yellow satin card, I added a smaller 'cricket ball' to cover the central flower.

So where will the summer theme take you? We'd love to see your takes in the gallery. There's more inspiration over at Cardz4Guyz.

Joining in over at:-

Masculine or Feminine
Has to be masculine. Although I love making girlie cards, I have far too many males in the family to make for and masculine cards also suit my CAS style. I agree with Squirrel that you can give a masculine card impact without embellishments!

Make it Masculine


  1. A super scene for a male recipient. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. Well this card definitely has impact with that great scene and wonderful coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  3. A great masculine card, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Cute. I remember the smell of said spotty teens!

  5. Really sweet card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  6. A lovely masculine card Julie and an image I have used quite a few times for our cricket loving youngest. My word we were glad when he finally passed his driving test as most weekends and Wednesdays were spent ferrying him around Dorset for cricket matches!! He still plays three times a week, we'll see how long Amelia will put up with that!! So pleased that I can comment again. oh and thank you for sharing this little fellow with us at AYLI x

  7. This card is as wonderful as the memory you shared! As aways you make the perfect scenes, Julie! Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday and sharing with us!

  8. I love that you chose a summer activity for your entry! It really got my attention.

  9. Great entry for this Seize the Birthday Challenge for Summer activities. Very creative and I loved it.

  10. What a perfectly lovely scene you have created for a summer activity. I am glad it brought back happy memories! Thank you for joining us at STB!


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