Tuesday 10 January 2023

Up the Blues!

Good morning and Happy New Year. It's time for a new challenge at Cardz4Guyz. This time we've got a really easy one for the first theme of 2023:-


With a young grandson, there's always call for some birthday cards for his mates, that boy has such a hectic social life! Here's another for the stash.

I looked through my stamped and printed off box of images and found this little footballer from LOTV. He's had lots of use over the years, well worth the cost. I was wondering what colours to use when I saw that the girls at JUGS have a colour challenge and so do The Cutie Pies, so decided to go for that theme and a layout I used a few years ago.
In my bits tray, I found some blue corrugated card for my background and some white that I cut some circular openings in. I stamped the goalie image using another LOTV stamp and coloured both with Copics before fussy cutting them out. 

The corrugated panel was added to an A6 white base card and I doodled a couple of lines around each of the openings on my white panel before gluing it flat over the top. A small piece of white was slipped behind the bottom circle to ground my footballer before adding the number, goalie and footballer images. An LOTV sentiment was stamped on a strip and added to complete.
So what will you decide to make? Need more inspiration, then please check out the rest of the DT here.

Joining in over at:-

January Blues


  1. Great minds think alike!! I went with a soccer theme too!! I love your layout!! Fantastic inspiration for those who decide to play along with our new "birthday for a child" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! -Deb Horst, DT #C4G313

  2. I love this color combination! The footballer is adorable and fabulously perfect for a 5 year old! Thanks for sharing! Sue

  3. Making these fun birthday cards is going to make you everyone's favorite grandma, Jules! This little guy is a classic image which will live on forever! I love your aperture design and how you used items from your stash so effectively! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

  4. A great card Julie and perfect for your Grandson to give to mates (something that will be happening here quite soon as we are expecting a Grandson in february...Mollie is to become a big Sister!!). Always lovely to see your makes share with The Cutie Pies too xx

  5. This is adorable and I'm sure the little guy will love it for his 5th birthday! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  6. Your card is darling, Julie, and a great use of the colors. It's so beautifully colored and designed. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

  7. What a fun card, perfect for a little one. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx


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