Saturday, 26 September 2015

Football Birthday. . . . . . . . . . .

Good afternoon everybody. . . . . . . Had to change that from "good morning" as my post didn't publish earlier. Somehow, my photos had disappeared too.
I'm hoping its just a technical glitch rather than Blogger becoming a card critic lol!!! I know some aren't as fancy as others but like to think they each deserve their moment in the Sun hahaha!

What a glorious day today. The Sun is indeed shining and my washing is gently blowing on the line and a F1 GP qualifying and Sue Wilson on the gotta love life's simple pleasures lol!!!

Now, talking of simple, today's card is just that but it was for a male friend of ours who would definitely not appreciate anything remotely girlie.
You may remember my fisherman cards from previous years? Well those were for him but I thought he may be getting fed up with them so I plumped for football this year.

White card
Shades of Lidl blue card
X-Cut extra large circles dies
Docrafts Happy Birthday embossing folder (a go to for me for the guys)
Hobbycraft football stamp
Tumbled Glass  DI
Dovecraft teeny weeny bling

Hopefully, you can see the decreasing circle aperture better on this snap.
Not frilly and fussy but functional lol!!!

Well, now I happen to be on here and altering my original post, I may as well tell you about a happening this morning. Regular visitors may remember my tales about the strange guy who lives over the road and some of things he wears and his nearly trapping things in his vertical blinds. All has been quiet on the western front for a while but this morning, after an early rising for F1 Qually, I popped upstairs to put some socks on as the tootsies were a bit chilly and I happened to glance out of the window as a movement caught my eye across the road.
The aforementioned blinds were open, not quite fully and the glow of a lamp was illuminating the bedroom.
The movement I could see was this chap bending up and down (I'm hoping some sort of exercise routine) but he was butt naked!!! I use the word "butt" as thankfully (though its a close call) that's the side that was on display.

It was too much for the eyes at 7am, although it did remind me that I need to Polyfilla a crack in my garden wall lol!!! Mind you, is that where the phrase "the crack of dawn" comes from? (I'm fairly sure his name isn't Dawn though) hahaha!!!

I really don't know if its done for effect or whether he doesn't realise he can be seen. I'm certainly not going to be the one to enlighten him. 

Anyhoo, back to fiddle with my jacket spuds as Mr D finishes the hedges.

Have a great weekend folks

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang, love your neighbour story-its enough to put you off your breakfast. I think I'd be keeping the curtains drawn.
    Lovely card toay. Great embossing folder.
    enjoy your weekend.
    Love Val x

  2. Ha ha what a scream, I think I would have to say something sarci just to see the look on his face lol! Even just 'enjoyed your sit ups this morning?' I have to admit it would put me off my breakfast too lol!
    Fabulous card though me dear, I am sure the recipient will love it.

    Happy crafting

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Definitely a great card for a male . We have a football mad friend who I am rapidly running out of card ideas for. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Oh Ang, you do make me laugh!!!!. I love your tales of daily life in your neck of the woods. I've just completed a card that I was asked to do for a male who is 50, likes beer and snooker!!!! Will try and put it on my blog over the next few days. Janice xxx

  5. You do make me laugh re: bloke over the road!!!!
    Lovely card today.
    Re my card, what's wrong with Cliff but then again, what's right with him!!!!!


    1. There's nothing wrong with Cliff!!

  6. A great man card Ang, oh not what you want to see first thing in the morning. Put you right off your F1. x

  7. Hi Ang,
    oooooooooooo! you should be so lucky. LOL
    You do make me chuckle also with your wonderful way with words.
    Did you see last Sunday's program on the BBC called The Go Between, if you didn't well do watch as the man in that is a dish, and his physique is great and well worth a watch.
    Your card is wonderful for a footy fan, and a great design too.
    That embossing folder is a very handy one to have.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. I don't see a football (LOL) just a soccer ball!!! Sorry I just had to joke about it after the "Splendour" incident! Perfect masculine card! It's a beautiful day here in Colorado too. Enjoy your weekend! Donna

  9. Lovely card Ang, just the ticket for a male, have this embossing folder but usually use it for the younger members of the family, must change my thoughts now.
    Think I would be on a permanent diet living across from your neighbour, put me off breakfast lol xx
    Take care
    Jean xx

  10. Morning Ang,
    A great way to start the day! I don't think, perhaps he thinks you need a bit of excitement in the morning. Waiting for the next installment.
    A grat male card, would siit my football mad Son in Law.
    Have a good day.

  11. What can I say!!! Live is never dull with you, is it.

    Lovely card - a design that can be adapted so easily.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Great card I'm not a liver of lots of grill and bling so this is right up my street Tgere must be a joke in that somewhere after you mentioning your neighbour As you hadn't spoken about him for a while I thought he must have moved What a sight to greet you The thing is, has he got a butt worth looking at? (I can't remember)

  13. PS I've just read your comment on my blog You are too kind I have two biggies next year, our Ruby and a big birthday that starts with 6 and ends with 0 (help! I need your polyfilla)

  14. Hi Ang, I think this card is great, love the decreasing circle aperture idea. And thanks for the laugh, I can just imagine your expression. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  15. Hi Ang
    Hahaha you do make me laugh ,did you manage to get your socks on ?
    A great man card Ang { we have to give them what they want sometimes } steady Ang i mean no fussy bits on the card .
    Have a great day
    Elaine H X
    Oh and if next door comes up for sale let me know , haha.

  16. Hi Ang

    What a great start to a Sunday morning.. you are so graphic I can almost see
    Thanks you sooo much for highlighting my blog on your site I have had such lovely comments, it was so kind of you to do that.

    I must say I love this card I find it so difficult to make men's cards and as my hubby is a football fanatic it would suit him down to the ground (Chelsea supporter and a football manager of a local men's team)

    I am off to post my next blog thanks for all your support xxx

  17. Great card Ang. You could always change for any sport.
    I always have a quiet giggle at your comments.
    Enjoy the F1.

  18. There is a lot more to your card than one might think for. I feel sure he appreciated the birthday card you made for his birthday. Who doesn't love football!
    Sandy xx

  19. Hi Ang,
    You've done it again I am in stitches here, you describe it so graphically I can just picture it!
    Now to the card...fabulous background( think this is a must have) and brilliant card for all the males in our lives who love football.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  20. Hi Ang, what a hoot, I can just picture it, had a similar experience a few years ago myself, not good first thing in the morning.
    Anyway your card is super, just perfect for a footy fan, I do like the embossed background.
    I'm saturated with rugby today, but at least Scotland won, I've been promised Downton tonight though, Kate x

  21. Hi Ang,
    Great man card today. Fits the bill perfectly.
    I've had a good laugh at your descriptions of your neighbour. But I have to admit that it would put me off my breakfast. I reckon he knows exactly what he's doing, he's obviously hoping that you'll reciprocate!! ha ha. You've been so quiet about him that I thought he must have gone away.
    Keep calm and carry on!!!
    Maureen xxx

  22. Never a dull moment! Does he read your blog, I wonder...
    Super card. I have 2 sons who would love this!