My Family & Other Animals

Saturday, 26 May 2012

"You're In The Army Now..."

Another week, another dead pop star! Poor Robin Gibb, I was really upset to hear about his death, not only am I a huge fan of the Bee Gees (always have been, always will be) but I really feel sorry for Barry. He's now lost three of his brothers and to make matters worse they were all younger than him! How unfortunate is that.  We are left with an amazing legacy of music though and they really played a major part in music in the late 1970's with the whole disco movement, so when we look back over the history of modern music they will always get a mention. Favourite track is "Too Much Heaven" but I love the line in "How Deep Is Your Love" where they sing 'and you come to me on a summer breeze...', as a kid I always thought it was 'and you come to me on a submarine...'.
The final of Britain's Got Talent was on last saturday night and who would of thought it, the most talented thing in the UK is a DOG!Forget the opera singer, the amazing precision of the jumping basketballers or even the (not quite in time with each other but still quite good!) synchronised singers, no, our contribution to world talent is a dancing (and I use that word under advisement!) dog. I'm not against the show, I just think that if you are going to have a judging panel then make them judge. The great British public shouldn't be allowed to decide who wins things like that, kids and teens are always going to be the biggest deciders in any kind of phone poll as they are the only ones who care enough to vote; if you are reading this and disagree with that statement because you voted for the dog then please feel free to leave this blog right now!, I also hope you enjoy your dog's long and illustrious career.
Only kidding. I couldn't care less who wins what. I had hoped Joshua Ledet was going to win American Idol but Phillip Phillips won that and the world didn't end did it?
On to this weeks card and the theme over at I ProMarkers is Use die-cuts and is being sponsored by Die Cut Dreams. The image comes from Kenny K and is called Soldier Girl while the dies come from Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders. The Cheery Lynn die cuts like a dream but is so far the only large die I have bought from them that cuts okay. The alpha is a Tim Holtz one and I have had it forever. I have left out colouring the girls bag for artistic reasons, I tried it in a matching pink and it was too much and in green it just pulled focus so I left it blank.
Anyhoo, that's it from me for another week, hope you like the card,
Take Care,
Entered Into: One Stop Craft Challenge #184 - For The Boys
ATC's and Cards With Attitude Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #13 - For The Boys
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #134 - Card For A Man
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog Challenge #41 - Boys and Men
Fat Pages And Cards With Attitude Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
Guylou's Inimitability Digi Stamps Challenge - Hello Doily
Hotshot Craft Challenge #8 - Die Cuts
The Joyful Stamper Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Our Craft Lounge Challenge #119 - You're A Grand Old Flag!
Stamping With The Dragon Challenge - Birthdays and Boys
Aud Sentiments Challenge #55 - Any Sentiment
Crop Stop Challenge #73 - Use A Doily
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #218 - Pink & Green
Delightful Challenges Challenge - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere (Use 5 Or More!)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday's Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #35 - Anything Goes


  1. A gorgeous creation,and a beautifully coloured

  2. Oh man is this one cool blog and this so much I have this image and not coloured it in yet...thankx for the inspiration...♥
    have joined you as a new follower...

  3. Eine klasse Karte ist das.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

  4. Hi Andy :)

    LOL - I LOVE your card!! :) Smashing in shades of pink with that image and great sentiment hun.

    Kenny K are looking for new DT members and specify boys and girls ;) you would be brilliant as your colouring is amazing!

    Have a smashing day



  5. Brilliant card! Love it :)
    Thanks for joing in over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  6. super creation, thanks for joining in with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  7. Fantastic card, Andy! Great coloring and design! Thanks for joining in at Guylou's Inimitability!

  8. Thank you Andy for your lovely comments, but your work is amazing and they would be daft not to have a guy on the team. So good luck to you, really hope they pick you :) xx

  9. Hi Andrew
    A gorgeous and fabulous card ,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  10. Very cute card, luv the nice bright colors! I really like the papers you used too, they are great! So happy to have you join us at CC&CC and I hope you come back again soon and give all the ladies a run for it! Aloha!

  11. Fabulous card. Love the coloring and your shading! Joining on as a new follower!


  12. This is awesome! Fantastic image and coloring. Thanks for joining our CropStop Fancy Challenge.

  13. Awesome card - stunning image and gorgeous embellies.
    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments with us this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. Great card! I love how you colored her fatigues. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability. On a different note, I was also sad at the death of another great musical talent. I had to laugh at the coming to you "on a submarine" part. My brother and I were just talking the other day about incorrect lyrics and how funny they can be. For example, Jimmy Buffett's - "Why don't we get drunk and screw"...a friend's kid thought it was "why don't we get lunch at school". Thank God that's what she thought it was....LOL

  15. Great sassy card! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  16. A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Stapmping Dragon Challenge blog.
    Sorry for being late in popping by.
    Marleen DT xxx

  17. Ow wow, love this card; such a cool image and love the way you coloured her! Thanks for sharing with Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DT Member LMM Challenges

  18. On a personal note Andy, a smashing card. I love your blog and have now become a follower.
    I look forward to see more.
    Marleen xxx

  19. A really super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts challenge

    hugs Sarah

    do check out our shop as we have lots of offers

  20. Love the pink camo!! This is fabulous! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  21. Hi, Andy! Just love your card! The pink Cami is perfect! Your coloring is awesome. Thanks so much for playing with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

  22. Fantastic card!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge!
    Nela xx

  23. This is simply adorable and awesome. Super cute Love the design and the image you did a great job coloring the gal- you have inspired me to want to check out those digi's. Very patriotic. Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  24. great card!
    (I love the bee gees too!)
    thank you for joining us with the challenge at ATCs and cards with attitude this week
    Debbi x

  25. Love Love Love how her fatigues came out! Perfect! There will never be musically talented people like there were from the 60's, 70's and 80's! Thnak you for joining us at Guylou's!
    GI DT

  26. Love your tough girl image!!! Fab coloring! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

  27. This looks awesome! Congrats on your win at Guylou's Inimitability!

  28. Great card and love the colours, thanks for joining us at OSCC this week. Jo xxx

  29. Love it, this is a great card, beautifully coloured. I agree with you about the bag, it looks just perfect as it is. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Helen DT xx

  30. Fab card Andrew, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x


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