My Toyboy Is Turning 40!! Tee Hee!!

Hello everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!

I cannot remember when I last brought you a blog with an actual card that I have made. And I cannot put into words how very wonderful it feels to have sat and created properly either.

40th Birthday Card 1

It is a testament to how much I love my husband, that I have sat and created my first card in months. If you scroll back you’ll find it was around April I think.  (It’s been a very long time.)

40th Birthday Card 3

On Monday, my hubby turns 40, and it is cause for great celebration in our house, as I am a whopping FOUR years older than him, and he never ever lets me forget it! Laughing.

I think that he has been secretly dreading this milestone, and so of course his Birthday card had to reflect that (with my usual humour thrown in of course.)

40th Birthday Card 2

And I just so happened to have the perfect image for it too.

I have used one of the Brian Getting Fit images, available from Make It Crafty. This one is called Brian Does Weights and to bring him to life I used my Polychromo Pencils in these shades:-

Skin – 280. 283. 180. 188. 189. 132. 102. 103. 101.

Hair – 182. 185. 184. 102.

Tee Shirt – 246. 275. 274. 273. 272. 271. 101.

Shorts – 155. 153. 154. 101.

Trainers – 246. 152. 199. 275. 274. 271.

Weights Bench (Seat) – 199. 275. 274. 271.

Weights Bench (Metal Frame) – 234. 233. 232. 231.

Dumbbell – 235. 234. 233. 232. 231. 101.

Background & Floor – 180. 145. Cotton Bud & Zest It Pencil Blend.

40th Birthday Card 4

The blue card is Cor-dinations and is layered with Kraft card.

I finished with a white scallop edged card (from Joanna Sheen) and some blue & white striped Baker’s Twine.

40th Birthday Card 5

The “Made For You” bronze charm is from the depths of my crafty cupboard.

I really hope that you like what I created.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!


The challenges I am very happily entering this into are:-

Addicted To Stamps & More – ATG.

Digi Choosday – ATG.

The Male Room – Olympic/Sports Week.

Word Art Wednesday – Anything (Family Friendly) Goes.

10 thoughts on “My Toyboy Is Turning 40!! Tee Hee!!

  1. Deborah Frings

    This really made me laugh! Love the image and the words – just brilliant. Thanks so much for playing along with our Olympics/Sport theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT. Sorry to be so late commenting!!

  2. Marie Flayer

    Fabulous coloring job and I love your witty sentiment. This card really made me smile. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at the ATSM blog–please join us again soon!
    🙂 Marie DT–ATSM

  3. Sierra Winters

    Hi there, Karen!
    I found your blog through the challenge at Word Art Wednesday. The image you used is SO awesome. You are very inspiring for sure. I would like to invite you to stop by my blog and become a new blog follower on my blog. I don’t have many followers, and would really enjoy having you visit and follow me if you can. Thanks for inspiring me.

  4. Karen Letchworth

    This card is awesome. The image is great, and your coloring on it blows me away. The metal charm is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. I hope you enjoy playing along, and that you will join us again real soon.
    God bless your week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Rocky

    I’m sure he will love it, it’s such a great image and beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

  6. Jane Savage

    Incredible colouring and a fab sentiment! Never a truer word spoken methinks! 🙂
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Jane (DT) xxx

  7. Faith A

    Absolutely BRILLIANT, love the perfect image and of course your fabulous colouring and the sentiment is just wonderful, ingenious card, Love it ALL.
    Good to see you back


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