Tuesday 26 October 2010

One for the Boys

Evening Peeps,

Gosh what worse combination can there be..... no mojo and having to make a dreaded MAN card, eeeeeekkk!!!!

I spent one evening colouring the image and didn't like it so left the room, lol. I returned the following evening and tried to do the best I could with it as I need to get my act together and make a card for my brother-in-law's birthday. No glitter, yikes, that was hard but it was for a Man, plus I had dithered so long that I literally had to put it in the envelope and post, so no time for drying......

I have used the new Edwin out of the stamp club and stamped the present section onto blue patterned cardstock and paper pieced it onto the image.  I have also finally used my Marianne Design Creatables doily, not sure if it's manly but oh well, there are some things a girls just gott do.

Materials Used:-
Magnolia Image
Shabby Chic Paper by Tim Holtz and some Daisy D's freebie paper from Scrapbook Magazine
Marianne Design Creatables Doily Die
Nestie Die with a craftwork cards sentiment
Walnut stain distress ink
Buttons, thrread, tape measure ribbon from stash

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Lexis Creations - Happy Birthday
One Stitch At A Time - All celebrations
Sentimental Sundays - Distressing
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Buttons and Bows
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Players - 1 DP, punch something + sentiment
Cards for Men - Anything goes as long as its for Men
A spoonful of sugar - Die Cuts/Punches


Carol said...

Oooo Tracy, I think this is just gorgeous Sweetie!! Not sure why you're not happy with it cause it's really fab! Hope you're well. Lotsa luv xxxx

Claire said...

Well I would be happy with this as its fab and the colours work really well together too. Just great. Hugs, Claire x

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Tracy!! Fab design and colouring! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

This is a great mans card and the circle 'doily' looks very similiar to a life belt to me. In fact I thought that was what it was meant to be before I actually read the post. A bit of red on there and you have the perfect man overboard card.
I will have to get one. Lots of men in my life.
x Tricia

lalkygirl said...

hi tracy
its a fab card ,i bet your BIL loves it,i also thought the circle was a lifebelt at first glance,
lalkygirl x

Vicky said...

What do you mean no mojo I wish my cards could get to this level with my full mojo never mind without....this is amazing it really is & I hope that 1 day I get somewhere, anywhere near to your talent & creativity.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

cheryl said...

gosh hun this is brilliant,gosh and if you produce this when you mojo has gone wow what will you do when it comes back,hugs cheryl xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Great job, love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good Luck on the Challenge.

France Ringuette said...

Ho Tracy... I know the feeling.. Men cards are hard for some reason... Great job on this one... Love the coloring and the layout !

CraftyC said...

Love your card Tracy. I also struggle with mens cards, Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, this is very pretty !! lovely coloring and colors you used,love it !
greetings, martina

angelwhispers said...

Well I struggle with Men cards but this is just gorgeous Love it the image is coloured so perfectly and the perfect matching papers!!! Chanelle xxx

Jeanette said...

This is so sweet. I love blue and brown. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

zoe.payne said...

Aww Edwin, is really sweet right little cutie. This is a lovely card the the colours and the image xxxx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT & IDIC this week
Hugs Deb xx

Liz said...

Really wonderful work great detail thanks for playing along with our theme at OSAAT

Gem said...

perfect Man card! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week at I Did It Creations! Gemma :)

uksharon said...

Great card.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Farida Rone said...

Waooo!!!! your card is super!!! great creation. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creation and Good look.

P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

Alison said...

What a great card, don't know what you were worrying about! Thanks for joining in our 'anything goes' challenge at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Tanya said...

Great card! I love your distressing! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Juls said...

adorable!!!! I love how you have inked all the edges and the fab tape measure detail! Hugs Juls