Thursday, 18 September 2014

Are mens cards harder???

Hello again,

The current challenge over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog is 'For a Man!' and I must say I let out a small omg when I read it!!!  Men's card can be so difficult and so challenging to make so hopefully the whole DT will have come up with some inspiration for you over this challenge!

I had to have a long think about who I would send it too and how to make it a little funky!!!
The sponser this time is Doodle Pantry and I was so surprised when I took a look at their range of digi's as to how many options I had for a funky man's card, so I hope you like the design I came up with.......

The image I chose was a package of digi's and papers called Detective Sheep!  Isn't he fabulous!
I coloured the sheep with my Graph'it Marker Pens in the following colours:
Sheep - 9501 9502 9505 9507 9909 9905
Clothes - 8240 8280 8290

I layered it simply on black card and a checked background to match the hat design.  The sentiment is Birthday and is hidden in the little note book I made!!

The note book was really simple to make!  An off-cut of black card and some printer paper...cut to 2inches by 1 inch and wrapped together with bakers twine as you can see in the photo.  I added some pinflare buff it in gold to add an aged effect to the cover and that was it!

I really hope you like this one and thank you for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment as I love reading your feedback :)

Happy Crafting :)

Sandie xx

Challenges I would like to enter this make into are: - 53 Fall colours - lots of green x - add lines 133 - 174 ribbon or twine - 17/9 Fall down! - 105 so charming (handmade book charm) - Sept Fall colours - 36 AG
Doodle Pantry challenge blog - 50 anything goes



  1. This is just so FANTASTIC !! So different and has made me smile loads xx

  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  3. Hi Sandie .You did a fabulous job on this fun masculine card .Love the image but oh that book is just the ticket ..what a wonderful embellishment piece . Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .

  4. Hello!

    What a fun image - love your card! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment! I hope that all is well with you! Wishing you a happy day!

    Barbara Diane

  5. This is fabulous! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  6. This is a great man's card - love that digi stamp! Thank you so much for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TPS DT

  7. SUPER gorgeous and brilliant guys card love the image and gorgeous colouring.xxxThe Journey is the Start

  8. Love this card. The image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Kraftyhands Challenge blog. Linda x

  9. I love the image!! OMG you have colored this so well. What a great man card. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of All Fall Down (Fall Colors).

  10. Love this card I find men's cards so hard but this is fab xxxxx

  11. This is a fantastic male card. The image is brilliant and I love the little book you've created x

  12. TOTALLY love this creative card! The little book addition is genius! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. I adore the little book embellishment! Your coloring on the image is fantastic as well! I'm normally not a "green" person, but you used green VERY well! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT

  14. Love this and that notebook is inspired! xxx

  15. This is SO cute!! What a great image for a guys card - you nailed it! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create challenge this week!
    Chris - DT

  16. Love the image! Great idea to hide the sentiment too :)

    Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  17. Awesome card! Love the image and that cute little book. Thank you for joining our "Add some Lines" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  18. I so agree with you Sandie men's card are much more difficult but you have cracked it with this totally ACE make, love, love that image the colours are fabulous so is the design, love it.
    lorraine x

  19. A really lovely and fun card! Love it to bits! Super cool! Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  20. What a great male card. Love the colours and the little notebook sentiment is a perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  21. Thank you for sharing at Kraftyhands, what a fabulous idea and a perfect male image too.
    Hugs Julie x


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