Saturday, 26 April 2014

Relax - it's you birthday!

    I don't have many male cards in my stock of finished cards which is sometimes a problem when my husband asks if I have a card he could send to one of his friends, so I thought I'd better make one or two. Here is the first.
   On white card which had some sort of woven surface I used the "ink, blot, plot" method to create a faint background. The stamps used were two of Chocolate Baroque's landscape edges and I used distress inks. This I then matted and layered onto black mirri card and white card. A further strip of black mirri card was added to the left hand side.
   The main image is Lili of the Valley's lazy afternoon and I coloured this using Promarkers and distress ink. I cut it out using a Spellbinders postage stamp die, coloured the edges with a black Promarker pen and attached it to the card using foam pads.
   I made a banner and two mini labels from peel off letters, white card, black mirri card and thin ribbon. Finally I added some card candi.

   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Lili of the Valley - birthday card
   Without Words - gentlemen only
   I Love Promarkers - hats
   The Paper Shelter - for the boys
   Digi Designs - birthdays
   Pile it On - no designer paper
   Sweet Stampin' - no designer paper
   Dragonfly Dreams - make it for the boys
   Sweet Pea Stampers - birthday
   Cute Card Thursday - blue and green
   Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
   Challenge 4 everybody - anything goes
   Vintage Stamping - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes/bingo (die cut, image, ribbon)
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Crafting From the Heart - anything goes


Laurian said...

What a lovely male card! I love that image and your fabulous design!!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Elizabeth Hart said...

Such a fabulous male card - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

brenda said...

What a pretty creation Mary, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)


Gorgeous card Crafty love the LOTV image and fabulous colour's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is eye catching! Love the unique dsign

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

lalkygirl said...

what an adorable card ,love the chilled out cute image and great design
Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good luck in the challenges
tracey x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'birthday' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Teresa said...

Lovely male card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week - good luck x

Dora said...

This is so cute, love the image and the touches of black. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Joey said...

Fabulous make, love the cute little image, Thanks for joining us at Without words. Joey x

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

I love this LOTV male card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Erica said...

What a beautiful card! Gorgeous colouring and I love the card background!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley '10th Birthday' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Uh, what an adorable stamp with that cute boy!
Thank you for playing with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Hope you will join us again soon.
Pia xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a fabulous masculine creation. Congrats on being featured in the line up at Cindy's Manly Monday.
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Craftdee said...

What a great card, it's a great idea to have some "male" cards in your stash, so hard to make under pressure, lol. Thanks for sharing it with us in the "Birthdays" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥