Friday, 31 August 2012

One For The Fellas!

Hello, and welcome!

It's time for another challenge at Card Crafter's Circle and this week you'll be doing yourself a favour if you join in with this one, because none of  us has enough cards for the males in our lives, do we?  
Yep, we're challenging you to make a card/project with 
MEN/BOYS 
in mind......easy-peasy, right?....hahaaaa!

You'll find some really good inspiration if you hop over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the  Design Team have on offer....lots of manly goin's-on, I can tell you...lol......

Joining us this week are two sponsors ... the outrageously cute Di's Digi Downloads, who offers one winner a $10 store credit.  And we also have Stamp Art Design by Kathryne joining us again with sponsorship for you!  The winner's prize purse is their choice of 3 Milk Coffee images of their choice! Yummy! And our super sponsor also provides each of our Top 3 with an image of their choice too! Yay!

If you've been hangin' around here for any length of time, you know that I have more than me fair share of males, in my family.....yessir....and  love 'em all to bits.....but that's an awful lot of testosterone-filled cards to make....heehee....so I'm always on the ol' look-out for new inspiration!

Here's what I came up with.......

I used this lovely ikkle fella from Kathy at http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.co.uk/ and he and his teeny friend were a joy to colour up with my usual Promarkers.  I started with a cream base and layered on an embossed piece of kraft (love those buttons!), then cut two circles from some scraps from my paper mountain scraps........


Did a bit of doodle-doin' around the edge of the image.....love the look of surprise on the bear's face!

This big number is a clear sticker, backed onto a scrap of brown card and cut around........I put a length of stripy green ribbon down the front of the card, and added another length of peach grosgrain, over the top.......then die-cut a button, threaded up with brown cotton, and added a loop of the peach ribbon and a green felt die-cut flower.........the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons......

I stamped a leaf onto brown paper, and added a stamped sunflower, cut out and coloured with the trusty PMs......I did the sentiment on my ikkle netbook and printed off onto Safmat, so it was a sticker.....love that Safmat.....but that was when I had a flippin' printer that works.....gggrrrr!

Hope you'll join us this week....you'll be glad you did!

hugs,
Anne-Marie x




32 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous ...love the image.xxx

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  2. What a cutie! Hope you get your printer sorted soon.

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  3. Anne Marie what a sweet little creation I love it I hate doing male cards I really struggle but this challenge is already down on my to do list lol have a wonderful weekend what ever you have planned
    Jacki xx

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  4. Awww, that is so dinky sweet, Anne-Marie!

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  5. This is beautiful, and the bear is cuttest from all I've seen today. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  6. So adorable, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  7. Hi Anne-Marie! Your card is so sweet. I love what you've done with Little Bear! All your added extras are special touches and sweet treats! I hope your "Sweet Little Man" loves it too! xx Kathy

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  8. Cute! Fun boarder and embossing. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

    Tonya
    CTO DT

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  9. This is wonderful! I love your sentiment and this couple of friends!

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  10. This is just too cute! I love the sentiment and that stamped image is adorable! What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!

    Chris

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  11. Hmm, goes without saying that your ikkle image is adorable and you've coloured it up so nicely. However, the elements you've added have caught my eye, too. Really like the details. Wondering, pray tell, who is the manufacturer of that sunflower stamp? It is really nice.

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  12. I love your embossing folder and how you trimmed your ribbon. Great colouring in!!! Cute card!!!

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  13. Cute card, Anne Marie! Love the sentiment and the beautiful image!

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  14. What a awesome and cute card! Just perfect for a little boy.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I hope we will see you again soon.

    Hugs,

    Linda xx
    squirrelsnippets.blogspot.com.au

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  15. Inspiring little man card, there, Anne Marie! I always marvel at all your little details that put together make the card POP! Love it!

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  16. Great card I love all the details. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl TSB DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. Gorgeous card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

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  18. Soooo cute!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

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  19. This is so cute!! Great card for a little boy!!

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  20. So cute! I love the paper and the little flower button, and all of the details you put into this. Super adorable!

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  21. Lovely creation!
    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. Some little man is going to love this sweet card! I love the button embossed background and the layered ribbons looks wonderful!

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  23. What a sweet little card and all those embellishments make it something else. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog by the way. :0)

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  24. Adorable little bear! And, love your 3 circle layout :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  25. Fantastic card, love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers and Hooked on Crafts. Good luck xx

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  26. Fantastic card, love the image and the design! Many thanks for joining us at Stamping with the dragon this week! judit x

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  27. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique! Good luck!

    Sandy S
    TSB DT

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  28. Super adorable card!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

    DT Yolie
    http://www.justyolie.com

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  29. Lovely design Anne-Marie. cute little bear and love your number 2 sticker too and all the extra little embellies. I've found a few extra minutes to do a bit of blog hopping for myself whilst waiting to use the bathroom. No. 3 son is getting ready for work! and they say us gals hog the bathroom!!!
    Sandy

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  30. Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    xx

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  31. This is just so sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

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  32. Such a stunning card. So lovely. I like the colors and that image is so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic Card, which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

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