Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Male make

Hello, and welcome!

It can never be said that we at Twist of Faith are not up for a challenge......it's what our blog was born  for....hahaaa!
So, takin' the bull  by the horns, the rose by the thorns, the .....er.....er.....thingummy by the wotsits......we hereby challenge YOU to make........wait.......wait...........waaaiiiittttt.......a card for a 


Okay.....come out from behind the sofa......it's not as bad as all that.....we'll be gentle......lol.....

 We are so very fortunate to welcome Melonheadz to our family of wonderful sponsors.....yaaaaaay!

Melonheadz images are a fun and whimsical style, handrawn by Nikki.  At the Melonheadz Blog youll find newly released sets which you can purchase at the Melonheadz etsy store, and a staggering selection of freebies available .... pop along to the Melonheadz blog and see what you might find! At Melonheadz Exclusives you will find exclusive sets, and previous freebie bundles.  At Melonheadz LDS has shared you will find LDS and Christian illustrations, Primary hand outs, and there will soon be some items for purchasing as well.

Those of you who pop in to my blog often will know that I have to make a ton of male cards, every year, so I'm always glad to pinch be inspired by any male cards I come across, and I'm bettin' you are of the same mind.
In that case, you really should go and take a nosey at what my Design Team Sisters have come up with......treasure trove of inspiration, I kid you not!

I love this wonderfully appropriate scripture that our Boss Lady (Pauline) has shared with us.......please use it if you'd like, or any other scripture, poem, or encouraging sentiment.....that's our Twist of Faith.....

I used one of the many, many freebies that you'll find on Nikki's site.......

I can't look at these two cute fellas without smilin......happy little chaps, or what?
I used a cream card base and layered some K&Co. papers that I'd edged with a soft brown ink.......the "my hero" card strip was generated on my 'puter, printed, then inked......

I used my fabby Promarkers to colour up this proud twosome......even the fishies are smilin'....hahaaa!
I cut out the image with my Office Supplies Shapeability die, then chalked in the blue sky.......I'm thinkin' of getting the Hubster a pair of these dungarees, and in that colour....oh, yeah!  He'll look a picture on the canal bank in these........oh, I'm so tempted, heehee........

I had a deep rummage in the back of one of those drawers.....yep, you know the ones......and came up with this sweet rub-on sentiment.  The Hubster just loves to take one of our grandsons fishin'......they don't ever seem to bring anything home, but they do an awful lot of gabbing about what they "nearly" caught........

I threaded these buttons with some button twine that I got from The Ribbon Reel.....

A teeny brad at each corner of the rub-on sentiment anchors it to the card, and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment finishes it off......oh, and a bit of card slapped on the inside.....done!

Now....grit your teeth and start on a Male-themed creation.....you know you're gonna need one!

Anne-Marie x



  1. Can it be? I'm the first to comment? Yippee!
    Those Male cards can be pesky things, and I sure am glad for your inspiration!
    Love the colours and cute image :) though I don't think hubby would appreciate a real life pair of dungarees in that colour missy....

  2. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie...fabulous image and details.xxx

  3. What a cool card, Anne-Marie! Love how you did the sky and the buttons!

  4. What a fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon!

  5. Oh dear. I have a bunch of male cards to do this year as well, and they are always so HARD. Such a cute little duo on your card. You've done wonderfully!

  6. This is brilliant Anne-Marie. I love that sweet image, your design and details are wonderful and the sentiment is fabulous too.
    You always cheer me up with your friendly 'chatty' posts, thank you!
    Hugs Sue

  7. Adorable card. I like childish style. Funny charcaters. Bravo !
    It's very successful !

    Thank you for having answered our invitation for the fourth birthday of Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  8. You have me smiling from ear to ear with this! I just love all the different elements you combined!

  9. This is an awesome male card!! Maybe if I had cute digis like this, I could make awesome male cards, too! Hmmmm! Maybe I need to do some male digi shopping! :)

  10. This image makes me smile too!! Adorable, coloured beautifully.. Love the design... Hugs May x x x

  11. Such a great male card, fabulous image to start with which you have coloured so beautifully. Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  12. Happy New Year Anne-Marie, yes it has been that long since I last visited, in fact I had to go back to earlie Dec to catch-up.
    Your cards as always are wonderfully created and full of inspiration and originality. Looking forward to visiting more often again.

  13. Fabulous male card - sweet image and the buttons are perfect.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. Fab card, love your cute image and colour combo, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  15. Cute card, thanks for joining us for Vickies challenge at Lady Anne's.

  16. Your card is adorable! I love the image and the whole design is perfect for guys!

  17. beautiful card and a great sentiment! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Vickie's challenge at Lady Anne's!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  18. G'day Anne-Marie, your male card is so cute, well not so cute that any male would think it girlie. I adore your story about your grandson and his story about all the fish they almost caught.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic) We look forward to seeing your next creative project.