Friday, 26 April 2013

Biker Boy card

Hello, and welcome!

Not  a lot of  bloggin' gettin' done, lately.......not a lot of craftin', either!  I just don't seem to be able to settle down to do anything.....I want to knit, I want to quilt, I want to make a scrapbook page, I want to learn to crochet......and I want to make stuff for the house.....wall-art, cushions, curtains........and I don't know where to start......sigh.......
I've actually been doing some catch-up on my family history research.......haven't done any in quite a while, and it was bothering me.  I got some of the family lines sorted into family groups and printed the individual family trees, instead of it all just sitting on the computer.....easier for me to see where I'm up to if I have hard copies.
Then, I get all involved with these people who were my ancestors.........a baby who died of  "severe malnutrition", aged 2 months......a girl who was widowed, aged 19.......a man who fell to his death whilst working in a clock tower........and a boy who had his photo taken for the local newspaper because he saved a neighbour's child from drowning in a boating lake.......all of these were in Scotland, in the late 1800's......fascinating.

I gave myself a shake and got down to making a card for this week's challenge at

This week is a our challenge for you is:

Create for the boys and men in your life! 

We are happy to welcome this week's sponsor ... Digi Darla's Designs! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of  FIVE images! DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea...

Male cards are always a bit of a challenge, aren't they, but this lovely store has some really cute images that will help to spark your creativity.....and don't forget to check out what the rest of our Design Team have made with the male images they received from our sponsor!

Here's my make........

I used this great Mountain Biker image.......

I thought I'd have a bit of a change and made an easy easel card......I used a white card base and added some textured brown paper and some plain orange paper as the background.......the patterned card is from Kanban..........

I used the usual Promarkers to colour him up in his coordinating clobber, ha.......

A touch of distress ink around the edges of the wooden star, and a scrap of burlap, tied with string......

The sentiment is from the same pack as the patterned card....such a shame that Kanban is no longer trading.....

Another scrap of burlap with a Card Candi dot.....the dot was white, so I used a blue Promarker on it.......I usually buy the white ones because then it's easy to colour them to match the other stuff on my cards.......

Sorry this pic isn't the best.....I think there must have been a rare ray of sunshine...hahaaa!

I hope you'll take this opportunity to get a male card created, and you may even win a prize.......good luck!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Digi Days (I used a digi image)

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  1. Hi Anne-Marie .
    Amazing easle card .Love the design , papers image and embellishing .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  2. Beautiful easle card,love the image,fabulous

  3. Great card! I love that you did an easel design and gave him mountains to ride up and down on! Love the color scheme as well.

  4. You just took this to the mountain! Love the image you chose and all the wonderful 'manly' details make it a treasure!

  5. Great card, Anne-Marie! The texture and shape are fab and love the papers too!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Mary x

  6. Gorgeous image and fabulous colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  7. my granddaughter was just asking me about "ancestry". yours sounds very interesting. now don't go taking on too much. you know you'll get lost and WE don't want to lose you! card is absolutely fabulous! fab-u-lous!

    hugs :)

  8. Wow, what a detailed card - I like the way you off-set all the panels! Thanks for sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  9. Fabulous Male card - thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this fortnight
    Lisa x

  10. Wonderfully neat format you've used for this card, and your image is wonderful. Every detail is perfect (why am I NOT surprised?). Glad you were able to tear yourself away from the past to create this lovely for the now.

    PS - Understand about getting things done. Lately my "want to do" list has been much longer than the energy level to get it done!

  11. WOW, Your card is much Wonderful detail... Love it... You sound like me Anne-marie, All the things you want to do! ME TOO.. I want to make a quilt ... Learn to crochet...Alter everything in sight!!! Yikes as well as work full-time...tee-hee... Your family history sounds so interesting good luck with it all.... Hugs May x x x

  12. oooh I love stepper crads and this one is just awesome hunny.
    Have a super weekend
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  13. Wow! This easel birthday card is really amazing! Love the colour too! Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

    Maya xx

  14. I love the cards. I know what you mean about not knowing what to do first. Crafting is addictive, and there's always too many lovely things to learn.

  15. Fab card! I love the colors and the textures, awesome easel card! So glad you joined us for our Anything Goes Challenge at Cards for Men!

  16. Oh wow, Anne-Marie..this is a really nice male card and the details are super!