Tuesday, June 17, 2014

For the Men






Whimsy Stamp Challenge - Tic Tac Toe
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Father's Day/Male Cards
Eclectic Ellapu - Time or Male Cards-I chose Male
Dream Valley Challenge - Monochrome
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more embellishments

I have a lot of men in my life but I guess, what is more important is that there is a lot of life in my men...to quote Mae West. OK,ok, I just want a lot of life in my one man-hahahaha. Well I could keep on going but this is about my card making:) Nyuck, Nyuck. My first card I decided to make a scene, not in any restaurant or outside to embarrass anyone but a nice scene with horses. I stamped the horses and then masked them so I could create the clouds and sun behind. I coloured the background, framed it in border stickers and added some crystals.

The 2nd card is all monotone in browns and I added glitter paper for my bro in law who has pizzazz. I stamped the image and embossed in glitter and then added the sticker border and the "Happy Birthday" sticker too.

the 3rd card-Layer and layer with orange and a shimmery blue. I stamped the image and sponged on different colours for a later afternoon look. I brought out my cuddlebug for the blue paper to create the dots and the border. This is my Whimsy card and I chose Summer, Die Cut (The borders in orange) and sentiment (Happy Birthday)

My last card was given to my hubby and it signifies moi as I was born the year of the Dragon although I puff out more smoke than fire. I stamped the image and coloured in all the detail with tombow markers. I  used my punch for the corners and special scissors  for the border. I layered it on purple and blue cardstock and added the border and crystal embellishments to finish it off. I have to say this one is my favourite.

So this is to all the manly men who like some colour and sparkle but still will drink milk out of a dirty glass.

42 comments:

  1. I bet your husband liked that last one! Those are really nice. The dragon is just awesome.

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    1. he did love the dragon and all the colours

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  2. You are so talented! I had a terrible time picking a favorite but I think I finally went with the third card, I love that scene. The dragon is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes the 3rd one feels like being up north at a cottage

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  3. All of your cards are wonderful but the first and the third are my favorites. I'm extremely impressed by your creativity and expertise with stamping techniques. I really hope the men in your life appreciate them.

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  4. Great cards. You obviously did a lot of work on them.

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    1. Oh yes and I think I will be fast and then...I'm not:)

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  5. Your cards are all beautiful, but I'm not sure which one you have put in for the Challenge which is Monochrome (all one colour). Marlene DT for Dream Valley Challenge.

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    1. Oh so sorry the 2nd one I used the Monochrome all is a variety of browns from lighter to darker:)

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  6. Wow! They are all beautiful. It's hard to believe that #1, 3, and 4 began as stamps. I love how you throw caution to the wind and go for it. :-)

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    1. Might as well throw caution to the wind:) Yes they are all stamps-instant gratification:)

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  7. Those were all very nicely done! Such intricate time consuming work! I'm sure the cards were enjoyed by the recipients!

    betty

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    1. Thank you so much and yes they loved them-I am glad to say

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  8. Great job! It's definitely a challenge to make masculine cards that are fancy. You do it well!

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    1. men deserve a little bling too:)

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  9. Lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion -Randi

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  10. Beautiful work. You make me want to get out my stamps and start making cards again . Thanks for stopping by my blog... Hugs

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    1. Thank you! You should pull out your work:)

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  11. Beautiful projects. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

    Petya DT

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  12. " there is a lot of life in my men" - LOL! I love Mae West :) The cards are all beautiful, but I think my favorite is the first one. I'm a sucker for horse scenes like that.

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    1. Don't ya love Mae West:) Thank you-The horses turned out well

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  13. wow they are gorgeous works... I loved the last one the most :)

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    1. Thank you. I love the last one too and my hubby did

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  14. Oh wow these are awesome! I love the dragon :-)

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  15. So cute men card. But I'm not sure that cards are really monochrome for Dream Valley challenge.
    Nathalie DT Dream Valley challenge

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    1. Thank you and the 2nd card is done all in versions of browns so that is the one for the Monochrome

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  16. I love these! I never really thought about how cards for men should be more manly - but, yeah, flowers and hearts won't do. I especially love the last two. Gorgeous landscape and delightful dragon. Awesome work Birgit!

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes many people have a hard time to do men cards but I find it quite aok:)

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  17. Thank you for tagging me. The blog is up!

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  18. I love that Mae West quote. Very funny. The birthday card with the horses is absolutely gorgeous. You have some much talent to share.

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  19. These are beautiful, Birgit! So amazed by your talent! I got a kick out of this post about "life in your men" and "making a scene". LOL. Too funny! :)

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  20. Wow, you make gorgeous cards. You're inspiring me. Have a beautiful weekend. :)

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    1. Thank you and good luck to you with your inspirations

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  21. Oh my! You have been busy, Birgit. They are utterly fabulous. I struggle to make good masculine cards... just not my thing. But look at you! I love them all... but the horses is my favourite. Thank you for keeping Rosie in your thoughts. Hope Wallace is getting better and stronger each day. Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha

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  22. You are one super creative lady, Birgit! Lovely cards. I am sure your husband loved the card you gave to him :)

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