Sunday, 12 July 2009

boys will be boys ...

Yet another man card to do, this time a birthday card for my other half. I am entering this into FIVE challenges:

I used this week's fabulous sketch at Just Magnolia although I had to change the oval to a rectangle, as I couldn't cut an oval to the size I wanted.
I am also entering this card into this week's recipe challenge at Use It! where the recipe is: add texture (plenty of that), use at least two punches (I used three), use paper from your favourite manufacturer (I used BG). Unfortunately I had to draw the line at the bonus challenge of adding some pearls - it is a man card after all!!
At Creative Card Crew the challenge is to use ribbons.
Raspberry Ribbons has a challenge of 'circles & ribbon'.
Finally, Belli Challenge has a challenge of 'texture'.
Here is my card:
All patterned papers are from the Basic Grey ~ Marrakech 6x6 pad. I used a grey Bazzill card for making the card and backing the BG papers.
I used a Fiskars corner punch for creating and embossing the decorative corners.

The 'boys will be boys' ribbon is by Around the Block.

For the layered circle in the top right hand of the card I used pre-cut grunge board circles in two sizes. I used a circle punch to cut the BG card for the smaller circle and stuck it to the grunge board. I used the grey bazzill for the larger circle and I cut that with my Cricut then glued it on. Distressing was a definite 'no-no' for this card, :-( so I contented myself with sanding the edges of the circles before layering them together. Sanding is a bloke thing after all.

The image I used is Magnolia's ~ Jungle Edwin. I had real problems with this stamp, trying to get a decent image and one of his eyes has a splodge on it. This is the way my stamp has been cut, so I must have a dud. Never mind, he's cute enough and I coloured him with my copics.

The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is by Making Memories.

For the bottom right hand corner, I made some branches using my Martha Stewart branch punch and sewed on some buttons. This is supposed to resemble rocks/boulders and clumps of greenery!

The buttons and brad are also from the BG Marrakech collection.

I hope he likes it!

Thank you for looking.

kat - keeley

having a {me} day


Debbie said...

Kat - Oh my gosh...what a beautiful card. I love your coloring! He will absolutely love this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge!

Ann said...

What a fabby guy card! I love it! Thanks for playing along with my Use It! challenge this week!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours!
Your detail is so lovely and your use of Mina's sketch wonderful!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Riet said...

Wowww Kat,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love your creation
Thanks for joining in with Raspberry Ribbons

Caroline x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! This is a brilliant male card Kat. Those corners on the image are wonderful. Brilliant colouring and I love that ribbon. Thanks for joining the CCC challenge.
Sharon xx

Penni said...

Great Card, love your colouring.


Denise Clark said...

He BETTER like it! :) You obviously put a lot of work into this card and it really shows. Great coloring. Great attention to detail! Cute but still masculine! Wonderful card!

Paula said...

What a fabulous card so much fantastic detail. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Mandy said...

Absolutely stunning !!


Tab said...

ooooh love your sweet card, the image is so cute! Fab colouring too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the beautiful colouring also. Great papers to and added extras to. Hugs Michele x

Rach said...

oh wow this is stunning, fabulous choice of papers and your image is coloured perfectly. hugs rachxx

Tasha said...

Amazing card - fabulous colours and awesome layout. Love the image and your colouring
Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Unknown said...

DARLING card!! thanks so much for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!!

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours and papers are so pretty. x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Great job incorporating all the challenges.

Tab said...

Wow, gorgeouse card, just love the image and your colouring is awesome, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

This is just fantastic sweetie! Wonderful colours and colouring. Love all the extra details too x

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining JM especially with such a lovely card, the colours and colouring are perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Ceal said...

fantastic card, awesome job with all the challenges. Thanks for playing in the belli challenge

Dani said...

This is such a great boy-ish card! Wonderful job, thanks for playing with us in the Belli Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous guy card...your coloring is beautiful and I love all the layers, colors, and texture!!! Thanks for playing along in the Belli challenge!!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

this is the most adorable card! I love the rock and branch in the corner!! thanks for playing the Belli!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! What a great card - beautiful coloring and fabulous job on putting all of the elements together. Thanks for the playing in the Belli Challenge!