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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

"This Charming Man...

So where would the craft world be without it's favourite cliche - it's so hard to make cards for men!! No it's not, it really isn't. Men are quite simple creatures (at least that's what women are always telling us!!) and as such we don't really care what's on the front of a card, especially if we know someone has taken time making it for us. I love flowers, teddy bears, cute images (my wife is probably rolling her eyes reading this!) and a whole lot of other stuff too. I don't like most sports, I don't play cards or darts, I don't like fast or fancy cars, yachts or pints of ale and I have never played golf in my life! So in the future girls, just give your fella a nice card from your ready made stash and see what he says, I bet he loves it.
For this weeks card over at I ♥ ProMarkers the theme is "Anything Goes" and as my darling wife wanted a card making for her nephew I thought I'd give a man's card a go as I don't often get the chance to make a masculine card very often. I used some really old papers (I think they were a Papermania collection, they are all about ball sports which is ironic as I hate most ball games!!) for the background, some Tim Holtz pen nibs, a Sizzix alphabet (cut out twice to create a shadow) and a Kenny K image (called Ryder Cole) which is still relatively new to his collection.
I have been very creative this week and have also made another christmas card which I will be adding later, so hope you enjoy,
take care
Entered into the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge #22 - Colour Combo (Blue and Brown)
Creative Craft Challenges - The Colour Blue
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for You Can Choose
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #55 - Office Stationary Embellishments
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #138 - Use Numbers
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #91 - Blues and Browns


  1. Great card Andy - very funky and great colouring
    Pauline x

  2. Brilliant card Andy, Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

  3. That's a great card Andy, very masculine and you wouldn't even know the paper is about ball sports! lol!

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  4. fab card and lovely blog.
    thanks for joining us this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenged.

    iv not come across your blog before but think it is great so im about to become a follower.
    kim x

  5. What a fun card!
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Excellent card - love the image and colours used.Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week. Jeanette

  7. what a great masculine card, love it, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week, hugs, martina

  8. Sensational! I love the image and those embellishments ... unreal!

    Thankyou for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

    xoxoxo Carly

  9. Andy your a genius and I love your brilliant card. Thanks for the tips, I try that on hubby's next birthday card:) Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  10. Hello there, what a great project for our "Use Numbers" Challenge on CRAFT Challenge! Thanks for playing along this week.

    Good luck and a big Hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

  11. Great card Andy, well you already know that..... lol, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  12. This is a great male card, although you hate sports and stuff... Just like my hubby:P lol. Love all the elements you've used, particularly the charm and TH ones;) Your colouring is outstanding. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop challenge and good luck. Hope you'll come back again thursday to play with us. Bettina xx

  13. Fab card Andy, I love the drill bit embellishments, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week,
    Ruth x

  14. Congratulations you made top three at CRAFT. Don't forget to get your badge. Sheryl xx

  15. Absolutely fabulous! Lovely coloring, and I adore those fountain pen tops (or whatever they are). Thank you for playing along with Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

  16. fabulous card! Thanks for sharing at Crafts for Eternity this week hugs x

  17. Aww Andy, you're such a cutie, and so is your project. WTG for winning this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.


  18. Fab card love this image I have him sat here waiting to colour hope I do ad good a job as you. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Jenny x

  19. brilliant card Andrew I see you won Digi doodles with this stunning card as well as our star of the month


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