Masculine Thanks

Hello there everyone. There is a new challenge starting at The Alphabet Challenge today. The letter is ‘M’ and we want to see your Masculine cards. Here is my card:

You may or may not realise that masculine cards are few and far between for me. I don’t know how to do them, and they aren’t a particular card I frequently make.

As Design Team member for this challenge, I knew I had to do some research – so I went to Pinterest, to YouTube, to Instagram – you name it – I went there. I came to the conclusion that geometric seems to be quite a popular male card layout – so I went with that one.

I hunted through my card stock and found some blue and maroon patterned card from Hunkydory – I’ve had this for quite a while – probably years – and so I decided to work with that. I cut the hexagons out on my Scan’n’cut from the two pieces of card – after playing around with sizing – then played with the pattern and layout.

The grid is from Waffle Flower, and cut into a piece of card which I would class as vanilla – but no clue where it came from and no idea how long I’ve had it – but I didn’t want white – and this seemed quite a good match for the blue and maroon.

The sentiment strip and sentiment itself is from the Concord and 9th Everyday Bouquet die set.

So – do masculine cards excite you? Do they scare you? They scare me – so this challenge was perfect for getting over the fear………I think! 🙂

I hope you can come and join us, and I look forward to seeing your take on the masculine theme.

Welcome Fall….

Hi everyone. There is a new challenge beginning at Cardz 4 Galz, and the theme this time round is ‘Welcome Autumn/Fall‘. In England it’s called Autumn, but as I have many stamps and dies from the USA – I have used stamps from my stash for the sentiment:

I started by die-cutting some bronze muted shiny card with the dies from Concord and 9th ‘Everyday Bouquet’ die set – the squares, the leaves – and then glued them dwon as you see. I did run the little die-cuts through my Xyron to get them sticky on the back.

Sometimes I let leaves and branches etc move around on my cards, but I wanted these to be stuck down – no idea why, I just thought it would look better. It’s strange how we sometimes go with an idea – with no thought process – maybe just a ‘gut feeling‘………..

I was going to emboss the sentiment, but decided to stamp in another brown, keeping the whole card quite simple – yet I feel it’s also quite elegant.

I hope you can come and join us with this theme, and I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery. 🙂 🙂

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsorts ChallengeAutumn

Aud Sentimentsfall/autumn sentiment

Crafty Friends Challenge Autumn Colours

MMM Challengeuse shapes on your card