Thursday, 11 February 2010

Male Cards

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Two words guaranteed to strike terror into the hearts of most crafters!! Why do we all hate doing men's cards so much, I like clean cards and don't use loads of embellishments but I still don't like doing men's cards, no ribbons, flowers or bling can be challenging and of course for most of us our stash consists of very female-orientated stamps & images! However this is the challenge that Tasha has set this week for our challenge at Charisma Cardz so it's time to get your thinking caps on.

As usual, I did my card last minute and set about making it yesterday, I had a digi image in mind I was going to use & then realised that my darling daughter had taken my ProMarkers to school (she had asked first) to use in Art! The image I had in mind needed PM's, I didn't think it would work in pencil or watercolours, so I needed a change of plan - quick! I settled for this image I've had in my stash for ages and made a very simple card by stamping to make a background and layering up the cardstock, so a very quick card that has turned out ok I think.

Here's the details:
Image - from stash
Sentiment - SU! Vintage Labels (free SAB set)
Background stamp - SU! Seeing Spots
Cardstock - SU! Very Vanilla; Chocolate Chip
Other - SU! Word Window Punch; brads from stash

Hope you can join us this week, we had a bumper no. of entries for our Love theme last, so a huge thanks to everyone who joined in, there are two prizes up for grabs this week, so two good reasons to play along

Happy Thursday


8 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely stunning. i love doing men cards. i just don't do enough of them. i guess because we all know more women than men - ya think - lol!

Cheryl said...

great card,hun love it love those images,thanks for tip about charisma entered it now thanks again hun love hugs cheryl xxxx

Heather x said...

Blah! Cards for men and boys. I am absolutely rubbish at male orientated cards :0)
I love what you have done, Jan, very sophisticated :0)
*hugs* Heather x

gina g said...

Hi Jan Brilliant card i don't mind making men's cards as i have 4 brothers, two of which have all boys two have all girls, i have 3 grandsons and one granddaughter lol. That's probably why i like making pretty things lol. luv gina xx

Faye said...

Well I think you've done a mighty fine job! I actually really like this image, where...? x

sweetgil said...

Nice card, its dificult for a men!
Greetz
Sweetgil

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Jan, fab image and colours. I don't like making men's cards, you know me and my flowers lol.
Hope you have a fab weekend
hugs Mandy xx

Allison said...

such a lovely male card
AllisonX