Saturday, 22 January 2011

A mans world

Morning Folks, another week has spun by and it's time for another challenge at Allsorts where the lovely Amanda would like us to make cards suitable for boys and know, the problems area in crafting.

My card uses a new stamp that my hubby picked up recently at Stampalot as he thought he would be good for male cards, so here it is to prove his point. It is Art Impression T1221 Country House which I stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear and added some leaves to the trees with Art Impression A893. The image is coloured with Aquamarkers and the DP is My Minds Eye, with some buttons and cord to finish. This card is also for the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - 3,2,1, recipe (3 buttons, two papers, one bow)
Pixie Dust - Button up
Sweet Stampin - Clear as Mud (brown plus one)


  1. Hello Brenda,
    Wonderful card! I love the house stamp.
    Have a great weekend.
    Clare x

  2. Great "male" card Brenda (why can't they be happy with flowers and glitter)?!! Love the stamp, and well done to your hubby for choosing it. I do hope your arm is much better now - enjoy the weekend. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  3. oh hun this is really beautiful,love it so much the detail as usuall is amazing love hugs cheryl x
    ps hope your arm is better too,xxxx

  4. Looks really great,
    beautiful stamp choice!
    Happy weekend, remember to rest your shoulder;-))m

  5. Hi Brenda, a perfect solution for those tricky male cards, your hubby has great taste!I love your aquamarker colouring. Thanks for joining in with my Clear as Mud challenge over at the Sweet Stampin challenge x

  6. This is awesome, love the cottage!

    I struggle with male cards too!

  7. Hello Brenda. How fabulous. Such a wonderful card for a man. Hope you are keeping well and that your arm problem is starting to get better. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  8. great card and indeed a perfect stamp for the dreaded male card lol enjoy your weekend
    love n hugs

  9. Hi, Brenda, this is a fab card - love those Art Impressions stamps....
    Can't watch the match this lunchtime as my TV has finally broken down completely... and can't get my cable box linked to the portable tv as it's too old!! Maybe that will bring us luck, if I don't actually watch them!

  10. Hi Brenda,
    this card is brilliant, Ed has got good taste!
    I see a punch I may have to buy

  11. Stunning card B. I love the image.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. Its Gorgeous B
    hope the arm is on the mend.
    hugs chris xx

  13. Your hubby chose a great stamp which would do for any card, male or female. Your card is smashing and hope you do well in the challenges! Hazel x

  14. Gorgeous card Brenda and well done your hubby for choosing this fab stamp. Have a good weekend. xx

  15. Lovely colours on this card! Great stamp - well done to your hubby!

  16. Lovely Brenda! and it's absolutely gorgeous how you coloured the house.

    karin x

  17. I love this Brenda, it really is stunning!
    Hugs Jacee

  18. I really admire anyone who can do Man cards Brenda, I hate the thought of I really struggle
    This is fantastic, and I love the way you've embelished it

    Awesome job again!!!

    Enjoy your weekend

  19. A really great male card hun. Nice to know you also got full of pain this week lol it's SO much fun lol

    Love Dawn xx

  20. Hi Brenda, that´s a great stamp, your husband knows what he´s doing, and so do you, it´s a lovely card! HUgs, Frea

  21. gorgeous card Brenda, hope your feeling okish, love this image , reminds me of those rustic wooden houses in America.

  22. what a fba little house .. i would love to live there!
    Lisa ;)

  23. Brenda this is just gorgeous, I love that stamp. Beautifully put together, very manly in those gorgeous colours. Hope your arm is healing well.

  24. Great card!
    I don't like making mail cards!(to hard for me)lol.
    Now go on and kiss your hubby for pick that stamp for you!lol.

  25. Hi Brenda I will have to get my AI stamps out again, as I love using them, youve created one stunning male card with that one, it looks gorgeous. Hope the shoulder is begining to feel less stiff now. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  26. Gorgeous card! This house in the wood looks great... I wish I was there! =)

  27. This is one gorgeous creation, I love it. It looks so tranquil, just the right place to be crafting in.
    Your hubby picks fab stamps Brenda, My hubby's last buy for me was Looney Tunes stamps in a sale, I said what am I supposed to do with them, he said Bobby's Birthday card, method in his madness.

  28. And what a good choice your hubby has made.....a lovely card Brenda. Love all the twine.

  29. What a clever hubby Brenda! This image is perfect for a male card. And just the right sort of colours for the image too.

    By the way thanks very much for sending out my lovely butterfly stamp prize. I'll need to experiment with it soon. I've been out all day today to my fav craft shop where Kath was demoing Hero Arts stamps.

    Kat xx

  30. Hi You have a wonderful hubby !!! We are lucky mine is too :) Amazing detail . Kitty x

  31. A lovely card - perfect for the more mature gentlemen. Glad I found the allsorts challenge blog!

  32. Stunning card, I can't believe your husband has such good taste (in stamps I mean as I know he has good taste being with you). My husband wouldn't know where to start with picking stamps haha

    Sarah x

  33. Oh Brenda this is truly stunning! So very smart for a male card, I love it.

    Your colouring is beautiful too!

    Keryn x

  34. gorgeous! I love the button detail! Hugs Juls

  35. Oh what a beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week x


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