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 men.......you 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)


37 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

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

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Mervi said...

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

Abi said...

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

Annmaree (Emu) said...

This is awesome, love the cottage!

I struggle with male cards too!

Rose Petal said...

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

liza said...

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

Helen said...

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!

Mandy G said...

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

Fleur said...

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

chris said...

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

Hazeyj said...

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

PatR said...

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

Julie said...

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

Karin said...

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

karin x

Jacee said...

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

Vicky said...

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

Awesome job again!!!

Enjoy your weekend
x
Vicky

Dawn said...

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

Frea said...

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

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

pinky said...

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

sandra said...

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.
Hugs!
Sandra!

Nannieflash said...

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

JannySun said...

This card is really great!

Sadilla said...

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

Tracy said...

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.

Merry said...

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

Kat said...

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

kitty said...

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

Angel_Wings said...

Wow you are so clever!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

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

Sarah A said...

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

mckinkle said...

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

Your colouring is beautiful too!

Keryn x

Juls said...

gorgeous! I love the button detail! Hugs Juls

Lindsey said...

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