Saturday 25 February 2012

We've gone all boy-ey!!

As my Emily would say!

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week we're looking for your masculine cards.

Our regular monthly sponsor is:

with the prize being a £10 voucher for one lucky person.

The weekly sponsor this time is:

who are also offering one lucky person a £10 voucher.

So masculine cards, eh!  Not really my strong point, cards for men / boys.  I struggled along making one card - wonderful image, terrible colouring - couldn't decide how to lay it out - did something very boring!  This is the result:

 No close up on image as I hated the way the cushions came out!  And, Abi, I really couldn't do paper piecing - I can't cut out detail, really I can't I'm just rubbish at it.  Depend completely on my nesties!!!

I used:

TeddyBo & Co digi stamp: Teddybo_053 - Just resting my eyes; coloured with my Promarkers
Papers are all from a Papermania pad - Henbury Lane
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards

So I had another go and this I prefer - it's still not brilliant, but I am happier with it:

I used:

Lili of the Valley stamp: Lazy Afternoon; coloured with my Promarkers and cut / mounted with nesties.  Date stamp is also from Lili of the Valley and, again, cut out with a circular nestie.
The papers are all Basic Grey: Archaic pad (one of my fav masculine paper pads and I'm running out them - arrrggghhh!!).
The brads are from Basic Grey.
Paper string from my stuff.

So there you go - this one was really a challenge for me!  Not for my team-mates though, you should pop over to the blog and see the wonderful cards they came up with.

Am sure it won't be a struggle for you either - looking forward to seeing all your wonderful masculine cards.

See you again soon,

PS - The deliberate mistake on my card in the previous post?  The only people who got it were Anita and Helen - I accidentally put the patterned paper on upside down!  Hopefully if you didn't notice my friend and her daughter won't either!!!

A challenge, or two:

Hotshot Craft blog: Challenge #4 one for the boys

Moving Along with the Times: Lots of layers - my second card

Truly Scrumptious: Challenge 74 - All creatures great and small - my 1st card

Here come the Boys: #21 Vintage feel - hope my 2nd card is OK for the theme!


catherine said...

I think both cards are great Sarah and fab images. Have a nice weekend
x catherine

Christine L said...

Well these are both fabulous male cards hon..... you'd never know you don't like doing them!

And I'm glad you let us in on the deliberate mistake.... I can see it now you tell us, but would never have picked up on it otherwise!

Christine x

Doreen said...

Fabulous cards Sarah, I wouldn't have noticed your

mixamatoasties said...

Both fabby cards Sarah. You're definitely being too hard on yourself.

I've used that BG paper before I never noticed there was a right and wrong way....


Lily Anuska said...

Hi. I love both cards. But image on first is No. 1 for me. Have a great weekend. Lily Anuska

Arabella said...

Hi Sarah, these cards are great! I love your colouring! I find boy cards so hard!


Jo said...

Both cards are fab although i love the image on the 2nd one! And paper piecing - makes me run for cover - i've tried & tried & still can't do it! Have a fab weekend!
Jo x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Sarah. Your card is beautiful. Love the colours and the layering on your design. Fab image too. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

nessy said...

oh wow sarah ~two amazing male cards ~beautifully created!!
vanessa xx

Jenny said...

Well I love them them both. A teddy and a LOTV image - you cant go wrong! hugs x

Kim said...

Both cards are adorable! Don't be so hard on yourself, this is fun not work haha!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both cards are fab hun, I think we are sometimes our worst critics! I love them both your paper choices & layout are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Super male cards, I find them the trickiest too. xx

Anonymous said...

Well I can't see anything wrong with these, they are both fab, even the cushions!
Helen x

coops said...

2 stunning cards sarah.i really love the images, especially the teddy bo and great designs om both.:D

xx coops xx

Jayne A said...

I love both cards Sarah, although I have to say I do have weakness for lilly of the valley images.


Debs said...

Both cards are fabulous but I do have a weakness for LOTV images - love the colours and the DP's on that one too.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT
this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Wendy said...

Love them both Sarah, really gorgeous, adorable images.

I have nominated you for a award, I hope you will accept, please visit me at

Wendy xx

Sarah-Jane said...

I think both cards are great Sarah. You are far too hard on yourself!
Sarah-Jane xx

Berry said...

It certainly doesn't look like you struggle at all with these! I'm always out of my comfort zone with male cards but look at you doing 2!!! Hope your weekend is going well hugs Rebekah xx

Janneke said...

Both cards are beautiful Sarah ;o)
Love the LOTV Stamps, he is great!

Pink Dandelion said...

Hi Sarah, I think you're selling yourself a bit short here, both your cards are fab. I must admit though that male cards are the hardest to do and dread it when someone asks me to make one for them. Debs xx

Doreen said...

Amazing cards Sarah.
But the secon one with the LOTV image is brilliant - I love this image *lol*
Looks really fab
Doreen xx

Anonymous said...

Loving your vintage card Sarah! Thank you for playing again at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Wishcraft said...

I think they're both fab Sarah, they look great to me. Fab images :o) Oh I would never have noticed your mistake with the paper (and I've got that paper too lol), so I'm sure your friend won't have spotted it either. Lisa x

sara said...

great guys card they are so difficult aren't they you did a fab job tho thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x

Flowergirl said...

Both fab cards Sarah, Men are always tricky and these are perfect x
Wendy x

craftymum said...

Two Wonderful cards. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our " one for the boys " challenge

Hugs Sarah x

p.s. We have the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker pens on Pre-order!!!

Natali said...

Both cards are beautiful. On ferst love bright colors and second one everything )) So lovely.

Craftdee said...

I think both cards are great "Masculine" cards... and the second one has a lovely Vintage Feel; perfect for our challenge at Here Come The Boys! Thanks for joining us, and hope to see you again, Donna

Karen Petitt said...

Abi, ABI when you going to stop beating yourself up? Both are gorgeous and the only reason I prefer the second is because there are very few bear images that I like! I have just two bear stamps among my collection (huge) and no I will not photograph them! Have a fab weekend hugs Karen x