Thursday, 12 June 2014

So Macho!

It's Thursday so it's time for another challenge on the Cute Card Thursday blog, and with Father's Day this coming Sunday here in the UK, we are going all Macho!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Katharina at Whiff of Joy, stop by the blog to read about the prize and see what the rest of the DT have made.

I took advantage of the recent 3 for 2 offer on the manly stamps at LOTV and added 3 new pieces of rubba to my collection.  I am going through my stash though and selling some off, check out the Stamp Sale page - I've started the list with 5 LOTV teddy bears that have been forgotten and need a new home .. .. email me if you are interested in re-homing them!

Back to my card, I've coloured up the Vegetable Patch stamped image with my Copics - it's a bit brighter in real life with the carrots being, well, a more carrot colour!  Here's the card .. ..

I had both brown and mustard card in my stash and a piece of digi printed out paper (not sure where from though) in the basket that matched in, again more mustard in real life.  The strip of ribbon is dark brown gross grain and I coloured the pearls with a dark brown Copic pen to match - no they are not black!  I've added the embossed faux stitching around the edge of the paper and mustard layer then inked with brown chalk ink so they pop out.  I've used the same chalk ink to highlight the embossed areas on my die cut daisy flowers and the buttons - Perfect for Incy Wincy's challenge for faux techniques as I have faux stitching and faux buttons, and of course faux flowers.

And, of course the die cuts are by Marianne Design, so here's the list:
faux stitching created from LR0161
brown scallop edge from CR1273
daisy flowers from LR0106
brown stamen in centre of flowers from LR0105
green fronds from LR0107
buttons from LR0188

In addition to the Incy Wincy challenge, there are several Father's Day/Masculine challenge themes around this week so I'm also going to enter my card with Craft Your Passion, Oldie but a Goodie (old paper and card and in fact everything is old except the stamp) and Cutie Pie looking for Cute for Dad.  And then there is the LOTV monthly challenge I almost forgot about .. .. it's for sporty or male creations so I can enter my gardening chap.

I am busy in the garden today, weeding around my sweetpeas where I'd dug in my home made compost and now I have tomato, cucumber and melons coming up! Obviously my compost bin hasn't been hot enough to kill of seeds so I might have to be a bit more selective about what I put in it from now on!


  1. oh this is delightful....the colouring is stunning!

    thank you for sharing this little lovely with the cutie pies xx

  2. This card is so fabulous! Great!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  3. Love your gorgeous card and colours Annie.
    Sue xx

  4. Great card Annie, love all the browns and mustards xx

  5. Another wonderful card Annie, he looks so busy, bet he wouldn't fancy digging in the heat that we've had today tough!! xx

  6. So lovely. I like the image and all the browntones you used.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  7. Hi Annie, what agreat card again, love it. The stamp together with the pretty dies are just perfect!
    Did you receive my mail yesterday?
    About MDD candy and top 3?
    Please contact me,
    Hugs Blankina

  8. Good morning Annie,

    What a beautiful cards you have made!
    I am following your blog, just right now.
    Have a nice day.

    Regards, Janneke

  9. fantastic card the colours are lovely
    Lynne DT

  10. Oh this is so fabulous Annie.

  11. Oh wow, this is just stunning, love the detailed image and colours, your colouring is superb. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  13. Fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  14. Fabulous card Annie, love the colours you've chosen!

    Thank you for entering our 'Male or Sporty' challenge, good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley


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