Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Whopper of a day

Masculine cards: so hard to make!!  Unless you have a super cute stamp set like this one from Sugar Pea Designs!  This is only the second time I've inked this guy up, but I think he will be making more frequent appearances.  This was a rather quick one, other than the coloring which always seems to take forever.  The bit of patterned paper I used has little woodland forest creatures on it, even a raccoon, so it was perfect!  You can see the little guy peeking out from the bottom right corner.  So cute.  In keeping with my self-made challenge to use things from my "bits and pieces" stash, the strip the sentiment is printed on was from the stash.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs "Great Catch
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Bold Stripes Cover-Up" sentiment strip
Darice woodgrain embossing folder

The Paper Nest Dolls--anything goes
Crop Stop Challenge Blog--anything goes (using MFT dies and Darice woodgrain embossing folder)
Brown Sugar #274--birthday
Sugar Pea Designs #39--I used the sketch

Creatalicious #130--anything goes with the optional twist: cute
Inspiration Destination #142--anything goes with optional twist: embossing
As You Like It--favorite die (this MFT stitched rectangle is my favorite.  I must use it on almost every other card I make--the perfect second layer and adds a nice finish detail)
Aud Sentiments #195--anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Catz #420--anything goes with optional twist: male's birthday
Cardz TV #31--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #336--color it
Sweet Stampin'--men's cards
Tuesday Throwdown #376--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #338--you say it's your birthday
Penny's Challenge #364--anything goes
Crafty Creations #354--anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #10--anything goes with critters


Esther Asbury said...

Masculine cards are hard for me as well, but you nailed it with this adorable card! Love that cute little raccoon and the wood grain embossing folder you used! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop blog -- always a pleasure to have you play along!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Gorgeous male card! They're so tough to produce, but this one is fantastic! Such a great image! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Andrea W said...

That raccoon is darling! Your embossed background looks terrific and I love the pop of orange. Fun card!

Becca Sadler said...

Adorable card and thanks for linking quickly to this new challenge #364 for PPCCB! Becca=DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Elaine Stark said...

An adorable card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

tilly said...

a super card, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again soon

Glittered Paws said...

What a cutie this little guy is - my hubby is a fisherman - I am always looking for stamps that will appeal to him. I have to be in the "mood" to make a masculine card.

Melanie R said...

I am so loving this card, Heather! I am going to have to take a look at the image because I have fishermen in my family and am always looking for masculine ideas. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Cheryl Morgan said...

Heather - what a great Racoon, so beautifully coloured. I love the embossing detail in the background too. X

Helen said...

Great card - love the embossed background.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge.

Helen x

Conniecrafter said...

Such a cute and fun image and your coloring is great, like the wood embossed background!

Ardyth said...

I think you nailed this masculine card - super fun and cute, too! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, what a great card... perfect combination of papers, awesome coloring, great version of the sketch, this one has it ALL! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (birthday!) STASH with us this week!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this delightful card - the image is great fun!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Blossom Cards said...

lovely cute card thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Rachel DT

pst said...

Great card, I love the super cute image. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious. We hope to see you back again.

Billie A said...

Cute darling image. I love the layout and papers. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch The Bug
Creative With Stamps
Aud Sentiments
The Merry Christmas Challenge
Sunny Day Crafting
Pause Dream Enjoy
Craftaholic R US
Always Happy Birthday

~amy~ said...

Now how cute is this?!
Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Kerin said...

I love this card! The texture really makes this sweet image pop, and that coloring!! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs :)

Squirrel x said...

Love this, and a fab choice of die - these stitched edge rectangles seem to be a winner for many crafters! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI for this challenge. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Dawn said...

Such a cute guy card ... thanks for sharing with us at Brown Sugar. Good Luck.
Dawn DT

Brenda said...

Oh, yes, the stitched rectangle! Love it and your darling masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Ines said...

Beautiful card :) Thank you for participating in the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog