Monday, 29 July 2013

Happy Birthday brother

Yay, off work for a week so hopefully get to do a fair bit of crafting and playing with my crafty stash. Started off fairly well, though with a bit of a difficult card to do. Men, as we know, are notoriously hard to make cards for. Well hey guess what, needed to do a card for my brother-in-law which is hard enough, but he's mid 20's! Not the easiest age range, wouldn't appreciate cutesy, not into fishing, gardening and those sort of past times. Ok so that leaves me with football, what else!
Here's what I came up with;

Totally into the tonal feel at the moment and not bucked the trend with this one either. Gone with masculine browns and creams and matted and layered lots of different elements. Each layer has been edged with Chestnut coloured Promarker. I particularly like the mat with the grid stamp that I've put the Wellington Bear picture on. 

5x5 Kraftcard card base - Papermania
Striped paper, watch paper & Wellington Bear image - Wellington Bear 6x6 paper pack, Docrafts
Grid stamp - Patchwork Polly by Jayne Nestorenko, Crafters Companion
Brother stamp - Docrafts
Happy birthday stamps & tag die - Sizzix
Metal embellishment - My crafty stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Boys will be Boys
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge Blog - Birthdays

Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Fabulous card Wendy

    Thank you for joining us at Joanna Sheen challenges hope to see you again

    Shaz DT x

  2. Gorgeous male card...Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy x

  3. Awesome card! You nailed it!

  4. Beautiful card. The colours and layout look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge.
    Diane xx