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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Make it a Guy thing at FSC

Hi there, phew I really struggled with this card for our new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Our theme is 'Make it a guy thing' and as always our lovely sponsor Marina has a fab prize up for grabs. Don't forget we're a rubber stamping challenge so no digi images are allowed.


I find mens cards tricky, and this one was no exception. Its my FILs birthday next week so I wanted to make a card that he would like rather than one I like lol. So the messy inky backgrounds and the steampunk stamps were put away in favour of a more sedate watercoloured scene lol. I've used a stripey bp from my stash and ribbon from crafty ribbons (one is navy blue and one is bottle green although they both look the same on the pic lol). The focal image is a stamp from Sheena Douglass, stamped on watercolour card and painted with distress inks. The sentiment is a Chocolate Baroque stamp, cut out with nesties. I've used dark green and dark blue card to mat and layer but again it doesn't show up too well with my dreadful photography :-)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion: Masculine birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges: layer it on
Marks Finest Papers: at least 4 layers
Simon Says STamp: anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: Striped paper

Thanks for calling by, I hope you're going to join us on the catwalk at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and share your masculine creations with us
Hope you have a good Sunday, if it wasn't followed so quickly by Monday mornings it would be my favourite day of the week
hugs
Clairexx



31 comments:

  1. Yipee! I can visit you again. Looks as though the problems sorted on IE. Hello again. I'm thrilled to be in the Top 3 with my zebras - thanks. I love your card, isn't it strange we two have gone not only for a country scene but for a Sheena's Sketchy too. Great minds think alike. I love your colouring, great card. Caz

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  2. Claire, your FIL will adore this card! The landscape scene is colored perfectly and is so realistic. The framing, ribbons and background paper really add to the beauty. Love this! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Fabulous Claire, really lovely scene and gorgeous colouring.Love the stripe paper...a perfect male card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Hi Claire, this is such a serene card. Each time I look at it I feel very relaxed. Maybe this is part of FIL's personality. Wow, I am blown away by your colouring of the sky...very artistic!
    Dot x

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  5. Claire, I would never know you were uncomfortable with guy cards! What a neat scenic image, too! Best, Yvonne

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  6. A beautiful card with a great image.

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  7. Terrific card Claire, love the backing paper
    Beryl x

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  8. I would say this is perfect for your FIL Claire, such masculine colours and a magnificent stamped and coloured image.
    Have a great Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  9. I don't know why you're uncomfortable with mens cards this one is gorgeous. Your backing paper is just right for the image.

    Sue x

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  10. Wonderful card for your FIL . The scene looks so real, love the colours.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x

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  11. Just gorgeous Claire. Love the image and the stripy papers set it off perfectly.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  12. This is a lovely card Claire, love the scene, a perfect card for a male. Hugs, Claire x

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  13. You created such a perfect scene on this card.

    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. You certainly rocked this masculine creation, Claire! Love the beautiful scene and the background paper :).

    Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Joanna x

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  15. Your gold & black is striking especially with the striped paper. Definitely suitable for a man & I love the sky in the image.
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. CLAIRE this is gorgeous!!!! I am in awe of your coloring. If he doesn't like this I will take it. thank you so much for entering this into our stripes chall

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  17. sorry having problems with blogger.!!

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  18. Beautiful card Claire, I love the image and the colours are just perfect. Sue C x

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  19. Terrific card!!!!Great image! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

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  20. This is a beautiful card Claire. The image is beautifully colours and compliments the DP perfectly.
    Avril xx

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  21. Very nice card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  22. OH WOW! This is awesome Claire! LOVE how you positioned the sentiment on the side! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘STRIPES’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  23. Great Sky!!!!!! awesome job. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  24. You did a fantastic job of this guy's card! I wouldn't have even guessed that you find them tricky =) Thanks so much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters' Striped Challenge!

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  25. Lovely card, your image is painted up so wonderfully, really stunning! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

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  26. Lovely card, beautiful image, superb coloring!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

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  27. LOVE your DT piece!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  28. Great project. Thanks for playing with us this week at Speefdy Fox & Friends.

    Tammylee

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  29. Wow, what a stunning card!! I love your work!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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  30. Great card. I love the colors and how you used your die cut. Great idea. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

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  31. Wahoo Claire I'm here better late than never ... where do you find the time for all your lovely pieces of work they are all so gorgeous.

    Thank you for this amazing card it is fandabby brilliant.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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