Sunday 20 January 2013

Boys Will Be Boys!

Good morning! I hope that the snow hasn't caused problems for too many of you. Tucked away in the South East, we have only had a sprinkling which didn't cause any problems and would have been perfect on Christmas Day! However, if the forecasters have got it right (and my two boys are crossing their fingers that they have!) we may be in for it later, we have already had a couple of centimetres this morning. 

Today is the start of another challenge at Come & Get It and this week we have a sketch to follow.
We are being sponsored by Fred She Said 

and they have a $10 voucher for the winner. Check out their store to see fab images like the one I have used for my card, isn't he just the cutest! Don't forget to visit the other DT girls to see their take on the sketch.

Followers of my blog know that male cards are not my favourite to make as I struggle with embellishments for them, but in this case that is a plus, as too many embellishments would detract from Meighan's sweet sketch! I decided that there was too much white around the image and used distress ink around the edges, but I definitely need to practice a bit more with the darker colours as I've been a bit heavy handed!

Image - 'Nolan & The Bullfrog' - Fred She Said coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Penny Black
Tim Holtz Idealogy ticket stub
Kraft card, brass button & twine from stash
Tools used: Spellbinders 'Labels 25'  die, Cuttlebug's 'Argyle' embossing folder and 'Walnut Stain' distress ink pad - Tim Holtz

'Buttons, buttons' - Dutch Dare
'New Year, New Goodies' - That Craft Place (new digi image)
'Bingo Board' - Here Come the Boys (buttons, twine, image)

Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous boys card Nat, love the cute image.
    Wendy xx

  2. How clever is your card, the sketch is so easy, but looks so different made up into your card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Here Come The Boys Woo x

  3. What a great fun, boys card.

    We have had 12 cms and more is falling here in Sussex !!, Luv Sam x

  4. Nat I love your card, changing the shape was a great idea. and this is beautifully colored and designed.

  5. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  6. Gorgeous boys card Nat. I love the image and colours. The layout looks fab.
    Lorraine x

  7. Great card Nat! Love the embossing which really does add a lot to what's a basic sketch. And the image, colours and shape you've used are fab!

  8. stunning male card nat.fab design and embossing and i love the image ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Oh a really gorgeous Card. I love the layout and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. hugs! Mojca

  10. Great card Nat. Love the image you have chosen and how you coloured it. Judy

  11. Good Morning sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous, hugs Pops x

  12. Nice boys card. and your colourwork is beautiful. thanks for sharing at the challenge of DDCC. Hope to see you again. Love Marijke.

  13. Fantastic card, I love your colouring and the way you've used muted backing colours to make your image really pop.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Crafty Hugs

  14. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
    Ginny ♥

  15. Great boy card! Love it! Thank you for joining DDCC! Lilia DT

  16. Lovely card, Great for our Bingo Challenge at HCTB's, thanks for joining us, Mandz xox

  17. Wow this is a really fabulous masculine card. Just love the take on the sketch.

    Sorry I'm late doing my commenting...Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. I like how you've been a bit heavy handed with the inking around the edges, looks great! Love this image, perfect for a boys card

  19. Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing it with us at That Craft Place Challenge :) xxx


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