Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Birthday Classic


Good morning and welcome! I hope your Saturday morning is warm and wonderful! So glad you stopped off here this morning to check out my card for Our Creative Corner. This week our wonderful hostess, Loretta Lock, has a tough challenge for us - to make that dreaded masculine card. Ug :(. There are few things that really, really challenge me when it comes to card making but making a guy card is one of them. So I have been hemming and hawing all week and just couldn't make a start. I just really don't have many images suitable for guys. So my fall back was VINTAGE! This charming image is from Magic Moonlight. I paired it up with some 7 Gypsies DP and layered it over Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede. The image was printed on my home printer and I layered the sentiment over it and printed that also. The hardware, except for the brad and compass, are from Tim Holtz. The tickets are from Autumn Leaves but there wasn't one that said Happy Birthday so I had to print that on my printer and stamp the ticket outline around it. The compass is from StarlitStudio.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I think it will be perfect for the DH's birthday later this year. I hope you'll stop by Our Creative Corner to see what the other design team members have to show you today. As always, there is an abundance of talent and some really wonderful creations!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and blessings,


Challenges entered:
Stampin' for the Weekend - A card for a male
Treehouse Thursday - Masculine theme
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer breeze
Pixie Cottage - Vintage and/or sketch

29 comments:

Loretta said...

I guess it's not called a challenge for nothing! Your card is spectacular, Linda!

Linda Robinson said...

Your card is a perfect masculine card! Love the image you found and of course you put it all together perfectly! Love it!

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

Oh wow Linda those charms are awesome, your cards are just sooo fabulous!

Wendy J. said...

Linda, great vintage guy birthday card! It's consistent great "Linda style"! I love it! I'm so glad we're getting RH Red back! Love all the little extras you put on your cards. They're so fun! Have a great weekend!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

oHh another fab card here... perfect! Love the tim holtz details!

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda your card is awesome!!! I love the tinkets you've added, everything goes together perfectly! This is a great guy card!

Annika said...

Awwwww...there's so many really cool embellies on that card. Love it! And so will your hubby!
Hugs
Annika

Tracey said...

Fantastic card Linda, love all the details & the sentiment is perfect!

Hope you're having a great weekend :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Sue C said...

I think you've done a stunning job Linda! I especially love the Tim Holtz hardware. Sue C x

Kelly said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment.

I left you a little something on my site.
http://kellyskreativekorner.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunshine-award.html

Katie said...

Another fabulous card! I love the retro feel to it.
Thanks for playing again in The Pixie Cottage and at The Treehouse!

Lori Rider said...

Fabulous job, Linda - I love all the extras you added to this card. It really makes it special. The vintage style is perfect with that image - wonderful card!

Davi said...

Great man card! Very fun image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Cottage.

Edith said...

Wow! What an spectacular card, Linda! It is perfect in every way. Great details. I love it!

Cor* said...

for not really knowing what to do for masculine, you done good!! Actually GREAT!

HappyCrafter said...

Very cool card, love all the hardware and embellishments, and that is a nice picture and sentiment too :-)

Mummylade said...

This is just fantastic! Love your metal bits. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW and Allsorts challenges this time and good luck.

Yaneri said...

Hey Linda, Awesome creation!! Happy to see you played along with us at The Treehouse. Hope to see you again next Thursday for another fun Treehouse Challenge! This card turned out b-e-a-u-ti-ful!
Yaneri -DT Member

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is just gorjus,love the image bless you for joining in at the pixie cottage this week love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Suzi said...

Wow Linda, This has to be one of the best male cards I've seen in a long time. It's fantastic hun. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

artish said...

fabulous vintage elements!!! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage.

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love this retro card. The charms are amazing! Thanks for entering it into the Pixie Cottage Challenge! :)

Itzuvit said...

You've created such a beautiful Summer Breeze card!
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week! :)
Hugs Itzuvit xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome card Linda! Such fun and perfectly vintage too! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at The Pixie Cottage this week, hope to see you back again! :)

Dana Grothaus said...

Perfect guy card! It all came together perfectly. Great job!!!

Kate's Makes said...

What a gorgeous card and love those metal embellishments! :o)

Thanks for joining in the SFTW challenge and good luck!

Kate

Sarah Gough said...

I LOVE this Linda, so many perfect details!

KAT said...

The perfect masculine card - wow - love all the do-dads that you added to your image - perfect!

Pam said...

I sure do like your style. Everyone of your cards are gorgeous.
~Pam

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