Monday, 25 April 2011

One for the Guys....

..... OK its been far too long since I last posted. I know I am really, really bad. I just don't seem to find the time these days, to take the photo's then write up everything and finally click post. But today I have decided to blog about something us crafters seem to struggle with when making cards, MEN! Yep that three letter word that just send a shudder down your spine when your asked to make a card for one. A coupld of weeks ago I set a task to make some using stash we already have, I set a challenge to some of the ladies on ILWS to make a MAN'S card using what we already have. Took me a couple of days as I was plastering at the time, yep another feather to my bow, lol. Anyhow, here are a couple that I made.
and also


Some simple colour themes and a choosen stamp set or two and voila. Hope you likes 'em.
Stamp sets are PTI and the card and inks are all SU.

21 comments:

Kara said...

great!! love all booked up for a masculine card!!

Laurie said...

I love both cards! That newsprint is my fave! I really need to pull that set out!

I'm Renee said...

Love how you used All Booked Up...
it's my fave set and never thought to use that image for a "guy" card!
Both are great cards!

Kristii said...

Love, love, love the newsprint background and All Booked Up matches perfectly!!! Absolutely wonderful!

Keva said...

Oh cool!! I really like the backgrounds you chose on these cards and the colors look great. I don't have the newspreint background, but I really really like it here.

Lindsay said...

Super fun cards! Love the combination of stamps!

teegee7617 said...

Love that Newspritn background! Botha cards are great!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Great masculine cards!

sillyleann said...

What a great idea to use All Booked Up with that background stamp. Great color combos on both cards!

Lee said...

Lovely cards. Newsprint and woodgrain are great backgrounds for masculine cards.

Vannessa said...

Both of these are great Mel - love the All Booked Up one. I would never have thought of using that stamp for a guy card, but it really works :) Hugs, V xxx

Wendy ten Hove said...

Great cards! Love the one with the reading, like reading a newspaper, with that gorgeous background, love it! Love your cards!
Hugs, Wendy

Magirk said...

Love your cards. ;-)

Stephanie said...

Melanie......You rocked the blog challenge this month. I absolutely love that little scene in the mat stack! It's perfect! And the newsprint is an awesome masculine background......I didn't even think of that!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, Melanie!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great use of All Booked up and On My Couch. Love both cards.

Jen Carter said...

These are both great cards!! well done!

Jen said...

Fab cards! I particularly like the first one with the newsprint. I just adore newsprint. I don't have all booked Up but that might need to change after seeing this nifty coupling. It really works a treat!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are wonderful Melanie! Love your choice of colors and all the layers!

Terri E. said...

Both cards are so much fun!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Chris Simon said...

These are both wonderful! It's close, but I think the couch one is my favorite. Great use of patterns and die cuts.