I made a card for my husband's brother in law who, though he has just turned 40 (he's a lot younger than us!) has got a chronic "bad back"... so I made the sentiment "You know you are 40... when your Back goes out more than YOU do!" I think he'll see the humour in it - certainly hope so [-o< The Pink Elephant has Masculine Birthday as their theme and Colour Me Copic has Celebrate Something so I'm entering them and Corrosive Challenge has My Sentiments Exactly so I'm in there too.
The image is from Just Inklined, this is Throwback Fred... how (un)cool is he? lol. I've coloured with Copics, adding gloss to his eyes and glitter glue to his chain and medallion.
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Shaken Not Stirred collection, I reckon they're great papers for "man" cards. Creative Craft Challenges has Just Checking (Use checks) as their theme, so I'm entering there and My Mums Craft Shop has Spots or Stripes so in there too. Left of Center Creative Challenges has Red and/or Black so, you guessed it, in there as well! The red and black cardstock are from my stash.
The buttons are from my stash too - I wish I could remember where I got them from, they are so useful for this sort of card, having the necessary "drama" to them :) As well as Here Come The Boys having a "use buttons" challenge Stampin' for the Weekend does, so I'm entering there.
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash, a nice straightforward one - which suits this style of card; Crafty Creations want us to KISS - Keep It Simple that is ;) so I'm in, Bunny Zoes Crafts want us to CASE a DT member - I've CASED Mina; her Jump for Joy card in particular.
There's a lot of layers on the card, I LOVE layers :) Cupcake Craft Challenges has Lots of Layers as their theme, so I'm entering there.
The Paper Shelter, One Stop Craft Challenge, Whimsy Inspirations Challenge, Creative Inspirations, Eclectic Ellapu and Through the Craft Room Door all have Anything Goes themes so I'll be entering them too.
Well that's about it from me... and Throwback Fred! Why not pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - I hope you have a chance to enter the challenge, the lovely Bugaboo are sponsoring with 7 digis and with so many to choose from it's one great prize :)
I'll be back in a day or two, until then Happy Crafting, Donna