Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Challenge at Here Come The Boys

It's time for a new challenge over at Here Come The Boys... and the theme this time around is "Must Have Buttons".
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.

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


Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Donna! Great image and I love your choice of colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Steph said...

hehehe, love the sentiment! Fab card, love the layout and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges this week.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Michelle H. said...

Gorgeous card love the design!
Love the image you used so funny & adorable!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and gorgeous sketch Ginny x

Claire Dale said...

Fantastic card Donna, love the image and the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week!
Claire xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Donna. Such a brilliant image, brilliant colouring and fun sentiment!
Sue xx

Vicky said...

Just so fabulous hun...and I love the colours & layout too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Donna. I love the red and black and sounds like a perfect sentiment for your brother-in-law. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges in our "Just Checking" challenge and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Dawn said...

Your card is truly awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sentiment lol. Fred is a true character too :) Fantastic design and colours.

Hugs, Dawn

Laila said...

awesome card, really lovely colours!
thanks for joining LoC this time,
-Laila aka Koneko

Purple Card Lady said...

Haha...what a great card! Thanks for joining TTCRD for this week's challenge. I hope you will join us again. ~DT Candy

Ally said...

aw bless, this is super cool! thanks so much for joining us at sketch n stash this time!
xx, Ally

Eileen said...

This one really made me smile. Great image coloured perfectly and love you layout and DP's.
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at TPS this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Kathy said...

LOL, very funny sentiment with the image, looks great. Thank you for joining the My Sentiments Exactly challenge at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

Rina said...

WOW! This is one of the best male cards I have ever seen!!! Great job...

Thanks so much for joining us this challenge at EE!!

Rina DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL! Love it hun!
Hugs Shell xx

Cards By MI said...

So fun and such lovely look of your card. It looks so "clean". Love it! The colours are great too. Thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge over at the paper Shelter and hope to see you join our new one starting later today. :)
Love n hugs

Franz♥ said...

What a lovely and funny card Donna! Love this cute image and the colour combo, your design is wonderful!

Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts for our monthly challenge :)

Hugs, Franz.

simply monica said...

This is awesome. Love that it is simple but it looks so professional. Great coloring everything. Thanks for joining us at CI Paints be sure to come back for the next challenge.


Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK

Desire Fourie said...

Such a gorgeous masculine card and the colour combo is perfect for it.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shea said...

OK, this is one of the coolest guy cards I've ever seen. Love every single thing about it - the goofy image, your awesome coloring of that image, the papers, those perfect buttons...just everything. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CI Paints!