Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tranquility and then ... You're How old?!

I finished a couple of guy cards today, now I just have to figure out which one I am giving to each person.  The deer card was created with one person in mind, but then I was thinking it fits my brother-in-law better, and he has a birthday coming up soon too.  I might just have to make a second one for him.

The deer birthday card was kept simple, as I wanted to create a window card and didn't want too much going on except the scenery and tranquility of watching a beautiful buck in the woods ...

Card Details:  Buck cut out with my Silhouette, pine tree from SU
"Lovely as a Tree" set, SU markers and Copics, brown grograin ribbon

The second one is going to be submitted to the HMFMC #166 challenge (yes, I played again, as I just couldn't help myself).  I seriously do not "yet" own either of these HM friends stamps that I have used this weekend, but I did find "Great Catch" on eBay, and it is now on it's way to me :) Yaaay!  I can thank my friends from SCS, as this is where I have found these images this weekend to play along.  Believe it or not, some of my pre-stamped images were in envelopes from 2006 RAKs ... I am ashamed that I have been holding on to them this long and vowed to use a few every so often from now on.

Card Details:  Gruffies stamp "Here's Lookin' at You," printed sentiment,
Spellbinders Label One and ribbons tag dies, twill ribbon,
SU suede, chocolate chip and vanilla card stock,
dp from Bo Bunny "Liberty" pack, and
nested stars from the Silhouette.  Copics used for coloring.

Closeup of the "Here's Lookin at You" Gruffies image

Printed sentiment from Word
Challenge Submissions:
HMFMC - masculine card
All Sorts Challenge - Use Those Dies (as I was too late for the All about the Boy challenge)
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Diecuts
Delightful Sketches - Out Like a Lamb (add a critter to your card)
The Pink Elephant Challenge (TPE243) - Fave Color Combo ... I usually lean towards neutrals

Inky Hugs,


Sandy Palmer said...

Great guy cards! Those are usually harder to do! You nailed it on both accounts! Thanks for sharing them with us at Delightful Challenges, "Out Like A Lamb"! :)

Donna Hanley said...

This is such a darling image and your showcased in so nicely. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at House Mouse & Friends.

Gail said...

Great job Kelly! Thanks for popping by!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Very nice! I always find it challenging to create masculine cards, but you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

Linda Palmer said...

Another fantastic masculine card. Love the deer and pine trees.

downrightcrafty said...

loving the colouring on your image just wonderful and a great card, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

paper fun said...

Very nice card. I love the bear with the magnifying glass. So cute.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


chrissy xx said...

Such a Fun image! LOving your colours and design. Thank you sooo much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends.
GDT Chrissyxx
I too watch out of E-Bay for goodies lol.

brenda said...

A little late commenting Kelly, poorly computer so having to beg and borrow till my new one arrives.

It's lovely to see you at Allsorts this week and with such a stunning card as well, thanks for joining in.

B x

Heather said...

Just adorable Kelly, a lovely design and such an sweet cute fun image!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge,
Heather xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, great details.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Sue said...

Kelly, love that background paper with this adorable stamped image. Great color work and design too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Tracy said...

Fab creations, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday and Allsorts challenges, good luck.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

America said...

Great masculine take. Adorable Gruffies design. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. Good Luck to you. Hope you can join us again tomorrow for a brand new challenge too. :)