Sunday, September 22, 2013

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Male Cards

Hello, friends.  It's Sunday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is Male Cards.  This was tough for me - I find masculine cards to be a challenge in themselves - but here's what I came up with.


I got to play with this cute little scene called Standing Guard from Gingerloft at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.  Cute, huh?  And great for a masculine fall card, which is what I created.  I coloured the digi with pencils, die-cut into an oval, and mounted on a decorative rust oval.  I started my card with a white base, which I covered with green cardstock, onto which I layered leaf-themed patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment in black on the patterned paper and finished off by adding four leaves, a die-cut vine, and three gems.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampStanding Guard from Gingerloft at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
  • Stamp:  Stampin' Up!
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Patterned paper:  Unknown/unmarked from my stash
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes - Ovals and Decorative Ovals, Memory Box Geneva Vine
  • Accents:  Leaves and gems (Dollarama)
I hope you can join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Male Cards challenge - we have some great prizes up for grabs:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - 7 images
Floppy Latte - $6 gift certificate 
Stitchy Bear Stamps - $10 gift certificate to be spent on images
from Stitchy, Gingerloft, and Barbara Jenson

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Animal Friends Network #6 Brown, Green and Colour of Choice (red) 3E #3
2 Creative Chicks #6 Scarecrow 3E #1
Cardz TV Go To Galz #26 Colours of Fall - Red, Orange, Gold, Brown, Purple 1E

Challenges 4 Everybody #29 Anything Goes UE
Clear it Out Theme:  For the Boys / Stash:  Punches/Die cuts 3E #1
Craftin' Desert Divas #15 Autumn/Fall 6E #1

Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Cutie Pie Challenge For the Boys 3E #1
Di's Digi Designs Fall Colours 3E #1
DL.ART September Linky Anything Goes UE
Dream Valley #66 Autumn 3E #1
Fab n Funky Leaves 1E

House of Gilli Anything Goes Fall UE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#18 Anything Goes UE

Just B Creative Crazy Sept. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
Just for Fun Colours of Autumn 3E #2
Just Inspirational Challenges Die Cuts or Punches Shapes (used die cuts) 3E #2
Kaboodle Doodles Anything But Square 3E #3
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky 1E
MFP Speedy TV Decorate Your Corners (I decorated all four corners) 5E #5
Milk Coffee Fabulous Fall Colours 3E #2
My Creative Moments Word Play Saturday Seasons 4E #1
Oldie but a Goodie Dies and Punches (my sentiment stamp, leaves, and gems are all more than 6 months old) 3E #2
One Stitch at a Time #182 Anything Goes 3E #1
Pile It On Cool or Warm Colours (I went with warm) UE
{PIN}spirational Challenges #75 Hello Autumn (see photo below) 5E #1
Sarah Hurley #84 Autumn Glow UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp on Anything but Plain Paper (I stamped the sentiment on patterned paper) 5E #2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Celebrate STAMPtember - Use product from Simon Says Stamp Store (used Memory Box Geneva Vine available here) 5E #3
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE

The Crazy Challenge #154 Colour Inspiration 4E #1
The Paper Nest Dolls Happy Fall, Y'all 2E #1
{PIN}spirational Challenge
Inspirational Photo
The Crazy Challenge
Colour Inspiration
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments!  Have a wonderful day!

37 comments:

Janine said...

Cute scene - like the leaf additions

Planetsusie said...

This is really sweet although the dog looks as if he is about to do something very naughty! Probably take a bite! Love the autumnal colours (sorry Fall) and the little leaf embellishments are a great idea. I love making male cards now that I have made a few so keep on!

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I do hope we see you again very soon.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Wynn Walton said...

Love the die cut frame you've used. Perfect Autumnal colours for this great Fall card. Thank you for joining us at ( Pin ) spirational challenge this week.
Hugs Wynn DT

Wynn Walton said...

Love the die cut frame you've used. Perfect Autumnal colours for this great Fall card. Thank you for joining us at ( Pin ) spirational challenge this week.
Hugs Wynn DT

Kitt said...

Beautiful fall colors. Nice leaves too. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges. Good Luck

DIANA L. said...

Pretty card!
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the image the dog is so cute and your coloring is super
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a great day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

~ Jo ~ said...

I love this card!!! Love the image so much and the beautiful frame. Love the leaves fluttering around and the softness of the fall colors. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's FFC!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Ingrid Mason said...

This card is terrific Kitty - I love the image you chose. Poor scarecrow, he looks very frazzled but no wonder with that hound eyeing him up so ominously. The Autumn leaf background paper is so pretty but I love the depth of colour in your lovely embellishments. I'm suprised that you say that 'male' cards are such a challenge to you as you've made some wonderful cards for men/boys, I imagined you had cracked the formula for the male species but obviously it's your talent that makes the cards appear so effortless. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Angelique said...

Beautiful. Great lo. Love your choice of paper.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

Huggsss, Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
Nana
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♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

Creative M said...

This is Fabulous!!! Awesome job!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Creative M said...

What I said before...
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.
Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Pat K said...

Fabulous card with such a cute image and wonderful die cuts. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

Choccy said...

Such a cute card awww ..
Thanks for sharing your card with us over at One Stitch At A Time for our Anything Goes challenge, Good luck in the draw.. Hope to see you back real soon.

Hugs
Choccy xx
DT co ordinator for OSAAT.

Donna Ellis said...

Too dog gone cute, KT! Darling image, too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a cute image and wonderful leaves, too. Your card is very nice!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

Dewi Lestari said...

It's amazing! Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Dies and Punches
Hugs
Dewi

Dreja said...

Wow! Eine großartige Karte! Super!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Taniaj Scott said...

Great card & colours.Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley's for our Autumn Glow challenge hugs txx (DT)

Robin Carroll said...

cute! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin
Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

melsanford said...

Fab card! I love the leaves :-) Thank you for joining our Autumn challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

I agree, masculine cards are a challenge, but you have won! Great card with warm colors, perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining our 'Cool or warm colors' challenge at Pile It On Challenge and please come back next week.
Anna

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

verybellemakes said...

A lovely card with some great autumn detail! Just glad I'm not in the scarecrow's shoes right now ;)
Thanks for sharing at OSAAT and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria x
OSAAT DT

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful card, i like the way you had added leaves.
Thank you so much for taking time to play with us at One Stitch At A Time.
Good luck and come back next week.
DT Nataliya

Doreen said...

Eine wunderschöne Herbstkarte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüße Doreen

Heidi said...

I love how the dog is just staring at the scarecrow! Great card for fall. Thanks for playing in the Paper Nest Dolls 'Fall' challenge. Heidi PND DT

Anonymous said...

Just perfect for that special guy! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Designs and our Fabulous Fall Colors Challenge - Dee

Anonymous said...

Das ist eine ganz bezaubernde Karte geworden
Hab herlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
GLG Tamesis

Dips said...

Another wonderful card, again super use of dies. Thank you so much for once again entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a lovely card. I love the pale autumn colours in the backing paper, with those bold autumn colours in the embellishments and image. The image is wonderful and the matting shape is great. Lovely autumn leaves.

I am so pleased to see you have entered the September challenge 'Autumn Colours' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

I really hope to see more fantastic entries in our future monthly challenges.

<3 and hugs
Lisa xxxxxx Just For Fun DT Member

Mimi said...

Very cute!

Thanks for joining the Go to Galz from Cardztv Design team!

mimiscraftcorner.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Great card - love that image.

Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Barbara Godden said...

great card thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the one for the boys challenge.

Elaine Rayworth said...

Great card! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun!

Elaine xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper