Monday, 6 June 2011

And the challenge this week is..........

Male cards.......I rarely make them......I find them soooooooo much more difficult than 'girly' ones.......but I do have male friends and family to give cards to........so this week I'm challenging myself to make a male card every day........so that next time a birthday comes along.......I don't have to panic make......or, even worse, go and buy one!!
I've started with one using a great 'Mikey' digi download from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
The papers are all 'Seaside' from October Afternoon.......and originally I was going to write 'hope you have a ball on your birthday' as the sentiment.......but my friend J suggested this one with the slight 'double entendre'.......just perfect for my football loving 20 year old nephew!!!!
And it fits into some of this week's challenges.......Simon Says want 'masculine'........Craft Your Passions want 'anything goes'........Pear Tree want 'summer delights'.......Crafty Pad want 'stripes'.......Sweet Stampin want 'playing in the summer sun'.......and Stamping Boutique want 'red,white and blue'.

21 comments:

Kathyk said...

I guess that the revised sentiment will at least give fun appeal to the older "guys" you might send it to. This is a fab card and, as always, loving your layers Jacky. Hope you had a great weekend and will go on to a great week too

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Jacky! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Sian said...

Lol! That should raise a smile from the birthday boy!

Amy said...

I think you have done a great job ... I think he'll like it too - sentiment and all!

Karen said...

Great card!!! I love the revised sentiment. My son was a huge soccer fan and quite a good player, but I never had an image like this one to make a card. He would have loved it. That's quite the list of challenges you've managed to fulfill.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jacky
this is a fantastic card! the colors and composition are perfect!!!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at PTD this week with this fab creation.

Kerry

Cheri said...

I think "Mikey" looks fab!

LouDotMac said...

I think you've nailed this male card! Perfect colours and perfect design without too many embellishments!

I love the image, with his shorts and sandles - perfect for summer!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Summer Delights' challenge this week - good luck.

xo Lou Mac.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

ooooh...I love the colors and design of this card, Jacky!

aqualeiga said...

I love this! Great wavey BP and a great sentiment for a 20yr old! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our STRIPES challenge this week. Hugs, Ali x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Nice! Looking forward to all the inspiration.
Rinda

Jane said...

great card, I hate making male ones too, don't really feel my family appreciates them!

Dora said...

Hey Jacky, this is fabulous, love the different papers you used on your card, so colourful xxx

April said...

Wow....what a great bday card. I think this is great for an older teen! Wonderful...thanks for joining TSB!

pinky said...

I love it Jacky, can't beat a Mikey for a male card. Brilliant papers too. Love the sentiment but score means something entirely different over here lol.
Pinky

Teresa said...

Fab card, I love these Mikey images.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.
Teresa xx

Donna said...

Lovely card hunni!

Thanks for joining us at PTD and good luck

Donna x

Alison said...

Great card Jacky..and great sentiment for a 20 year old!
Alison xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous layout and great details! :)

Your sentiment made me chuckle too!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Tracey Malnofski said...

What a great card, fun design! Thanks for joining our challenge at TSB!

Hugs,
Tracey & Christy