Saturday, November 10, 2012

One For The Boys

ONE FOR THE BOYS is the name of the challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and it couldn't have come at a better time.  Tuesday is my brother's birthday and I gave this card to him last night when he and my Sister-in-Law joined my husband and me and another couple for dinner at a local restaurant.

Interestingly, the wife of the other couple has been a friend of ours since we were babies (her Mom and ours were best friends).  Even if we don't see each other much during the year we always make a point to get together just before Christmas and except for a few years when we were away or she lived up north, we have met annually.  Since we have been keeping this tradition for most of the past 67 years, it is one that is treasured.  I woke up on Thursday with a cold and by last night could barely speak but I bet the rest of the group loved that although it did make catching up a bit difficult. :)

Now back to the challenge - as always we want you to make a vintage or shabby chic card following the challenge theme and we have a digi of our choice and a winner's badge for one random winner and a winner's badge along with a chance at being a monthly Guest Designer for the Top Pick as chosen by our Design Team.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

SJ Crafts - Birthday plus Optional Circles/Ovals
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes (must include rubber or digital stamp)
Inky Impressions - Birthday
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenges - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Anything Goes (must be masculine)
Lexi's Creations - Special Birthday
Eclectic Ellapu - It's a Vintage Thing

Image:  Auto Rubber Stamp (Indigo Blu), Map (The Graphics Fairy)
Sentiment:  Blank Ticket (The Beary Scrap) with Computer Generated Text
Card Stock:  Bazzill
Papers:  Basic Grey
Tools & Embellishments:  Button (My Stash), Brads (Making Memories), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger), Metal Strip (Making Memories)


  1. What an awesome masculine card! I am sure that your brother will enjoy it! What a beatiful tradition to stay in touch with your childhood friend. So many times life and distance tends to get in the way of friendships and it is important to make efforts like you do to stay in touch. Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week! I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your amazing card!

  2. this is a beautiful card - love the monochromatic and your embellishments
    hope you feel better soon!

    this stuff drags on, get some vitamins and cold med quick!

  3. such a lovely card Cec, love the trim

  4. OMGosh I love this image and the great card design! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  5. Love the colors and makes a great masculine card. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

  6. Great male card and inspiration (I need to make a couple...). Love that world map and the earthy tones.


  7. Gorgeous card love your image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. Not only do I love how you've interpreted our Vintage theme, I love that you made a masculine card. They are so hard to make cards for and you've hit the nail on the head. Thank you for joining us this week at Eclectic Ellapu :)S

  9. I just love the vintage car and muted colours
    thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this fortnight
    Lisa x

  10. What a wonderful thing to gather yearly to catch up with old friends!!! Sorry you were feeling ill, hope all is better or on the wya to better now... I'm beginning to get a bit snotty myself!!! :(

    Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubber Stamps

  11. What a fabulous male card love the distressing and the colouring. I'm loving the vintage look to it. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  12. This is brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration. Sashika x

  13. A great masculine card, thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions with our Birthday challenge, good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  14. what a great male card - Thanks for playing in our Birthday challenge over at Inky Impressions xx

  15. Nice to see a masculine card in the mix! We hope you had fun playing along with the S J Crafts challenge.

  16. Cec~ I love your card!! Perfect for the boys!! I love that piece that goes across the bottom!! Great stamping and love the background plaid.


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