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Sunday 1 January 2012

Anyone for rugby

Happy New Year to everyone.  Hope you all had a good New Years Eve, whatever you were doing.  We went out with some good friends of ours down our local.  Had a fab time but was a bit delicate this morning.  So glad not at work tomorrow as didn't do a lot today.
Did manage to get this card made.  It is for a friend's birthday in a few weeks.
The image is a Papermania one.  I bought this stamp set in the summer.  It is part of a set which features sporting pastimes.  As our friend is a huge rugby fan and also plays himself this image seemed appropriate.  I kept this image quite clean by just stamping it in brown ink and adding a touch of distress ink.  I cut the image out using one of my new spellbinder dies that I got for christmas.  The papers are all from my stash, not sure where I got them or who they are by I am afraid.  Added some ribbons, a sentiment and some card candy to finish the card.
Here is the inside of the card:
I do find mens cards much more difficult to do but quite pleased with the way this turned out.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - 134
Jellypark - Old and New (use something old - stamp and papers, use something new - spellbinders die and ribbons)
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Sir Stampalot - Monochromatic
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by and hope you will pop by again soon.


Jayne said...

Great card, the image is so suited to the colourtones and fab layout! Love Jayne. x x

Dotty Jo said...

What a stylish 'man card' - I always struggle with cards for the guys but I can see you have no such trouble Mags! Happy New Year, Jo x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Fabulous football birthday card! My guys would like this one! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Mina said...

oh no Mags your poor fragile head I feel for you...love your card, fantastic mans card and the colours are perfect for the image too
Mina xxx
Wishing you and your family health,wealth and happiness for 2012

happyscrapper said...

You don not see many male cards. This one is just fabulous. The colors were chosen with great care. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
Christine DT at Robyn's Fetish

Jeannie said...

The perfect creation for a rugby fan, he's going to love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

mulberry station said...

the perfect guy card. I love the image and great color scheme. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Donna Mosley said...

A lovely card Mags, love the image and the fab inked edges.

Donna x

brenda said...

A really super card Mags, I think sepia tones are one of my favourites for monochromatic work.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and wishing you a Happy new Year.

B x

Francesca said...

what a fab mans card , I like the image

Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot challenge this month and good luck


kyms kards said...

That is a lovely card hun and I love the sephia colours.
Thxs for joining us at the Robyn Fetish challenge
kym DT

Lin said...

Mags, Just wanted to apologise for not having been by earlier but Christmas sort of got in the way! I would like to welcome you to the Dream Valley team and say how very much I am looking forward to working with you.


Linda Anderson said...

What a fabulous card! Perfectly masculine. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Happy New Year.


Patti P. said...

Mag, this is just a fabulous masculine card, love those papers and the simplicity of your image.Just perfect. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.
Patti SSW/DT

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

This is brilliant Ginny x

Ruth said...

Super card for a man - no wonder you're pleased with it! It's perfect for our monochrome challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth x

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just wonderful! and I love that stamp! thank you so much for playing along in our 'old year/new year' challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

pinky said...

Excellent male card! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Arlana 11426 said...

Perfect card for a guy. Love your papers and colors. Happy New year Arlana@SSW!!!

catherine said...

This is a great card for a man. I have become your newest follower. happy new year
x catherine

Genevieve said...

Fab guy card!! Thanks so much for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Happy New Year :)

Genevieve DT

Sharon Basel said...

What a fantastic guy card Mags! Love how the sketch looks turned like this. The new Spellbinder die is wonderful here on the inside too. Your friend will love this as much as I do. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Sally H said...

What a beautiful monochromatic creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Challenges! :)

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

inkydoodlecrafts said...

This is a fab card for a guy, really like the way you've used the distress inks too. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Sandra said...

Great 'Mens' card Mel.
Thank you so much for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challange this month.
Sandra x

Crafting Diva said...

Hi MAGS great card and ideal for the man in your life they can be so hard at time to think of a good design and you have done a wonderful job!!!!!