Friday, April 13, 2012

Boys and Their Toys for Our Creative Corner

Hello there and Happy Saturday to you! This week at Our Creative Corner, the amazingly talented Irena Kowalczyk is our hostess and she has a fun theme challenge for us. Here are the challenge details in Irena's own words:  
"Our Boys and Their Toys": Show us the hobby or interest of a man in your life – husband, father, son, brother or another male member of your family. Maybe he likes sports or cars or models. Make a paper craft project that depicts that hobby/passion – and be sure to explain what it is in your post write up. 

There are a lot of guys in my family who really enjoy the game of GOLF. As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to make a card centered around that theme. I know this card will be put to good use in the coming I made a couple of them to have on hand. For inspiration, I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (created by the lovely Tui Nathan, who is also on the OCC Design Team)
I dusted off my And Many Mower (ret.) stamp set, which I will never get rid of because, let's face it...can you ever have TOO many guy stamp sets? I paired it up with the polka dot patterned paper in the Just Add Cake DSP. The paper and the embossed layer reminded me of the textured pattern of a golf ball. The border on either side of the polka dot embossed layer was created by...are you ready for this?...some old school decorative edge scissors. Awww yeah, I dusted those babies off to create a "grassy" border for this little golfer.  There is always hope for forgotten crafting supplies! 

I'm not sure why I decided to add the baker's twine bow. It felt like it needed "something" else and I'm not positive that was it...BUT it is tied on the cards and all put together, so I guess it is staying. I added some silver-toned pearls as a final touch. Regular pearls just seemed to frilly.
Here is the shot of the inside of the card, with the "PAR-fect" sentiment for a golf enthusiast:
I sure hope you will join us this week at Our Creative Corner where we are celebrating "boys and their toys" this week! Please be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team to see what they have created:

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Thanks for visiting! :) 
Have a very HAPPY day and a wonderful weekend,

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: And Many Mower (ret.)
Paper: Just Add Cake DSP, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: Word Window and Modern Label punch
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, White Baker's Twine, Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Markers and Stamping Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: decorative edge scissors, some markers, silver pearls, circle and scallop circle die cuts


  1. What a sweet card. Sweet but masculine as well.. Only a ``Pro` can do that named Anne Marie. :) I love how you combined the DSP with the texture and colouring. Matchy match.. my daugther would say.

    Have a great weekend Anne M.
    Inky hugs, Pauline

  2. Hello Anne-Marie
    Why I could not think of using warm colours for a male card I have no idea.... I am learning so much from this particular Challenge.
    Your image of your man in his Kilt brings a smile to my face, this is how I will imagine him now! A wonderful colour palette. Your inside sentiment follows the theme through beautifully.

  3. This is great Anne Marie ... I loove the colour coordination, the papers are great and your colouring is superb .... your detailing and texture here is super - couple that with a fantastic sketch and you have one fantastic creation!

  4. Oh no you didn't! Decorative edge scissors?! I finally gave all mine away. LOL I couldn't cut straight with them, but you did a great job. I guess I need to go back to kindergarten. Very fun card!

  5. LOVE this! Those shorts are too funny! Good for you, dusting off your deco edge scissors....that is one thing I did NOT get rid of when they retired...seldom use them, but I still have them! Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Great take on the sketch and perfect for the golf fanatic.

  7. Anne Marie, this is so cute! Love the golfer! The DSP seems to be a good match for the golfing as they almost seem like golf balls all over the paper :) You always have CAS work which I enjoy!

  8. Ann Marie this is too cute. I'm a golfer too and can't believe I never bought that set! Perfect colors too for some fancy golf pants! hugs.

  9. What a fun challenge and a terrific card from you AM. This would be perfect for my dad and FIL. Love the colours you chose too!

  10. I have those scissors as well! And I do use them now and then! The golfer is so cute! I love that DSP!

  11. I like the Bakers Twine bow on here - and in fact, love the entire card! You couldn't have picked a better DP for this image! Too cute and just perfect for a guy.

  12. Love your card! It's too stinkin' cute!

  13. Oh this is SO cute!!! I loved this set but sold it when it I'm wishing I hadn't! WAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

  14. Oh, how I wish I had that stamp set! I love how the DSP mimics the dimples on golf balls - truly inspired! Great colors, great embellishments and a great sketch all add up to a great card!

  15. This is fabulous! Fantastic image and love how it runs off the edge of the card! Would never have thought to use this DSP for a guy card, but it's perfect! I still have my decorative scissors too! Just might have to dust mine off as well! Um...might need to find them first...

  16. what a great card! the pattern paper you selected is just perfect! the pattern and the embossed polka dots copy the dimples on the golf ball. How perfect!
    hope your weekend was wonderful! hugs, sharon w.

  17. Very beautifully executed in every way. I am so inspired! Thank you!

  18. This is such a lovely card. Love the soft color and beautiful layers!!!

  19. Fabulous!!!! I was too late to play along with the sketch challenge, but I really liked the look of it. Might go back and use it anyway!

    I don't have nearly enough man images! I dread Father's Day this year. I feel like I use the same set! LOL
    Maybe that calls for more shopping!!

  20. The colors are fabulous! I love the patterned paper and image you colored - great job! I hope you had a great week!

  21. I thought I commented on this, but I didn't.sorry! So fun Anne Marie! I love the argyle look and the colors are great!


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Anne Marie