Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MMSC37 A 'Little' Something....

Are you ready for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - I look forward to the new sketch each week. I thought I would do something different this week and made a MASCULINE card - I am always short of these and this weeks sketch seemed to work well with the 'dreaded' man card!  I love this image that I received in a RAK from my Australian Stamping Friend Jocelyn (JoBear2) - my kids would all like a car like this - very K-O-O-L!!

The image is coloured with Chalks and a Blender Pen, I have added Dimensional Magic to the windows and headlights to make them look like glass.  The corners of the image have been paper pierced and layered into blue CS. The embellishments on the left side of the card are two screw brads with silver cord running between them - this little 'look' took forever, that silver cord is fiddly stuff - has anyone else found this or is it just me!?!  I love the finish and that is what counts isn't it - 'no pain no gain' - or so they say! LOL!

 The silver panels are recycled crossiant trays and I would like to thank my lovely family for providing these so willingly for me - if only they are that keep when it comes to other household activities - LOL!  They have been run through the Cuttblebug (the crossiant trays NOT the family! LOL) using the Distressed Stripes embossing folder, again I have used paper piercing on these panels.

Now, enough about me - here is what you are really waiting for, this weeks fabulous sketch!

Our Gold Star Winner for MMSC36 is:

#40 Nancy Brown

and the Remarkables Awards go to:
#2 Jakester
 #18 Iris
#65 Mary Lou

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Thank you for visiting with me and for all of your encouraging comments and support - you make blogging suc a pleasure.  I love your company and look forward to more friendships and time spent together through blogging - where would we be without the Internet - ahhhh - perish the thought!! LOL!  Don't forget to call over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week it is as Easy as 1-2-3 to play along  and this week Priscilla is offering 'Your Choice' with the sketch this week, make sure you check it out!! !!  I look forward to looking at all of the cards that are made for our sketches - you inspire me!!

I am linking this to the Die cuts Dreams Challenge - Recycle It

Have a great day - God bless you!!


  1. Great card for a man Linda. I hate making men's cards and usually buy a ready made one...Loz

  2. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work! We hope to see you back next time!! :)

    Greetings, Saskia

  3. Linda this is a GREAT guy card!!! Your texture and silver elements are just perfect!!! Love the silver cord... yes it is fiddly!!! Love the recycled croissant tray!!! Is this a scratch and sniff card too? LOL!!! What a great card maker you are Linda! I love it!!! Blessings and hugs!

  4. Linda this is so cute. I am singing this Beatle's Song:
    Baby you can drive my car
    Guess I'm gonna be a star
    Baby you can drive my car
    And baby I love you
    Beep Beep, Beep Beep, Yeah!!!
    (Ooo maybe this is an idea for a senitment inside???)lol
    Just adorable and really delightful. Thanks for waking me up singing!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  5. I just love your "Dreaded" man card!! I struggle with masculine cards but you sure rocked this one girl!! Love the silver cord, the recycled tray, and that car image!! Incredible job with the sketch!!I love it!!
    hugs and blessings,

  6. WOW this is brilliant,a perfect male card!!! Love everything about it!! TFS!!
    Hugs xx

  7. Awesome masculine card! What man wouldn't love a card with a car image, screws, and CB texture that looks like something you'd find in a mechanic's shop?? You nailed the theme! Fun take on the sketch, too!!

  8. Hey girl!! This is just fabulous!! I love your take on this sketch and I love that texture metal piece!! So yummy!! HUGS

  9. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - fab mans card - wonerful mini! Cheers Claire x

  10. Awesome take on this week's MMSC, and a MASCULINE card...you really did a remarkable job sweetie, I love it!

  11. What an absolutely fabulous card :-) Well done on a masculine card - they are hard, aren't they!!


  12. Wow Linda what a wonderful masculine card! I agree with Carol! Your card brings to mind that particular Beatles Song! Great job on the sketch again this week! Fantastic!

  13. Hi Linda! OOO, great SKETCH and AWESOME Card!! This will make an awesome guy card for sure *Ü*

  14. Love everything about this card. Linda you are always coming up with such cool and neat ideas. You are so creative and I will never look at a croissant container the same again..LOL

  15. Linda, I think your man card turned out superb! The colors and the Rugged look always works :) Thanks for your wonderful comments, so blessed to know of your talent and personality, xox ~Jeni

  16. This is lovely, brillant male card. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

  17. Another fantastic card Linda, love all the textures and details and super colouring too. Thankyou for joining us again this week at DCD.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  18. Hi Linda :-) You left a lovely comment on my blog ,,, but think it was meant for Pinky :-)

    great card ;-)

    Lols x x x

  19. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week. Good luck!

  20. hi linda...I am back into the cards and this year i am going to particpate in some challenges! Ooooh brave!
    You will have to give me some advice...

    Love the mini BTW!

  21. That is absolutely fabulous!!! Best man card I think I have ever seen, I like the thread under the brads and God Bless the family for eating those croissants so you can use the tray on the card! I really love it this one!!

  22. Linda you have totally nailed this MAN CARD!!! Love the silver accents and that super cool car!! :)

  23. Lovely Linda, you made this lovely card. The texture on those foil is so cool. You just rock that sketch!!!

  24. Linda, I just love your mini card and as I said on fb my hubby loves them....the cars that is! You have been so creative with the croissant tray...awesome textured detail that is so fitting for this creation. You always come up with the neatest ideas.

  25. Linda, it is so great to see a "man" card because this is something I also struggle with. Thanks for the inspiration......love it!!

  26. Fabulous recycling with those trays and what a fab male card you have created Linda.Thank you for playing along at Die Cut Dreams.
    Nicola -x-


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