Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sweet Stampin - Masculine



Good morning fellow bloggers and happy weekend! :)

Today is the start of our new challenge at Sweet Stampin and this weeks theme is 'Masculine'.  We are sponsored by the wonderful  Quixotic Paperie (which I love!) and so its a really brilliant prize! :)

Now, I am not an impulse buyer of stamps - at all.  I prefer to have a (very long) wishlist, and then just get my favourites when I can, but I saw this cute little Nellie Snellen stamp last sunday and without even knowing it I had ordered it! :D lol!  I just 'HAD' to have this - I soooooooo wanna cuddle him!  Little boys have to have cheeky grins, lots of mischief and mud on their faces, and think this is just adorable. :)

It also turned out to be quite handy, because I really struggle with male themed cards, and never know quite where to start, and quite how to finish ;) lol. 

My Cameo gets all the credit for this card, it cut out the layered shutter doors, the sheriff's badge, hinges and even the 'Wanted' sign. I just distressed and hand-stitched HOTP papers and then added some brads, button brads (HOTP) and extra stitching on the border.  The charm was from my generous blogging buddy Abi  which was so perfect for this - thanks hun! :)

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Dream Valley - Just for Men
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Gettin Krafty
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Do You Stack Up - Distress
Crafty Catz Weekly - 'B' - My B is for boys, buttons and brads
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Celebrations
Paper Sundaes - Birthday

Thanks so very much for looking at my blog today,  and I hope everyone has a really smashing weekend!

59 comments:

catherine said...

Wow Alison this is so fantastic and everything goes together so well. just love it. have a nice weekend
x catherine

mixamatoasties said...

Alison I think this is a fabby card but I don't understand why you didn't colour him to make him look like Sir Guy....

Teresa said...

Alison this is brilliant, I just love everything about it, perfect card for a little man :o)
Have a lovely weekend.
Teresa xx

Annette said...

Awwww I love this, the sentiment is so fab for it, and he's just adorable. Great stitching too, it looks like it took ages to make. But worth it. Annette xx

Annette said...

Awwww I love this, the sentiment is so fab for it, and he's just adorable. Great stitching too, it looks like it took ages to make. But worth it. Annette xx

Ivonne said...

Hi Alison. What an amazing card. I love it, every detail of it!! I agree with you, the image is super cute. Hugs, Ivonne

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous with gorgeous colours, loving this creation :0) hugs Pops x

Vicky said...

This is awesome sweetie you can certainly not say you struggle with male cards as this is fabulous. Love all the details & he is just so adorable.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Heidi said...

This is brilliant!
All those great details:)
Perfect male card.
Have a fantastic Saturday Alison, hugs:)

Rose Petal said...

Hello Alison. A great male card. Love all the layers, lots of fabulous detail and wonderful textures. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Pauline said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Gorgeous image, and great layering, thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Paula (PEP) said...

Well I think your imagination has to have a good chunk of the credit as well as your sewing skills. This is really good fun & I love your shading of him. There's a real cowboy feel with the cross stitching too & I love thoe metal bits you included.
Paula (PEP)

Kim said...

This card is amazing! I love the entire card especially the saloon doors. Your details are perfect!

Jenny said...

Love those door hinges and such a cute image too. x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fab, just love how everything seems to fit together perfectly!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Suzilou said...

This is sooo cute Alison, reminds me of my youngest he used to love dressing up hehe. I am so in love with your Cameo, you make some amzing things with it :) xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Absolutely stunning male card. The image is adorable and love the salon doors and detail. Great colours and layout too. Enjoy your weekend. Donna

Renkata said...

Alison, this is really cute card.
Love the sentiment and the design is awesome.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

too cute!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Alison, I like the image and all the great embellishments.
Kevin xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooooo he is cute and what a fabulous and great card alison.
beautiful details.

greetings karin

coops said...

fantastic card alison.your details are stunning and gorgeous colours and image :D

xx coops xx

Céline said...

so fun card! what a great job you did on it !
fab design
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline dt member

Lorraine said...

Wow, gf, you jumped from very feminine to outright masculine - and rocked it! Perfect boy card! I love your design, embellies and that rascal image!

Claire said...

WOW hunni, I love this card! Gorgeous colours and fabulous elements and a brilliant too - great work. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Lilli said...

Wooow, this is an amazing card. I love it, every detail of it!! I agree with you, the image is adorable :))
Hugs Lilli xx

Fleur said...

WOW Alison, awesome card I love how you have done the shutters
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is a fab card - love the masculine image and the little added charm is perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

CraftyC said...

Hi Alison, I think your card is fantastic. I'm not into male cards really but this has so much detail and a great theme to!
Clairexx

Debs said...

WOWZERS I love this card Alison - gorgeous colouring and fabulous design. The charm is lush :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT
this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh what a fab card! Love your western theme and your saloon doors are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley, good luck in the draw
Lynne :)

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
Playing catch up as I've been without internet.
Gorgeous card and such a sweetie of an image. Love it.
hugs
Marion

princesskitten said...

Just magic!

kitten DYSU team

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, your card is just perfect! Love everything about it.

Sarah

Katina said...

FANTASTIC!! Love everything about this very clever and well thought out card Alison. He is so cute too - just look at his little button nose! xx

WencheP said...

This is so cool! Love the details and the image is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Janneke said...

I found this card sooo cute Alison ;o)
Lovely image and great charm ..

Janneke XO

Debbie said...

Alison, your creativity on this one is over the top!!! love what you did with the cameo (have no clue what that is but I love what you did with it), your vision for this card shinned through and it is stunning.

Love it, Hugs
Debbie

Sue said...

Oh Wowzer!! this is Awesome Alison!! what a fab image - he's adorable! So many wonderful details here - I love the gorgeous papers, the stitching, the Saloon Door, Sheriff's badge, Wanted Poster, charm…. Ooh I just love everything about it!! It's a real stunner!!
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

febe said...

Fantastically cool card! Love the image and the color.

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Debbie said...

Wow Alison...this is a gorgeous card. Love this sweet image and your colouring and attention to detail is fabulous.
Debbie x

paperfun said...

I love this card. You have so many wonderflu little elements in it and the image is beautifully colored.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Liz Miller said...

What a gorgeous card Alison. Lots and lots of little details put together to make a lovely gift.
Liz xx

Angie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alison
A gorgeous card love the cute image,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Alison,
This looks wonderful. I love the image & the detail is all wonderful, especially that cute little charm. It's all fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I LOVE visiting your blog . . . terrifid cards and total eye candy in the form of Mr Armitage xxx

This cute male card is a stunner. xxx

sara said...

gorgeous card love the stitching thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x

Mary Jo said...

Such a fab card! The image is fab and I particularly love the stitching details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Alison, this is so amazing. I love the sweet image and all the details are gorgeous. LOVE the stitching.

Donna x

Natali said...

This card absolutely amazing!! With all awesome details!!! Stitches wonderful!!
Hugs
Natali

Kreativmonster said...

What a cute card, Alison, this is just awesome!

Denise and Louise said...

Alison this is gorgeous. Such a cute image and I love the wanted poster and the little charm. Fantastic card.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Hugs
Denise xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic card, I love the image and those saloon doors look brilliant
Lindsay xx

carol said...

oooh my what a super card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Inkypinkydelights said...

Gosh Alison how did I miss this! this is so eye-catching! I love it! Judy x

Mary J said...

Fabulous fun Alison!!

Theresa said...

What a fabulous card... obviously this was a hit!! Love the colors and the image is just too cute (I love the toilet plunger!!). Well done Alison.

Liz Miller said...

What a brilliant card. Love all the embellishments you've used on this one.
Liz x

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