Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For the Boys - Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

I have been having a ton of fun this week playing with the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge, which is to make a card for a boy. Now me being a glitter lovin', pink, purple, and butterfly adoring girly girl, I frequently forget about the unfairer sex. So I stretched my thoughts and came up with THIS:


Actually the card was pretty easy to pull off thanks to the help of QKR images and this Resting Bull image. I grew up on a small hobby farm in a town that was population 3,000 people and 30,000 cows so I thought my brother would like this card for his birthday. 

I had fun coloring him up with my Spectrum Noir markers (colors TN3, TN4, and TN5). I've been practicing a lot lately and I think I'm learning some things - Finally! A little bit of burlap and a touch of twine and this plaid manly card was all done up. 




So if you need a stash of manly cards built up, head on over to Crafty Gals Corner challenges 


and enter the competition because we have PRIZES!! 


The sponsors this week are:




Prize: 3 digital images


AND


Lacy Sunshine



Prize: 3 Digital Images

I'm also going to support the following great challenges:
Spectrum Noir - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday
Cards 4 Guyz - Anything Goes
Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Thanks for popping by! I know I didn't post much last week, but I spent 4 days with my family. It was my brother's 30th birthday, my nephew's 1st birthday, and my dad's 50th birthday. WOW! It was definitely busy, busy, busy. I'll just leave you with a couple of pictures from the weekend. 



Happy Wednesday!

46 comments:

  1. Wow, three birthdays, very busy!! Love your masculine card and the cow was a genius image to use! The burlap is such a great touch too! I have bookmarked Crafty Gals!! until next time, hugs :)

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  2. I love the roughness the burlap gives the card...lovely photos too xx

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  3. Holy cow! Great card. Love the tartan and the burlap. And the cow. Hugz

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  4. Well done you on going outside your comfort zone Becca, it's a fabulous masculine card and great textures.

    B x

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  5. Great Guyz card Becca, lots of lovely texture.
    You may want to add it to the challenge over at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.co.uk/. :)

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    1. Ooo! Thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out.

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  6. You hit this one out of the park, Becca! I'm sure your brother loved it!

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  7. So fun and cute. Love this great masculine card! The longhorn is a perfect image too. Very nice.
    Lynn

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  8. This is such a "handsome" card :-) Very masculine. Love your take on the sketch and the pretty paper you used. The burlap, of course, gives it the perfect finishing touch.
    Hugs,
    Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  9. Great card Becca. Hope your brother liked it!

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  10. This is great Becca, a really fab guy card and I love the tartan with the highland bull...great colouring too! Hugs Carole Z X

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  11. Well, you've nailed that challenge. You've have definitely learned nicely with you Spectrum Noirs. That bull....well, looks like every bull I've seen and I've seen (& heard) a LOT of bull.The burlap, plaid and twine are perfect accompaniments. Fell off my chair laughing at your Dad's (I think?) pic. I need one of those assistants for the elderly.

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  12. That bull is too fun Becca, sounds like a fabulous birthday weekend ♥!

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  13. Oh that card is cool! Love the texture and the coloring! Incredible!! Hope you have recovered from your birthday bonanza last week!

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  14. What a fabulous card and your colouring is ace!! I'm sure brother will really appreciate this card and the reasoning behind making it lol The burlap is a great touch too!!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  15. What an awesome card!! I love the texture you added!! Perfect masculine card!! And what fun pictures from your birthday weekend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. Your card is great. Loved the bull and all that you did with it. However, the pic of of your dad is priceless. Those are the scrapbook treasures to hang on to. Glad you had such a special time with your family. From 1 to 50!

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  17. Great male card Becca, love the burlap it really lifts the card. Fab photos too, sounds and looks like a fun filled time was had. Carol x

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  18. gotta love all the bday, what a fun pic of your dad!!! great card, love the coloring and burlap!!!

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  19. Becca, I see you have grabbed the bull by the horns and have gotten into digi stamps!! This is a great for the boys card!

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  20. Wonderful card for your brother! I think he will appreciate the bull! You've coloured it beautifully and I really like the burlap - thanks for the idea. I keep forgetting about my burlap and it's great for guy cards!

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  21. Loooove the card - especially the touch of tartan happening.....presuming you put ....'no Bull!' on the inside? Do you have that expression???!!!!!!!! As in 'no bull errr..."poo" .... As in totally sincerely. So, really meaning you DO wish him a happy birthday! Anyways...loving the Family snaps....especially your Poor Old Dad...lol!!!!!!

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  22. You have created a fantastic masculine card! The shading in your coloring is perfect and love that background plaid.

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  23. How fun to have so much celebrating in one weekend! Your card is perfect for a guy--great coloring, too!

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  24. Plaid and burlap! Love it. Wonderful masculine card you rocked the challenges. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

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  25. Love the resting bull, the plaid and burlap......so manly! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  26. Love the Scottish flair:) The perfect card for a man and I love the tartan look below. Now I feel old, I am 50-lol and I will be 51 this year! I still don't think I am old enough to have a child but I love your dad's humour. Love the little boy and his cupcake. Glad you had a great weekend with your family

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  27. Fabulous and textured masculine card and I just adore that bull!

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  28. I'm sure your brother LOVED this great masculine card, Becca!!! And your colouring looks great!!! The burlap goes so nicely with your choice of designer paper!!! Beautiful card!!!
    Sounds as if you had a lovely time with your family!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  29. agree that you made a great masculine card
    i especially love the plaid paper and the burlap there
    great color for boy too and your DAD what it is infront of him it is his Gift from you..coool and the little boy is soo cuuuteeee
    also I knew you are a busy girl and a rock an roll star see the comment on your post psst let me tell you a secret as I started my Blog I got maybe 1-2 comments and if I get 5 I am soo happy haha...but you are so popular Becca...proud to knowing you..
    hugs, Monika

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    1. Oh Monika, YOU are a rockstar commenter. Thank you for taking the time to comment on pretty much EVERY single one of my posts. Your comments make my day. :) Also - last time I stopped by your site I saw a whole long list of comments - I'd say you're the popular one and for good reason! You're so talented!

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  30. I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
    Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

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    1. I would love that! You're so sweet. I'll email you right away. :)

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  31. Love it! Fab coloring and great layout!

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  32. Really fab masculine make Becca!! Love the burlap texture with it! I am always needing these type of cards because most of my family are male! ;)

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  33. I think this is manly card of the year!!! NO bull!!!! Loving the great design elements and awesome coloring that went into this massively amazing card!!! The items you added for detail and texture are sheer genius!!!!

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  34. Love the card and Love the pics, Becca!! One extreme birthday to another!! I hope everyone was happy and enjoyed the birthday celebrations and I hope your brother enjoyed that fabulous card!! It is fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

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  35. Gorgeous masculine card! Love the colouring...you did a great job! ;-)

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  36. Love the feel of this card. Very masculine. Love the texture. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

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  37. Great male card, love that bull ,beautifully coloured,the burlap and tartan really set it off.
    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week

    joan

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  38. Love this masculine card Becca! Great take on the sketch you used and I love the burlap!

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  39. A very strong masculineimage with the bull. I love the touch of Scotland too with use of the tartan. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. We hope to see you again. Caz

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  40. Could you drop me a line about being a GDT with us at Cardz 4 Guyz?

    My e-mail address is - helenann_1971@yahoo.com

    Helen x

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  41. oh, i love cows! and burlap! I would love this card, too! ;) great job on the sketch!!

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  42. LOLOLOL! I actually had to call hubby over to see the pic of your dad...he's about to turn 47 so he didn't think it was NEARLY as funny as I did :)
    That card is fabulous - such a perfect image and OMG the colouring!

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