Sunday, August 26, 2012

One for the Men

Good morning!

It's a fabulous sunny day here in Sydney for the last weekend of Winter. I am so excited to see the end of my least favourite time of year, and welcome the warmer weather. I have been sick for 6 weeks (6 weeks!) with the flu and then a chest infection and asthma, but I am finally starting to see the end in sight. Saying goodbye to the cold can only be a good thing for my asthma. I have 7 weeks to get this breathing under control before a diving holiday in Fiji.

It's time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, and our theme this fortnight is


Now like lots of card making enthusiasts, I struggle a little bit with guy cards. I get a bit lost when it comes to embellishments if I can't use my all time favourite, lace. So I make sure I use a fabulous image that can do all the work instead!

Our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo, and this is what I created using their fabulous image Gus Golf and matching sentiment.

I thought this would be a great image for a card for my golf playing Father-in-law. My husband always likes to rib him about his age with a humorous card, so I thought this would fit the bill.

I have coloured the image with copics and everything else is from my stash.

I hope you'll join us with your manly creations this fortnight. After all you gotta be in it to win it, and seven free digis from Bugaboo is definitely a prize worth winning!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dude Time Doodles - Add Buttons
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenges - Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown - It's Hip to Be Square (use squares)

Until next time, thanks for looking and happy crafting.



MagsB said...

Oh this is such a fun card! (I love Bugaboo so much!) Your F-i-L will love it, I'm sure!

I hope the better weather means you'll feel better, too, hun!

love Mags B in wet and windy England :( X

mags said...

A great guy card. Love this image from Bugaboo. Lovely colours and fab use of the buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at Dude Time Doodles and good luck.

Basslady said...

hahaha...very funny!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tammy said...

Too funny, the combination of the image and sentiment is sure to bring a smile to your father-in-law's face. Love the color combo you used! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Lol love this tracey! Great card and that sentiment is perfect ;)

Hazel said...

Lol! Super fun card - thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown 'hip to be square' challenge - Hazel, Guest Designer x

Anne Temple said...

Fantastic guy card! Love the colors you used and that sentiment is perfect for this image. So glad you joined us for the Push My Buttons challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Tracey, I like the image and the colours,thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

crafty-stamper said...

very funny card love that sentiment and the expression on his face!!! your FIL will love it hope you feel better soon and good luck with the diving thanks for joining us this week at Turesday Throwdown hope to see you again soon
carol DT x

Dawn said...

lol I love your image & your sentiment!
Thanks for playing at Dude Time Doodles this week in our Push My Buttons Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

nwilliams6 said...

Such a fun and funny card! Great image and sentiment! Glad you joined us at Dude Time Doodles for the Buttons Challenge.

Sharon said...

LOL!!!! Just perfect for our Dude Time Doodles Challenge!

Tip Top said...

Hehehe - love it! Thanks for entering the Dude Time Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Dude Time Doodles

Lisa Minckler said...

hahaha...well, you knew I'd see this and come a runnin'...I love it! Awesome coloring and layout. Please get better soon...6 weeks is waaay to long.
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Margaret said...

OH MY!! Good thing I didn't have a drink in my mouth at the time!! This is AWESOME and so funny!! I can't imagine a more manly sentiment than this one!

Unknown said...

This is so fun card. I really appreciate this. How can i learn to design so cute like this, I am inspire to join the Plastic card printing and designing company. Thanks for sharing this adorable creation.