Friday, 30 January 2015

Cards for Men

For some reason I get crafters block when it comes to cards for men and I know I am not alone. I am not sure why, perhaps lack of practice. So when the House Mouse & Friends challenge HMFMC#186 was to 'Make it Masculine' I decided to give it a go and see what happened.

Here is my attempt.The backing card is Tim Holtz Kraft-Core. I used a buttons embossing folder and then sanded the card to get to the core card underneath. The banner was cut out using the Cameo and also sanded. I used an orange/brown card for backing everything and matched that with the striped piece of paper.

The little mouse and strawberry were coloured using Promarkers (please forgive me but I cannot find the colour list I used at the moment). Here is a close up:

Apart from a few gold beads and the sentiment I have left this card as it is so the focus is more on the mouse (I hope that's the case anyway).

Well, last weekend we didn't manage to get out so no beautiful photo's. It did snow again yesterday but it melted pretty quickly. I did manage to do a Scrapbook page which I will show at a later date, so feeling pretty pleased with myself so far because I have never done one before.

Hope you all have a great weekend x


  1. Fantastic male card, love the image. I do not like male

  2. It's great! Love the colours, love the bunting and your embossed background and the mouse is coloured beautifully. Lx

  3. Hi Angela...Great card for a male...just love the cute house mouse image....and layout....Joolsx

  4. Ah the dreaded male card. This is fantastic - well done :-)

  5. Gorgeous card, love the colours and that image is just soooo cute

    Lorna xx

  6. Thanks for starting the blog hop. Great background colour to go with the image.

  7. Ha, love this stamp, makes you smile as soon as you see it. Great color work and love
    your simple design and colors. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends
    Monday Challenge.


  8. Oh I SO know what you mean Angela...I have a total mind block when it comes to masculine cards!!! You have created a FANTASTIC card here...your colouring is fabulous and the papers are perfect!! Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends...good luck!!
    Take care,

  9. Awww, this is such a cute card. Just beautiful and well-designed.
    Heike xx

  10. Oh I love this card Angela, I always struggle with male themed cards too. I love the layout and the embossed background, I always forget about my embossing folders (need to make more effort!) The colours are great too, just right for the men! ;)

    Vicki x

  11. Fabulous card love that little mouse, Just hopping by. Lizzie xx

  12. Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

    This is a such a perfect birthday card! Oh so cute!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  13. Hi Angela, you were the winner of the HM Stamp Set, please email Pauline at with your details and I will pop them in the post to you.