Saturday, June 6, 2015

One for the BOYS ...

Happy Weekend Everyone!
What a beautiful day we have today here in NE Ohio!
Then what are you doing in your crafting cave ... you ask?  LOL!
Well, I just had to play along in a few of the masculine challenges showing up these days out in blogland and thought I'd take a little time to create & share!
THEN ... I'm headed outside to have lunch on the deck!
(actually had all 3 meals out on the deck yesterday ... SO NICE!!)

Believe it or not, this was a QUICK & EASY card!
It all started with one of the images from the new Crafty Secrets Father Digital Download sheet.  And it just rolled on from there.  My gingham background paper is from an older Crafty Secrets paper pad called 'Earthy' which is no longer available but there are MANY, MANY digital papers available through Crafty Secrets so be sure to pop over to the store and check them out. 
This paper pack was actually two-sided and the 'newspaper' looking image clips are from the reverse side of this gingham sheet.  
The fish (upper right) was 'I believe' a digi from Teri Sherman's 'Delicious Doodles' store ... long, long ago that I had printed, added crystal effects too then never used.  I actually found it last week while doing some 'cave cleanup' and knew it would fit today's card perfectly.  After a bit of 'fussy cutting' I think it looks awesome with my focus image!  The gold metallic star die cut was also 'just laying around' ... waiting to be used.

So there you have it ... 
now about those challenges I wanted to join in on today . . .

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - Masculine/For The Boys
Polkadoodles Challenge #23 - Father's Day/Anything Male
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Masculine with ribbon/trim
Crafty Ribbon Challenge - Men + Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend!
Nice and quiet around here this weekend but next weekend we have
THREE graduation parties!  
Congrats to all the Grads out there!  YOU DID IT!!

Time to go sit on the deck ...
(wish this WAS my deck view! lol)
As always ...


Jacee said...

A great design Darlene, fabulous 'man' card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design said...

I can never seem to do a man card! You have aced it! Love the fish image and the blue! Well done!

crafty said...

Great Creation. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner. Mary

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Enjoy lunch on the deck, my friend! Don't you love it when cleaning up prompts a great card like this one? Sometimes virtue really is its own reward! LOL Great card, Dar!

Diane said...

Great masculine card..that fish looks like it is ready to leap off the card and into the frying are so good at doing these cards....another great one!!

Naz Smith said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Kitty Bee Desings Aloha Friday Challenges.
Naz xxx

Lena Hermansson said...

I love the vintage feel and all the details :-)
Thank you for joining us at KBD Aloha Friday Challenge. (


Karon said...

Wonderful card and love all the toppers. Thanks for joining us for our Father's Day/Anything Male Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Karen Letchworth said...

Such an AWESOME card as always, Darlene. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderfully creative art with us and please stop by again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Karen Letchworth said...

Darlene: If you're interested, we sure would LOVE to have you join us at CropStop. It would be a blessing to havey you join our challenge there as well.

Bev said...

such a masculine card. Love it! Thank you for joining in with the Fathers Day/ Anything male this fortnight over at Polkadoodles.

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Penny said...

This fish is awesome!
Thanks for visiting our Fathers Day Challenge at

Penny (Polkadoodles DT)