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Friday, September 13, 2019

Alphabet Challenge - M is for Masculine

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is "M"

I know a lot of people struggle with making masculine cards but for some reason I find it a fun challenge.  So many things I can use that I don't normally ... cars, tractors, sports, wildlife, hunting, fishing, golfing ... see what I mean ... the list can be as endless as the assortment of flower dies & stamps I have in my stash for ladies cards!  LOL

So today, I decided to play with a couple new Cottage Cuts I purchased during one of their fabulous sales a few months back.

The dies I referred to are:


It just so happens I also purchased some new Mintay designer papers recently and this background panel comes from their 6x6 pad called Wilderness.

I've colored my bear using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and have popped him us with dimensional tape.  The ivy was created using the Elizabeth Crafty 'Ivy Vine' (#1297). 
I needed to snip a couple of the leaves from the vine so they would fit properly on my card front so figured I may as well put them to use on the inside sentiment panel.  

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!

Challenges to share in:
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Ellibelle's Corner Challenge - Things that begin with 'B'  (Bear, Blue, Brown)
Mod Squad Challenge - Create a Scene  (camping with a bear in sight)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - Anything Goes with a Critter
Papercraft Challenge #22 - There's a Bear in there

Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .


  1. How cute masculine card! Love the bear!!

  2. This is adorable. Great papers and they are perfect for this. The stump and the bear are so cute and nicely colored. I think this is one of the first cut out bears that I really like the face on him. He really is adorable. [Bunny]

  3. Oh, love this cutie, Dar! Masculine cards are fun but not frilly, which I happen to enjoy LOL! This card has some wonderful layers and details! That ivy is great! Have a good weekend!

  4. Wow! Dar, I am so surprised at this creation! It looks like something from a professional graphic artist. WOW! It's beautiful! I love your special touches on those sweet die cuts (great find!) and the incredible background paper. This is gorgeously designed! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. that is too cute, your coloring of the tree stump and that cute bear is just excellent, fun papers and I love the vine too and how you carried it to the inside!

  6. Oh, Darlene, stop! My heart just melted when your card scrolled into view. OMG, that bear is sooooooo darling, and with the log... The die sets are way too cute! I forgot I had that paper. I need to make a point of using it. I'm so bad. Love LOVE this!

  7. Wonderful masculine card and I love the camping and forest theme of it. Cute bear too!

  8. Super cute card Darlene, love your little bear peeking over the stump... Great camping scene

  9. Hello Darlene, this little fellow made me smile, he is a darling! What a lovely scene. Did you know there is a 'scene' challenge at Mod Squad? CarolG

  10. What a perfect masculine card. Love the design and the bear is so cute!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about something beginning with B.
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. Great way to combine these two die sets. The background is so fun.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Dies and/or Punches challenge.

  12. This is just TOO CUTE!! Adorable little bear peeker, now you need to use the owl..lol...I have this stump but have yet to buy one of the peekers...guess I need to!!!

  13. What a cute card! I love the dies and the way you used them. Kudos for "the bear in there". Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    We hope you come back and Join in on the fun again with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
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  14. How absolutely adorable is this?! Thanks so much for having fun with us in this month's Papercraft Business Challenge! Hope to see your work next month!

    - Erika at California Lucky, your friendly neighborhood Papercraft Business DT Member

    Papercraft Business Challenge Blog

  15. Such a darling card! That bear is cute as can be and I really love the papers you used for make this wonderful masculine card! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge!!

  16. I struggle with masculine cards! Yours is absolutely wonderful. Great job! Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio. Thank you

  17. Love your masculine card

    Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one.

    Denielle – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

    Visit my blog - Angel Handmade Papercraft

  18. what a lovely masculine card...Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one.

    Archana – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

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