Hello ladies. ( you mean, why not ladies and guys ?? ) Well, I doubt, alot of men find themselves scanning around card sites ~ its a rare “phenomenon”. I think, the majority of them are only ” emotionally forced ” to procure a card for their partners for anniversaries or birthdays. But imagine, how religiously, the same man, made such huge efforts in sending cards (with proper sentiments and not just the “I Love you” types) and flowers and gifts and what not before marriage and in the later years , its become a thing of the past. Well, I have nothing to worry about in that area, DH knows exactly which shop to buy which punches/stamps for moi 🙂 Why spend on flowers or chocolates, when a bag of copic markers can keep me happy for months and months on an end. If only they had copics here in Dubai 😦 That is right up there in my wish list. Okay anyways, one thing leads to another and my reason for this post is left behind. I have never tried a banner card. This is a first time for me. I dont think, I have done 100% justice to this banner, still, I feel, its not too shabby. The color theme was Blue and red. The main elements was : 3 in a row, number, banner, party/birthday card, with a monkey/animal somewhere. These are the criteria’s I had, and this is what I came up with. I have used my new fiskars apron punch which I got in my GUILT TRIP, the monkey’s are new rubber stamps too. The alphabet beads are so old but still they add a playful cheery element to any card or project whenever used. They are so so cute. A ribbon, paper lace and 3 buttons are the added other embellies here. So do you think, a two year old would be delighted to get this card with monkeys, banners and beads to play around with ?? Here it is :
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/ sentiments Cards for Men lets party Creative Stamp Friends lotsa shapes in card Stamp with fun blue and brown Karen’s Doodles (special image) – buttons galore Karen’s Doodles Netherlands (special image) – card for a man/boy Stamps R Us (1st week, 2 entries) – Animals Woodware USA (1 entry) – Anything Goes Aly’s Sunday Challenge (1st week) – For the guys Anyone for Anya – use 2 images I Did It Creations – Card for a child Crafty Calendar (monthly, 1 entry) – New Beginnings Ellephantastic (monthly, 1 entry) – new beginnings Secret Crafter – it’s a couple thing (2 characters in your main image) Fuzzy Wuzzy (monthly) – animal, anything goes Mami Doodles (2nd week) – mostly blues Sew Many Cards – monkey business Stamp Something – cute somethings AiFactory – (2nd week) anything goes Charisma Cardz (3 entries) – numbers Delightful Challenges – celebration Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – anything goes Pixie Dust Studio – buttons Stampin’ B’s – use a banner Creative Belli (2 weeks) – beginning with “P” ~ Party ! Creative Craft World (2 weeks) – Cute & Cuddly Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2 weeks) – anything goes Creative Card Crew – new beginnings Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) – Bright and Cheerful Cards For Men (2 weeks) – MASCULINE and Let’s Party Craft Your Passion – Button up SSDS – Anything Goes http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ ~ monochromatic http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-87-maleboy.html~ male card http://cutie-sunday.blogspot.com/ anything goes This list has gotten a tad bit long here ! If your still reading, thanks alot for popping over. Hope you liked what you saw and would leave a few lines to tell me how you felt about my card. There are 4 more cards coming up, so see you again !