Saturday, June 14, 2014

For All the Guys

     I have a few masculine/ Father's Day cards to share with you this morning and will also have another one tomorrow.  Each of these cards uses an image from Doodle Pantry, a couple of which are new and one I've had in my collection for probably 3 years, but this isn't the first time I've used it.  OK, here's the first card:


     Since my SIL is an avid fisherman, one of my granddaughters laid claim to this one as soon as she saw me making it.  I hadn't even finished it yet when she said she wanted to give it to him for Father's Day.  This one is a pre-colored image but I used ProMarkers to darken the water and his coat and to make the tackle box a bit more orangey-red.  The background is done with corrugated paper and the baker's twine is from my stash.

     Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations -- All about Dad
Craft Your Passion -- For the boys/Father's Day
Crafty Boots -- Sport
Digi Makeover -- For the men
Digi Sketch -- For the men
Doodle Pantry -- Make it Manly

     Next card, also a Doodle Pantry image --


     I love these fishing lures and this time I hand colored them using Copics and gel pens.  I've used them several times before and even did another card with this same image but used a pre-colored image on that one.  Maybe I'll get time to share it tomorrow.  This one is pretty simple -- hand colored, cut with a rectangle die, edges distressed, and mounted onto another strip of that same corrugated paper.  The stars were in my stash and I thought they worked as reminders of starfish.  :-D

     Challenges for this card:
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- Father's Day
Going Grey w Scrap Creations -- Father's Day
MarkePOP -- A/G
Melonheadz Friends -- Summer fun
Ooh La La Creations -- For a man/boy
Paper Nest Dolls -- A/G
PaperTake Weekly -- For the boys
Pink Elephant -- Father's Day
Sweet Stamps -- For Dad

     OK, if I have a favorite out of these three images, it's probably this wonderful classic car.  I can't tell you if that's a Model A or a Model T, but my dad would have known.  I'm old, but I'm not old enough to have driven one of these.  But they always remind me of my dad who just loved to see one of these marvels driving down the street.  That would bring on stories from him of his younger years and learning to drive (around the family farm) about the age of 12 in one of those early Fords.  Even tho' he's been gone for many years, I still miss him.  :-D


     Pre-colored image again from Doodle Pantry.  This is another one which got claimed by a granddaughter for her dad.  She likes the blue with all the neutral beige and she's a great fan of all things vintage or classic.  I would have bet my fortune (if I had one) that she would chose this card for him.  :-D  

     Papers are from the Linen Closet stack by DCWV and the sheer ribbon was in my stash, probably from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I know for sure that's where I got the polka dot ribbon.

     Challenges for this card:
Aud Sentiments -- Any sentiment for a man
Frilly and Funky -- Special Man  
Hobbybook -- Dad/Special Man
The Male Room -- Father's Day
MFP Simple Salutations -- Father's Day
MilkCoffee -- Father's Day
Rhedd & Rosie's -- Back in time, vintage style

     Well, I hope you've enjoyed this long post which salutes masculinity.  I enjoy making guy cards; always have, always will.  I know, I know, I can hear some of you groaning out there from the bottom of your toes.  lol  Ah, well, Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

46 comments:

  1. Your vintage card is lovely, great image and papers.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

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  2. Morning hun fabulous post loved reading what you ve been up to and super fabulous cards Hugs Judith x

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  3. All of these are great. It would be hard for me to choose a favorite.

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  4. This post was very interesting. Sometimes I have a hard time thinking of what to do for masculine cards and you have given me many ideas from this post. I adore the first card and you did a great job touching up the colors. Love the way you did the coat. It looks just like an older coat I would expect a fisherman to wear. Your lures are colored perfectly, but like you, the car is my favorite. My Dad, like yours, would have truly loved this one and had many stories to tell us. My dad has been gone for 23 years now and I think of him every single day, just as I'm sure you do. Dads are super special people. Enjoy your weekend, Connie.

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  5. Hey, Busy Girl, these are all really wonderful. I can see why your granddaughter wanted the first card. It is beautiful. But I really like them all. Good to see you at the Doodle Pantry Challenge.

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  6. Great Father's Day card; love the image you used. Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

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  7. ALL are so wonderful Connie! I love your coloring on those fishing lures and the image on the first card. The Model T - classic and wonderful!
    Lynn

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  8. 3 fabulous male cards, I had to smile about your granddaughters laying claim :-) thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

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  9. What a wonderful collection of cards for men! I love the corrugated paper on the first, and that old-time car really is a great card! Well done!

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  10. These are wonderful NC! I wish I could do such great work!

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  11. Wow NC such a fabulous collection of Father's Day card!! I love them all but the fisherman maybe has a slight edge :)

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  12. Fabulous Male cards NC, my granddad was a fisherman, and I don't think I have ever had such fresh fish, since he passed away, happy memories though..hugs hun xxx

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  13. Three super male themed cards, which are always difficult to do. You nailed it! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  14. What great Father's Day cards - perfect for our challenge this week in The Male Room - thanks for playing along - Jacqueline xx

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  15. Great cards, NanaConnie. Love how your backdrop in the first looks like a window blind.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  16. Wonderful masculine cards, thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps challenge.

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  17. Oh It's too hard to figure out which one I like the best..so I pick them ALL! Great manly cards-love them to death! Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry!
    Carolyn, DT

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  18. What wonderful cards.All a little different and all showcasing the images beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  19. How do you do it. I am lucky to get 2 cards made in one week....lol All 3 of these showcase your wonderful talent. Very nice. Hugs, joann

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  20. What wonderful Father's Day cards. I really like all of the cards you made, your coloring is just beautiful. :D Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Father's Day/For a Male.
    Deborah CS GDT

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  21. Masculine cards are so difficult to do and you did a great job with these cards. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Nest Dolls - Heidi PND DT.

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  22. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

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  23. What a super bunch of cards for chaps, love the fishing themed ones
    Thanks so much for playing along at Ooh La La this week for our Father's Day/masculine challenge
    Anne
    Ooh La La Designer

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  24. fabulous masculine cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  25. fabulous masculine cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  26. What a lovely card for a male member brill colour you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at hobbybook designer today
    Tracey dt

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  27. Great male cards - all three, love them all. Thanks for playing at OLL, Jx

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  28. Don't know which one I like the best, they are ALL fantastic Father's Day/male cards.All very nicely designed!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  29. Totally awesome cards!!! love the texture on the 1st one behind the fisherman image!

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  30. Such a pretty set of cards and the images are perfect for the men in your life. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  31. lovely card :) thanks for joining penny s challenge :) steph

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  32. lovely card :) thanks for joining penny s challenge :) steph

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  33. Nana, these are fabulous cards. I love the images. Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations this week.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

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  34. Love all your cards. Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations.

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  35. A great set of cards! Love them all!
    Go you!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  36. Fab cards, love the vintage car! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

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  37. Love the vintage car and the ribbon on your card. DH always complains that the guys always get the short end of the stick when it comes to cool embellishments on cards. He'd love this. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.

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  39. Fabulous male cards! Lovely layout and great backing paper! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Milk Coffee challenge.
    Hugs, Andreja

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  40. What a great card Connie and how wonderful it brought back memories of your Dad. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  41. Lovely Masculine card, Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

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  42. Lovely Masculine card, Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

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  43. These are all great cards and the images are so perfect for a fellow on Father's Day. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  44. I love the vintage car and the lovely colours. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room! BTW - love the fishing ones too.

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  45. All fabulous cards... the fishing themed one you've entered for our challenge is a perfect male card.

    Thanks for sharing at The Paper Nest Dolls..

    Christine (DT)

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  46. Wonderful Father Day cards. You loved the car...I am always intrigued by old cards. I love the fishing lure card, but you know I'm a lover or water and fishing. Now my other hat....thank you for sharing and joining in the June Doodle Pantry Challenge. I feel quite challenged myself being away for 5 months....but I'm back I hope for a long time...haha

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