Saturday, 19 March 2011

Less is More - masculine


**2nd post for today - scroll down for my Little Claire DT cards**

I like making male cards (I know, strange aren't I?!) so I was quite pleased to see that the new challenge at Less is More is masculine cards.  A good opportunity to play with my Sizzix primitive star die and raid my button stash :o)  Apart from the Kraft card base, this card is made entirely from scraps, which is another bonus... although I'd have to make about 200 of these if I wanted to make a small dent in my scrap mountain!  The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with my Stampin' Up word window punch.

I always feel a bit guilty when I make a card with no stamping at all, but you'll be pleased to hear I still managed to get in a mess... while I was rummaging for the 'right' buttons I managed to unhook the button box lid from its hinge... unfortunately I was holding the lid at the time so the actual box bounced off my desk and showered buttons all over the craft room!  I've been picking them up from every bit of floor and out of every drawer for ages and I know I'll still be finding them for weeks.

I'm also entering my card for the 'to die for' challenge at Charisma Cardz.

49 comments:

Pauline said...

I love the primitive star shape, and it looks fab on a male card xx

Chrissie said...

Another great card Lisa.
Good luck finding all those buttons!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

This is fantastic hun! love the Kraft and the butttons....and good luck finding them lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

fabby male card, really like the stars too, I must admit I dont do a lot of stamping, especially on male cards, good luck with the button hunt....K x

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely card - very simple but effective - good luck on the button hunt... you will be finding them for weeks cx

Debs M said...

love the kraft and blue together and the button/stars are lush! fab male card, good luck with finding the buttons x

Laura said...

Fab card! Those colours work so well with kraft and the layout is simple but effective.

Lynne said...

Smashing card, great colour choice.Love the buttons.
Lynne xxx

Kathyk said...

Super duper and a truly noble sacrifice of buttons too!

Kathyk

Amanda said...

Great card Lisa and congrats for using some of your scraps.

Dori said...

love this, really nice!

Anonymous said...

Perfect card Lisa; wish this was the one I'd made! I like making cards for men too as there's less pressure I feel xx

Bea said...

great card - nice simple lines

Mandi said...

Great card Lisa
It would also fit Totally Papercrafts too, Add buttons
Love the simplicity Lisa
Great to see you
mandi
"Less is More"

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for playing along with Charisma this week
AllisonX

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Lisa, love those stars and fab sentiment. You're going to have buttons appearing for weeks.

Donna x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card and I just love Kraft card

Anne

Craftilicious said...

I love this card - the star shapes are brilliant.

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous mens card Lisa, love the groovy stars :)
Kelly.x

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa, this a fantastic male card!! Love the kraft and stars (and buttons!) :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Faye said...

Love, love, love it. xxx

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Love the simplicity of this card! A real design stand-out.

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Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Its so pretty.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Lorraine said...

Ooh, perfect male card - the colors, stars and love the small added sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Fab male card, love the stars! Good luck finding all those buttons!
Helen x

melsanford said...

Fab card - love the layout and those stars! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Great card kraft always works well i think! the stars are perfect too, *Eek regarding the buttons good luck finding them all

Ali x

Donna said...

Ooooh I like a lot Lisa...fab choice of papers too :) Donna x

Jo said...

This is a great card, I do like buttons on cards.

I had a similar incident with some gems recently, fortunately my 10 year old daughter was happy to gather them up for me.

Jo x

Liz, said...

Great card Lisa, think I found one of your buttons here!

Liz x

Suze Bain said...

Super card Lisa, love the colour combination. x

Whisper said...

Absolutely Superb.

You'll have to get your boys to help you pick up the buttons, i know my 4 year old always thinks it's a great game, when i drop my buttons !!!, Luv Sam x

Scrapcat 1 said...

what a striking card good luck finding the buttons

Susan said...

Lisa, what a great guy card! I love the stars...and the colors!

I had to laugh about the spilled buttons...only because I've done the same thing myself! When I remodeled my craft room, I sorted all my buttons and put each color in it's own glass jar...now they're better organized, and it's easy to find the color I want...with an extra plus of looking decorative on the shelf!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the simplicity of it and the paper looks great with the kraft. Great use of buttons too - good luck with finding the rest of them
Lyndsey xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous cas card, great for a fella, fab design, luv ya little claires card, lovely colour combo, sue,x

Sue said...

That is just the sort of thing that happens to me too Lisa. My daughter says I'm the clumsiest person she knows.lol.

Fab card. I love the Kraft paper, stars and button, an excellent male card. Sue.x

Aileen said...

Super card, bright and fun. I have one of those scrap piles too and I sympathise with your button explosion. I've opened embellishment boxes before realising I had it upside down! x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, such a gorgeous card, great layout.

Jenny said...

A fab card and using scraps as well. I love colours on Kraft card it just makes them pop so much more x

Fiona said...

A fab modern CAS card. Love the stars, they are so versatile for a bloke card eh? The button incident sounds like something I would do.

JeNjOy said...

Love the layout, may have to try it out soon.
jenjoy x

Linby said...

fab card-you've done cas perfectly.
Linbyx

pickle said...

What can i say that hasn't already been said?
I love everything about this card!!

Kerry x

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that stars look great for EVERYTHING!! :) The buttons are the perfect touch and the colors are awesome!! HUGS

kingstonmama said...

I love this card, the colors and the patterned papers. I love everything about it!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, your card is yummy, perfect for any guy and quite a few ladies would like it too. A classy combination of DP and design, love it:0) xxx

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card! Love these colours together.

Hugs,
Larissa