Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sweet Stampin' - masculine

I'm back with my second post for today, for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' which is a masculine theme.  Perfect timing for me, because I wanted to make a card to thank my mum's hubby Andrew for fixing my car.




I've used a stamp from Elzybells that I'd completely forgotten buying!  I'm glad I found it though, it's perfect for this card.  I've coloured the image with promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils.  The papers are from a Papermania pad, cardstock from Papermill Direct.  The border was cut with the MS zig zag punch, star cut with a sizzix primitive star die.  The sentiment is Personal Impressions, button and twine from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

We've done our trip to Build a Bear, which really is a strange and very noisy place!  Dex ended up choosing a pink bear... he didn't like the bunny because it was mainly brown with not enough pink!  Hopefully we can avoid going there again for a while, although he did have his eye on the little Buzz Lightyear outfit so we might get him that for Christmas... I can just see his fluffy pink bear dressed up as Buzz Lightyear lol :o)

46 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Great card Lisa. Love that bear and the colour combo is gorgeous. Your Mum's hubby will love it!!
So glad Dex got his pink bear.
Hugs
Denise xx

Craftdee said...

Love your card...the image is perfect for purpose!! I really like that punch too, it's ideal for masculine cards. TFS, Dee

Diane's Card Designs said...

Fabby male card! Your mum's hubby is going to love it. The image and papers are just perfect!
Have a lovely weekend!
Diane xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a sweet image, I love it. Love the colours too. You've used all my fave male things on this card too, zigzag punch, twine, button and star. Fab. Marianne x

Debs M said...

lovely card, perfect image, he will love it..glad Dex got what he wanted x

Vicky said...

It's wonderful Lisa....he is so cute and I love your layout too hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Abi said...

I now have this image of a pink bear in Buzz Lightyear gear lol!Love the card hon, it is such a fab image x

Squirrel x said...

I have this stamp too but he's never looked this good! A perfect creation sweetie. Will try and pop back to join in the challenge tomorrow. Big hugs, Sxx

Dotty Jo said...

Great card Lisa, love that teddy. Always good to have a mechanic around... I married one, but then he became a gardner! Jo x

MARY B said...

Super card love that image! Mary x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww fabulous card, grear image & colouring, great papers & design, sue,x

Claire said...

Fab card Lisa, the image is perfect for your thank you card. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Lisa, the image is perfect and I love the checked paper and fab star embellie. Aww! sounds like you had a lovely time at build a bear and I'm sure you will going back for the Buzz outfit. :o)

Donna x

Doreen said...

Love this Lisa and that gorgeous image.xxx

Janette said...

Oh it's just fab Lisa, [perfect for the occasion.....thanks for the input on the box....I'm afraid it's gone to the naughty corner though....lol.xx

Fiona said...

gorgeous Lisa...that image is just perfect. i'm sure Andrew will love it!!

Fi
x

Katina said...

What a gorgeous and perfect card Lisa! So wish Elzybells was still around!

Lol, about Build a Bear - it's soooo expensive too! Molly has a dog that looks like a male but she insists it's a girl and dresses it in tutus and dresses. It cracks me up 'cos it looks like a drag queen!

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is gorgeous Lisa, how adorable is that little bear! :D I love the colours and plaid paper too :)
Kelly.x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, what a great masculine card. Love the image (it's such a shame Elzybells closed). Wonderful colouring as always, love the paper. I've only been to a Build a Bear place once, really creepy I thought all those bears being stuffed onto hoses! Urgh, not my thing at all - the things we do for those little people! Sarah

Linda Callahan said...

Adorable card! And I have a cousin who lives in Sheffield - her area is called Dore. She is actually my mother's first cousin - my mother grew up in Leeds. I have only been to Sheffield once - a long time ago - but it's nice to connect with someone "across the pond"!

coldwaters2 said...

This is both fab and fun Lisa, that image is so sweet and I love the papers, colours and design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is super fun Lisa!!

coops said...

stunning male card lisa.love your bold colours and design and the bear is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Cazza said...

What an absolutely perfect thank you card, brilliant DP's and perfect colouring too!
Awwwww bless him, I think the pink bear will look great in a Buzz Lightyear outfit lol!! x
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Pamela said...

Great card Lisa, love the colours and the image.

Pam x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and perfect for the occasion...your colouring is brilliant and so is your masculine design! Sounds like you had fun at Build A BEar lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, your card is just adorable ... I love this cute image and you have coloured him beautifully ... love the design and colour scheme of your card!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous card, Lisa! I love the colours you used.
Build-a-Bear workshop is a dangerous place to visit, LOL! So many cute bears and outfits to choose from. :-) Many years ago my brother bought my eldest daughter a Build-A-Bear, and recorded his voice for her. Only recently the voice disappeared after many, many listenings of her uncle's voice telling her he loved her. The bear is still beloved (and so soft and cute!).

Nannieflash said...

Oh well Lisa I should let Dex just get on with his Pink fraze, Im sure Picasso loved the colour. Love your card and that image is so cute to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a perfectly cute card.
Sounds like Dex got a new best friend at Build a Bear.
Caroline xxx

Lesley Croghan said...

Lovely card! So cute! You have coloured the image beautifully! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches.

Liz, said...

A perfect card for a car fixer,

Liz x

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Really beautifully done! Love the main image and your awesome job of coloring, and the accessories are perfect with it. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.

A pink bear..... ooooh very dear. You know how much I love pink ;)

Tara said...

Such a cute card! His little smudges of oil are just too cute!
Tara

Jen said...

What a great image! Perfect! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

helloholley said...

awwww....what a cutie he is!!! Love your card!!! ;)

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A fabby card .. just perfect as a thank you for the car repairs.

It must be lovely to have it back again.

Great colours and layout.

Love Jules xx

Feebsy said...

Great card Lisa, brilliant image and your colouring is wonderful as always. Love the dark blue and burgundy colour combo, it works so well.

Feebsy
xx

Dora said...

yay this is so cute, what a sweet image, love the colours xx

Sue said...

A great card Lisa. Lovely to see an Elzybells stamp again. Sue.x

Andrea said...

This is really cute! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Papertake Weekly this week

Lauri said...

What a cute card for a guy!! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

xGemmax said...

What a fantastic male card sweetie & your image is fab...such a shame you cant buy them anymore!!
Pink bear will look fabulous in his Buzz Lightyear outfit :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! Now isn't he just the cutest little dude!!! Love the smears of oil too!! :) Darling card and I'm sure he'll love it!!

P.S. So sorry for being MIA...I'm trying to catch up! :)

melsanford said...

Love this image! Your colouring is fab! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx