Monday, 28 November 2011

A purr-fect birthday

We had another birthday party today and our friend told me last week he was expecting a hand-made card from me, lol. So there was no escape. I had to make a masculine birthday card, something I find very difficult, but I think I pulled it off this time. The cat and sentiment are from the Add-on Magnum set from Ladybug Crafts Ink and the fish is from a separate Add-ons set. I bought these stamps a couple of months ago so it was about time I inked them up.

The layout is based on this week's sketch over at Sketch n Stash.

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and matted it on a scalloped nestie of metallic cardstock that I have had for ages. The papers are from a huge stash that I bought several years ago (probably DCWV) and that I have finally started using. The eyelets and string are also from some very old stash. The buttons are from a large bag of buttons I bought last year.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch n Stash – Sketch 75
Penny Black and More – All creatures great and small
Craft Your Days Away – #34 Buttons or bows
Tuesday Throwdown – #75 Lots of circles (2nd entry)
Meljen's Designs – Twine or string
Frosted Design Fabulous Friday – Metal (scalloped circle and eyelets)
Dutch Dare – #140 Recipe (image, pp, layers, buttons)
Some Odd Girl – Coloured cardstock, 2 PPs, buttons, punch/die cut (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin' – Punches and dies


  1. What a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  2. This screams Masculine. LOVE IT! Great sketch, you followed it to a T! Well done. Thanks for being ODD with us this week at SOG. -PS- its Cyber Monday at the SOG store , head on over for more details!

  3. A great masculine card, love those buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at penny black & more this month, hope to see you next month.
    Lynn x

  4. Hi Marianne, wonderful card - great image and love your colour choice. Just perfect for those tricky masculine cards. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  5. Love it marianne, and the image is just 'my cat' hugs heidi x

  6. ha ha - that image is great! Wonderful, masculine card, I love all the layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  7. Ah, adorable card! Love the simplicity and your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl this week!

  8. Metallic cardstock and metal eyelets - great combo for our challenge! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  9. Thye certainy are difficult ones Marianne, but I think this one fits the bill perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  10. LOL...I love it Marianne!!! Magnum is THE best for male cards...I'm sure your cheeky friend loved it :-D xx

  11. You're absolutely right -- I adore this card with the cat!!Great masculine cared. Don't know why you don't think you're good at making them! This is perfect in every way! I sure wish your blog had a "Follow by E-mail" option. I'd become a follower in a split second. :-D

  12. Awww how fun, this is so cute.. love those buttons. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Good luck xx

  13. beautiful card - such cute image
    Thanks for joining us at SnS
    Doreen xx

  14. no's stunning!
    wonderful picture, details, all perfect!
    great work!
    Eli (Frosted Designs)

  15. Great card. What a funny image. Love the fish bones in his hand.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  16. Lovely card Marianne :) I really like the colours and such a cute image.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  17. Fab card, I love that image!

    Thnaks for joining us at Skecth N Stash,
    Michelle xx

  18. Gorgeous card hun...

    thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck....!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  19. Such a great card - love your buttons and bow.

    Thanks for joinning us this fortnight at CYDA in our button or bow challenge.