Sunday, 19 February 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 26 - Just for Men

Wow, can you believe that at Dream Valley, we are at challenge number 26 already?!  Our challenge for this fortnight is Just for Men and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps .

I decided to dig out one of my favourite male stamps, Lazy Days.  I've coloured him with Polychromos and tried cross-hatching his hat to make it look more textured, but I'm not convinced it's had the desired effect.....and the grass could do with more shading now that I see the photo.....oh well, maybe I'll get time to alter that and retake the photo....

I have used scraps from my scraps drawer - the scallops were cut from card Papermania card ages ago, the brown paper at the bottom was an envelope and has been embossed with Swiss Dots folder.  Once again, I've used the scrim, together with some rafia and a chipboard tag I got in a set from Costco ages ago and haven't known what to do with!!  The dragonfly brad was from the same set and I found a dragonfly stamp to complement it and the swirls were left over from the Home card in a previous post. 

I've used my beloved Circle and Scalloped Circle nesties and Platinum Stickles too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash - Sketch (flipped) and neglected stash as above
Inky Impressions - Use Punches or Dies
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Delightful Sketches - Use your Scraps (all paper, and the swirls below dragonfly brad)

I'm thoroughly looking forward to seeing your male inspired craft projects!  Happy crafting:0)
Susie x


  1. So gorgeous and cute Susie...:o)

    have a lovely afternoon hun...big hugs Vicky xx

  2. Lovely card Susie. The image is adorable.

  3. I LOVE the circles, and the coloring is perfect. I think the hat looks very neat, so much texture! Great card :)


  4. This is a stunning card. I love the layout of this. xx

  5. aww honey!
    Its utterly fab! I can make out the fab texture you achieved on the hat! Such fab colouring and great wee card! Your always so good at Male themed cards, so green lol!
    Hugs melly xxx

  6. A gorgeous card and a really cute image

    Thanks for joining us at SnS


  7. this is completely amazing! I love the embossing and all the shapes! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our anything goes challenge! :-) Amy

  8. Fab creation, love the layout & those circles look great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. Beautiful card Susie, great image. thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

  10. Great card. Love the image and what you have done with the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  11. I love the shape of this card hon, & the hat looks pretty good to me. x

  12. Awww, just lovely! Great colours and fab sentiment too. I haven't tried polychromos ... you've done a great job with them!

  13. I really love this, Susie- the layout, the kraft and so much texture!! :) The texture in his hat works, I think, and I had so much trouble getting any depth or texture in the grass when I coloured this image the first time I haven't tried again!!lol Father's Day soon enough, though, so expect I'll need to get him out again then!!lol
    hugs, Rachel x

  14. This is adorable love the colour's you've used. Thank you for joining us at delightful challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Rachael xx

  15. Fabulous card!! Love the take on our sketch and such great colours!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at SNS, Juliexxx


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