Thursday, April 21, 2011

It is all about the man today . . . .

I do not know about anyone else, but I find that I rarely make masculine cards.  Which amazes me since half of the cards I need to give are for men/boys.  So, why do I find it so hard?  I think it may be because I find very few masculine stamps that I see & have that feeling of  . . . I have to have.  So when I saw this digital stamp, Carpenter Joe, from Tiddley Inks,, I had to have him.  Not only do you receive Carpenter Joe, but also a digital file for a hammer & his workbox (toolbox). 

Digital stamp, Carpenter Joe (on this card, I did not use the separate files of the toolbox & hammer)
Papers, Close to My Heart
Screw looking Brads, from my stash
Corner punch, Stampin Up

Did the faux stitching w/ a Cutter Bee Bugs & Copic Multiliner

The card was entered into the following challenges --

Card Ideas Challenge -- Let's Hear it for the Boys,

Tiddly Inks  -- Challenge # 46 You're A Stitch,

Crafty Creations -- Challenge #15 It's as Easy as 1,2,3,

As always, thanks for looking -


  1. Very lovely card! I love the brads on your card, they are perfect for this image. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week.


  2. This is super! Great faux stitching and all around adorable. Great guy card! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

  3. I like where you added the stitching and the cute card overall. :)

  4. Tiny tool guy! Love him! Thanks for playing with us at Card Ideas!

  5. This is so cool! Love the masculine feel to it! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  6. Christine, I love this carpenter Joe image and thanks for the link. I get it about the man cards!!! But I think you did good here! Love your panels and the cool coloring. Beautifuly taylored card.

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge, good to have you and do come again. Kindly, Peggy

  7. What great card! Congratulations for being spotlighted on the Tiddly Inks blog!!

  8. Super cute!! Masculine cards are hard to make!! You've done a great job here!!

    Thanks for playing along at Tiddly Inks this week!!

  9. great card! love the screws! thank you for coming to plsy with the tiddly inkers hugs Lou xxx

  10. sweet card! thanks for playing at Card Ideas.

  11. Oh, I love it - it's hard to make an adorable but masculine card - you did it! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  12. I love this guy and your card! Your stitching is great! Thanks for joining the challenge at Tiddly Inks this week!

  13. amazing card!!! for me masculine cards are hard to make too but you did a great job. thanks for joining us at tiddly inks.

    greetings femke