Saturday, 26 January 2013

Birthday boy

Good evening everyone, hope you're enjoying the weekend.
It's our SIL's birthday tomorrow and I just finished his card.   I do stress over masculine cards  and tend to leave them to the last minute.  I had another card made but when I saw this digi from Digi Darla's I knew it was better suited.   Snowboarding would have been perfect but came up short on my search.

I'm loving this paper pad from Paper House called The Great Outdoors.  So many scenic papers that fit perfect with masculine themes.  The tree is a Tim Holtz die.  I sponged the edges with TH distressed ink in walnut stain and then used a Cover-The-Page Stamp called Spatter, inked with walnut stain again.  Finished it off with several coats of Utee and cracked it just a bit.  The buttons are Basic Grey and the image is coloured with Copics.


Before I go, I thought I would show you how the burning bush outside our home looked this morning. We had 15 cmm of soft, fluffly snow that looked so pretty in the sunlight.

I would like the enter the following challenges:

Bloggers - Birthday
Here Come The Boys Challenge #44 - Bingo (buttons, free, Pattern Paper)

Thanks so much for stopping,
Hugs,
Pat K xx

22 comments:

Alyce said...

wow love this pat! that tree looks amazing and love the papers...great work :)

Tracy said...

SO cool! I love the embossed tree Pat. It really steps this card up. Totally fab guy card! Hugs!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Pat. Love the tree, buttons and the sewing. Gorgeous snow pic as well. Ironic that it is freezing on your side and we are in the middle of a heat wave here in Johanbesburg.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shelby said...

Beautiful snow!! This is an awesome masculine card and love the digi and you've colored him up perfectly.

Shelby

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card gorgeous stitching. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
Ginny ♥

Pia S said...

What a great outdoor scene! The DP with trees and the die cut one are perfect together, and those buttons and stitching make great embellishments for this male card! Well done!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Pat. That is such a great image ( will make of note it as would be ideal for my hubby!) Your tree looks amazing and your colouring is fabulous too.
Hugs Sue

Pat said...

Terrific masculine card Pat, great image and that tree is just gorgeous. Love the photo, it's been raining here overnight so our roads are now clear just left on the gardens.

Pat xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a fabulous card for a man Pat and just love your stitching and great colours...WOW your tree looks amazing...

Anne

Doreen said...

Love this fabulous card Pat,great image.xxx

Wendy L said...

This is a great card, love the image, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Wendy said...

Gorgeous male card Pat, great image and the papers & tree look really fab.
Hugs Wendy xx

Mandz said...

That's a great card, I really love how you did the tree, Thanks for joining us at HCTB's for our Bingo challenge, Good luck Mandz xox

Katie K said...

Hi Pat,
This is a really fabulous masculine card. Love the DP you used, and the diecut is just perfect match for it. You always do such a great job coloring, this is no exception.
Hugs,
Katie

coops said...

stunning male card pat.really fab image and design and i love your details :D

xx coops xx

Ciska said...

Great masculine card Pat, I have trouble with them too! Love the way you used that TH tree die, love the cracks!

Judith said...

This is just fab Pat I love how you made a great feature with that tree - wrap up and stay warm - I love snows..... though the window lol hugs Judith x

Craftnut said...

Hi pat, great card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts tracy x

Allison said...

Amazing Mom!

Jo Channon said...

Wow fab card - we chose the same image! love the way that they look so different. Thankyou for joining in at Allsorts this week Jo x

Craftdee said...

Hi Pat, what a great card - as always :-) Thanks for sharing it in the Bingo challenge at Here Come The Boys
Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺