Saturday, January 11, 2014

Masculine Birthday

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am in the process of taking all the Christmas decorations down.
I love getting them all out but all  the careful packing and putting away is tedious. So I spread it out over several days to make it more manageable. The trees take the longest.
I have 3 of them so I usually tackle the dining room tree first. Then all the other decorations in this room. Once I have completed that I feel as though the house is returning to a normal state. It spurs me on to finish everything else. Just little tricks I use on myself (lol)!!
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #460. Becky is our hostess and she has chosen some rich tones with rich razzleberry, island indigo and night of navy.

I started with my card layout, which is this week’s MojoMonday 327 sketch. I decided to use the island indigo as my main color to create more of a masculine card. My brother’s birthday is coming up next week.

On the image panel, I used the Stampin-Up set “gorgeous grunge” to add some background splatters in rich razzleberry. The balloons are from the "party this way" set. I stamped in night of navy and cut the balloon streamers from navy cardstock.

The background designer paper is from Stampin-Up’s “venetian romance” collection. I thought this pattern looked the dessert option Becky is asking for with using splatters.

The long rectangle layer is more Stampin-Up designer paper  “world spectacular” collection. I added a border die to this panel with Verve’s scallop trio” die.

Punched a few rich razzleberry hearts from a Spellbinders die to complete my card.

Well, time to get back to my un-decorating. So until next time..........God bless.

I am also entering:
1.   Crafty Hands Challenge Blog has an anything goes.
2.  Sister Act Card Challenge has an anything goes.
3.  Charisma Cardz Challenge is birthdays.
4.  Crafting By Designs is a birthday challenge.


  1. I love the Mojo sketch this week and also love this wonderful card! Great for any guy. Love those colors you used and the balloons just holler "birthday"!

  2. I like your masculine birthday card, great colors. I just put the last of the decorations away yesterday. It does seem to work best to spread out that chore a little. The house seems so empty after all the lights and pretties are gone.

  3. This is a super cute card! I love all the designs in it. Everything worked well together! Great job!

  4. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

  5. Cute card Mary :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  6. Fabulous card. Love the layout.

    Thank you for joining in at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  7. Wow, Mary! I love it! The background is awesome with that paper!

  8. Mary, I love your masculine version using the sketch and the great colors from SCS color challenge!

  9. That is a beautiful card Mary, I love the dp, colors and the fun mix of balloons and hearts :) Have a GREAT week!!

  10. Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, this is really lovely.

    Well done Becka B DT member x

  11. Great masculine card love the papers and colours you hae used
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (A Charisma Gal)



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