Friday, 17 February 2012

Wags n Whiskers a male birthday

It's time for another Wags N Whiskers challenge and this fortnight the theme is Masculine Birthdays.
I was dreading this challenge for a while because I don't like making male cards, but I got stuck in and made it, and actually the experience wasn't too bad! lol
I actually made this card about 5 weeks ago and forgot I had made it until I looked at the WnW dt group the other day to see what I had to make and saw my card in a folder lol.
I must admit, I'm really not pleased with this card at all and I wish now that I had made another one because it just doesn't do the cute image justice.

Sorry about the rubbish pics, this dreary days and my rubbish photography skills make for very poor pics!!
The image I have used is of course a Wags N Whiskers, and is called Go for Goal, he's such a cutie :)
I coloured him with Promarkers as usual.
The checked paper is from K&Co Hopscotch pad that I have had forever! and I found the football one in a pile that was given to me a while back by one of my blogging buddies, I think it is Forever Friends but I could be wrong. I thought it tied in nicely with the image.
Now I always get stuck when it comes to embellishments for male cards, so I kept it really simple.
I just stamped the sentiment (think it was from a hot off the press stamp set) and then cut the ends to make it into a banner and used some funky staples to attach it to my card, and added some ribbon in the same way.
I won a blog candy a few months back at Brenda's blog (floral fantasies) and in it was an EK Success Fastenater with a pile of staples for it in all different colours and patterens.
This was the first time I have used it, but I think it's great for male cards if you are like me and don't know what to add to them, but there is also loads of girly patterned ones too, so will have to use it a bit more often.
It was a bit of a pain to get the staple thing to go right through my ribbon and the card, but I got there eventually. Think next time I will try it on something not so thick and see how it goes.

 As always, there is a chance to win a WNW rubber stamp and you don't have to use WnW's images for the challenge, but if you do, you will be put into the draw to win a digi stamp too.

 Thanks so much for stopping by


Brigitte said...

WOW Lora, I thing you did a wonderful job on your male card!!! I love your colouring and the patterned paper is perfect! Hugs, Brigitte

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is one fabulous masculine card! love how you did the ribbon.

you ARE not a bad blogger. life happens. but it's always good to see you.

hugs :)

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute boy's card!