Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just Magnolia/Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

I have entered two challenges on this one post, so please scroll down to see my entry in the Secret Sister Saturday Challenge which is anything but a card.

As many people know, my favorite color is blue, but with so many color combo's who really can have a favorite. Lately, I am trying to work outside the box and use warmer colors. I am loving the green's and rust together especially for a masculine card. So I am entering this in the Just Magnolia/Hangler Stangler Challenge this week.

This is my first Hangler Card.. I don't have any stamps and won these images from my dear friend Tammi. She has an awesome blog, and does wonders with her copics. She truly is an inspiration to me.

My girlfriends and I get together and "scrap" together every once in a while. I did this card while we were together. Since they knew I was doing this for my friend John's Birthday, I didn't add any flowers, but they knew I wanted to. Again, I wanted to give it a more masculine feel. So my, girlfriends and I kept joking that when they left I was going to add flowers, but they teased back saying that the next time they saw him they were going to ask him if there were flowers on his So I was a good girl and left it alone, using buttons for my accents.

This fits the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts Add buttons
Just Magnolia/Hangler-Stangler Favorite Color Combo

Image: Hangler
Paper: Basil CS: Burning Ember, DP: Cosmo Cricket Happy Camper/Want S'more?
Extras: Doohicky Swirl Die, Buttons, Twine, Corner Punch
Image colored with Copics

I found this in the clearance section of a local craft store. It was a black memory book that begged to be altered. After seeting all of Stacey's aka Twins Happy lovely altered books which she did quite a while ago, I knew I had to give it a try. I would have loved to pick up a few more, but unfortunatley they only had 2. I am still trying to purge my papers and not purchase more (lets see how long that lasts, have to go to Michaels, So I used a 4 x 6 paper pack from DCWV where some of the papers are flocked.

This is for the: Secret crafter Saturday Challenge Anything but a card

As always, thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your comments mean so much so I would love to hear from you



Donalda said...

Oh hon he looks so handsome !!! Such a wonderful job on this male card. I think those are the worse cards to make for you can't add your flowers lol But it is beautiful dear. Hugs

Kris said...

Such a "cute" masculine card (you can make mine from now on-LOL!). Love the color combo. The altered notebook is gorgeous - love the black and white. Hugs...Kris

heidy said...

Wow Debbie,what a gorgeous Boy card,and that notebook is amazing!
Hugs Heidy

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kelly - Peace Love Lacquer said...

That book looks amazing! What a wonderful idea!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter. Hope to see you again soon!

~Kelly :)

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Debbie, I love your book and your card is just DARLING!!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww gorgeous card Debbie ... congratulations on NOT adding any flowers LOL! Hope you're having a fab weekend!

Bellaidea said...

It`s my first time but I like what you do! A lot!

Deb said...

Wow, both of these creations are beautiful! Your card is so sweet, I really like the image and how you coloured the clothing especially, it has so much depth.

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous hun....such a wee cutie!

thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

Janie Printz said...

Great one for the "guys" & even tho we all know how tough it is to NOT add flowers you made it !!! Wonderful backing papers & the buttons set it off perfectly.
LOVE this little dude & how you colored him ..
Hugs, Janie

Jodi said...

This is such a pretty card!! I love these hanglars and have no time to play with them... they sure need to be inked up! LOL! It's really hard to create with colors that aren't your favorite but I think you did a fabulous job with these colors!!
I love the pretty colors and how you decorated your book.
Jodi =)

Lady Latte said...

I think your first Hangler card is a good start! I love the colors you used and the image is darling. Just think, when you make all these guy cards you save a ton of money on the embellishments-LOL I hope Tammi sends you more iamges :-)
The altered book is great-I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie
love your card, I'm with you on the flower's, I never think a card is finished unless it has flower's on it (my biggest problem is knowing when to stop) lol, BUT your card really doesn't need flower's on it, as it's lovely as it is.
Sandra (craftynan)

Pat said...

Hi Deb...YIKES! This card is fabulous!!!! I do think these images are soooooo darling! I love your coloring...and DPs and those scrolls and buttons are the perfect embellies!! Hugs.
Pat Frank

Tammi said...

Ooohh I like this color combo and what an amazing guy card, your always so good with those! Thanks sweetie and I have to say ditto, you always inspire me! ~hugs