Monday, June 7, 2010

Relax, Man

Hi, all! This blog post is most certainly cursed. The first time I tried to photograph this card, my camera batteries died. By the time I'd recharged them, the sun had gone away. Then Blogger decided to go on the fritz and just now started working again...it's been down since last night--SO frustrating! I haven't been able to moderate comments, post, or comment on anyone else's blog. BUT hopefully the problem is now fixed.

Anyhoo, enough about my problems...I've got a masculine card to share with you today...a Father's Day card for my FIL. His birthday is next week, so I need to get going on a card for that, too...

I did a bunch of challenges for this one: Curtain Call Color Challenge 33, CPS170, Caardvarks embossing challenge, Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #1--masculine, and Paper Players 1--Father's Day/masculine. Hope you like it!

Stamps: On My Couch, Day at the Beach (PTI)
Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, PTI white, SU pp
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, SU ribbon, dimensionals, Martha Stewart scallop dot punch

27 comments:

LeAnne said...

Glad you were finally able to post, Ann, cuz' this is CUTE---well for a guy's card, we won't tell him it's "cute"! I did hear others were having blogger issues too! I just found another challenge you could use this for at Really Reasonable Ribbons--they have one for a masculine card using ribbon! You can see it HERE!
(I hope that link works--eek!)

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Ann...I just love your paper piecing of that arm cha...so cute! But as LeAnne says,just don't tell the guy receiving this card it is cute!!! :)Thank you for joining us this week at Always Playing with Paper!
Smiles,
Lesley ;)

Deb Neerman said...

Love this, Ann, you totally rocked 'The Dreaded Man-Card!' And way to go on all the challenges!

Bonnie Garby - Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a great card Ann! I'm so glad you found us and joined our first Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

jaydee said...

Ann, maybe your technology was telling you to take a rest :-) I'm so pleased you were finally able to post this fabulous card. Your paper piecing is as masterclass. the masculine stripes really remind me of pyjamas or a striped shirt. Really masculine feel. Love it.
Thanks for joining the Paper Players in our inaugural challenge.
hugs
jaydee

Kathy Martin said...

Cute card! AWESOME apolstry! ;)

Karen B. said...

Fabulous card! Those men cards are always tough, but this is a great set for them. I agree with Blogger too, so glad it's back up.

Belinda said...

Well, must say, for a "cursed" post, I'm glad you managed to get past it all! This is a fabulously fun card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awww, so stinkin' cute. Love the paper piece and your wonderful colors.

Stacey Schafer said...

so cute, Ann.. a great fd card:) thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call...we've missed you!

Vanessa said...

Love your striped couch! Beautiful!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your CAS man card Ann! Love the paper piecing and these colors!

Linby said...

This is fab - I like the way the armchair is the same as the border below. Cool man card.
Linbyx

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute!

Irena said...

Great card, lovely papers :)

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card! You should get a special medal just for getting all those challenges into one card, impressive!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Holy moly, you've been on a creative roll! Gorgeous stuff Ann!

(-: Heidi

Aimes said...

What a fab guy card - gotta start thinking about what to make for Father's Day. I know it'll creep up before I know it! Never thought to use my couch set for a guy card but it totally works!
Aimes
x

~kelly marie~ said...

Super cute card!

Maggi said...

Yah, my batteries just died too, ugh! lol This is an awesome manly card! :D

Corie said...

Oh my this is so fantastic -- great guy card!! I love the colors, just perfectly manly. Thanks for playing along with us at Always Playing with Paper!!

~amy~ said...

such a cutie pie card ann!!!

Marisa said...

Too cute!! Love it!! Fabulous use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D

MrsETaylor said...

Beautiful clean and simple card. The colors are so stunning and your paper piecing is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Laural-Lee said...

Nice and manly! I like the stripes and your use of the swiss dot on just the bottom of the panel.

Sue Kohler said...

Such a sweet card Ann! i just love the boarder punch you have used, i really have a soft spot for dots!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Curtain Call this week! :)

JoLynn said...

Cool paper piecing! Makes me want to curl up in the chair and take a snooze.