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Monday 20 January 2014

It's a Male Thing

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm back from my parents where we celebrated my mum's birthday, I'll share her birthday card in a couple of weeks. But before then, this is my dad's birthday card. His birthday is in December (Boxing Day) so he has already received it and it's safe for me to share it on the blog :)

Perfect in fact for this week's challenge @ Ooh La La, where our lovely teamy Anne has asked us to make a card "FOR A MALE". The image comes from Ooh La La's Boys to Men CD, such a great image for a winter birthday I think! The string on the card actually was a nightmare to work with, so inflexibe! I tried tying the string into a decorate knot by following a video I found online, but I couldn't do it and after half an hour of faffing (and I have to admit a bit of swearing too!), I decided to make up my own knot and call it a day LOL

* Light House image and DP from Ooh La La's Boys to Men CD
* We R Memory Keepers Vintage-T CS
* First Edition Up  Up & Away DP
* Silver Ink
* EK Success Binding Edge border punch
* Studio Light sentiment
* Buttons & rope from stash

Hope you can join us over at the Challenge Blog, we're very curious to see what you make for the men in your life|!

* Let's Craft & Create (Masculine)
* Scrap Cards (Winter/Schaatsen)
* Parade Your Crafts (Christmas/Winter)
* Dream Valley (Boys/Men)
* Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge (Embellishments)
* Emergency Crafters (Blue or a Snow Flake)
* Lia Stampz (Color & Picture Inspiration)
* Charisma Cards (It's a Boy Thing)
* Jelly Park (Buttons and/or Bows)
* Robin's Fetish (Winter Cards)


  1. This is a perfect card for a male, Love it. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Love this, it is great for a male card.
    Looking forward to working with you more at the Fab N Funky Team.
    I have now followed you.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly xxx

  3. Wonderful male card, I really love it. I started following your blog and am really looking forward to work with you at Fab´n´Funky! Hugs, Sujin (Bastelarena)

  4. Brilliant card Ciska, I'm sure your Dad loved it. Hugs x

  5. Wonderfully designed car, love the image, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  6. Ciska, your card is great & your knot is perfect! I do a lot of faffing about to & end up having to do my own thing eventually! lol xx

  7. Lovely card, Ciska! That image is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

  8. Male cards are always so difficult, yours is lovely, perfect colours. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our buttons and/or bows challenge. Mel :o)

  9. Gorgeous card,
    Katie pennys dt x

  10. A beautiful card - love it! Thanks for joining our Boys/Men challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  11. WoW, what a fantastic card you made!……. like it :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week and hope to see you again soon……..Good luck!!!!!

    (Robyn's Fetish DT)

  12. Stunning, love this. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  13. Fab male card :-) Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  14. Such a striking male card
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (A Charisma Gal)

  15. that snow scene is so beautiful! Great for our color scheme/pic inspiration challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Lia Stampz!

  16. that is a gorgeous man's card and if you hadn't of made a note of it I would never know that string was not what you intended it to look like. thanks for sharing it with us at Jellypark Friends. Come back again.

  17. Beautiful card! I'm sure your Father loved it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!