Tuesday, 2 November 2010

PTW GDT card - Penny For The Guy

It's Tuesday again already, which means it's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge, and it's also time for my third GDT card :-)

Thanks to everyone who entered last week's sparkly & bright challenge - sparkles were certainly blinging out all over - and don't forget to check out on the main challenge blog whether you have won last week's prize.

This week of course we have Bonfire Night here in the UK on 5th November, so our theme this week is

Penny For The Guy

(ie a male card)

Now I don't really have any male occasions coming up amongst my family and friends in the near future, but Christmas is coming ready or not ... so I figured that guys need Christmas cards too, right? So my interpretation of this theme is my best attempt at a masculine Christmas card.

I decided to use another new LotV stamp which I won recently on their challenge, and my main reason for using this particular image is that I think it is cute but not TOO cute and actually quite suitable for a man. I also hunted out an old pad of black & silver Christmas papers which I thought would provide a suitable masculine colour combo, and used silver holographic card to give the whole thing a bit of zing.

Main image: LotV "Mr. Snowman", coloured with Promarkers, and decorated with Stardust Stickles for the snow;
Sentiment: Stampendous;
Papers: Anita's "Classic Black Christmas" pack;
Supplies: black, grey & silver pearls from The Hobby House; silver ribbon from my stash;
Tools: large classic scallop rectangles nestabilities; Martha Stewart "Arctic snowflake" edge punch; Cuttlebug small snowflake dies;

Of course I had to tie my card up to a few challenges ...

LotV #71 - SketchThe Stamp Man #8 - Cards For MenPaper Sundaes #42 - For the Boys
Top Tip Tuesday #8 - Christmas Inspired
Everybody-Art-Challenge #115 - Untraditional Christmas
Pollycraft #68 - It's Chill TimeBah! Humbug! #42 - Presents Simon Says - Punch 'Em (2nd entry)Wee Memories #29 - Free For All

Hope you will check out the other fabulous efforts by the rest of the DT, and look forward to seeing your creations this week.


  1. LOVE IT!! :) Thank you for joining us at TTT at toptiptuesday.blospot.com



  2. Very pretty card ! love all the little details, specially the white stripes !!! realy great !
    greetings, martina

  3. What a lovely card! Greetings, Ankie (from Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

  4. A really beautiful Christmas card
    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    xx Vee

  5. So beautiful card Pauline,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. Beautiful card, Pauline! I love the papers and that snowman is adorable!
    hugs, Sharon

  7. This is so beautiful!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - You can enter as many times as you like into our Christmas Inspired Challenge!

    Good luck!
    Leanne xx

  8. Hi Pauline,
    Gorgeous papers you've used and I love the snowman - perfect for a male card. xx

  9. ooh I love snowmen...fab card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  10. I really love your card - it's unusual colours that you wouldn't think of but it really works! Perfect ....

    Sue xxx

  11. Spectacular coloring sweetie, love this design for your card...fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week. Hope to have you join us again for our next challenge.

  12. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) I love this image ,, lucky you winning it !! and the papers and embellies are all fabulous ,, perfect everything :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. A gorgeous card Pauline, love the image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  14. Oh this is adorable Pauline, wonderful card.

  15. Wowza hun, what a beaut! Absolutely stunning, that LOTV snowman is so gorgeous and I just adore all your beautiful details. Sorry not been to visit for ages, life's been a "bit" mental lately. Hugs, Sxx

  16. so pretty! The snowman image is adorable and you colored him wonderfully!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  17. Hiya Hunny

    this is gorgeous! I love this little guy, thanks so much for joining us at pollycraft.


    Thankyou so much for my gorgeous card hun I love love it :O) xx

  18. Gorgeous male Christmas card Pauline - he is soo cute!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  19. Perfect color choices and image for making it masculine. I love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes!!


  20. Wonderful card. Love the snowflake border and the masculine theme-Hugs Tania

  21. This is great! Love that snowman (which I own too)! Such a great Christmas card for a man. Thanks for entering your super card into The Stamp Man's Challenge :)

  22. Congrats on your LOTV win......he's fab! As is your gorgeous card.
    Kaz xx

  23. Loving the colours x Thanks for joining us at TOP TIP TUESDAY this week!

    leigh x

  24. gorgeous christmas card, great image and yummy papers. janex

  25. beautiful christmas card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46


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Pauline x