Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Black and White and 40 All Over!


Hi there ... today I would like to show you the 40th birthday card I made last night for my boss at work. Making men's cards is never easy, but for once I had a very clear idea about what I wanted to make, partly on the basis of challenges I spotted and partly on the basis of the stash I had to hand. So instead of dithering about like I normally do, I just cracked on and made it - here's the result.


Stamps: LotV "Cheers Bear"; Whimsy ticket stamp; See-D birthday sentiment;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Black Market Paper Society "Ebony & Alabaster";
Supplies: Papermania gems and twine;
Tools: Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" die cut numbers; Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.


Challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies - Spots or Stripes
(I have both, both on the image and the papers !! :-)  )
PTW - Free For All Sketch
(I chose Sketch #68 - flipped)


My Time To Craft #186 - Milestone Birthdays
Divas By Design #50 - Let's Celebrate!
Creative Craft - Monochromatic Birthday
Paper Pretties Wednesday #221 - Black + White + 1
Hooked on Crafts #24 - Cards For Men
Incy Wincy - Frogs 'n' Snails 'n' Puppy Dogs' Tails
Top Tip Tuesday #84 - Birthday Gifts
Crafty Pad - Twine
A Gem Of A Challenge #53 - Animals or Teddies (2nd entry)
Crafty Calendar (August) - Teddy Bear Parade + lots of layers (2nd entry)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  #83 - Anything Goes
 Promarkers #132 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art #202 - Anything Goes
Ready-Teddy-Go #13 - Anything Goes 
(3rd entry .. yes I really do love teddies lol!!)

That's all for today ... hope to be back soon with some LotV Christmas cards - my new Chrimbo stash of stamps and papers has arrived - yay! :-)

30 comments:

  1. Adorable card Pauline, I love the monochromatic look - fabulous. Thanks for playing along with RTG this month. Hugs, Claire x

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  2. I love the monochrome look. A great card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  3. he looks fab in black and white! Gorgeous card, love the spots and stripes. Thanks for joining us for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
    Debbie Dt

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  4. He looks brilliant in black and white. Love all your shading and great design too.
    Lorraine x

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  5. Super monochromatic card, love it. Debs xx

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  6. Wow hun, you have aced the monochromatic look - this is amazing. My fave bear too, wonderful! Hugs Sxx

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  7. Love your adorable, gorgeous card Pauline.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Gorgeous card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

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  9. Fabulous card. Like the way you colored the little bear.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

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  10. Perfect card for a man Pauline! Love this image and it looks great in monochrome.

    Hope your hubby is feeling better now.
    xx

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  11. This is adorable, wonderful card, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

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  12. Great male theme creation lovely mono papers..thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine x

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  13. Adorable man's card, love the monochromatic colours. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft & this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
    Kim xXx

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  14. What a fantastic black and white - I woild love it if I get some cards like this for my 40th next week! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

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  15. Beautiful card! I love the monochromatic idea!

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  16. Just adorable! Love the B&W Tones Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Twine Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Oh this is gorogeous! I love the mono look and the bear is sooooo adorable!
    Thank you for joining us and good luck :)
    Kelly.x
    Ready Teddy Go DT

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  18. Fantastic card Pauline love the monochrome colour and your colouring and shading is brilliant, thanks for playing at TTT this time, hugs me xx

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  19. What a fab monochrome card - I love the way you've coloured this cute bear - just signed up as your latest follower!! Hugs Judith x

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  20. A wonderful card. I love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy and Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

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  21. gorgeous card Pauline love the black & white colour combo thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  22. Lovely creation! Great effect with the tone on tone.
    Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  23. It turned out really well - hope he was pleased?!
    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges x

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  24. Fab card, love the sweet image. Gorgeous colouring
    Thanks for joining us at Divas
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  25. Wow! I love this! Very cool. Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!

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  26. Brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  27. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  28. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  29. Beautiful card Pauline.....thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers :)

    Jenny xx

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  30. What a lovely card. So beautiful. I like the colors you've used and that image is so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Clear Cards. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x