Monday, March 17, 2014

Manly Monday

Here we have another fabulous lineup for you today. There are at least 3 cards that could be used for a young man/boy. Go check them out and tell them you saw their link on Manly Monday {MM}.

All Things Beautiful

Sunny Summer Crafts

Gale's Stamping Corner

Sue's Craft Haven

Get the JC look

Creations by Bearhouse


Ladybug Crafts Ink

Diane's Country Cards & Crafts

Big-Blue Sky

Crafty Julie

For my card today I went with the St Patrick's Day scheme. I made my background with a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and Ranger's distress inks with an ink blender. The sentiment is a rub on on vellum and then  attached to the card front with eyelets. The Shamrock stamp by Stamp N Plus was stamped using Mowed Lawn Distress ink onto white cardstock and punched out with a Creative Memories circle punch. The matte behind it was green but not like the shamrock so I inked a strip of green cardstock with the distress ink. I used the ink pad to paper technique. It matches beautifully.

Thanks so much for taking a look.

Challenges: Mainly green for St Patrick's Day Green/St Patrick's Day Something green Anything goes or add some green Any stamp (shamrock} Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes w sentiment Using the new and popular stencils to create my background with distress ink. Shades of green Anything goes St Patrick's Day Luck Luck of the Irish Green


  1. Really love the stencilled background, Cindy. So lush!!! Mowed Lawn is one of my fave shades of green; so fresh and versatile. And thank YOU for featuring my manly card.
    xxx Asha

  2. Lovely design! Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz - good luck! hugs Angelie

  3. Your stenciled background is great, Cindy, and I love how you have blended the color out! I always find it such a challenge to adhere velum, so really appreciate your crafty use of eyelets! Way to go! Thanks so much for participating in our Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  4. I love your stenciled background.

    Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  5. Another great card! Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us at Dreamweaver~

  6. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at SDD Challenge.

  7. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  8. A lovely cute wee card
    Thanks for popping over to SDD and joining in the fun
    Good luck
    Jo (dt) xxx

  9. Such a pretty card, love the background and the sentiment on vellum, thanks for linking up with us at The Doodle Garden!

  10. Great GREEN card ! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  11. Great card! Green is my favorite color. Your techniques are awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafts Galore Encore!

  12. Fabulous stencilling for the background. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  13. Love the way you've shaded this- its very effective
    Thanks for joining us at Craft for the Craic and good look with your entry
    Pixie (DT member)

  14. Wow that is so pretty great effect on the card :) Thank you for joining us at Jo's FFC :)

  15. What a fantastic card !!! Great design !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's FFC !!

    Mayra DTM

  16. Great card and great look. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

  17. Great card, love the stenciled background. Thanks for joining us at JFF Karen DT member xx

  18. Wow love the inking, the colours look really well together :) Beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in our monthly challenge at Craft for the Craic and would love to see you again :)
    Craft for the Craic

  19. Wonderful Cas. Love your design paper
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

    Huggsss, Angelique

  20. Hey congrats Cindy, you won something over at Simon Says!!! Go check it out!

  21. Wonderful! I love this background
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen


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