Monday, 12 September 2011

Rugby Themed Card

I was asked by a friend to make a rugby themed card for her Dad, this was a bit of a challenge for me as I had nothing rugby themed in my stash and also find male cards a challenge at the best of times :o)

This is what I came up with, I found a digi stamp of an old fashioned rugby ball, I coloured it using Promakers in Cocoa, Caramel and Satin. For the background I tore some sections from an old book and used chalk and ink to distress the edges. I cut the frame from some thick gold card using a Nellie Snellen frame die. I used parcel twine and an old brass coloured button from my stash to finish off.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - "Goodbye Summer"
One Stitch at a Time - "Anything Goes"
Totally Stampalicious - "Anything Goes"
Catch the Bug - "Let's get Punchy"
Totally Gorgeous - "It's a Man Thing"
Emerald Faeries - "Buttons"
Cute Card Thursday - "At The Office" I used parcel twine
Sarah Hurley's - "Recycle" I used parcel twine, old book pages & an old button

22 comments:

Diane said...

Fab male card for a DAD April !! You really have got the shine right on the rugby ball !! Love it !!

Thanks for playing along this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Jessie Lubyk said...

Great card! I love the all of the layers and texture. You definitely can make a great "Man" themed card;) Have a great day.

Hazel said...

This is a brilliant card, love Rugby and love your card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

Anne said...

Love the card April- very clever. I find male cards very difficult. Your colouring is great as well, I still struggle with that. Anne x

Dawn said...

Great male card! You really nailed it!
Thanks for playing in our Goodbye Summer challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Julie Hoffman said...

Love this masculine card! Great papers and layout! Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week!

craftymum said...

A great "man" card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah xxx
p.s. I have candy on offer on my blog

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous man's card - one of the "favourite" things for most guys - LOL
Thanx for joining us in The Emerald Faerie Garden this week for our button challenge.
xXx

Tracey Manderson said...

Great guys card! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden, and good luck with the challenge.
Hugs
Tracey

Emma said...

You've done a fab job on this card, April and so lovely to see something for the men in our lives!! Good luck and thank you for joining us over on Sarah Hurley's Challenge.
Hugs, Emma x

Deb said...

Fabulous rugby themed card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fab day, happy crafting, Debxx

Michele Spera said...

Wonderful job on your creation:-) Thank you for joining us at CCT
Michele

bettand said...

This is a really fabolous male card. The ultimate card for a dad;) Love the creativity, the colours and design. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina x

Debs said...

Awesome creation, I love the frame and football, thanks so much for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week
Deb
xxx

jaine the basement gal. said...

How gorgeous is this? I do love your use of old book pages. Great theme and lovely use of embellishments. Thanks for entering the challenge at Sarah Hurley this time.

Tammy Miller said...

What a GORGEOUS card. I love all the detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Get Punchy Challenge!

aqualeiga said...

Hi April, your card is GORGEOUS, your friend and her dad will be just thrilled with it! Great to see you join THE CRAFTY PAD challenge, thanks so much!

Hugs, Ali x

Claireliz said...

Fab card, I'm a huge fan of using book pages. Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
Cxx

Made by Mandy said...

Wow April your colouring is amazing. I thought it was a kanban stylee topper. Really well done!


Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Lori said...

Awesome "man" card!!! I love all the details of your card - thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

lulucker said...

I stumbled upon your page looking for a rugby digi stamp, it's daft I already have a wooden stamp - just being lazy and thought looking on line would be quicker! it's not lol! that will teach me! but just wanted to say your card is wonderful and inspirational. I shall just go get the wooden one now and stop wasting time! I hate doing men's cards!!!
Thank you, a new fan!

Lucinda xx