Sunday, 7 September 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge 64. . . . . . . .One for the Boys

Good morning, good morning, its great to stay up late, good morning, good morning to you !!!
Love Singin' in the Rain. . . . . .well, the film rather than literally hahaha!
Hope you are all well and having a nice weekend. Had Friday, yesterday and today off and Italian GP this weekend so guess whose a happy duckie! MInd you, I have been up to my eyes in catching up with chores, so not really a rest but at least all of the windows, inside and out are gleaming and curtains washed too. Lots more done too so hoping for a bit of chill time today.
Thanks for the comments on my feathers. For those of you with masks still in packets, its time for them to come out to play lol!

Now, today's card is my DT creation for Hobbycutz Challenge 64, One for the Boys. This was chosen by mixamatoasties and is sponsored by The Paper Shelter.
Hope you can pop over and have a look at what the DT have come up with and if you have time would love to see you enter the challenge. There have been a few issues with the challenges going live but it should definitely be there on time today.

Don't we all love making cards for the guys. . . . . . .hears whistling wind and sees tumble weed rolling in front of me lol!
As I've used a fishing and golf theme recently, I thought it time to go for cricket. This is another of my trusty Docrafts sporty toppers, mounted onto an embossed layer and "framed" with Hobbycutz fab laser cuts. These were just coloured with a navy permanent marker pen.

White A5 size base card
Red PMD card
Navy PMD card
Hobbycutz corner laser cuts
Docrafts cricket topper
Docrafts Happy Birthday embossing folder
White gel pen (just to highlight the Happy Birthday)

Simple to put together but still a useful one for the fellas methinks.

Well, I should be tucking into my toast and jam shortly. Nesta's Dad had some pears hanging over from his neighbours tree so I made some pear and raspberry jam last week, yummmmm. 
Its nearly time for my annual, green tomato chutney, hot lime pickle, pickled onions, mincemeat and pickled red cabbage marathon. I've got my saucepans and jam jars doing stretches and limbering up as we speak. . . . . suppose I should be doing a bit of limbering myself as well lol!!!

Then a whirl of red blooded men, heat, passion and thrills. . . . . . . . . .no, not an afternoon with Mr Duck (or in the words of the great Meatloaf, I would be all revved up and no place to go hahaha!) but live F1, hurrah! Hopefully, Lewis and Nico will play nicely today.

Have a great Sunday folks and hope the coming week is kind to you all.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang,
    Great ,ale card, always a pain to do, not quite so bad if they have a hobby. Enjoy the G/P.

  2. Good morning Ang,
    Well lady you may not like making "man" cards but you have made a beauty with this one.
    Love, love, love it, so would any man receiving it.
    I need to go have a lie down after reading that "to do list" ............ !!!
    Enjoy your toast and have a wonderful F1 day

    Patricia xxx

  3. Fab card Ang. Well done on the jam make, donkeys years since I made jam or chutney, you are a busy bee and the F1 on today too, xxx

  4. Morning, what a busy girl you have been. You're putting us all to shame with your sparkling Windows. I spent yesterday following my husband around the house as he was doing some d.I.y and I was clearing up after him!!!. Enjoy the G.P Janice xx

  5. Fabulous card Ang, love the design and the embossing folder looks great.

    I used to do Green Tomato chutney though these last couple of years we have had not enough tomatoes lol! its that time of year for us women with all the chutneys and jams lol!

    Enjoy your GP today.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Hi Ang. Love the card, that embossing folder is lovely, another item to add to my wish list! You are going to be busy with the jams etc. I am planning on making blackberry and apple jam this year as he blackberries round here are wonderful this year, so big and yummy. Enjoy the GP. Take care.

  7. Good gracious Ang, you will burn yourself out with all that you are going to be doing!!! Can I some of what ever you are on please? Thankfully our tomatoes are all coming along nicely and can't see us having many green ones or any left. Love your card it's fab. Sit down and enjoy your F1. Hazel xx

  8. Hi Ang love your card and that embossing is fab. I'm just having some quiet time while I can lol huggles Sue xxx

  9. Love the card,and colours are super.
    My you are a busy Lady.
    I am crocked to day,overdid it,Hairdresser on Friday,it has been nearly a year,so imagen how I looked.
    Dentist yerstday,had to do some walking to get there.I was whacked,went to bed very early,and it took all my strength to get out of bed today.
    I am dreading having to go to Dublin for Friday.
    Have a great Sunday everyone.

  10. Hi Ang,
    fab male card.
    Great scrolls adorning the image.
    Enjoy your GP today.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Wow Ang! Great masculine card. Very bold. You must have a lot of energy to do all that pickling and canning. Have a great day.

  12. Great card Will take a look at the others after I've rested my aching muscles Did a 5k Fun Run today in memory of my son at Harefield Hospital

  13. Fabulous card Ang, love the corner dies and your colour them, brilliant guy card, hugs Kate x

  14. Fab card and as you say not the easiest of species to make cards for!! luv the way you have highlighted the text with the white pen - brilliant xx GailT xx

  15. BRILLIANT card for the boys lol, I think you made an exceptional great one...better than what I could do..xx

    The Journey is the Start

  16. Great card! Perfect for guys! Hugs!!

  17. What?? I thought we all loved making masculine cards!! (note the hint of sarcasm) You did a fantastic job Ang! I really love the image and those 3d filigree corner pieces! The embossed layer add so much interest and making it black was genius! big hugs :)

  18. Stunning masculine card. Love your embossing card which so suits the image. Michelle x

  19. A super post and a fab male card Mrs B, you sound a tad busy... I know the feeling! Jx