Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Male Birthday Card - 16th Birthday Using Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hi to all my fabulous readers/followers.  I had a good day today.  I actually rode my bicycle outside for about 45 min.  It was a gorgeous day, sunny, although a little windy; but warm.  So nice to see the leaves changing on so many trees.  I love the fall and all the gorgeous colors of the leaves.  I hope you are having a good day today; as well. 
It is such a wonderful time of year to be grateful.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Holiday season.  Remember, take time to thank someone for being a part of your life.  Take time to stop and enjoy the scenery; whether it be snow, rain, whatever you have in front of you.  Just appreciate it and be grateful for everything/everyone you have in your life.  We don't know how long any of us will be here; so make sure you tell the important people in your life how much you love them and how much they mean to you.  Enjoy every minute you have together; as it is a blessing.
I created this card for my grandson; who will be 16 yrs. old in December.  I used the sketch at Simon Says Stamp.  I love to use sketches; but haven't used them for a while.  I hope you enjoy my card.

Inside Card

Sketch from Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Supplies used to create this card:

Paper - CTMH Laughing Lola
Cardstock - CTMH Crystal Blue
Ink - Black and Crystal Blue
Stamped Image - CTMH Maximum Power (D1564)
Image Die Cuts and Inside - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Happy Birthday Die Cut - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Sketch - Simonsaysstamp blog.com
Happy Birthday sentiment - CTMH Banner Wishes (B1438 in CTMH Holiday Guide)
16 on Birthday banner - CTMH Capture The Date (S1211) retired
Bling - Recollections
Inside Celebrate - Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Celebration stamp (D1497)
Verse Sentiment inside - CTMH Scrapbook Statements - Poets (C1539)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
By Lori Designs - Use Paper
Creative Moments - CAS/Anything Goes
Fab N' Funky - Anything Goes
Inklings & Yarns - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration  - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling It Up
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
365 Cards - Beautiful Backgrounds - Day 4 (Use 4 patterned papers)
365 Cards - Die Cut Dynamo (Use 3 die cuts)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Inspirational (See inside for inspirational poem.)
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Any Celebration
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - For The Men In Your Life
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges - Die Another Day
Use It Tuesday - Anything Goes (Bling, stamp set)

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  1. What a fabulous card! Your grandson will love it! Have a wonderful day.

  2. This image couldn't be more perfect for a young man. Love their cards don't they. :-) Great job with the sketch Gloria!

  3. What a great, masculine card! I like how you used the pennants and the layered image panels. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. Love your card- such a lovely design and colour scheme - great to have you join in our birthday celebration at Fab'n'Funky hugs Judith x

  5. Great take on the sketch, love the fab papers and image. A wonderful male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

  6. What a great masculine card! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

  7. What an interesting combination of papers! Wonderful interpretation of the sketch and a fantastic image! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  8. Great card Gloria. It would suit my son whose birthday is on the 4th December. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  9. Very nice manly card! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  10. Me again, lol. Thanks for sharing your wonderful male card with us this week at Make It Monday, it's fabulous!

  11. This is a great card for a guy. GREAT image! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week! --Gail

  12. A brilliant male card, love the design. Thank you for joining in the Scribble and Scrap challenge, good luck

  13. This is Gorgeous Gloria!!! Saw you on MIM and couldn't resist coming by!!! I hope you are well.. Miss you all :) I really love the image you used!!! Have a great day!! *hugs*

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  14. A great card! Thanks for joining our Clean and Simple challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  15. I spotted your card on MIM and I love it. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

    1. Hi Cindy, Yes; you may post a link to this card. I will send you a link in an email. Thanks for the compliment. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Gloria

  16. Thank you for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. I like this paper, and the image is awesome, my husband would love this card. Great job! Nice touch with the inside!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

  17. Superb masculine card ! Papers are wonderful !
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !

  18. gorgeous masculine card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  19. Great card thankyou for joining our challenge this week at artistic inspirations good luck fiona dt. x

  20. Great celebration card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. debbiex

  21. Classy and I love the different patterns!

  22. Fabulous masculine card! Thanks for joining the RRD Rebel Challenge!

  23. Gloria this is a wonderful masculine card. The design papers are just perfect and I love how left the vintage car uncoloured.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  24. Fantastic Male card, Gloria, love the BP's and image, thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scraps, this week, good luck xxxx

  25. A great mans card thankyou for joining our first challenge at Crafting from the heart challenge blog and hope you can join us again. Good luck Fiona (DT co-owner)

  26. Fabulous man's card. Love that plaid! Thanks for playing with Aud Sentiments.

    kathy b

  27. Great man's card and perfect for our birthday challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  28. stunning male card gloria.fantastic image and i love your papers and design :D

    xx coops xx

  29. A fab card! Thank you for joining our CAS challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  30. Such a striking masculine card thankyou for joining our challenge at artistic inspirations good luck Ziggy DT. xxx

  31. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at LOC.

  32. Great card.. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  33. Wow what a fabulous card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ooh la la this week
    Happy Crafting

  34. Awesome masculine card... Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

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  36. Wonderfull work. Thank you for joining our challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.

  37. Great card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  38. what a great make card so glad you joined us at OLL

  39. Love! Great colors! Thanks so much for entering my Lacy Sunshine Challenge!
    Hugs, Heather


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