Wednesday, March 27, 2013

PWC251 - For a Child

This week at Paper Pretties  the challenge theme is "For a Child".   Even if you don't have a child to make a card for there's probably someone in your life who is young at heart and will like a child's card.   It's kind of like this, your friends (think husband) may not be as smart as a fifth grader but they're also probably not as mature as one either.   Anyway, have some fun and make a card for a child.  Link it up on our challenge blog and you'll be entered for a chance to win some digis. 

For my card I chose the adorable "Surf's Up" penguin.  I think the image is perfectly suitable for a boy or a girl depending on how you embellish it.  It seems I never have a boy or man's card handy when I need one so this time I tried to make it masculine.  Masculine cards tend to come in shades of brown, green and blue but a cheery red and yellow card works too.  For me it's a matter of keeping the embellishments toned down.  I still like to use a charm but instead of ribbon and a bow I just tie a simple knot and instead of bling I'll use buttons or brads.  Of course you have to know your recipient.  Most of the men I send cards to don't pay a lot of attention to the cards and it wouldn't matter if I used ribbon and bows or bling. 

If you need some more inspiration (even if you don't) visit Paper Pretties and see the great work the rest of the design team has made.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Surf's Up"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Versa Magic "Ladybug"
paper - Paper Pretties "Memory Box Beach" patterned paper; My Favorite Things "Banana Split" card stock; Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler" card stock
miscellaneous - copics; burlap twine; sun charm; Sizzex Embosslits "Sweet Buttons" die

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC251 - For a Child
Creative Card Crew #32 - Masculine
Ooh, La, La - It's a Man Thing
Partytime Tuesday PTT#113 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2 #6 - For the Kids
Southern Girls #65 - The Kids are Alright
Gem of a Challenge #72 - On the Move
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Chris, this is such a bright bit of fun! I love it! Darling image, love the color palette, love the design, papers, and embellies! Perfect for a guy! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Oh how fun! Great masculine card. I love the sunny colors.

    Thanks for joining our masculine challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Aww, this is very cute! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges; For The Kids

  4. your card is lovely sweetie well done!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  5. Ah I love penguins, this is such a fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Such a fun image and great to see penguins on something other than a winter themed card.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli D xx

  7. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  8. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x

  9. Stunning, lovely card, great image so cute. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Masculine challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  10. This is a fabulous card, great image and I love your bright colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  11. Gorgeous card, love the bright colours and cute image!

    Wedgie, Sweet Stampin DT

  12. Lovely card, I like that you kept the design CAS. Cute image.

    Thank you for playing along with our 'The Kids are Alright' challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT


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