Sunday, June 12, 2011


oops! I forgot to add the charm

I just like that word.  Wonky.

It kept coming to mind as I worked on this card for this weeks guest designer spot on the Pile It On challenge.   This week the challenge is "Crooked Angles";  no squares or rectangles for your mats or card.   The sponsor is Just Some Lines

don't forget the inside

The idea behind the Pile It On challenge is to make a card or project for the the PIO weekly theme and then to combine it with at least one other challenge.  The blog has lots of challenges listed on the sidebar to help you out.  Plus all the designers list the challenges for their cards.  (HINT - that's where I find most of the challenges I enter).  I am amazed at the number of challenges that are out there.  It seems like new ones are created daily.

With Father's Day fast approaching it seems like every other challenge is looking for a Father's Day or man's card.  So, I went with the men's theme and used one of my favorite Paper Pretties. stamp sets - "Handy Man".  So perfect for the guys.  I've noticed that the "blue ribbon" medallions are showing up all over the craft stores and blogland so I added my home made version using the Cat's Pajamas cutup "Rosette" die for the flared part.  I punched out the sentiment and glued it to the front and then glued some ribbon to the back.  It looks as good as anything you could by and by making it myself I got the colors I wanted.  Easy Peasy.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Handy Man"
ink - Memento "tuxedo black" for image, "Ladybug" for sentiment
paper - Recollection "Kraft" card base; Stampin' Up green and kraft cs for mats; Cosmo Cricket "the Boyfriend" dp; Neenah Classic Crest Natural White cs for image
miscellaneous - copics; Recollections brads; the Cat's Pajama's "Rosette" cutup; ribbon;  Stampin' Up corner punch; Nesties oval die

 Here's the challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C91 - Masculine card
Secret Crafter #138 - Male Card
One Stop Craft #135 - Father's Day
Creative Inspirations - Father's Day
Polka Doodles week 23 - Something for Dad
Fussy N Fancy - Man Cards
Sew Many Challenges #56 - Father's Day
Simply Create #45 - All About You Dad
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Paper Play week 23 - Father's Day/Man's Card
CRAFT #106 - Father's Day
Craft Us Crazy #10 - Father's Day
Delightful Challenges - Father's Day
Ladybug Crafts Ink #31 - It's All About the Males
Crazy #70 - Father's Day
Fab N Funky #76 - Magnificent Men
Paper Variety - For the Guys
Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Dad/Men
Stampin' Royalty #75 - Let's Celebrate Dad
Critter Challenge #68 - Let's Get Krafty

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go make something.


  1. Fantastic Father's Day card! I love the ribbon you made! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

  2. Lovely card, thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge Fathers Day Challenge. - Kelly DT Co Ordinator

  3. Great Card, i love the way you have used the freebie. Thank you for playing along at Sew Many Cards this week

  4. This is adorable.. Thanks for joining us over at Creatie Inspirations..Hope you can join in again


  5. Great male card thanks for joining in with us atCRITTERS Jacki xx

  6. This is a brilliant Father's Day card Chris. Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  7. Such a great card, absolutely love your DP with the fabulous brads!! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  8. Its just brilliant, love the rosette. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  9. Great card! Your rosette is gorgeous and your colour combo is fab!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our Fathers Day/masculine colours challenge!

    Lynne x

  10. That's cool. Love your rosette. Thank you for playing at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  11. What a great masculine image and love the layout of your card. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.


  12. What a great card! Love the medallion. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

  13. great card, thanks for joining us this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges. good luck x

  14. Awesome coloring, and great card for that #1 dad! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  15. Great stamp. Love the medallion. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

  16. Super cute! LOVE your ribbon. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
    - April

  17. Great card! Love the brads and also the blue ribbon - really cool!

  18. I really dig the shapes and the colors on this card, as well as that great toolbox image. Great job! Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

  19. Perfect image for a male card, the handy man around the house and that rosette is so well put together! The layout of this card is ideal!

    Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

    xo Lou Mac.

  20. Wonderful 'wonky' card, great layout. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  21. Perfect card! Love the paper! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!


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