Monday, 4 June 2012

Is this manly enough? (And a freebie)

It's been an odd day, threatening to rain a bit, then sunny, then overcast.  I spent a bit of time planting some veggies out (sweetcorn and mange tout in the raised beds, and some tomato seedlings out in the greenhouse. And then gave them all a good drenching. The soil in my greenhouse was sooooo dry. I drenched it for ages, like 20 mins at least, and then found it was still powder dry less than a centimetre deep.  I'll have to give it another drenching tonight I think.  Paul wants to go to see some Jubilee fireworks on the seafront later tonight, so despite the fact that I'd like my veggies to be watered in, I hope the rain still holds off for the fireworks.  A nice downpour while I'm tucked up in bed later on would be just fine.

Once I'd worn myself out in the garden, I came in to rest at my craft desk.  I wanted to enter a challenge which required some text on the papers, and couldn't find the papers that I wanted, (I've had a tidy up and now can't find them even though I can picture them in my head exactly!).

Anyway, I decided to make a male themed card (not my favourite theme, since I'm worse than hopeless at male cards), but dusted off a Penny Black image that seemed to fit the bill.  Penny Black is what got me interested in stamping all those years ago, and this little hedgy really does bring back some memories.   I went to town with the colouring, using 4 different colouring mediums; Twinkling H2O Watercolours, Copics, Shimmer chalks and Sakura stardust gel pens.

The multitude of colouring tools made up for not having any flowers, glitter, or ribbon.  Ok, I did sneak a couple of bows in there on the twine, but that is still masculine, right?

The sentiment is a new one, and is a freebie available below if you'd like to nab it.




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Card Recipe:
  • Image - Hedge Delivery by Penny Black
  • Sentiment - One of my own Freebies (see below)
  • Papers - Summertime Designs
  • Nesties - Lacey Circles
  • Colouring - Twinkling H2O watercolours, Copics, Sakura Stardust Gel pens, Dovecraft Shimmer chalks
  • From my stash -  Buttons, Twine


Freebie:
As promised above, here is my Sentiment freebie that I've used above.  You're free to download it if you like it; click on the image for a larger version, then right click and 'save picture as' to save to your own computer. 

My conditions are as follows:
  1. Please become a follower, then you will see more freebies as they are posted,
  2. Please leave a comment on this post to let me know you've downloaded it, and
  3. Please don't share my freebies directly with other people, but please send them over to collect it themselves by giving credit where you use it.
I also adore seeing your creations using my digi sentiments, so I'd really love you to send me an email with links to your creations so I can pop over for a peek!




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Happy crafting.

37 comments:

Chrissy said...

I love your male card Annette, super cute image and gorgeous colouring..love the papers too, and thank you so much for the freebie sentiment, its fabulous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

sue - aka bearhouse said...

gorgeous card, the image is fabulous and thank you so much for the freebie

Sue

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week

Valerie said...

Great male card Annette the bp is perfect and I love the stamp! Thanks for the fab sentiment :)
Val x

Wendy L said...

A lovely card and thanks for this too. xxx

Incanta said...

Love your cards a lot! Thanks for your freebies!

Maria

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Annette, your papers are stunning, your colouring of the adorable Hedge is is superb.

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Mojca said...

I am hopeeless at mail cards as well, but your card is really great! Love peny black stamps ... also have one hedghog in my collection and can't get enough of him :))) Have a lovely day. Hugs! Mojca

Anonymous said...

Great male card,I have a problem with them too,and thanks for the freebie.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A great male card and a great scene. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.
Clare x

Sheryl said...

Yes it is manly enough Netty and it's lovely. I love the image and the layout of your card. Thanks too for the freebie- I've grabbed it already.
Great to see you at CRAFT this week. Good luck, hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Michaela said...

Beautiful card! Thank you very much for the freebie. xx

Larissa said...

Thanks for the gorgeous freebie!

Yes your card is masculine. Great papers and the image is so perfect for it.

Hugs,
Larissa

Suze said...

Thank you for this freebie. Might be a while before I use it as we don't have Fathers Day until later in the year. Will send you a link when I make a card. Hugs, Suze

Suze said...

Thank you for this freebie. Might be a while before I use it as we don't have Fathers Day until later in the year. Will send you a link when I make a card. Hugs, Suze

Stephanie S. said...

Love your card... thanks so much for the cute sentiment circle.

Snoopy said...

Fantastic card! Love the digi.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

scrapclose2theheart said...

I am now a follower. I love the sentiment. I have boats that I'm coloring for Father's Day cards but this would be cute with them so if I use it I will be sure to let you know. Thanks bunches. :)

Kris said...

Thank you for sharing the great sentiment. Love your card too.

weva said...

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great sentiment. fab card too

mamichelle said...

This is adorable and definitely masculine enough! Thanks so much for the wonderful sentiment.

Nannieflash said...

Thank you so much for the fabulous freebie. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Suvenkorento said...

Thanks for sentiment! I love the font.

Josephine Cox said...

Thank you for the nice sentiment. Love your card

Suzanne said...

Really cute card...thanks for sharing your sentiment!!!

Shuckclod said...

Thank you, I like these for the envelope...

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maria Rud said...

Thanks for the great sentiment

Hugs
Maria

txexperiment said...

So sweet of you to share this. Thanks!

Sandi J said...

Thanks for the father's day senti - love your card with the penny black image!

Charlene said...

Love your card...that image is too cute and your choices of papers really make it a wonderful guy card. Thank you so much for this fabulous sentiment.

Lady Editor said...

Great card. Love the idea. Also, thank you for the word art.

Sonia said...

Hi Annette
Thanks for the freebie :-)
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

pinky said...

Thanks so much for the lovely freebie. I have become a follower and not just for the freebies. Your blog is truly inspirational. Hugs
Pinky

June Nelson said...

What a stunning card, its great and I love the little image, thanks too for the freebies I love them xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, love the hedgie on the bike. Thank you for joining in the fun at penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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