Good Morning everyone.
Yippee, Friday at last and it's even better because my children will be off school and college next week enjoying their half-term holiday. It will be nice for them to have a break from studying, they are all working so hard at the moment.
More good news, today is the start of a new
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge and the theme this time for the next 2 weeks is
For this challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili Of The Valley who will be giving a £10 gift voucher to the lucky winner.
I really wanted to challenge myself to move out of my comfort zone and go for more 'grungy' look. Last year I won some fabulous images from Kenny K so I thought it was about time I used one of them.
I didn't want loads of embellishments so I raided my hubby's tool box for the metal nuts but they were too shiny so I greased them up with my Promarkers.
Digi stamp - Kenny K Ryder Cole coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers ~ DCWV stack 6
Embossing folder - Crafters Companion Dots
Computer generated sentiment using Blazed font
metal nuts - hubby's tool box!
Ditsress Inks - Old Paper and Bundled Sage
If you take a look on the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge you will see the wonderful inspiring creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge
I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Whimsy Inspirations - Add Metal
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - add Texture
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Cards Galore - One for the men
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
I'm just off for a hospital appointment now but I will be back later to see what you have all been up to today.
Bye for now
o Sue o
This looks great Sue. I too find it hard to do grungy as I favour pretty, pastel etc. xxx
Gorgeous card, fab image and love the colour combo
fabulous card Sue, love the idea of using the bolts! (may pinch that idea lol!) - it's good to challenge ourselves occasionally - I get stuck in a pretty pastels pattern so I have to rebel sometimes!
awesome card Sue, love the colours and super image. Carolxx
Fab card for any teenage boy.Love it.
too fun sue! i love that you 'greased' up the nuts with your markers...great idea! love the colours too....a perfect male card (i struggle with these!! :)
What a pretty layout and gorgeous colours. hugs! Mojca
The image is superb Sue, beautifully coloured and I really, really love the design of your card - so masculine and love the addition of the metal nuts too. Hugs, Anne x
Brilliant Sue love that image and those papers are just to die for
Wow! oh! Wow! I LOVE it, the image is fantastic, the papers you have used are brilliant.
Just love the colours.
Have a Great Day
You are amazingly impressive and inspiring...who'd think of raiding hubbies tool box for the nuts let alone grease them up with your markers...only you would lol...loooove this card and amazing KK image...xxx
Morning sweetie this is a fabulous creation, hugs Pops x x x
Sue, this is fab. I love it everything about it. You know how much I love my boys cards so this really appeals to me :)
Have a great weekend and I hope next week isn't too stressful ;)
Love the colours you have used, and top marks for initiative with the embellishments. Does he know?
Wow Sue this if fabulous. Love your colour choice.
Sue this is fab, love the colour, the image, everthing..lol
Brilliant card Sue, I like the image the papers and the nuts.
I love your image and the sentiment goes so well with it, Sue. Fab colours and such great coordinating papers x
Fabulous card for boys/men. Love it
Fabulous card Sue. Beautiful colouring and I love the olive and grey together. I struggle with distressing buy you've done a great job. hugs, Pat K x
This is fabulous Sue the colouring is amazing - its a great mans card.
This is fab- love the colour combo and the greased nuts!
Hi Sue wow you have made some fantastic cards since my last visit and this one is no exception I love everything about it xx
I hope you have a lovely weekend and great half term with your family xx
superb card as usual. Love the image and design.
Fantastically coloured in as always. Love the papers you have used.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Super card with a great image Sue and fantastic colouring.
Wow Sue fab card ,totally awesome,love it!!
oh this is brilliant hun,great image and your colouring is just amazing love this too bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx
Beautiful card my dearest friend^_^Funny image^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^
Just fabulous Ginny x
Mission definitely accomplished! :) Love your grungy card - those bolts are brilliant and the font on the sentiment is perfect. Fantastic!
Stunning card Sue,love the image, colours and papers. Marlene
Super cute image Sue....FABulous colours and I LOve your 'nuts'..... No! I'm Not lol...I think they are a FABulous idea..
This is a fabulous male creation Sue, love the image, great colour combo and layout too. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x
Love this - brilliant :)
Hi Sue, Brilliant card...love the boy image .Great design...Hope you have a good weekend as well...Joolsx
Sue what a brilliant male card, fab image and those papers are gorgeous..pam
Just fabulous Sue. Love the grey and green and your wonderful colouring - out of this world! Great idea to use the nuts on your card they look fab! Have a great weekend x
Wow Sue this is amazing and look at that colouring superb !!!! you clever girl you, bnrilliant card shug, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx
What fantastic colouring and layout Sue. It is fabulous. Have a great weekend.
Oh I just LOVE this!! Fun colors, papers and beautifully colored image too Sue!! HUGS :)
A fantastic card fabulous colouring love the image and brill paper's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)
This is just gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx
What a cool dude! Fab colouring, and i love the design, and the fab patterns.
Gorgeous card Sue. The image looks great and I love the papers and layout. The nuts look are a brilliant idea!
What a great card Sue love the layout and the colours are yummy huggles hun Sue J xx
Fantastic boy card Sue,terrific colouring.. I love the green and fabulous papers, and just love the nuts, fabulous embellishments..mmm...have a tool box lying around somewhere..
Fabulous! Gorgeous papers and love the design!
Thanks for playing along at ABC challenges!
Very cool card Sue, love the colour combo and awesome design! Karenx
What a stunner Sue - amazing colouring - love the colour combo and fabulous LO.
Have a wonderful weekend.
wow this is just amazing, love the layout, the colours are so good together and really work so well with the image too xx
Great colouring and a fantastic card, love it, Jx
This looks fabulous Sue, the colours are perfect - love the font you've used too. Carol x
This is a fabulous card Sue. Love the image and the colours are fantastic.
Hugs Debbie x
Great image and love those papers, they're fab. Perfect male card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x
Fantastic card Sue, its reminded me I have those papers somewhere!
Hugs Laurie xx
brilliant card Sue - really fab distressing - love it! Hugs Rachel xx
what a great card Sue. love the colours and your colouring is amazing and i loved your idea of using the nuts.
hugs Lozzy xx
He sure looks like a character! What a great birthday card for a fella. Nice colors too. NancyD
A great card Sue, love the colour choice.
Hope the hospital app. went well.
Huge hugs Mau xx
Terrific card and awesome colors! Your shading is outstanding!
WOW! Sue, it's absolutely fab, everything about it's just brilliant.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx
Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Sue! what a great image and your colouring is perfection!! Love the scrummy papers and wonderful layout… and those nut embellies are perfect!! fab sentiment too!! :-))
Hope all went well at your hospital appointment...
Have a lovely weekend hun!
Fab boys card Sue! Love your grungy look, it works so well with the image!
Hugs Lynsey x
Hi Sue this is brilliant what a great image he looks such a cool dude, those papers and the design are just perfect.
This is just super fab Sue I love the idea of the metal nuts too superb! Hugs rebekah xx
Wow Sue. Love your grungy look. It's so good. Love those nuts. Have a fab weekend. Hugs Nina
I love the nuts! LOL That sounds silly , but they really are a fun embellishment Sue. Great card! Hugs!
Wow this is fantastic, I love the image and the layout and the colours are my favorite
Great design and color combination. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Superb guy's card, Sue! Love the cool colors, the design, the distressing, the cute image & fab coloring, and those great embellies! :^)
great cool image ,wonderfully coloured and super paper choice , love it! janex
Fantastic male card Sue, love this cool image and your fab colouring and design...I haven't distressed any papers recently might have a go this weekend :) Donna ♥ x
Hi!oh wow this is such a great card,George would love it and perfect design/colours too.
Love the metal bolts :)
Gorgeous Male Birthday card, fabulous colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
My talented friend, there honestly isn't a style you cannot excel at! This is an amazing grungy, masculine card. The distressing looks wonderful and it was pure genius to raid the tool box for some accents! (And even more genius to 'grease' them up.) As for the image, it is colored to perfection. You are something else, Sue! :o) So talented. Wonderful creation, my friend!
Hugs and blessings!
Awesome card Sue and loving the distressed look...
hugs and xxx
A fabulous boys card hun, I love the papers n colours and a great design too! :)
Wow! A real lad's card. Fab image, colouring and colour scheme and a great layout.
Hi Sue, this is gorgeous. As always your colouring is superb.
Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Charisma Cardz.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Hello again Sue, still loving this
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week, hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx
I love the colours of this one Sue and those nuts are just perfect! - I have some little screw brads that i use on male cards sometimes - they're my go to male embellie!! hugs judith x
Stunning card and brilliant image love the colours you used and amazing colouring
Oh, I love this. My Grandson would love it too. Great young boy card, and the colors are perfect too. Beautiful coloring Sue.
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
very cool boy card. love the nuts, so clever!
What an amazing boy card. The image is brilliant and I love the backing papers and that unusual shape you used. The nuts really do finish off a perfect card :-)
Hugs Lisa xxxxxx
Super card thanks for joining us at Whimsy xx Jan
How did I miss this? Fabulous card! I LOVE the colors. Your coloring is fabulous.
fabulous design with this image and I love the great image and the colors you used
I LOVE this! The colour scheme is brilliant and your colouring is perfect!
Love the embellies and layout of this one Sue. Such a great card for a boy. Hugs, Jayne xx
Very cool card Sue! Love the image and the papers you've used but the pièce de résistance is those cool nuts! Very clever and such a cool embellishment. Love it! Hugs, Wends x
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