Sunday, December 29, 2013

Girly Christmas

Have you all had a lovely Christmas? This is my last DT card for 2013, for Crafty Bloggers Network's Girly Challenge. There's still time to enter!

We are sponsored by Milk n Coffee digital stamps and isn't this one so cute?  Coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Copics and I added lots of girly glitter to the fur on her outfit.  The papers are Basic Grey Aspen Frost and the sentiment is LOTV.

Happy New Year and see you all in 2014.

Ger x

Monday, December 2, 2013

Girly Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

Time for a new challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network and this month we're going GIRLY! 

We are sponsored by Milk n Coffee digital stamps and for my first card I chose the very girly and very serene Yoga Madeline.  What are the chances of me looking that chilled throughout the crazy month of December ha!

I coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs, the papers are from Webster's Pages and I added some ribbon, pearls  and paper flowers, all from The Ribbon Girl. The sentiment is LOTV and the dies are Spellbinders.

I've had almost no time for cardmaking lately but here's December and not enough Christmas cards made so I'll be giving my crafty stuff a good sort out, I know I have some gorgeous Christmas stamps buried in the stash.  Are your cards all made yet?  If you make a girly one, please share it with us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network, we'd love to see them!

Ger x

Monday, November 18, 2013

Writing Santa

At Crafty Bloggers Network we are being sponsored this month by Just Some Lines.  This time I've used 'Writing Santa' digi image, colouring with Spectrum Noirs.  The papers and paper bow are Papermania, 'Christmas in the Country'.  I've also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, glitter, ribbon, a border punch and a gem.

There's still time to enter your cards at Crafty Bloggers Network and the theme is easy - Christmas!

Ger x

Monday, November 4, 2013

CASE Challenge at ABC Challenges

This week at ABC Challenges we are CASEing design team member's cards.  We'd like you to choose any DT member's card and CASE it!

 I chose Ann Marie's card from 1.7.13, I loved the watercolour feel to the image and the layout:

I used a favourite stamp, Hero Arts Poppies, inked with Broken China and then sprayed with water to get the watercolour look, the papers are Carte Postale.

This will be our final challenge for the year at ABC Challenges so we hope you'll all join in!  It's been fun working with a lovely Design Team and we'll see you again in January!

Ger x

Christmas at Crafty Bloggers Network

Over at Crafty Bloggers Network we have a new monthly challenge - Christmas!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Just Some Lines and I've coloured 'Seeing Santa' with Spectrum Noirs and used a Forever Friends Christmas paper pack from Papermania, adding a Memory Box Christmas tree and some gems and ribbons.

Hoping to see your Christmas cards over at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Ger x

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Poppy Card and Candle Gift Set

Our Wednesday evening craft group started by the lovely Áine is going strong, crafting and great craic with lovely crafty people!  I had fun with candles and tissue paper, I gold embossed this Hero Arts poppy stamp onto white tissue paper before colouring with Copics, then melting onto the candle.  I stamped a card to match.
Ger x

Monday, October 7, 2013

Kids cards at ABC Challenges

Over at ABC Challenges we are making cards for children.  I chose Papermania's Tilly Daydreams A4 paper pack, with its cute decoupage and pretty embellishments I thought it would be perfect for a child's card.  Sorry about the terrible photo, the light is dire here this morning!

Ger x

Anything Goes at Crafty Bloggers Network

Yup, it's Anything Goes this month at Crafty Bloggers Network so let's see your cards!

Our sponsor is the fabulous Rick St Dennis and I chose this image, North Pole, colouring it lightly with Antique Linen and Broken China distress inks and water.  I used Basic Grey Aspen Frost papers and tree and snowflake die cuts.  The little tree was cut from double sided sticky backed paper, I poured glitter over it before peeling off the backing and sticking it down.  The flower ribbon and pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.

See you later with another card

Ger x

Monday, September 30, 2013

Patterned Papers at ABC Challenges

Morning! Time for another challenge at ABC Challenges and this week we want to see 3 or more patterned papers.

My papers are from Basic Grey - Aspen Frost and the image and sentiment are LOTV.  I added Liquid Pearls and some ribbon and pearls from The Ribbon Girl.  I coloured the image with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.

Hoping you'll join us this week at ABC Challenges! Ger x

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tic Tac Toe at ABC Challenges

This week it's a Tic Tac Toe Challenge at ABC Challenges, and I chose Birthday - Ribbon - Use a Punch, and I borrowed a sketch from Pinterest.

The papers are My Mind's Eye - Remarkable.  The sentiment is Hero Arts, ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and toothpicks from the kitchen ;)

Looking forward to seeing your cards at ABC Challenges this week! Ger x

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

I have another card for you today, using our sponsors papers, sentiment and a pre-coloured image, all from Imagine That.  Pre-coloured can be very handy when you're in a hurry!  

Check out the other design team members' cards and enter your 'Things with Wings' cards at Crafty Bloggers Network for a chance to win a digi kit from Imagine That 

Ger x

Doily, butterfly punch

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Cards at ABC Challenges

This week at ABC Challenges we want to see Fall cards - I chose Fall colours for my card.  The Magnolia image was coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Copics, I edged the embossing with Tea Dye DI and used various dies and Basic Grey Carte Postale papers.  The hemp twine and hessian mesh are from The Ribbon Girl.

Hoping to see your Fall themed cards at ABC Challenges this week!

I'd like to enter this card into:

Midweek Magnolias - Fall Colours
Fashionista Magnolia and More - Anything Goes

Ger x

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ABC Challenge: Sympathy Cards

We are making Sympathy Cards at ABC Challenges this week.  I chose to keep things simple and quiet, using an embossing folder and a Hero Arts Poppy stamp and sentiment.  I matted with some lavender card and a ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

I'm a day late with this post - I felt completely wiped out yesterday, feeling a little better today.  Hope you're all on top form!

See you tomorrow with another card.

Ger x

Monday, September 2, 2013

Colouring Challenge at ABC Challenges

This week at ABC Challenges we want to see your cards with an image you've coloured with markers.

I chose this cheeky Manga Beach image from Scrappers Delights, colouring with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.  The sentiment is computer made and the papers are Basic Grey Carte Postale.

Hoping you can join us this week at ABC Challenges!

Ger x

Things with Wings at Crafty Bloggers Network

This month's challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network is kindly sponsored by
the winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice
Our theme is


I've used the images and papers from Bees n Sunflower digi kit, aren't they gorgeously sunny!  Could do with some sunshine here this morning!

Don't forget to enter with your cards with Things with Wings this month at Crafty Bloggers Network and I'll see you later with another card. 

Ger x 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rockin Robin

Some more fun paper piecing a new Papermania Urban Stamp and Christmas paper pack.  I added some faux stitching around the circle, some red gems and a LOTV sentiment, then I used some enamel accents in black to give him a beady eye!
It's good to have some Christmas cards done!
Ger x

Monday, August 26, 2013

No Flowers at ABC Challenges

This week at ABC Challenges we want to see your cards without flowers!

I used a new Papermania Christmas paper pack plus a little die cut set from the same range, just adding a little white lace and some red pearls.

If you can bear to keep the flowers off your card for a week show us what you've made over at ABC Challenges

Ger x

Favourite Things at Crafty Bloggers Network

There's still time to enter the current challenge 'Favourite Things' at Crafty Bloggers Network and the prize is a Sarah Hurley digi kit, 'Bookworm', which I've used in this card.
As one of my favourite things is office supplies, I used the library card digi stamped with a Hero Arts sentiment and made a paper clip embellishment.  I printed off some of the papers from the kit and used flower punches to create embellishments.
I will be back shortly with another card, after a dash to the school book suppliers!
Ger x

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lots of Layers at ABC Challenges

 Morning! This week at ABC Challenges we want to see lots of layers - at least 5!

I used a lovely paper pack from Raspberry Road that came free with Quick Cards magazine, matted onto some red card.  The Magnolia stamp is coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs and the sentiment is LOTV.  The white lace and cream jute are from The Ribbon Girl and the lattice embossing folder is Modern Wallpaper from Cuttlebug.
I'd like to enter this into:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stamps, Paper, Ink at ABC Challenges

I'm a wee bit late with this post, sorry! There's always tons of stuff to sort when you get back from a holiday.

ABC's challenge this week is SIP - Stamps, Ink, Paper - taking it back to basics, but you can use paptterned paper too, as I did.  Using Broken China distress ink, I stamped the Flowersoft stamp and used Spellbinders dies to frame, using another Spellbinders die for the Hero Arts sentiment, inking with the same distress ink while the card was still in the die.  Fast and easy! Join in the fun this week at ABC Challenges!

Ger x

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monochramatic Challenge at ABC Challenges

This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is an easy one - monochromatic cards.

I chose a greeny-blue and made a Christmas card.  I used Waltzingmouse Stamps - love their Nordic stamps! - and an absolute favourite Distress Ink, Evergreen Bough.  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the ribbon and pearls from The Ribbon Girl.  The green mat was made by inking some card with Evergreen Bough.

Why not make a card in shades of your favourite colour and enter the challenge this week at ABC Challenges.

P.S. Sorry if I don't get around your blogs this week.  I am on holiday and just logged on to publish these draft posts.  It's pretty weird looking at a Christmas card in this heat, and they tell me tomorrow's temperatures are 42-45.  I'm almost missing the Irish rain.  I said almost!!  Ger x

Favourite Things Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

 Evening! I'm a little late with my posts today.

The challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network this month is Favourite Things, and the prize this month is a digi kit, Bookworm, from Sarah Hurley:

A Few words from Sarah

Crafter, Illustrator, Artist, Writer, Designer - my days are usually pretty full!

I have my own range of craft products (which I launched in 2010 on the Create & Craft TV Channel) and I'm lucky enough to work with some of the leading companies in the art and craft world, designing for companies such as Silhouette, Letraset, Derwent, Sizzix, Pentel, Personal Impressions and many others! I am published regularly in craft magazines including Making Cards, Papercraft Inspirations and Cardmaking & Papercraft and I am a Guest presenter on Create & Craft and Ideal World TV. My line of products has now moved into retail with the addition of cards, gifts and jewellery
Some of my favourite things are books, paper and office supplies!  I used the digi kit to create a corner bookmark, something I haven't tried before.  

 So go on, show us what your favourites are, either in crafting or otherwise.

Ger x

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Time Flies

This card is made with the other Craftwork Cards pack I bought in Crafty Angels, it's called Time Flies.  The pack contains beautiful papers, die cut flowers, butterflies and bows, as well as card candi.  I added some pearls, a Marianne Designs die cut and inked everything with some lilac ink.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tea Dance Collection

Morning! Spotted some Craftwork Cards packs when I was in Crafty Angels on Saturday, this card is made with papers from the Tea Dance collection.  I added Waltzingmouse Stamps frame die cut with Labels 18 and added jute mesh, sparkly bead trim, pleated ribbon, pearls and flowers from The Ribbon Girl.  The sentiment is computer made.
Can't seem to take good photos lately, the colours all seem so insipid.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oh Scrap!

ABC Challenges are getting us to use up our scraps this week!
I know you all have tons of scraps of paper and card and some are so precious that even the tiniest strips are hoarded!  That was the case with the Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye papers we were using at a workshop with the lovely Sandie Dunne I went to on Saturday at Crafty Angels fabulous shop in Newbridge, Kildare.  The shop is so well stocked! Gorgeous selection of dies and embossing folders, too.
But back to the card.  I paper pieced the rainy day Anya image from one side of the beautiful double sided paper, and die cut clouds from the other side, inking the edges with Broken China.  Another hoarded piece of paper was fishtail-cut and put along the bottom of the card - it reminded me of raindrops.  A piece of kraft card was embossed with dots (raindrops again) and layered onto the red side of the paper, then everything was placed onto some blue Adorable Scorable cardstock.  Anya was coloured with Copics.
So come on, here's your chance to use up some of that stash of scraps and enter your cards over at ABC Challenges!
Ger x

Monday, July 22, 2013

Double Embossing Challenge at ABC Challenges


After taking last week off we are back in swing with a new challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges.  The challenge this week is technique based - we want to see your Beautiful Cards made with two types of embossing (Doubly Embossed).

Adding texture through embossing is a great technique to use.   We thought it would be fun to challenge you a bit and ask you to use both on your cards this week.  What we would really like to see is your cards using both dry (texture) and wet (stamped and heat set) embossing.  But if that doesn't work for you then please use two different types of dry embossing patterns on your card.  We'll be happy with that as well. 
For my card I used dry embossing - a Tim Holtz folder - and used Frantage powder as a bit of a cheat but oh boy that stuff can be tricky!  Every time I snuck up on it with my heat gun it all blew away!  In the end I used an embossing pen to put dots on the tree for the powder to stick to.

Come on over to ABC Challenges, see what the rest of the Design Team created, and enter our fun challenge!

Ger x

Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

It's time for another Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network where this month the challenge is to add metal.

I've used one of our sponsor's images - Lacy Sunshine 'Maddie and Clover Groovy Hippie Music' LOL reminds me of the sixties flower power stuff.  I coloured with Speccies and Copics and added some embossing - docrafts Me to You embossing folder, some Tim Holtz tattered florals, an LOTV sentiment and lace and a flower charm from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tilly Kraft

Hope you're all lazing on this Sunday afternoon.

Been playing with the Tilly Daydream range again, using some Kraft card and an EK success border punch as well.

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tilly Swing

Wow it got sooo hot here yesterday and today looks to be heading in the same direction! No I'm not complaining!  We see plenty of rain and cold days.
I'm still playing with my Tilly Daydreams A4 Ultimate pack.  I also bought a roll of Tilly Adhesive Fabric and I've had fun with that.  It die cuts beautifully, in fact I had to use my nails to fray the edges of the hex shaped frame.  I stamped the leaves and little squirrel from the stamp set and coloured with Papermania brush markers and water.
I'd like to enter this into:
Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Monday, July 8, 2013

Christmas in July at ABC Challenges

Morning, more glorious sunshine today!  Despite the wonderful summer weather, over at ABC Challenges we're celebrating Christmas in July!  It does creep up on us though, and we need so many cards made by December why not get one out of the way and enter our challenge.

I'm still playing with the lovely Tilly Daydreams range from docrafts so I used decoupage, papers and ric rac ribbon from Tilly Daydreams and added some die cuts, pearls, stickles and a LOTV sentiment. 

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

CHNC Challenge Extra for July - Christmas Anything Goes

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gorjuss Bag

Good morning!  This morning's card is one I made for a docrafts photo challenge, I used a Papermania handbag card blank, Gorjuss papers and embellishments and a crochet flower from docrafts Vintage Notes.
Yesterday was a Very Happy Mail day for me - at 08.40 a.m. the courier van arrived with the brand new Powder Blue and Teal Big Shot machine which I won from the fabulous Crafty Angels shop in Newbridge!  What a generous giveaway, I'm sure you all heard me squealing wherever you were!!
Looks like we're heading for a barbecue weekend, enjoy it! Ger x

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tilly Daydream

Afternoon! I couldn't resist the new Tilly Daydream range from docrafts.

The papers and die cuts are really lovely.

Ger x

Monday, July 1, 2013

Anything Goes at ABC Challenges

This week at ABC Challenges it's  Anything Goes (as long as it's a card!).

I love Wee Stamps and this wedding couple are so cute! The paper is Prima, sentiment LOTV and flowers, lace, ribbon, pearl trim and pink hemp are from The Ribbon Girl.

Come on over to ABC Challenges and show us what you're working on this week!

Ger x

Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge - Love is in the Air
Addicted to Stamps #59 - Gorgeous Lace
Totally Papercrafts - June Bride
Sentimental Sundays #161 - All Things Digital

Supplies: Image - Wee Stamps
Paper - Prima
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers, ribbon, lace, pearl trim, hemp twine - The Ribbon Girl
Spectrum Noirs, Copics

Metal Magic Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

Morning! July already, and time for a new challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network.  This month we are sponsored by the very talented Heather at Lacy Sunshine Stamps:

Lacy Sunshine  offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your papercrafting needs.  All images from Lacy Sunshine are  hand  drawn and designed by  myself, Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator  and my dad, professional artist, G.P.

"I am one  who loves creating timeless pieces from my heart and  soul, creating an extraordinary world filled with magic and whimsical friends.... one drawing at a time.  Come  journey with me now into my  world of pure imagination".

The theme for this month's challenge is 'Metal Magic' - just add something metal (or something that appears to be metal) to your card.

For my card I chose the image 'Molly Fishing' and coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Copics.  I used docrafts papers, LOTV sentiment and an angelfish charm and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

Looking forward to seeing your cards this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

See you later with another card. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - All Things Digital
Corrosive Challenge - Summertime
Crafts for Eternity - Heavy Metal
Creative Corner - Gone Fishing

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pink Birthday

I borrowed a Papertake Weekly sketch for this card-in-a-hurry. The image is Ladybug Crafts, coloured with Copics, the papers Papermania Capsule, LOTV sentiment and pearls and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.
Enjoy your Saturday morning! Ger x
I'd like to enter this into:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Sometimes it's wonderful to spend ages on a card, other times you need one FAST!  That's when I love docrafts A4 Decoupage paper packs.  This one is their Home to Nest range, it's really lovely.  The little birdhouses are so cute, and there are lovely gardening themes through the pack, pretty colours too.  I added Kraft cardstock and some twine.
This summer is already a better one than last year.  The sun is shining today again and first thing this morning I was out 'footing' turf.  An hour of that at a time is enough for me LOL at least until I get hardened to it again - it's backbreaking stuff.  Still, it was lovely and peaceful and my exercise is done for the day!
Thans for visiting. Ger x

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

16 with attitude

Don't you just love her attitude? Should be familiar to parents of teenagers!

The image is from Scrappers Delights and I coloured her with Spectrum Noirs and Copics.  The papers are Echo Park Country Drive and the die cut from Memory Box.  The two cardboard flowers were free with a mag.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - For the Girls
Corrosive Challenge 177 - Summertime
Colour Me Creative - Colours of Summer
Di's Digi Designs - Summer Fun
Totally Gorjuss 189 - Happy Birthday
Scrappers Delights - Die Cuts or Punches

Monday, June 24, 2013

Red, white and blue at ABC Challenges

Good Monday morning all.  The sun is out - so far anyway, let's hope it stays a while.  This week at ABC Challenges we have a colour challenge - Red, White and Blue.

I just love the new Ahoy Range from Papermania and of course the colours are perfect. I made this for a (cardmaking mad) neighbour's little boy's birthday.

I covered a Papermania square card blank with the patterned paper before cutting a circle from the centre with Sizzix framelits, then cut a frame and an acetate circle.  I had the waves at a steep angle through the porthole but I started to get seasick! I'd get seasick in the bath LOL! 

I hope you'll join us over at ABC Challenges this week.

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gorjuss Neutrals

A fairly quick card for today, using the lovely docrafts Gorjuss range again.  Perfect for a quick card - I used a blank card, papers, topper, bow, buttons and tag from the Gorjuss range. 
Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday. Ger x

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Themed Cards at ABC Challenges

It's Summer Themed cards this week at ABC Challenges and I'm sure we're all ready for Summer!  We had some last week but it's disappeared again.

My card base is Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock.  I used some patterned papers, white alpha stickers and ric-rac ribbon from Simon Says Stamp card kits.  The background was inked a little with Broken China for some blue sky, but being Ireland I had to add a cloud too, also from SSS card kit.  The pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.

Looking forward to seeing your Summery cards at ABC Challenges this week.

Ger x

Neenah Desert Storm kraft card
Neenah Solar White card
Papers, alphabet, ribbon, felt cloud: SSS card kits
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
Pearls: The Ribbon Girl

Midway Inspiration at Crafty Bloggers Network

The Bright and Breezy challenge is still running at Crafty Bloggers Network and as we're halfway through the month it's time for some Midway Inspiration. 
My card was made for a male birthday.  I used a hot air balloon chipboard shape from our sponsor this month, Gina's Designs.  I inked it with Distress Ink and stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Background and Picket Fence Distress Stain. The cardstock, tag, Washi tape and papers are from Simon Says Stamp card kits, and the sentiment is Hero Arts.
We've got two new Design Team Members this month (and we are still open for applications) so come on over and see what the Team have created for your midway inspiration.
Back later with another card. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says ..... Transport

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ruby Wedding

Morning all, it's nearly the weekend again!

This card is made for one of my sisters who celebrates her Ruby Wedding on Sunday.  I brought out my Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die, some red and white card, and the rest was easy!  The ribbon, pearl button and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and the sentiment computer generated.

I'd like to enter this into:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 48 - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Monday, June 10, 2013

I {heart} Animals at ABC Challenges

Good morning!  ABC Challenges this week are having an I {heart} Animals week!  Show us your cards which include an animal.

I chose this Gorjuss Girl stamp with a puddycat on her knee.  This is a big stamp and I used an A5 card - way bigger than I usually use.  I coloured the stamp with Spectrum Noirs and used papers and embellishments from the docrafts Gorguss range, together with flower punches, border punch and Spellbinders dies.

Enter your animal cards here, looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Spectrum Noir June Challenge - Summer
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #45 - Summer or Winter
Allsorts Challenge Week 210 - In the Garden
Totally Papercrafts Punches and Dies

Gorjuss stamp
Spectrum Noirs
docrafts Gorjuss range papers, twine, bow, buttons
Flower Punches
EK Success border punch
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Exam Weather

Two quickly made cards today, made for Junior Cert exam students (one is for my daughter).  The exams start today, and the weather has done its thing.  The card was made from stamps and papers from Simon Says Stamp card kits, a Hero Arts flower, tiny Papermania sentiment and an EK Success punch.  I put a strip of the flowery green paper on the inside of the card to show through the punched area but you can't see that in the pic.
The second card is quite similar and I made a pleated Washi tape flower.
We see so little sunshine in Ireland it's no wonder we lose the run of ourselves when it does appear.  I think it should be a national day off!
Enjoy the sunshine! Ger x

Monday, June 3, 2013

Masculine Cards at ABC Challenges

Hope you are all enjoying the warm weather!  With Father's Day fast approaching, this week's challenge at ABC Challenges is to create a Masculine card, any type of male card will be fine, including cards for a little boy.
For my card I used papers and embellishments from last September's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, including the fun chalkboard which I wrote on with a white gel pen.  The stars were made using a Memory Box die.
Hope to see your cards at ABC Challenges this week!
Ger x