Friday, March 13, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #28 - men

The House Mouse & Friends challenge blog hold a weekly challenge here
Challenge #28 is for men - we are required to make anything for a male, not the young kind cause that would be too easy but for the grown up kind most of us struggle to make cards (or anything else) for.

I always find men's cards a challenge, so I decided to take part in this one. My challenge level was increased, as I only have two House Mouse stamps - but I think I am happy with the way the card turned out. I would be happy to give it to one or two of my male friends.
Bottom half of card layered with striped paper, embellished with brown ribbon. Pumpkin coloured cardstock was put through cuttlebug using tiny bubbles embossing folder. I coloured in stamped image with water colours - leaving it very simple - and highlighted the cake with stickles/kindy glitz. I then layered the image on black/brown cardstock, made sentiment tag using Make a Wish stamp and corner punches.
I am enjoying taking part in these challenges - I have so much to learn!


  1. This is wonderful Cathy. I have used that stripy paper also. The strip of cuttlebuged card really finishes the card off.

  2. This card is perfect! Great manly card and image. Beautiful work!

  3. Great card! Makes me think of a Daddy Mouse holding up his son to blow out the candles!

  4. Wonderful card! The papers and colors definitely make it masculine.

  5. Lovely card Cathy! Great use of colours and embellishments. Well done.

  6. Your card is so cute. I just love
    the stamp you used. The colors
    are great for a manly-man card.

  7. thank you for all your lovely comments!

  8. What a nice color combination -- just right for the men. You will be surprised at all the different cards you can design with just a few stamps. I get a lot of mileage out of just a couple of my house mousers -- please continue to visit the challenges. Martha Kay

  9. I just love the colors you selected for your card!! It really makes this adorable image look so masculine. A+++++ : )


  10. Fabulous layout, colours and papers. Such a cute lovely coloured image.
    Thanks for joining in at HM.
    hugs Heather xx


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