Masculine Christmas

Hello everyone.  I know it’s February, but I’m easing you in to seeing more Christmas cards from me every month this year. 😉  So Winnie and Walter is celebrating their 4th birthday this month and I’m jumping in on the fun… a little late to the party, but I’ve finally recovered from two flus to be able to do so.  Winter Woodland was the first stamp set I bought from them and I decided to pull it out to make this card.



This card by Kelly was the jumping off inspiration for my card.  I also wanted to try watercolouring on color cardstock after seeing this done by Ishani.  To start, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Kraft cardstock.  The stag was white heat embossed first.  The tree ring was clear heat embossed next.



The tree ring was then watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  Had to be careful not to use too much water to avoid pilling since this was regular cardstock. A brown color pencil was used to shade around the stag to give it some depth.



The pine branch was stamped repeatedly around the image — first with Versamark and white heat embossed, then with Early Espresso dye ink.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of Early Espresso cardstock.  The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.







Linking to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashComeback Challenge with Taheerah
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashWatercolor with a Twist Challenge with Heather
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashRepetitive Stamping Challenge with Crystal
Watercooler WednesdayHelen’s Masculine Anything Goes
Jingle BellesA-Coloring We Will Go






Father’s Day

Hello there.  And Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and step-fathers out there.  To celebrate today, I am sharing a funny CAS Father’s Day card.  The idea for my card actually came from a Mother’s Day stamp set with “Thanks to you I turned out awesome” sentiment. 😂 Too funny.

The panda image and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on a white A2 rectangle.

Bluprint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool were used to Ombré colour the dad diecut sentiment and to shade the background.

Glossy Accents was added to dad for a bit of dimension and as a finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week.





I am playing in the following challenges:
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day
Tuesday Throwdown#347 For the Men
Come and Get ItFather’s Day
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Send a Smile 4 KidsFor the Boys




Action Ninja

Hello everyone.  I’m sharing another CAS birthday card today.  This time, it’s a really quick and fun interactive masculine card for my soon to be 10 year old nephew.

The explosion was stamped with Mustard Seed distress ink on a white A2 Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.

The ninja was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the  coordinating die.  The sentiment was heat embossed with VersaMark, Sapphire ink and clear embossing powder.

To make the card more fun, the ninja was mounted on a mini action wobble.  You can check it out in the video.  I’m so sorry, but I have no idea why the video is displaying so big.



Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!






I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #91 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash 
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day 
SSS MondayMasculine
SSS WednesdayMake It Masculine
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Stamp, Ink, Paper#102 Masculine
Cards in EnvyYou’re the Man
STAMPlorations – Anything Goes STAMPlorations (birthday boy sentiment from Party Time)




Dream Big

Hi there.  Just dropping in quickly to share a CAS masculine graduation card before I get right back into making more birthday cards.  I have a bunch of birthdays coming up. 😉


The world was stamped with Limestone and Industrial Diamond inks on a scrap of white cardstock.  It was covered with VersaMark, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder before being die cut out with the circle die.

The slight glow from the world was created with a sponge dauber and white pigment ink on an A2 black panel.  Splatters of white acrylic paint created the starry background in the upper portion.

The sentiment was die cut from a scrap of glossy white cardstock and black fun foam to be stacked for dimension.  It was tough, but keeping it CAS and masculine, so no glitter or embellishments.  😂


Thank you for visiting. Have a great week.





I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – #112 Graduation
City Crafters – Week 364 Out of this World
Uniko – #41 Masculine
Addicted to Stamps and More #244 Clean and Simple





Snowy Tree Christmas


Hello everyone.  I have a masculine Christmas card to share.  It is for Challenge #224 Masculine Christmas from Merry Monday.  Since it is a masculine card, I kept it very simple with goood old stamping.

Snowy Tree Christmas card

I shadow stamped the tree with Crumb Cake (Kraft), Wild Wasabii and Whisper White inks on a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die cut from Crumb Cake cardstock.

Snowy Tree Christmas card

The deer was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The snow bank and falling snow were stamped with Whisper White ink.  I used a tissue to wipe the white snow bank off the embossed deer.

Snowy Tree Christmas card

For dimension I mounted the panel on white fun foam to a top folding white card base.