08 January, 2012

Pile It On Challenge is All About The Guys

If you are like me you don't really make cards for guys unless you have a Birthday for someone coming up. So today we are giving you a reason to make one and then you will have it ready next time you need it. And you might win a prize from Dude Time Doodles and Bonibleaux Designs for a $10 Gift Certificate to their Store. There is also a Challenge going on over at their Dude Time Doodles Blog that is an Anything Goes Challenge and that gives you another chance to win a prize. How great is that.
Now after you stake a gander at the card I made up for the Challenge today run on over to the Pile It On Blog to see what all my Fellow Designers have to Inspire you today and don't forget to check out the great work by the Design Team at Dude Time Doodles. Great stuff over there.
For my card today I used some papers from Basic Grey and the images are  Cowpoke Cal Sentiments, Rodeo Randy and Barbed Wire.
 I got a pad of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Paper for Christmas and I love this stuff. You can see from the green pieces here that when you emboss it and then sand the top the Kraft Core shows through.
 I also tried something New. I have been using a lot of this shiny paper that I pick up at WallMart for Christmas Cards but I wanted to try out adding some Alcohol Inks to see what happens. This is a fun effect and a NEW way to use your Shiny to add even More depth to it.
Because there are so many Something New Challenge out there this week I hope you all will get out those New supplies and or try a new technique and enter a few challenges also.

Here are the Challenges I will be entering today:
Dude Time Doodles: Anything Goes
Sketches By Carly: Sketch
Basic Grey Challenges: Anything Goes.
Card Makin Mamas:Something New or New Years
Craft Your Days Away: New Beginnings
Craft Us Crazy: Anything New and Humorous
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:New Beginning
CES Challenges:Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: Something New
Cute Card Thursday: Use Something New
Delicious Doodles Challenges: All things New
Di's Digi Design Challenge: Something New
Digi Stamp 4 Joy:Anything Goes; Something Old Something New
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Something New
Jelly Park Challenges: Something Old and Something New
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Something New
My Mums Craft Shop: Something New
Paper Shelter Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs: Something New (Kraft Core Paper and new technique using shiny paper)
Simply Create Too: More Than Two Layers

I hope you all have a great week.


Anne Temple said...

Love what you did with the shiny paper and alcohol inks - will definitely try it. Great looking card and love the colors. So glad you joined us for the anything goes-masculine challenge at Dude TIme Doodles this week.

CraftyC said...

A fabullous card and love the image. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Bianca said...

Oh, that´s fun and I really love the bagground! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Tammy said...

Terrific background, just love it! Great card too! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Dawn said...

Love your card! The shiny paper looks fab!
Thanks for sharing with us at Dude Time Doodles this week!
Dawn xx

kimberly said...

great job... i wonder how you layered the saying on top of the barbwire?

Cleota said...

OMGness, Melissa. This is fabulous. Love all the different papers you've chosen. Great layout and coloring too. I've posted a link to your blog on the Dude Time Doodles Facebook page - be sure to check it out.

DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card, I really like the background.Thanks for playing along with us at Dudetime Doodles,
Kevin xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh Melissa, this is a great card for a guy, I love it! Thanks for linking up to Jellypark AND to Sassy Studio! :)

Curlybear said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation ,its a fabulous interpretation of the theme this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz New Beginnings Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Janette said...

What a fab and fun card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Gaynor said...

Just Gorgeous, I love the image and layout, thanks for joining us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Michelle B. said...

Fab male card! Great job on your background paper! Thanks for playing with us at Dude Time Doodles!

cg said...

That effect is so cool...as soon as I saw your card, I loved that! Gotta to try it out... Beautiful card.

Deb said...

Fabulous, fun card!
Many thanks for joining in our first Cute Card Challenge of 2012!
Happy crafting, Debxx

Shelby said...

Great use of the TH alcohol inks...looks fantastic and this is just a perfect guy card! Well done. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet


Jennifer Scull said...

Melissa, this is such a fantastic card! I love the neat technique you used for the banner strip. you try such fun things! thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends for our 'old year/new year' challenge. :) so great to see a DTeamie playing along!

Kristine said...

WOW, this is an extraordinary "man card" for sure!! LOVE the texture you gave it, and your coloring is fabulous. I also like the sentiment--cute! *Ü* Thanks so much for playing with us at SKETCHES BY CARLY this time!! Good luck :)

Jen Leeflang said...

I LOVE your creation! Thanks for joining us at our Digistamps 4 Joy Something old, Something new - Anything Goes" challenge.
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT Lead

Julie said...

Fab card for a guy and you did a great job with Carly's sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly

Tracey said...

This is wonderful & such fun :)
Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge this time & we hope to see you again.

Teri said...

Looks fabulous hun, great job! Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck! xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love love love your card Melissa....colors, dp and I love those Carly sketches. Keeping yours as a reference.

Kathy W. said...

Oh how fabulous is this...I wish I saw this image sooner, my DH birthday was yesterday and this would have been perfect. Thanks for playing along at Sketches by Carly!!

Cathy said...

Fab card, and wht a fun image. Thank you for joining in the Basic Grey challegne this time.
Cathy xx

auntbeespickles said...

What a wonderful masculine card! I totally love that sentiment and those bow legs are perfect for a cowboy! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Sketches By Carly challenge! Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
Hugs, Sarah SBC DT

Margreet said...

Gorgeous masculine card and a lovely take of our sketch....thanks for playing with Sketches by Carly!
xxx Margreet

lizzie said...

LOVELY! Thnx for playing with us at CMM!!