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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

For The Boys

Hello everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Mine was quiet busy as usual lol!! Debs and I was going to go to 'Stamp Magic' on Sunday, but before we knew it the day had flown and it was too late in the afternoon to go :(... never mind it gives us more pennies to spend at the next one lol!!

Wow! It's Tuesday already and it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and the theme this week is 'For The Boys'.  My card today is for my younger brother who has just turned 60.. bless:).. He has always been a lover of the American Indian culture, and I saw this image ages ago and thought it would be great for Ken's 60th, because he is the big chief now lol!!!  the company that produced this image is no longer online so I am so glad I got it when I did.

I have coloured this lovely chief with my Tim Holtz distress inks. His face is coloured with Derwent colour soft pencils, it's the first time I've used them and had to go on the internet to get some tips, as I wasn't quiet sure how you blended them.. I am really pleased how it turned out and my brother loved it.. I struggled to find embellishments so made the little wigwam my self.  The back ground papers I have had for years and the strip down the middle is LOTV - 'Father Knows Best' paper pack. The numbers were plain chipboard which I embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut the corner and the happy birthday and embossed them too.  The sentiment is from LOTV scroll sentiments.. I use this such a lot. The ribbon is from 'The Ribbon Girl'

Challenges Entered

Simon Says - Fathers Day/Man or Boy Card
Country View Challenges - Only Men Allowed
Bearly Mine - One For The Boys
Allways Something Creative - Men/Male
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Challenge#66 Embossing

If you get a chance do pop across to 'Papertake Weekly' and see what my lovely teamies have done.  Hope you all have a great day on Sunday as it is 'Fathers Day', my own Dad passed away 15 years ago, he would of loved this card too as my brother and him had very similar tastes.  I know my hubby will be thoroughly spoilt by my Mum, Debs and Candice and of course Me lol!!! He will also get a lovely Skype call from Steven, Nicole and Liam from Germany....
Talking about being spoilt, I won Sharons lovely blog candy.  Aren't I a lucky lady!! 
Enjoy everyone :o) 
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx


  1. Love the image,fabulous design and

  2. Oh this is ace, what a great image and I bet your brother will love it, Love Hazel (PTW GDT xx)

  3. Fabulous card Marjorie just love your beautifully coloured image a great masculine card


  4. Wonderful image and colouring the papers and the little teepee..fabulous.
    Your Brother will love it.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  5. It sounds like you picked the perfect image for your brother's big day! It's a fabulous image and, wow, did you do a great job coloring it! The mix of dark colored papers and gold looks great!

  6. What a fantastic card, Marjorie! You coloured his skin beautifully!

  7. Brilliant card Marjorie. Great image.

  8. What a splendid male themed card Marjorie love that image the detail is awesome, the papers, embellishments and design are ACE.
    lorraine x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Marjorie. Loving the earthy tones with the vibrant blue feathers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. Love this, your colouring is perfect. A real stand out card, Liz x

  11. Love the richness of this card Marjorie and your choice of colours. The colouring you did of his face is excellent as I can imagine it was not easy! Glad your brother liked it...not often one sees a card with that sort of image on. Brill!!

  12. Wow!!!!!! I've never seen a handmade card like this it's stunning I can't stop looking at it :) I think any gent would love this one or even a woman it's fab!!!!!

    Vic x

  13. What a great card! Super image you you did a fab job with your inks. I love all the rich colors that you used and your paper combo, really nice. Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC for our Embossing challenge! Joanne

  14. Wow, such a striking design, Marjorie! You’ve really captured the dignity and splendour of that incredible image! Your brother must have been bowled over! xx

  15. Gorgeous card Marjorie! Really great colors and I love the gold sparkle!
    Hugs Lisa

  16. eine super karte is hier zu sehen.

    danke für die TN. bei ASC.

    glg meggi

  17. Wonderful card Marjorie, love your amazing colouring and fab design.

    Donna x

  18. This is a fabulous card such a brilliant image and design.
    Thank you for joining us for our One for the Boys Challenge at Bearly Mine Designs.

  19. Gorgeous card Marjorie, your colouring is beautiful..Love the image & great design... Hugs May x x

  20. LOL..loved that you called your brother the Big Chief now...hahaha. Your card is sensational Marjorie :) I love my Derwents too, but I haven't played around enough with them. Seeing your wonderful work has really made me want to get them out and practice more.
    Hope you have a terrific weekend!
    Big hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  21. Marjorie thanks for joining in my blog..I have joined yours, .did you also join in the candy? The Big Chief will love this card, it's super great and for a guy, congrats love it.xx ♥
    ...luv aNNie ..xx.The Journey is the Start

  22. Eine zauberhafte Karte. Danke daß du bei allways something creative mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  23. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this month of “One for the boys”. I'm sure your brother will love it. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  24. What a fantastic image - he's so splendidly rugged, and beautifully coloured too, with those steely blue feathers. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x