Monday, 21 October 2013

A Child Is Born

Yep, I made yet another Christmas card! I never have enough Christmas cards and MojoMonday is as good an excuse as any to make another but this time with a masculine twist.  Tell me what you think?

The papers are from "Christmas in the Country" 6x6 pad by Papermania. Manly embellishments: brown bling, lashings of Diamond Stickles, dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon double stitched in gold and Liquid Pearls. I distressed the edges and applied TH's Vintage Photo.


The image and greeting are both from Chocolate Baroque's Peace on Earth set, stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle.  I coloured the lantern with Graph'It markers. For cutting and layering: Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies.

On the inside I stamped the snowflakes from the Peace On Earth set with Memento Rich Cocoa. 

Here are some really macho challenges for my manly card:
Mojo Monday #316 - sketch
Make It Monday #163- AG
Here Come The Boys #63 "Christmas in Brown & Cream"
Stamping Sensations Oct "All Creatures Great & Small"
52 CCT Oct Theme / Recipe Challenge #22 "Bling It Up"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas "Cards For Men"
Opus Gluei #168 "Something For The Man In Your Life"
OSAAT #186 "AG"
ABC Challenge #50 "3-2-1" - 3 shapes, 2 papers, 1 ribbon


Thanks for stopping by today. I'm going to see to dinner. I know my priorities: craft first then we eat. Good thing hubby shares my vision ... not that he has much choice! lol

Have a lovely evening, my friends!

Beijinhos!




p.s. I showed this card to my dearest and he said "Very nice. And who are the parents?" Oh dear! I fear for the salvation of his soul. ;-)


37 comments:

  1. Another beautiful card Asha! Lovely design and colours. Spotted it on MIM xx

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  2. LOVE this card, Asha! The sentiment and image are beautifully paired and I adore the brown coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  3. Really nice - I do like the colours and image! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  4. Great card, perfect for the "Christmas in Brown and Cream" challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

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  5. I think it is a great masculine card...those reindeer are great!

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  6. A lovely male orientated card Asha. Sorry I've not been commenting so much, too much to do and not enough hours in the day! Hugs x

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  7. LOL Asha your "ps" just goes to show that 'men are from Mars" but the fact that you got a "Very nice" from your dearest does show that you've cracked it on the masculine Christmas card front. Speaking as one from 'Venus' I would like to share with you that I think this card is so smart and classy. I love the rich browns with the gold accents with the more subtle colours of your backing paper. your colouring of your image is outstanding. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team).

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  8. Great card and I got a giggle from your p.s.

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  9. This is so lovely, a really different card. I spotted you over on MIM and had to come for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  10. Fantastic christmas card Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  11. beautiful card Asha love the vintage look and the background..

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  12. Oh Asha, this card is just lovely. I love the muted colour scheme which allows the lantern to shine bright. The inside of the card with the stars is stunning and makes me realize how much I need to do inside my cards at times. I chuckled at your story about your hubby. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck.
    Lynn, DT Member
    http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.ca/

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  13. I just had to pop back to say a big Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful and generous comment on my blog Asha. Your lovely words mean so much to me....and how lovely of you to follow onto my sister's blog. You are a lovely and very talented lady. Love Ingrid xxx

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  14. Beautiful card and so love the sentiment.xxx

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  15. Hi Asha - you do make me giggle - or rather your other half's comments do!! Men really are funny and they don't always know it! This is such a gorgeous card, I love the way the backing paper looks like Aida (the material to work cross-stitch on). It is so textural. I always love your stitching and the inside of your card is as nice as the outside. Love your choice of image too! I really am pleased to see you playing along with the OSAAT challenge this week, come back again soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

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  16. Had to smile about your hubby's comment - it's something my hubby could have said too....
    My hubby makes almost all dinners (he's great at cooking, I'm not), and that leaves more time for me to craft:)
    I think the brown and cream color scheme is really elegant, and the DP with reindeer is such a fun one!

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  17. Fantastic asha , those papers are fab x

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  18. Hi Asha - just popped over to say a very big thank you for the fabby comment you left on my dragon card and for joining my blog too :) Love your masculine Christmas Card, you really got the balance right between manly but still keeping the Christmas spirit - beautiful in so many ways :) Hugs Jane/Mimi

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  19. Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Order of the Opus Gluie this week! I am also so into the Christmas cards right now. Love this one!

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  20. I'm just playing catch up on some blog reading! WOW - I love the haunted house card, your colouring is amazing. Love the Christmas pear tree - stunning. Love the country feel to this card and those wonderful papers. Have a great week.

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  21. This is a really beautiful card - from the lovely ribbons, to the eye-catching lantern image. The colours make a lovely change from traditional Christmas colours too. Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

    Victoria (DT OSAAT)

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  22. Beautiful. Love the colours and mix of design elements. Hugs Bev x

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  23. This is a great card for a man! I love the way you have embellished the inside, and the colouring on the lantern looks like it shimmers! Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!!

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  24. This is a wonderful masculine Christmas card!! I just never think about making for a man! I guess I assume the wife opens the mail! :)

    Your hubby story made me LOL!! Too funny!

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  25. I think its wonderful and perfect for a male with the paper you used. So glad that you joined us at 52CCT and ABC Challenges.

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  26. A beautiful card - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  27. Absolutely fabulous card Asha I do love the colours and distressed look, you have designed is perfectly.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  28. This is a lovely card, Asha and it fits our challenge theme beautifully. Love vintage/homespun feel - those papers are fab! Thank you for playing at Christmas as Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

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  29. I'm a sucker for deer and I love that paper! Your stamping is wonderful too, and I really admire the way you finish the inside of your cards. I have to confess to being really bad at that! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

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  30. Fantastic card, thank you for sharing over at MIM and good luck in our challenge! Hugs Kerry xx

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  31. Welcome to Opus Gluei, Asha! I'm delighted you found us and our challenges! Your Christmas card is perfect for a man with the coloring and the subtle touches of sparkle (which give an icy appearance to the lantern). I was taking in the stitching, the shading, all of it and liking it. Love that you finish the inside as well, it looks great. Your husband's comment made me chuckle. (p.s., I love what you have here on your blog about your pets, they look like they have MAJOR personalities)

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  32. gorgeous deer paper! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

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  33. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

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  34. This is such a striking, unique card. Love that DP! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Best, CG

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  35. Hello my friend!! WOW!! You've done such a gorgeous job with this sketch Asha!! Love the deer pattern in your background! :) P.S. I want to thank you again for your kind words and taking the time to send an email about my doggie!! I so appreciate that!! BIG HUGS

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  36. Great card and perfect for our challenge.

    Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys.

    Helen x

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  37. Lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at CaSS this month.

    Susan x

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