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Monday, 3 February 2014

CCM 109 This is a Man’s World

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is for you to create something male themed. So something suitable for a man or a boy.

We are sponsored by Flourish with a Bling with a $15 voucher for their fabulous store, and also by The Stamping Boutique with three images of the winner’s choice, unless the winner has used a Stamping Boutique image in which case they get four images.

I have used one of our second sponsor’s images called Noah’s Ark, for a little boy I know called appropriately Noah!


I printed the image onto watercolour card three times. The first formed the background, and the second two were so I could colour and decoupage.

The rainbow and the large waves were first coloured with promarkers and then I went over them with Ice from Luminarte. It is part of their Silks range and gives a shimmering mica finish with a sparkly glaze. You can just see it on the righthand side of the picture above. Like all shimmery things they never photograph well and are always much more obvious in the flesh. The water beneath the image is also coloured blue but it’s apparently too pale to show up here!

The animals were all coloured normal animal colours, apart from the front elephant who is Sky Blue with violet dots for his body and stripes for his ear. They have been decoupaged with foam pads.

The sentiment comes from a SWALK stamp set, and I used it deliberately because of the differently coloured elephant and because Noah is a special little boy who really is one in a million as he is a little different from other little boys and he is encouraged by his family to be proud of his differences and not embarrassed by them, and I hope this will remind him just how special he is. This is to go in Noah’s Bedroom on the wall after I have made a frame for it.

Doodle Pantry – #43 Any Digi Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge – #86 More than Two Colours
Lacy Sunshine – #26 Use A Sentiment
Little Red Wagon – #222 Child’s Play
OSAAT – #198 Anything Goes
Paula HolifieldCrafts – Man Up
Send a Smile 4 Kids – For The Boys
Stampin for the Weekend – Anything but a Card
Stampin’ Royalty – #212 Anything But a Card
Stempelsonne – #107 Animals



  1. Great card Lin, love the Noah's Ark image and the sentiment

    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Just perfect, so sweet and I am sure Noah will love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

  3. What a beautiful creation for Noah I'm sure he will love it :)

  4. die Karte ist fantastisch!
    Danken für Deinen Beitrag zur SsC

    liebe Grüße

  5. Oh, this is so the elephant's stripey ears!
    hugs Jo x

  6. Lin, what a wonderful card for your one in a million little friend. Noah will feel so proud when he receives this card with Noahs Ark and all the animals. The rainbow shines so beautifully and if Noah has ever been encouraged to reach for the rainbow in facing his difficulties,, there's even more significance to all that you have put into creating this very special card.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  7. I LOVE how you've decoupaged the image Lin, a fabulous card. Xx

  8. This is a fabulous image Lin and love the sentiment. I am sure Noah will be thrilled.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon . x

  9. This is a great card, love that the image & sentiment work so perfectly together. X

  10. Die Karte ist super geworden. Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  11. Very cute x Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  12. Gorgeous, Lin! Love that you've left all that white space - it looks great but I find that so hard. Beautiful layering of the image too - really brings it to life!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  13. Oh, this is just too cute, Lin! Love the CAS design. Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge #43 at Doodle Pantry this month and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  14. Gorgeous card. The layers are amazing and the CAS design really highlights this wonderful image so well. Thanks for joining us over at Little Red Wagon.

  15. Congrats on being featured at Little Red Wagon! Your card is just lovely! Thanks for joining us :)
    Joanne xo

  16. This is such a great clean and simple card - so striking and the layering/decoupaging just adds the perfect touch of dimension to it. :)

    Thanks for entering our challenge at OSAAT this week.


  17. Wonderfully done card, super cute image & love your design!

    Good to see you join us for the One Stitch At A Time Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

  18. Nicely done. I'm sure it will mean a lot to the recipient. Thanks for entering the challenge at Doodle Pantry.

  19. Such an adorable card. Love all the fussy cut animals. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck! Maggie (OSAAT DT)

  20. Fab project - love the image, thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine!
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  21. Fabulous CAS card and love the that the recipients name is Noah, bound to love this wonderful card!

  22. Fabulous job with the stamp image. Love that CAS look. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  23. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! Hugs, Susanne.

  24. You have made such a lovely card in so pritty colors. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

  25. This is gorgeous, such a beautiful image and I love how you have layered it up.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  26. A lovely and personal card Lin and I love how dimensional you made it. Noah is very lucky to have such support and encouragement from his family. Vicky x

  27. Adorable card! It's just perfect!


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