Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pile It On Challenge # For a Man

Hi Everyone! It's time for another Pile it On challenge!! This week we are making manly cards (to or from a man) and our sponsor is Dude Time Doodles. This week's lucky winner will win a $10 Gift certificate to their store! I know many of you struggle with masculine cards and projects, and I am no exception! However, I enjoy doing them because I like the challenge and I like to make cards for my hubby. I have mentioned in previous posts how he loves all things "country" so the Dude Time Doodle's Rodeo Randy series was perfect! Here is my card:

 I definitely went to the stash for this one, using a paper pad from ColorBok that I've had forever. I really liked the paisley design for a western style card. I inked all the kraft cuts with Vintage Photo. I like this look on Western style projects- I think it looks leather-y. The design is from this week's sketch at Critter Sketch Challenge. It worked out perfectly with the  barbed wire image!
I cut the tickets with my new Page Maps Spellbinders die (I am seriously in love with these, so many fun project possibilities!!) then I wrapped the twine around the tickets. I really like how it all came together, and I hope you do too! Please come join us with your manly creations this week!!

Supply List:
Kraft: Oriental Trading Company
Digi Stamps (Barbed Wire & Sentiment): Dude Time Doodles
Patterned Paper: ColorBok Stack
Twine: My Craft Spot
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Brads: from stash

And my challenges:
The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Checks
For Fun Challenges - Wild Wild West
My Mum's Craft Shop - Use a digital image
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (my row: brads, tickets, twine)
Pixie Dust Studios - Your favorite things (mine: kraft, tickets, brads, twine)
Poodle's Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. A really stunning card. Do love it. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
    Love n hugs

  2. OMGness! I love it! Great use of the barbed wire and sentiment. They go perfectly together. 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

  3. Great sentiment for a cowboy! Love you twine treatment, very crafty! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

  4. This is a great Manly Card! Just perfect for the All About Cowboy's Challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week!
    Thanks for playing along!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. fab card for a the kraft too...

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  6. Beautiful pattern paper and love your take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch.
    P.S. Your boxers are handsome!

  7. Great card, different I like that. Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week.

  8. Wow!! This card for "real" man )) Love it!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    (I have same candy if you interesting. Click on sidebar)

  9. Such a cool card, love it! Thanks for playing along in our sketch challenge this week over at Critter Sketch :)

  10. Omg I totally love that saying! Your hubby is going to love this card...even more if you give it to him "just because"!!

    Thanks for playing "western" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

  11. Thanks for joining us in our “Cowboy” challenge this week at Dude Time Doodles. I hope you come back and play again very soon.


    Dude Time Doodles Guest DT

  12. Great card, I like what you have done with the twine,Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  13. Such a cool western/masculine card. Love your paper choice too. Glad you joined us at Dude Time Doodles this week.

  14. What a cool card.... Great sentiment. Thank you for joining us at MMCS. Hugs, Trudie xx

  15. Great card - I love what you've done with those tickets!

    Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges for our Western challenge, hope to see you again soon!

    Julie (Guest Designer) xx

  16. So simply creative! Love your details and the sentiment is fab! So glad you joined us at Dude Time Doodles, hope to see you again!

  17. Love this. Great job on the challenge! Thanks for playing along on fOR fun!

  18. Oh this is great fun! Love the rustic feel of this card :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Kraft Outlet (Journal) :)

  19. awww.....thanks so much for the sweet comment on my mini album. I LOVE this manly card! Very masculine!!


  20. Such a fun card, love the masculine feel to it... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  21. Great use of the elements and I agree, the paisley looks perfect! Thanks for entering the Dude Time Doodles Challenge – hope you can join us again next time! Dude Time Doodles

  22. This is gorgeous, love the style and detail on your card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx