10 June 2015

BIRTHDAY MONSTER {Fresh Brewed Designs Masculine Challenge}

Dude or Masculine

A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs which is DUDES and/or MASCULINE. I have used these fun images called BOB and PEACE BE STILL , which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.

She has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The folded embellishments have been created with a square punch. The design papers and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The cloud background has been done with dry chalks.

I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
Sister Act - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Sisters of Craft - ATG
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + Sentiment (Markers, Digi, Die Cut)
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Moving Along with the Times - Happy Birthday
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafts 4 Eternity - Birthday
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Catch the Bug - ATG
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
Great Impressions - June ATG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - For a Man (1/1)
Digi Choosday - Fathers Day/Man
Papertake Weekly - Something for the Boys
Crafty Boots - Fathers Day/Man in your Life
Love to Scrap - Fathers Day/Masculine
Memas Crafts - Graduation or Masculine
Ooh la la Creations - Here comes Summer
The Paper Girls - Fathers Day/Masculine
Whoopsi Daisy - Summer Fun
Pile it On - For/Featuring Father or Man
A Gem of a Challenge - Something Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sunshine (1/1)
My Time to Craft - Male
Bloggers - Boys of Summer
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Summer Fun
Crafts 4 Eternity - Birthday
Fussy and Fancy - Fun in the Sun
Simply Create Too - Masculine

Leaving you with a photo of a project I am doing on the side.  I have just recently learnt to crochet.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.
My sincere apologies for not getting round to visiting your beautiful blogs and leave some love.  
Life is definitely in the way at the moment and keeping me from fun things. 
Promise I will be visiting all of you in due course - all the love you have left here has been saved.
Thank you for understanding xxx

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  1. What a brilliant card Desire, love the chap!! I have taught myself to crochet over the past year and am thoroughly enjoying it...looking forward to seeing your finished project xx

  2. This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeeeee the guy and the palm tree!!!!!!!!

  3. What a Fabulous Male Card and a well put together scene.

  4. This is such a fun card Desire, love the backgrounds.
    Hugs Veerle

  5. Again, a gorgeous card Desire!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

  6. Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  7. You are so right...no one escapes :-) Lovely card Desire xx

  8. What a real fun card Desire, a bit how I feel at the thought of another birthday. Your crochet looks lovely, I hope you are going to share when it's finished.

    B x

  9. great card
    have a nice day

  10. Very fun card!! Your created a great scene and your coloring is wonderful. Super fun masculine card! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  11. this is a fantastic card Desire and it looks great.
    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  12. so gorgeous Desire
    and thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  13. Oh! Desire...lol...he is fabulous with his not so happy expression..what a fun card..the birthday monster keeps chasing me too and i'm slowing down a lot so he keeps catching me..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. Well done on mastering crochet Desire! A fab man themed card too. x

  15. Ha! This really made me smile Desire, love it! Also loving the look of your crochet, hugs Carole Z xx

  16. Such a fun card Desire. Carol x

  17. Fabulous, love the sentiment. Congratulations on you learning crocheting.
    Linda xxx

  18. Loving Bob with the Monster sentiment! How cute! As is your crocheting.

  19. Great design with a fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.

  20. Another awesome card--a fabulously masculine!!! I LOVE the sentiment/image combo--LOL! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  21. Too, too cute! Really fun image, design, and sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  22. What a lovely fun male card , your always put together such lovely cards, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  23. a brilliant summer card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  24. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining is with our Birthday challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs Michele x

  25. This is so gorgeous and with such lovely colours ! Hugs, Evie

  26. Just brilliant how you combined the two very differnt digis to make one cohesive scene. Love your colouring and the sentiment is perfect. It makes me think of the old movie, "Creature from the Black Lagoon".

  27. Fabulous - love those t bag folds
    Annie xxx
    MTTC Guest Designer

  28. Such a fun card. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    613 Avenue Create DT

  29. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  30. Hi there Desire!! What a fabulous masculine card...love all your homemade paper embellishments! Beautifully designed card...thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy! Good luck!
    Take care,

  31. Great card thanks for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

  32. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week x

  33. What a funny image and greeting, this card is hilarious. Great pinwheels! Thanks for joining us for our birthday challenge at Moving Along with the Times! x Jessie

  34. Beautiful colours, image and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.
    Agnieszka DT

  35. What an awesome masculine card Desire! I love the beautiful scene you've created and that fun image! Fabulous crochet flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

  36. What a fabulous scene, Desire! A great masculine card! thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  37. Cute card, thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

  38. Fabulous masculine card and love the deadpan image and great B.paper and embellishments
    Carol x

  39. Just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  40. What a fantastic image and gorgeous setting.. great fun! And I adore your crochet flowers. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT xx

  41. Brilliant, fun male themed card Desire the scene and design are amazing, superb make.
    Lorraine x

  42. What a cool layout you created on this date. Wonderfully done. Thanks you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.

  43. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Mema's Crafts, good luck in the challenge.

  44. This is brilliant I could do with some R & R and thank you so much for sharing with us at LTSCB. hope to see you back next challenge and good luck

  45. Fabulous card! Love the sentiment... what a hoot!
    Love how you incorporated the fancy folds.

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap!
    Best of luck with your entry.
    Tammy DT

  46. What a card! This is superb, love the design and colours, your paper folded embellishments and obviously that fab sentiment. Great card Desire and well done you in mastering the art of crochet, those flowers are o sweet, Jx

  47. This is so much fun! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of 'Male Cards/Fathers Day'. Yvonne (DT)

  48. Great card and I love the colours you have chosen gives a real tropical island feel to the card Thanks for entering our 'Here Comes Summer' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations Alli xx

  49. Great card, love the fun image and tea bag folding
    Thanks for sharing it with us in our Fathers Day challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine DT member
    Digi Choosday DT member
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

  50. Love this card, made me smile ! The sentiment is perfect, and more of those folded shapes too, great idea to make them square. (Also love your crocheted flowers). Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT x

  51. This card is super adorable! I love it! I love those folded embellishments too, I have never seen anything like that! It looks so neat! I also love that you used Copic and chalk to color this! Thanks for joining the Word Art Wednesday challenge!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday

  52. What a beautifull card, love the details !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door

  53. Lovely Card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, Louise DT x

  54. LOL....such a fun and cute card! Love the colouring! ;-)

  55. Fabulous card Desire, I love the cute image and great layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  56. Fabulous card and such fun. Love those folded embellishments. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  57. This is a fabulous card Desire, such a wonderful summer scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  58. Such a fun card Desire, love the sentiment. Just perfect for our challenge at Ooh La La Creations, thanks for sharing. Michelle x


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