Friday 17 October 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – For the Boys!

Hello, how are things? Good I hope!

So today over at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards  our new challenge is For the Boys! So masculine cards if you please! But do remember that we are a CARD ONLY challenge!

This time we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps
Who are offering is a fab prize to the winner so check out the blog!

Now it was my dad’s 80th birthday at the beginning of the month and he likes cards with humour! So of course I turned to Gus!
He is such a fantastic character and I love the expression on his face! 

Image & Sentiment: Gus – Birthday Recount
Dies: Sizzix ‘Star Framelits’ – Joanna Sheen Signature Dies ‘Starburst’ – Tonic ‘Dad’ – Tattered Lace ‘Happy Birthday’
Punches: WRMK ‘Corner Chomper Stub’
Paper/Card: Neenah Desert Storm – LOTV ‘Petal Fresh’
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers & pencils – Stormy Sky DI
Others:  Gems – Papermania Chalkboard Speech Bubbles - Chipboard numbers coloured with markers and covered with a glitter spray

So ‘man up’ and swagger over to see what my clever teamies have done for this challenge and play along!

Thanks so much for looking and have a good day!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
AUD SENTIMENTS - Challenge #117: Anything Goes
INKY IMPRESSIONS – Challenge #181: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Things That Start With ‘G’ (Gus and Gems)
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – Challenge #21: Anything Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #96: Anything Goes (with a Bugaboo image)
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #216: Happy Birthday
PENNY’S CHALLENGES – Challenge #199: Anything Goes
WHIMSY STAMPS – October Challenge #76: Anything Goes
CRAFTERS CAFÉ – Challenge #86: Use an Image with a Hat


  1. Fabulous card Jane. I love the fun image and sentiment. A wonderful layout and fabulous detailing too.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  2. Love your fabulous image,a gorgeous

  3. Gus is such a fab character Jane, and you've gone a brilliant job with him on this card. Hope Dad liked it!! xx

  4. Brilliant card for your Dad Jane, I just love Gus and Stella! Susan x

  5. Well Jane, for your dad I guess Gus is the one to make a card with, this is one awesome project, great colours and gorgeous image used.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  6. Fabulous creation Jane. Wonderful image, colour and your sublime design detail. Your Dad would have loved it.

  7. Lol, oh Jane this is totally brilliant, love that image and the sentiment the design work is awesome as always.
    lorraine x

  8. Oh my gosh, hilarious Jane! Gus made me giggle like crazy with his recount sentiment! Your Dad is just gonna love this! I really like the red and blue together and your 3d 80, looks amazing! Wonderful masculine card! hugs :)

  9. fab card, love the image and sentiments
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  10. Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments, Jane! I love the humor on this one!! Made me LOL! The 'DAD' die cut[?] fastened with the twine is creative and I really like all the layers! Well done - I bet he loves it!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#117 – Anything Goes]
    RubberMAD (

  11. hahahahah! So cute that sentiment! ;) And i know you Dad will get a giggle out of this! ;) hehe! Very gorgeous colours Jane! And Happy 80th Birthday to your lovely Dad!

    Have a great weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  12. Good morning sweetie, this is just simply gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  13. Oh I so love these images for boy cards. You did a great job with the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  14. Great card Jane, love the fab image and sentiment.

    Donna x

  15. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from

  16. This is fabulous. I adore this card. The image is great, the coloring is wonderful, the layout and embellishments are perfect. This is the awesome-ist card and I know it would make my husband laugh right out loud! GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week in our "G is for..." challenge! Hugs, Gail

  17. Back again Jane with a DT dunce hat on lol. Gorgeous card and image and thanks for playing along in our 'things that start with letter G' challenge.
    aNNie xx
    {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

  18. Jane, you made fantastic male card :-))
    I like image, colours, embelishments, ...
    Hugs, Andreja

  19. Fantastic card, Jane! Love all the diecuts and the cute image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

  20. so stunning jane.fantastic design and colour combo and gus is brilliant ;D

    xx coops xx

  21. The details are simply awesome! I love Gus and the saying you used with him. The die cuts are a perfect touch. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Tamie 4CC DT

  22. Awesome card Jane! I love the sentiment, it made me laugh! Great die cuts. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Inky Impressions.
    Hugs, Ang x

  23. Great card! Thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

  24. Really cute card for birthday. I love combo and embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  25. How fun :) Bet he loved it and I hope he had a great birthday. Great layout too, hugs xx

  26. Hi Jane what a fabulous card love the image & great embellishments. Have a great day xxx

  27. LOL! How cute, Jane! Love that image and sentiment, and the wonderful star details with the bright blues and yellows! Great card! hugs, de

  28. Briliant card Jane! I love Gus & I love your card!
    Dawn xx


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