Saturday 23 February 2019

Cool Dude

This is the birthday card I made for my super cool snowboarding brother in law.
For both his and my sister’s 45th birthday they went on holiday. My sister learnt to ski last year which was a long time ambition of hers and they went on holiday together in January for the first time without any kids and had a fabulous time.
This was the first digital image I have coloured in my new craft room which was pretty exciting :) The image is from Meljen’s Designs and the Cool Dude sentiment from Pollycraft, both of whom have now closed down.
I knew exactly what image I wanted to use so started with my patterned paper from Basic Grey and that dictated my colour palette. I added the ribbon for a bright pop of colour and the Happy Birthday sentiment has been recycled from a shop brought card. Photography on this was not the best as the metallic finish on the wording picked up the light source no matter which direction it was turned.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – A5
Image – Cool Snowboarder by Meljen’s Designs (closed)
Paper – Basic Grey
Sentiment – Cool Dude by Pollycraft Digital Stamps (closed)
Embellishments – Self adhesive Docrafts ribbon

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. A super male card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. Such a fun card for your brother-in-law! And how exciting that you have a new craft room too! I hope you get hours and hours of crafting pleasure there.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  3. Oh wooow so many challenges you join good Luck dear Mandy and your Boys Card is cool I love that DP Looks like the one you add as topping in Donut I dont know the Name in English :) I visit you from The Crafty Catz your Card is in front of mine/Before mine...Happy Weekend Mandy see you Maybe around

  4. Great masculine card and image-sounds perfect for your BIL.Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  5. Mandy what a great card, suited for all ages. I am sure your brother in law will treasure it. Thanks for Joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  6. Hi just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  7. Hi Mandy, a fun card for your brother-in-law, love the background paper you have chosen. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our 100th Challenge, good luck in the prize draw. I hope you will join us again in the future... Megan DT LPoCF

  8. What a fun card for your BIL. Know he will love it!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  9. Yeah… this is really cute! I like it!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    *GDT* Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  10. Super male card! What a stunner! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  11. Nice image and fun colors, great job :-) Good luck in the draw. Thanks for joining us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog . Hugs Neva

  12. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  13. Thanks for your second submission, Mandy. Nice masculine card! The confetti patterned paper is the perfect background.
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  14. Cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  15. A brilliant male card. Super backing paper and image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  16. Love it! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! DIGISTAMP challenge. Hope you continue to participate in our yearly challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  17. What a cute card, thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Stamp Society .

  18. Amazing card!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  19. Great card with lovely colours and design. Thanks for joining us over at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs

  20. What a great card, super design. Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x

  21. Super fun card! I can feel the excitement of snowboarding from the safety of my livingroom! I sure hope he has a Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing this with us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Crafty Creations Challenges

  22. Fabby card. Thanks for joining in over at
    Denise DT xx

  23. this is the perfect male card - always tricky to do.
    Great to have you stop by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  24. I'm back with my Colour Crazy challenge hat on.. So glad to see your sweet dude again. great colors and fun image. I like the background paper choice. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy
    Billie A
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Catch The Bug
    Creative With Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Always Fun Challenges
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner
    Crafty Catz

  25. Great card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Craft challenge, good luck! Dawn Guest DT

  26. fabulous and great card Mandy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  27. A great design. Very beautiful card. Thank you for joining our challenge. Crafting With An Attitude.
    Bożena DT CWAA

  28. Great Male Card - Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

  29. A super cool card. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede and Crafting From the Heart.

  30. What a "cool" guy card, Amanda! I'm wearing 2 DT hats today - We're tickled to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month and also at QKR Stampede. Thanks and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  31. Such a COOL DUDE! Nice to see a guy card! Thank you for joining us at Paper Craft Business Challenge! Come back soon! -DT Meghan Kennihan (

  32. Awesome card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

  33. Great card for a boy. Love that cute image. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  34. Such a cool image!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  35. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

  36. A sweet boy card , thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue x

  37. Cool card. Thanks for joining us in our Anything but Square challenge at Addicted to Stamps
    Julie T


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