Sunday 10 March 2019

The Boss's Birthday Card

This is the card I have made for the boss’s birthday.
I have to be honest and say I struggle with men’s birthday cards so the year I am trying to push myself to do more male cards.
This card has been made using the very 1st rubber stamp I bought from Docrafts many many moons ago. It was heat embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured with Promarkers. I have to say I had my Promarkers in storage and unused for nearly 4 years  and not one of them dried up in that time. I was very impressed as I have the whole collection and it would have been very expensive to replace them.
The paper is from a Hunky Dory magazine . I just loved the firework effect and it matches the dynamic character of my employer. The paper was edged with a purple Promarker and I also made a border around the card with it to add a bit more definition.

The layout of the card was designed from this weeks sketch #155 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday . I have added offcuts of silver card and the glittered card is from DCWV. I have a set of rainbow coloured drawers from Costco and my scrap papers are only allowed to fill the top 2 drawers. I go to those before cutting into any other paper. When I had a clearcut before boxing up to move I was super embarrassed about how many offcuts I had amassed. I gave a good few boxes of supplies to a friend of mine that runs a craft club for senior citizens so nothing went to waste. 

I am however determined not to fill my new craft space with crap and actually USE my supplies. I am sure we have all seen the meme about collecting craft supplies and actually using them being 2 separate hobbies......
As a finishing touch I embellished with some chipboard letters and star gems

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – 6” square
Images – rubber stamp from Docrafts
Paper – Hunky Dory
Sentiment – Chipboard letters
Techniques – Rubber stamping, Heat embossing
Embellishments - Star gems

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


  1. Super male card - they are so hard to make, I agree! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, Juliexx

  2. Great male card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Wendy DT for

  3. A really bright and cheery card and clever way to incorporate the circles, thanks so much for joining in our 'Going round in circles' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Beautiful card and great paper choices. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for join us at the challenge Colour it, Create it, Show it off.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  6. What a marvelously bright and cheerful birthday card, Mandy! Thanks for playing along at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Fabulous masculine card definitely a Happy Birthday card.Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  8. What a fab card!

    Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers and Creative Moments also,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Hi just popping back to say ---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  10. Fantastic card,great colors and design...Thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  11. Brilliant male card Mandy.i love the fab stamp and it looks great embossed, your papers and design are stunning.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at LTCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Lovely card Mandy, thanks for joining us in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  14. A great male card, so glad your Promarkers were all OK! Thanks so much for joining in with our March numbers/letter challenge over at Country View Crafts xx

  15. Great guy card. I struggle with men's cards too. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  16. Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs

  17. Great card! Lovely!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator and Owner.

  18. This looks just like a party . . . in card form! Love the fireworks paper; it adds to the celebration feel! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs, Jo's Scrap Shack, and LTSCB.

  19. Oh I really like this card. Also great take on the sketch.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  20. A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at QKR Stampede.

  21. I love the sketch and all the special elements you've included. I have those same drawers which I use for my scraps! Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday Challenge.

  22. Great card for a fella. You did a great interpretation of the sketch you used too. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create this time. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dawn DT xxx

  23. Glad you have found a love for your promarkers again! Great card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this challenge. Vic, Colour Crazy Challenge DT. x

  24. Another gorgeous card! I love the layers! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge! Please come again! DT Meghan

  25. What a fun and bright birthday card. Love the details. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday and over @ Angie's Digital Stamps, Colour Crazy Challenge, Sweet Sketch and Outlawz. AJ DT JFF, ADS, CCC, SSW & OL .. (^_^) ..

  26. Oh Mandy I do love you birthday card, it's a great sketch to use up those scraps which we all have. Love your colours and papers used. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  27. Great job! I love your take on the sketch and you did a good job of reducing your stash! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place To Start Challenge

  28. Awesome card, thanks for playing along with Creatieve Playground.

  29. I am back again!
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  30. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

  31. Great colouring! Thanks so much for joining in at I ❤ Promarkers! Hope to see you again!

  32. Mandy this is so beautifully designed and perfect for our March challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  33. Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  34. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More.
    x Daniela

  35. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  36. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional CAS” 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)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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