Sunday, October 19, 2014

Masculine Birthday

Yesterday I actually had a few extra minutes and decided to draft the post for today.  And then my computer decided to do some editing and deleted the whole thing.  Don't you just love these machines?  So I begin again....

My brother's birthday is Wednesday.  I've used a freebie Pine Forest digi image from Beccy's Place to make him this card:
The papers, birthday stamp, frame stamp, colored wood trinkets, and ink are all CTMH products.

When we were kids, my dad planted 3 small pine trees in a triangle outside the back door.  At first we played "Jack be Nimble" and jumped the little trees.  As they and we grew, the trees became 1st, 2nd, and 3rd bases for our wiffle games.  One tree was lost in a storm a few years ago.  The two remaining trees are so huge they touch each other and have become wonderful bird sanctuaries.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Beccy's Place October Challenge - use any Beccy image 
Crafty Catz Challenge #251 - Black + one other color (green)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #117 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge # 90 - Use Freebies/Prizes  (The image is a freebie and I won the green CTMH paper in a raffle.)
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #33 - Anything Goes + Monochrome twist


  1. I love these trees from Beccy's Place - I have used them a few times myself. Great masculine image and card! I like the little wooden arrows!

  2. Your card is wonderful Debi, you've done a great job putting it together. The pine green colours were a great choice to match with the image.
    I enjoyed reading your little story about the three pine trees too, what a great memory.

  3. Great "mancard" the free digi you used! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

  4. a lovely scene with your free stamp,thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Catz, hope to see you again

  5. A really nice looking card. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this time around.
    Love n hugs

  6. Wonderful card, sure your brother will love it.

  7. Awesome monochromatic card! All those pines look simply neat! The pattern paper is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Birthday Challenge.

    Tamie 4CC DT

  8. Wonderful male card, great image and paper choices.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.

  9. Perfect male card, so simple and clever. Love this rich green, it goes so well with black. Thank you for joining our 'black plus one' challenge at Crafty Catz and don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new one. Good luck in the draw!
    Anna xxx

  10. WOW! Fantastic masculine card, Debi. Love the black and green combo. Wonderful paper choices.


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