Saturday, 16 February 2013

Out of my pink comfort zone... or what??!!

Hi Bestest Blogging Buddies...

Yes... before you ask...  you are at Christine's blog....  you haven't got lost along the way, nor is blogger being a baddie and mis-directing your mouse...  it's ME!!  With very much an un-me card!! LOL

You probably all know that I don't normally do male cards... in fact when people ask me would I make one for their hubby/son/brother......  the answer is a swift NO!!!

But, needs must, as it's time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss... and this time the theme is "For Your Men".  Soooooo  this is what I came up with!!  I got the idea from Pinterest a little while back - at the time I thought 'i have that punch!'....  and knew I wanted to try it out.  I chose the most male type colours in my cardstock pile....  it's pretty self explanatory really!  You just have to be careful to get the punch lined up on both sides of each piece.  I started off with 1.5 inch strips before punching... which gave me the right size.

Items used:

  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • Various blue cardstock
  • MFT Die-namics Fishtail Banner die
  • MFT Die-namics Star die
  • Paper Smooches Sentiment
So there you go... no pink, no glitter, no gems, and no image......  What's to become of me??!!  I don't know...... the things I do for my DT positions!!

This time we're sponsored by:

Why not pop over to Totally Gorjuss for more fabulous male card ideas from my lovely teamies..  and to see if you were a winner in our last challenge!

Take care all and have a good weekend..
Big hugs
Christine x


  1. Very nice Christine I really like that idea male cards are so difficult especially for the older ones
    jacqui x

  2. What a fab way to use the border punch, Christine - I gotta try taht! and I love your non-pink, non-adulterated card!

  3. I think your comfort zone has shifted cos you fit perfectly into a whole lot more styles than you think!
    I must have been under a rock, I seem to have missed soooooooo much here but first I have to say I LOVE the baby video!! It made me smile so much and darn well cheered me up for the day!
    Love this card, love the cards below too, love the baby, getting the picture?
    Hugs Laurie xx

  4. I don't know you you are, or what you've done with Christine, but please release her back to us safely.

    Whilst here, I would say that I love your card, it's fab for a guy and I think I may have to case that one sometime.


  5. ooh i love the way you used that punch .. a fab CAS , modern male card
    Lisa x

  6. Fab card Christine - saw the original on Pinterest and think it looks even better in blues for a male.
    Denise xx

  7. Gorgeous as always hun...and loving the colours too...:o)

    hope you are having a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. Fabulous male card Christine, love how you have used that punch.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  9. Well done you for attempting the challenge and not just saying 'no'
    Great idea and looks really good, fab punch.

    Kath x

  10. Lol, hope you've recovered after making this! It's absolutely fab and I've pinched it for my inspiration folder. Pesky men, why do they have to have cards?!

  11. It's a brilliant man card Christine, I love it :)

  12. oh hun this is brilliant what a great design just love it,perfect hugs Cherylx thanks for all the lovely and kind comments you leave hun,xxxxxxxxx

  13. Morning sweetie this is fabulous, I love it huggles Pops x x x

  14. It's a wonderful design Christine, I couldn't have done it!
    Blue may be the new pink....?
    Chris xxx

  15. Think I must be going gaga Christine could have sworn I had seen this & left you a comm..clever way to use this punch quite manly lovely colour combos with the can go back to your comfort zone now

    smiles Christine the other one.XX

  16. So pretty Christine! You make ANY color look fabulous ;)

  17. It's fab Christine, what a great design... I've also got that punch, so might have a go at this :o) Hugs, Lisa x


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