Saturday, 19 March 2011

Less is More Masculine

I'm so pleased Hubby isn't working this morning as yet again I've managed to sneak in some early morning crafting! The theme over at Less is More this week is 'Masculine' and I actually always find these a challenge so thanks for that one ladies!

I was so chuffed to be one of their showCASed entrants for a previous challenge and must get the badge up on my blog today - thanks for the honour ladies.

I chose my colours using the Colour Coach and went for Pear Pizzaz, Note Quite Navy and Peach Parfait - no way would I normally have put these together!



Apologies for the quality of the photo - the early morning sun isn't quite on my conservatoire yet!

I've used a mixture of stamps here, the 'Happy' is from Basic Phrases, the 'B' from Broadsheet Alphabet and the 'irthday' is a masked off stamp from the level one Hostess set Afterthoughts. Yes I had to use my Stamp-ma-jig for this at this time of the morning! The Pear Pizzaz paper reminds me a little of a tie pattern so on it went - with me avoiding the temptation to add a strip of Not Quite Navy card down the centre, trust me it looked awful when I placed it there. But then that's the whole point of the challenge - less is more, it's in the name right?

Please hop over and join in as it really is a fabulous challenge and it's so lovely to visit the other entrants and leave comments too.

On the subject of challenges, if you want to have a go at scrapbooking and you like clean and simple, you still have a couple of days left to enter my monthly challenge. You can find all the details and the prize information HERE.

Hope you've got the sunshine today too.
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40 comments:

  1. Up with the lark again Victoria!
    This is super, all that Stampamajiggiging too!
    You're absolutely right about the paper looking like a tie... it really does.
    Thanks for another super submission!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Fab masculine card, I must admit I did shudder when I saw this weeks challenge!

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  3. Fab Card Victoria. Love the colours together. May need to get that alphabet now!

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  4. Flippin` eck Victoria you were quick off the mark this morning. How do you produce such fabby cards at a moments notice? I need at least 3 hours just to think about it.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. Hi victoria
    This is just super! Agree about the background paper, isn't it FAB
    Perfect male CAS card
    Thanks so much for entering and so well deserved for our showCASe last week
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. wow-quick again this week. are you getting a tip off from Chrissie LOL!
    Love this card and great for a man.
    Lynn x

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  7. WOW - you are WELL speedy! and with such a fab entry too - love those colours

    Kathyk

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  8. Brilliant card and yes the paper does so look like a tie. Well done for last week.
    Diane xx

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  9. Morning Victoria, what a fabby card. Perfect! have a fabby Saturday!

    Ali x

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  10. Fabulous card, love that dp.
    Cathy xx

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  11. wow that was a quick entry - well done - it does look like a tie - love it

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  12. Oh heck, I wish I could get up early enough to sneak in some 'early morning crafting'.....lol!
    Great card, I too struggle with 'Man' cards, love the colour scheme it works really well.

    Have a lovely weekend (we have sunshine, again...woohoo!!!)

    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  13. Well done for being first again! Those colours work really well together. Great card!

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  14. Lovely card I like the clean lines xx Jan

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  15. Lovely card for a man , would suit so many ages.
    Nicky

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  16. First on this morning - you've been so quick!!

    And it was worth it. Love the colours, and the paper. I really like how you mixed stamps to create the sentiment - it's fab!

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  17. Love the simplicity of this card....Great for a man.


    Anne

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  18. WOW love the card and definitely masculine, Thanks for sharing, Hazelxoxo

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  19. Lovely card and I like the mixture of colours.
    Maureen.........x

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  20. Very stylish and it's nice to see these colours on a male card.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  21. This is a great card, lovely choice of colours. Jo x

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  22. Great male card Victoria, the papers are fab.
    Hope you are well,
    Love Sarita xx

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  23. Love the masculine colours and such a clean design x

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  24. Oh lovely card, must try your stamping technique with the different fonts.

    Sam x

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  25. My first thought was that striped paper looks like a tie. Perfect card for a guy!

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  26. Super card Victoria, love the use of different fonts, great idea! x

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  27. Love your card. Simpel and strong!

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  28. Gosh your card looks brilliant. I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  29. A great masculine card Victoria. Well done on being chosen for the showcase. Sue.x

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  30. Great card Victoria. Love the use of the fonts.

    It's really strange you chose this colour combo, I used the same on a Mother's Day Card I've just done! x

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  31. Love the paper, great card.
    jenjoy x

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  32. Great card and well done on being the first on display this week too :O) Viv xx

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  33. Absolutely perfect!!
    Kerry x

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  34. A very clean and classis card, love the colour combo

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  35. WowEEEEE this is fabulous, so brilliantly simple its fantastic.

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  36. This is a really elegant card, I love the colours you've used and the bp is great.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  37. Hello there, love your card, those colours work perfectly here,:0) xxx

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  38. Great card, Just perfect for the challenge. x

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  39. Wonderful card
    Hug Sylvie x

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