Monday 31 August 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge # 18

I really don't know how Becky manages to do it but every fortnight she seems to come up with an even better sketch! This one was no exception and I thoroughly enjoyed using it for challenge 18 at Sketch & Stash.
I used the sketch for one of this month's dreaded men's cards, and I can honestly say it inspired me, as prior to this I hadn't a clue what I was going to make for our friend's birthday card. We originally met this couple in 2001 on a cruise and we've been friends ever since (in fact his wife is my BF!) He loves the sea, so I know the nautical theme will go down well with him.

Card Details:
* Images - Hot off the Press
* Papers - K & Co
* Sentiment - PC generated
* Everything else from my stash

I do hope that you may find time to join in the fun with us for this challenge, but even if you can't manage that, please try to check out the cards that the other girls have made as they are fabulous!

I'm just popping a link here to 'spread the word' about Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential, a brand new challenge blog that will be starting in October. At the moment Viki is looking for some DT members, so if you'd like to know more about it take a look here


Beryl K said...

Wow Chrissie, this is just fabulous for a man card. He will love it
Beryl x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A lovely Man's card Chrissie - good job!

Annie said...

Brill card Chrissie - I agree with you on the sketches they are great every time. I must try to join in with this one. Been so busy lately.

ann xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous male card Chrissie, your friend will love it and the thought thats gone into it hugs Jill xx

Michele Kovack said...

What a fabulous masculine card! Love that image!

Beryl said...

The colouring and image are just right for a man's card and I'm sure your friend will love it. Great sketch too. I'll try to enter this time. So much catching up to do - do I enter the challenges or spend all day catching up with the blogs? Pity I can't do both at once.
Hope you are both well.
Beryl xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Chrissie,
Since getting a new PC I have at last found your blog again!! I see you have definitely found your mojo again....all your cards are beautiful!!! The last one I saw was in July so it's been good to catch up with you again. Well done my friend!!
Love Sheila xx

Anne said...

Fabby man's card Chrissie. Hugs x

Irene said...

Hello Chrissie

A fantastic man's card and just perfect. I loved the ship image.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely creation!! Love your take on the sketch with this!! I'm always on the search for those masculine cards!! :) Thanks so much for your shout out about Saturday Spotlight challenge blog!! I sure hope that you will join us in the challenges and good luck with the give away!! HUGS!!!

Saturday Spotlight

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chrissie,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Barbara said...

Chrissie, this is beautiful! I love ships and this really caught me eye!


Becky said...

Love your card Chrissie, men's card are always so hard but you did a great job once again!!
Love Becky xx

having a {me} day said...

Great idea for a man card & just the perfect papers. katxx

Karin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment.

Your male card is beautiful. You did a really great job!

X karin

iReneM said...

What a brilliant man's card, Chrissie.
great image and just love the colours you used.