Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dueling Darling's April challenge - Masculine!

It's the 15th of the month and time for another duel with the Divas and the Dazzlers.  This month team leaders, LauraJean for the Divas and Terry for the Dazzlers, chose a masculine theme.  LJ sent the Divas an awesome kit just full of terrific papers, ribbons, and embellishments along with a terrific lawn mower image and coordinating sentiments.    So here is my card both front and inside:

Here are the items I used from the Kit:
Images:  Lawn Mower and Sentiments are from "Hey, Man!" A*Muse Art Stamps
Patterned Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle (Paradise Collection)
Ribbon:  Copper Brown and Green Gingham (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Ribbon Slide, Brown Felt

From my own stash I added SU cardstock in Close to Cocoa,  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and small buttons.  The image panels were cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities, colored with Copic Markers and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper.  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday (MOJO236)


I'm also entering this in the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C132 using buttons as seen here:

A special bonus challenge was to mention the special guys in my life and I almost forgot to do this!  My special guys are my husband (we just celebrated are 49th anniversary) and my 2 sons.  Today, I'm thinking of my dad who would have  been 98 years old on April 13th.  I miss him so much and he was a very loving dad and did so much for my sisters and me and our children.

Check out the rest of the Divas' cards here:

And also visit the Dazzlers starting with their leader Jeanette here:

Thanks for coming by!  I would love to hear what you think of my masculine card.  Wishing you a blessed day!!


  1. Awesome card Judy! I love the layout, what a great idea using it for a sketch challenge too!

  2. This is so cute! I love the shape you made around the image! Great layout :)

  3. such a great masculine card...very fun...I fixed your Mojo link so that you can see your card, no problem at all; you are #221...thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

    enjoy *~*

  4. This is an awesome card judy, I love the buttons on the lawnmower wheels! Glad you liked the kit, this is such a fun group to be a part of :)

    Hugs ~LJ

  5. Oh! Great idea using buttons for the wheels! Very awesome card!

  6. Judy, great job on this duel! I love how you used so many of the papers. I am going to have to CASE that idea!

    Oh and the pimpin' wheels on your mower are great!

  7. Judy--what a colorful card. I really like all of the layers of the patterned paper and think the nestie you used for the image is perfect!

  8. I love the button wheels!!! How cute!!

    Great card Judy! Love the way you used the DP and followed the sketch!

  9. oh my gosh Judy!! this is too both layered our card w/ different d/ps!!!!
    How funny is that?? lol....
    I loveee how U inserted the focal immie in that particular fun nestie...and to add buttons for the wheels is just priceless and it looks awesome!
    Beautiful detailed finish on the inside too...well done...sooo well done!!!!♥

  10. WOW!!! Judy, your card is wonderful! I love!!!!!!!!!! love! LOVE the wheels on your lawnmower! Very clever!!!

  11. Awesome card Judy, I love how you used buttons for the wheels of the, love, love the layout it truly showcases the dsp that LJ sent. you did an amazing job with this kit....

  12. Faaaabulous, miss Judy!! These is divine! I love the rich colors and design, perfect sketch! Lovely inside pattern, too! So,glad you are a darlin! Xoxo

  13. Oh, Judy, there are so many awesome details on your card, I don't know where to begin!! Buttons for wheels on the mower=brilliant! Love the layout and your colors. The Nestie die cut you chose is perfect for a guy, it looks like gears. And I am admiring how you finished the inside of your card. Very nicely done!