Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Deer Nephew

I have tried to make today's card quite masculine - it's for an 18 year old boy - a very difficult age to create for! I've moved away from traditional colours and cutesy images and used a very proud-looking deer die-cut I got at a recent craft fair (a bag of 10 for a pound!) he was originally kraft coloured but I coloured him using a black pro-marker to match the base card.

The patterned paper came from a pad I bought at Pound World/land/whatever! They often stock some really useful crafty items and basics such as coloured card, gems and double sided tape.

I've mounted the die onto some dull gold embossed backing paper using foam pads and added a pearl coloured with a red pro-marker for his nose. The greeting was created in Publisher using The Urban Way font.

I've entered this card into the current challenges at:

Dream Valley Challenges - Winter animals
Crimbo Crackers #120 - anything goes
Creative Moments #107 - anything goes
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #305 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas to die for
Watercooler Wednesdays - masculine anything goes

Thanks for popping in!



  1. What a wonderful card for your nephew, Sharon. Love the masculine colours and that hint of fun with the brilliant red nose. Perfect touch. I love the layout and background designer paper you've used. Thanks for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. So cute and pretty Sharon. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Your nephew is going to love this, Sharon! This is a great masculine card. I like the touch of whimsy with the red nose. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  4. You've made a perfect card for your nephew! The gold backing mimicked by the gold stars in the background work beautifully with the deer! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Great card for a young or older man. That dsp really sets up a nice background for your single dear. Thanks for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine challenge.

  6. What an elegant card, just right for a sophisticated young man! (All teens think they are sophisticated, my son certainly did lol!) Seriously, this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B DT x

  7. Nice masculine card. It's perfect for your nephew. Thanks for linking up to our challenge as well as so many others! Please join us again at Watercooler Wednesday!