22 March 2011

Black/ White & Masculine.. UPDATED

Another busy day in the garden am having a day off tomorrow &
going for a walk on the beach (tide permitting have to check that) ..
I have tried again with a "Less is More" creation..this wk the girls want Masculine.
Well this is my masculine creation..I really have tried its not thrown together
honest ..Ive got four fish in the bin that I stamped & wasn't happy with..
The Koi stamp has no name on sorry..stamped up with Vesafine ink then
embossed with clear EP..got a lovely glossy sheen to it.. I looked at me
stamps for a BG, waves, swirls etc..but they all looked too fussy,
 decided on a simple matt & layered B/W look..base card is A5..
landscape..the Chinese proverb stamp is an Elusive Images old one.c

challs for me card..
Less is More wk7  Masculine..
Cupcake Craft chall 134.. Monochromatic
Paper Play challs.wk.11   Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs chall #86   Embossing
Sarah Hurley chall. 34    Embossing..
Paper Pretties wed. chall 145..   Masculine card
One Stitch at a Time 54..  Something for the boys

Thanks for stopping by today all your comms are much appreciated..

Hugs to All Christine xx

 PS ..I made a boo boo only 5 challs allowed with Less is More..sorry girls..


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very cool! Great for a male.
Hugs, Sandra

Suze Bain said...

Super image and sentiment. x

Jan said...

Great card xx Jan

massofhair said...

Fantastic Koi image and i can see why you chose him for this weeks challenge... Fantastic words and so true:-)

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card Christine... simply beautiful!
Thanks so much for this superb entry!
"Less is More"

Lisa said...

Hi Christine, Fab card! I love the CAS style.

Lisa x

Kathyk said...

Simply beautiful


jennie'g' said...

your title for this card says it all less is certainly more it is simply beautifull jenniexx

Chrissy said...

Wonderful....love the proverb

Handmade with Love said...

Lovely card, I love the proverb and the fish image is very good! Tracey x


A perfect "male" card Christine, and so classy. Love the sentiment and the black and white theme - fabulous. I'm so envious of you living so close to Filey beach - it's a wonderful place to be - enjoy your walk! Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Mrs.B said...

Great card Christine - the black and white with this image is so striking! Great proverb with the image.
Enjoy your walk tomorrow.
Avril xx

pinky said...

Stunning card christine, perfect mix of image and sentiment.

Lizzy xx said...

Fantastic! fab image & sentiment...luv it!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Doreen said...

Fabulous card Christine.xxx

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Christine
But I'm so sorry we only allow combinations of 5 in total challenges, including ours
You can leave it there as it;s a super entry but it wouldn't be legible for any prizes
Thanks so much, do hope to see you agin
"Less is More"

sari said...

This is such an elegant masculine card! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! hugs/sari

Debbie said...

A lovely CAS card, so suitable for a man, Hugs Debbie x

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Christine.. this is fab and i love the proverb.
Great Male CAS\card
We also have a monochrome challenge at Ladybug crafts ink this week
Lisa x

Delphine said...

This is so beautiful, Christine! And the proverb is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Claireliz said...

Lovely card Christine, Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week

Faith A said...

This is a fabulous card, love the quote too.

craftykitten said...

Oooh mummy, this is fabulous. It's not a Clarity Stamp is it????? Love the layout - so brilliantly CAS.
Dawn xx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card, well done.

coops said...

fantastic male card christine.i love the mono colour and cas layout and striking image :D

xx coops xx

ding said...

Super card!! the black and white was a perfect choice for the image and sentiment.
Diane x

Poppit said...

I love that you went for the clean and simple look - it's so effective. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge!

Sarah said...

So clean and stream lined. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Karen said...

Oh I love your card!! So simple and so very beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb :o)
Jackie xx

caroline said...

Great card! very elegant in its design.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a beautiful and elegant card ! I love the sentiment too ! GOod luck !

kbrandy4 said...

Fabulous male card Christine, love the verse too. Hugs Hazel xx

Aileen said...

Brill card. Love the image and proverb. x

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Christine and I love the less is more design its gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

America said...

Simply, super fun and way cool. Love it.

Susan said...

Super card....love a black and white --- always so elegant!

KelsMakes!!! said...

So elegant! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week!

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Chocolate Orange said...

Great Card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Something for the boys' challenge.
Choccy x

Natalie said...

lovely :) thanks for playing along with sarah hurley :) x