Friday, 2 November 2012

One for the boys

Hello!

This week I received a couple of new stamp sets in the mail. They're from Mama Elephant. Today I've used Basic Borders for the first time. And I CASEd Laura Bassen, who is the queen of plaid, as well as being superwoman of CAS.

This is my card.
Now, I realise that my sentiment is a bit low. I thought about adding that top strip, then I thought I wouldn't, and stamped the sentiment, and then decided I needed that brown strip. Argh! Anyway, you get the idea!

I masked off the top section of the card and stamped the stripes to create the plaid. I did create a nice, neat line, but the card was missing something, so I added that brown strip.  Colours used were SU! Early Espresso, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, and PTI Fresh Linen. I think Mama Elephant Basic Borders might be the solution to my "man card" creativity problems for a while. I love these stripes! Sentiment is Hero Arts Say It All.

The colours come from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #156They're so rich and scrumptious, aren't they?
Perfect colours for the theme over at CAS-ual Fridays #77 where we've been asked to make a masculine card.
Before I go, I have a couple of photos for you. One is my constant companion and photography assistant, Coco.
The other, I thought about NOT showing, because it shows a bit too much leg for comfort, but it is fun, and it makes me smile, so I'll show you. :-)  Last week-end I attended a Halloween party, and dressed up in the costume I've wanted to wear since I was about 8 years old (that's a long time ago!).
Not bad for a 40-something Wonder Woman, hey? Oh, and sneaking at the back of the photo is my littlest witch.

Thanks for dropping by today, and please don't laugh too hard at my dress-ups photo. ;-)

Michelle
xxx

23 comments:

Barb said...

I dub thee...Wonder Woman of plaid...that's an awesome plaid pattern. the colors are perfect as is your stamping. i love it.

Karen M said...

Wow, Michelle, this really caught my eye! I love the simplicity of it yet the depth of colour, gorgeous! Kx

Meadie said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the colours! Great photos too, hugs x x

Lynn said...

You look awesome! Go superwoman!!! I love your gorgeous card...the plaid is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

Holy cow, that plaid turned out awesome! What a fabulous mix of colors. Thanks too for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said...

plaid...you stamped that plaid?! LOVE it...gotta try that...awesome take on The Play Date Cafe colors!

check you out...Wonder Woman! Excellent!!!!! Wahooooo for the 40-somethings:)

Laura B. said...

Wonder Woman of plaid!! Love your card and your costume!! So cute!

Jenny said...

Loving the plaid...great colour choices too :0) top prize has to go to you as Wonder Woman though... Brilliant :0)
Jenny x

pamela said...

yay for plaid! it will be the next trend :D

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, so adorable - all of it! Your little one is a delight and you are a rocking Wonder Woman Ms. 40-Something!! Take it from me, YOLO!! (You Only Live Once, but you knew that.) Good for you for going for your 8-year-old dream and that is NOT too much leg, Missie!

Which little person has the dog costume, because, I'm sorry, but of the three of you, that one wins the prize!!

Your plaid card is perfect. I like it with the sediment tucked inside the necessary brown strip, like a pocket hankie. And I'm a sucker for anything plaid. The whole thing is Yummo!

donna mikasa said...

Your plaid design turned out great! I'm inspired to try it with my Mama Elephant stamps. And you were an awesome Wonder Woman, too!

T to the Essa said...

oh my!! I love this card! And your costume is awesome... what a great bod ;)

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/11/52-card-pickup-week-44.html

Wida said...

your costume
your card
your legs!
all fantastic!!!

Marybeth said...

Love your beautiful bold plaid card! You make a great Wonder Women ,and should be proud of how trim you are. Adorable( I mean scary) little witch in the background.

Virginia L. said...

Oh my...what to start? Gorgeous CAS plaid card (cased from Laura) and Halloween costume and modeling... (you look pretty WONDERfully HOT)!
Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Love your plaid!

...and that costume?! Oh my gosh. Awesome. (Although I'm sure you knew I would love it!)

maria f. said...

That card is so cool - so clean. And then the treat of the photo :) TFS.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Seriously, what an amazing WW! If only I could look that great in my 40-something body, lol! Fun card, too! I love the plaid! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Rachel W K said...

love that you made your own plaid with the stamps! gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Julie Hoffman said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!!

Deb said...

Love your plaid card! And your costume rocks! My little one was dressed in the same costume. I hope to share those photos on the blog soon.

Suzanne said...

Coco! I just want to give him a big ole hug!!!! SO CUTE! And you look great too!

LOVE your card! It is a perfect CAS card - great design! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!!