WWC183 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge


Welcome to another challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week it’s  Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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My card features an image from Penny Black – Party Friends and  balloons from MFT Beary Special Birthday, which are coloured with a mix of Distress Inks and Distress Oxides and fussy cut. Thread was added to the balloons to add interest.

The brick background uses a Darice EF.  Using Distress Oxide with a fine brush, I added the mortar to the bricks.

The Winnie & Walter Cheers  Cutaway Die was cut from a piece featuring Distress Oxide smooching.

To finish, I stamped small sentiments from Winnie & Walter’s  – Party On Set on the bricks.

I was quite happy with the outcome. It would make a great fun card for any males in the family – either young or older!

This month’s challenge over at Penny Black and More requires ‘B’ items.  Mine include: bricks, blue bike, black cat, blue balloons and boxes (some blue). So many!

Don’t forget to check out the great projects from the Design Team this week over at our blog.  I hope you have a chance to join the challenge this week.




Penny Black and More Challenge – August – *I spy something beginning with ‘B’*


TCP Tuesday #349 Challenge – Birthday

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – August 2018 Challenge

The Male Room Challenge #92 – Wild & Free

Uniko Challenge #48 ‘It’s so much more friendly with two Optional Twist FOR A CHILD

Time Out Challenge #116 – Bright

CWS August Mid-Month Inspiration: Father

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Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

33 thoughts on “WWC183 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge”

  1. Love the every details of the laying! A very creative birthday card! Thanks for joining in the Wild & Free challenge at The Male Room. Please come back with us again.


  2. A really bright and cheery card with all the little parcels and PB Cat, many thanks for joining in with our ‘Boys to Men’ theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  3. This is really cute, so beautifully colored and I love the brick background.
    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week and at Penny Black and More challenge!



  4. This looks amazing! I love the shadow behind the image, this adds so much dimension and interest… The brick wall is the perfect background for this fun birthday cat and I love the cute balloons! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!


  5. This is such a cool design for a masculine card. I really struggle with cards for men, so its nice to see they can still have cute characters on them without being too ‘girly’. That brick background is super cool, so dimensional and the bright colours are definitely screaming ‘party’!! So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!


    1. Hi Gwendolyn. Thanks so much for your very kind comments. I loved the way this card turned out. No the shadows were a part of adding all the fussy cut pieces with raised tape. It’s the easy way to get great natural shadow effects. Helen xx


  6. Such a funny and colorful card! Love the embossed background!
    Thanks for participating in our Uniko Challenge #48 “It’s so much more friendly with two” with the optional twist “for a child”.
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)


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