Thursday, December 22, 2016


Another masculine card today this time a birthday card.  I really like this stamp, has that collage feel to it, This was a set I found at the yard sale at my stamp store.  I have tried coloring it before and just didn't like the outcome so this time I just stamped it directly onto the paper and I think I like this better than when I try to color it.

Stampin up -- Provencal stamp set
Cosmo Cricket -- Fleuriste paper
Spellbinders -- classic square lg die
Hot off the press -- Black Jewel Dazzle stickers
American crafts -- Jute

Wow yesterday it got into the 50's here, after those below freezing temps this actual felt warm, so thankful for these days that give you a little break from the very cold temps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is very pretty! I like the paper combined with the collage stamp, they are the perfect match!

Esther Asbury said...

Great Card, Connie! I like your collage style stamp as well, and you can't beat yard sale prices!!
I'm inviting you to link up to the CropStop Challenge blog where anything goes as long as it's a product line they sell in their store. Stop by and check it out sometime:

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful technique, Connie, and such loveliness in your layers. Just a brief not to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, and to thank you for your on-line friendship. I hope that 2017 is especially good to you, and that the promise of new beginnings creates wonderful journeys! hugs, de

Janice said...

Fabulous male card Connie, the stamp is just perfec....a great buy!

Janice said...

Fabulous male card Connie, the stamp is just perfec....a great buy!

Janice said...

Fabulous male card Connie, the stamp is just perfec....a great buy!

Daniela said...

That's really marvellous, darling Connie !

May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill,
and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.

Have a Merry Christmas, my precious Connie

Xx Dany

Unknown said...

Yes, let your paper do all the work with this type of stamp. It is really beautiful....errr uhm handsome! Love your masculine card! Merry Merry!

Lowcarb team member said...

I like the layers here, a good looking card.

In case the days whizz by even quicker ...and I don't get to visit before Christmas, may I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and all good things for the coming New Year too...

All the best Jan

Gaby Bee said...

Your card looks great. Love the stamp you've used!

Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2017.

Gaby xo

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your card looks wonderful,Connie. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017.

Luci said...

Beautiful use of collage stamp - quite lovely on the printed paper. Merry Christmas!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I like it just like this! Some stamps just don't need coloring. What a wonderful guy card this makes, Connie. I like those Jewel Dazzle stickers, too. A nice embellishment without bulk. I can't believe it's been this long since I did any blog visiting. Catching up now. Hope you had a merry Christmas!