Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pile It On #13 sponsored by Dude Time Doodles

Dude Time Doodles/Bonibleaux Designs is sponsoring the Pile It On Challenge this week, so we're having a "For/from a Man" challenge (one of my favorite themes!) Perfect time to make some of those male cards by piling on this week's challenges! Pile It On has a great list on their site, as does Feline Playful. This challenge is very special to me, because it brings together two of my teams; I just adore working with these ladies (and gentleman!), and am inspired by their creative work every week.

I used Chef Burly Becky from DTD/BBD and made a side-step card (many thanks to Beate at Splitcoaststampers for the tutorial). This is my first side-step card, and it came out pretty well.

I kept the image pretty simple. The coat and hat are printed on linen paper and pieced onto of the main image, which I colored with Copics. I am particularity proud of his pants, which I checkered with my *new and awesome* Microliner pen. I got the .003 size, and it's fabulous!

The sentiment is by Create with TLC, and I find it particularly fun because we don't eat nuts in our house due to my husband's allergies. That's not to say we're not nutty! I embossed/cut it out with a Sizzix die, added a couple of holes with my Crop-O-Dile, and slid it onto a wooden stick (recycled from a rock-sugar pop!); I attached the piece to the card with actual baker's twine (from a bakery).

I've had this kitchen-themed chipboard piece in my stash forever; I keep saying that I'm going to make a big recipe scrapbook, but this is about as far as I've gotten so far!

The background papers are made by embossing white-core papers and sanding them to reveal the pattern (I used a Tim Holtz folder).

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - D for Dry Embossing
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Add a Sentiment + digi image
Cards for Men: Cheeky Chappies
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - For The Guys + Sentiment
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 109 - Humour

Update: This received a top 3 spot for Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #64!


  1. That's gorgeous hugs Karen

  2. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

  3. Fabulous card, great image and sentiment.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  4. What a wonderful humorous card. The papers are fabulous with this image. Thanks for sharing with us at CCCC, and hope to see you back.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  5. Loving this manly step creation and I had a good chuckle at the sentiment.

  6. Great to see a funny card in our challenge - thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and good luck, Sheila;)X

  7. Cute card and love the sentiment and detail on it. :) Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime.


  8. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  9. Great card! I love the image!

    Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  10. Awesome card!! Love all the images! Your first Step card came out perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


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