Monday, 6 May 2013

Just Inklined To Hop

Good morning lovely peeps!
I hope you having a good bank holiday weekend?
Welcome to the May Just Inklined Blog Hop!

It's my turn to host this month so the funs starts here!
The theme, I have chosen is "One For The Boys"
I know many of us find it difficult to make cards for the
men in our lives so I thought the design team could give you 
a little bit of inspiration!

The image I have used is Throwback Fred
He's such a handsome chap! Joiner be day & party animal by night!
I made the sentiment myself a while back. 
If you're anxious to hop on, please do!
Here is the blog hop order
Dawn (That's me)
So your next stop will be the awesomely talentd Tammy!
Don't forget to leave a comment at every stop as we always have 
a prize or two on offer for someone who leaves us some
love along the way!
If you'd like to read more about my card, scroll down!

Spotlight Designer Badge

Here's a closer look at the handsome & debonaire
Throwback Fred! He's such a fun guy & he's been coloured with
a combination of Promarkers & Flexmarkers
The little hammer & saw are brads, I think they are from Woodware.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment.
The distressed edges were done with a pair of serrated scissors
& sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink
The papers are from First Edition Bo Ho Chic & Papermania.

Here's what I did inside! I like to add a little decoration as
I feel it helps the balance of the card!

I've included the sentiment here for anyone who would like it!
Please don't share but tell your friends where they can pick
it up for themselves!

Thanks for hopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Now hop on over to see what Tammy has made for you!
Don't forget to leave a little bit of love at each stop!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
365 Cards - Day 124 {Not so} Heavy Metal
Color Me Creative - Colour any Image, Celebrate Something
Paper Creator's Crafts - For The Boys
Delicious Doodles - Something For The Boys
Crafters Companion - Masculine
Oozak - Anything Goes With Earthtones
Auds Sentiment Challenge - Birthday Sentiment & Birthday Blog Hop
Moving Along With The Times - One For The Boys
Southern Girls Challenge - You Can Say That Again


  1. What a fun card. Love the "tools" embellishments. I am sure most of us can relate to someone who we know.

  2. What a great guy card! Love the tools and fantastic design!

  3. This card is a great design for many of the men in my family xx

  4. I love this Dawn....the image AND the sentiment, which as you know I've used on a few occasions. Brilliant xx

  5. Brilliant card Dawn, fab image for a guy, love your design and colours, kate x

  6. Love this Dawn, I love making men's cards so this hop was right up my ally, lovely card and I've taken your free sentiment thanks for sharing that x Gaynor x

  7. This is fabulous Dawn, love the image and the design of your card is wonderful.

    Linda xxx

  8. Fantastic card Dawn and perfect for the men! Terrific background!

  9. Adorable...great choice of added elements too!
    Joyce xx

  10. Fun image gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  11. Fantastic card, great fun, love the image and distressed backing papers.

    Sylv xx

  12. I love your LO for this card and i must admit the image made me smile.
    Joan x

  13. cool card to go retro with or in my case "my gereration". love it!

  14. Fab card and loving the effect used on the papers!
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts
    Hugs Debbie x

  15. Amazing card here, and sooo fun. I just love it, and thanks sooo much for the free sentiment too, it´s awesome as well.

  16. lovely card.grt coloring and cute brads

  17. I love this - I always love you just inklined designs.... they are so much fun and just look amazing... xxx

  18. Hi Dawn!! Love the card!! and i love the way you have distressed the edges!! i must try this :) xx

  19. Fabulous card - love that image!! You rock too!

  20. What a lovely Just Inklined card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “something for the guys”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  21. This is a gorgeous masculine card! I totally love the wonderful distressed look. Great digi and coloring!!!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  22. hahahaha! Great card, Dawn - love that exaggerated gold chain, and your wonderful details. Your choice of DPs is always so clever. Wonderful man's card! hugs, de

  23. This is such a fun card, it reminds me of my hubby lol x

  24. Fantastic creation, love the torn distressed paper its perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  25. Fabulous card Dawn, I love the fun image and papers too hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  26. great card, as you say just right for Fathers Day.
    love how you have put the card together

  27. What a great card! It is really handsome and made me smile!!

  28. What a great masculine card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at 365 Cards!!

  29. I'm probably one of the few who loves doing guy cards, Dawn, but I've gotten some new inspiration from this one! I tend to forget about distressed edges and they always look so good on masculine cards. Love the little tool embellies! Fantastic card.

  30. This card really made me smile! The image is super cool, and the tools are just the iceing on the cake! Well done!! :)
    Thanks for playing along at the SGC!
    Hugs Siv

  31. Great card!
    Thanks so much for participating in CMC challenge. DT Shannon

  32. Fabulous, love the distressed edges and that paper is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  33. What a fabulous birthday card - very manly! Thanks for joining us at Oozak!

  34. WOW! This is fabulous! I adore the folded paper and the brad in the corner. Just awesome.

    Thanks for playing along with Crafter's Companion!

  35. This is a great masculine card. Thanks for joining in with us this month for the "celebrations" challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.

  36. Your card is fantastic! It puts a huge smile on my face. You coloring skills are awesome! Thanks for playing the Oozak challenge!


  37. Gorgeous card, love the colours & details. Thanks for joining us at Crafters Companion. Good Luck!

    Donna x


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Dawn xx