Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Boy oh Boy...

Good evening Sassy Sisters! 
(I like that, do you think it will catch on?)
Today I thought we'd have something different, and go all manly...
well....sort of... ;)

 I've used No 1 fan
just look at his cheeky little face!! I LOVE him!!

Did you know he can come and live with you for just £4.29!!! 
then you can pinch his little cheeks as much as you like!!
And all your Sassy girls will adore him ;)

I do love making cards for boys and men, and lets face
it, we all HAVE to do them from time to time...
Sometimes its tricky when you can't use your ribbons and flowers... but I find you can embellish just enough with cool alphabet stickers and funky accessory stamps.... there are LOADS out there...
even just adding the tabs of scrap paper at the top and bottom made a huge difference in pulling the card together...

Sorry I'm rambling...
You can find more information about this card over on my blog

Before I go, there was a question from Ali on my cloud tutorial about whether or not to 'seal' the chalking to prevent smudges...

I actually don't, I haven't had any smudging problems, but there's no reason you can't, if you think the card might be excessively handled.
There are spray fixatives out there (I'm not sure I'm allowed to say the brands)
most art stores will sell them, they will also work for pencils, charcoal and pastels.
(and they also help prevent fading, which might be another advantage)

hope that helps!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Fabulous card Paula. Beautiful coloring and I love the little paper tabs you've used - that's a great idea!

  2. Thank you for answering my question -hmm might be off for some chalks now - lol (fabby card!!)

  3. What a fabulous boy card, I love this design! And your coloring is gorgeous too!

  4. Great male card Paula,I love doing male cards too, fabulous colouring,and details, luv the tabs of scrap paper, super idea.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. He is really adorable. Great boys card.
    Hugs, Yvon

  6. I love his top the way you have coloured it & that expression on his face is quite priceless. Superb for a no frills man - or the younger adult male who's into sporty things.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. What an absolutely fantastic boys card! I love it!! :0) xx

  8. Wowww, this is absolutely gorgeous, a beautiful card for a boy !!

    hugs Astrid

  9. very beautiful card, Paula, great colour combination!
    hugs, Alina

  10. It is always a challenge to make a boy card, I find it very difficult to make, but you did an outstanding job !! Love it ! Hugs, Marion