Thursday, 15 November 2012

Leaping deer

Over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge the theme is a Christmas card for a man or a boy. I think this qualifies:
I used:

- A6 off-white hammered card stock

- green papers from the snippets folder

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Joy' sheet

- Craftwork Cards sentiment, layered onto an oval of the green paper

- copper coloured Josy Rose nail heads

Quick and easy, and another one for the card box :)

Needless to say, my in-house critic doesn't think it's masculine enough - we spent ages discussing whether it was a male or female deer :( I might just link anyhow and have another try later in the week  - after I mop the blood up from where someone was walloped with my trimmer!!



scrappymo! said...

Men are too funny...

This is a lovely card and that stickeroo is gorgeous. I like how it seems in flight with its stride.

Maybe if you do another one in all dark colours (dark and gloomy) he will think it is masculine enough! hahahaha

My DH always says "Do you have any brown plaid?" whenever i am making a golf card for his buddies or a guy birthday card.

Carol Willis said...

I thought only male deer had antlers!! On well, still think would make a great Christmas card for a guy regardless.
Caz x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

How pretty card. Deer looks great.
Have a nice day Tamara

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and I think its perfect for a mans Christmas card.

Amanda said...

I am sure only male deer have antlers, no way would females want them, too heavy to carry around and not even a pretty colour lol. Gorgeous card an perfect for anyone you want to give it to. Hugs, Amanda x

Bernie said...

It't perfect Di and yes only male deer had antlers!!

Jules said...

Hi Di

I think it is great for a male card!

Clearly your house critic doesn't want to receive one like this in a few weeks though!

Love Jules xx

Irene said...

A brilliant card Di, I love the deer on a tag, a perfect male card.

tilly said...

I thinks it's a great card for a male, love the flying deer, never mind him indoors lol

Sarn said...

Well for what it's worth, I think this would definitely be okay for a male Christmas card. You can always ADD some jingle balls to the deer just to be on the safe side! LOL!

Hettie said...

Too nice for a man me thinks! Something like "Bah Humbug" might be more appropriate.
This is gorgeous and as for Sandra's comment about jingle balls I just do not know what to say!

Elizabeth said...

It's a gorgeous card whatever the gender of the deer. I love the colours. To wade in to the argument, - but I believe that it is the female of the reindeer species that have antlers - in all other species it is the male - so Rudolph should, if we are to be precise, be Rudolphina. I'm totally flabbergasted at Sandra's comment - the mind boggles - where does she suggest you place said jingle balls :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sandra H said...

Oh Di your so funny wipe the blood from that trimmer and that Stickeroo has done a fabulous job again totally brilliant hopefully it is male tee hee!! xx

CarysL said...

I love the deer, I think they are really nice christmas images, and I know how hard it is to do masculine cards! I love the colours too :)

Bonnie said...

Well, Di, if it's a female dear, a guy is sure to love it! I think it qualifies as a masculine card! No bows.

Hazel said...

It definitely qualifies, Di - I think it a 'deer' card whatever the gender! - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 98 - hope to see you again soon. x

Kathleen said...

Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer, where was he killed... in the craftroom, with a trimmer, good new idea for Cluedo.
I think it is a fabulous male card, not boy really, antlers are male or maybe Len fancies himself as a Stag!?

Kath x

Monica said...

My DH just went off to hunt! no deer cards for him

Darnell said...

Why do you keep asking him?! I vote that it is best for your transgender friends. How's that? Hey, whoa, watch it with that trimmer!

Actually, I appreciate this card very much as I have that PB sticker and have never been happy with any card made with it; only worked in the past on a tag for me. So, thanks, Di!

Faye said...

Very classy and elegant. X

MaryH said...

I LIKE your deer, tell your critic to lay off. I also have this little sticker I think. I know I have a bunch of the old, (years ago I mean) PB, and I never know how to use them to as pretty an effect as you do. This little guy could work for either I should think! Beautiful