Wednesday 13 July 2011

#74 Beer Monster

I ♥ Promarkers Recipe - 2 dps, 2 buttons/gems/brads & one ribbon
This weeks prize sponsor - Sassy Studio

Yes, there are indeed only 2 papers on this one....I just split them up and mixed 'em up, not to mention tearing one & then inking them all up with Distress Inks. I chose the layout over at CLP this month (...well, my take on it, LOL so I hope the ladies over there like my version). I teamed the papers with glossy black card stock and made a variation of Dena's fab tent card  (shallower & longer so I got the deviations in dimension & layers - & without the hole in the middle).

All colouring has been done with Promarkers and a couple of Tria pens. The image itself is an 'oldie but a goodie' from Pollycraft called 'Beer Monster', which kind of says it all really and I gave him a Man City coloured T-shirt as I am thinking of sending this to my brother-in-law - ( & I am sure my sister-in-law will definitely see the funny side! LOL.)  As for the other required elements for the challenge this week, I drew my own buttons and made them 4-hole to be 'extra manly' LOL and these were popped onto the card using Pinflair Gel. The 'ribbon' is another of my variations as I made this from plaiting twine and sewing it down onto the card itself to secure - again more 'manly' that satin would be. LOL.

As it is the tent card shape it doesn't open out, but the 'to' & 'from' can be popped onto the reverse of the card. I just love all the dimensional layers with this one. Hope you do too!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
CLP - design sketch
Creative Belli - make your own embellies (buttons)
Just Us Girls - make your own paper buttons
Paper Crafting Journey - for him
Gem of a Challenge - let's hear it for the boys
Crafty Creations - boyz to men (male cards)
Wags 'n' Whiskers - birthdays
Craft Your Days Away - fancy folds (tent fold)
Cupcake - use your favourite Cupcake Challenges of the last 150 ( here I have used #25-fancy fold & #138-lots of layers)
Crafty Pad - texture (lots of varying layers & plaited twine)
Simon Says - anything goes
Digital Tuesday - digi + dies (digi image & papers +bracket die cuts)
Kaboodle Doodles - use scissors (- for cutting around my 'buttons')
Scrap-Creations - at least 2 papers & 2 embellishments (buttons & brackets)
Barely Mine - anything goes.


  1. Wooww your card is awesome!! Great what you did with just 2 papers!!! And that image is sooo funny!!

    gr. arjette.

  2. very creative use of just 2 papers . . .wonderful colors chosen too and the cut buttons goes so well with it.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles. =)

    Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"

  3. Fab card, this would suit my brother! lol Take card Zo x

  4. Wow this is awesome Tine! I love the unusual shape to this card and your layout too. Of course the image is a hoot! Great job!

  5. Hi Tine

    What a great creation love it - so much detail and very manly!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  6. I love that beer monster! He's soooo cute! Great Tent card! Thanks for shaaring it with us at The crafty Pad this week for our textures challenge"! Hugs
    Dawn xx

  7. Love your use of paper buttons! Thanks for sharing your fun card with Just Us Girls!

  8. Hi Tine! What a super creation... I love the folds and the monster is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake for our 150th challenge! Shelly ;)

  9. Too funny Tine! Love the shape card and all the fun layers! Love the way you sewed down the twine too! Very manly, they will love it!

  10. This card is the sweetest thing evah! LOVELY! Your buttons are fab! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  11. Gorgeous! I love your DP's and the LO, just wonderful and such a great image too! Thank you for sharing with us and playing along at The Crafty Pad :)

  12. WOW!! This is one super card Tine love it!!
    Thanks for joining us this time at Bearlymine would love to see you next time too

  13. Hi Christine, what a fantastic male card. The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  14. What a creative little card! Your coloring is spectacular, and I'm completely impressed that you drew and cut your own "manly" buttons! How neat!!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

  15. This is SO CUTE!! Awesome coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining our Birthday Challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers! We certainly hope to see you again next challenge! Fabulous creation!

    WnW DT

  16. Fantastic card and image sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time.


  17. A great card, love the design and colours. The plaited twine is a great idea. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

  18. Great job of coloring. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

  19. Wow! Awesome card. Love your take on the sketch and how you have used your papers. Love your colouring too. Wicked buttons...

    Happy crafting

  20. I completely love your card. Just purchased the stamp because of your card...LOL
    Thanks so much for joing us at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

  21. Brilliant card. Great design and layout and fabby colouring. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this time. hugs J. x

  22. Fabulous card Tine, love the colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our fancy folds challenge, good luck x