Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Quick Cards and an auction Site

Good morning to you all. Its a bright sunny morning, and yes, i have managed to do some blog hopping, i will be continuing with it this evening, so if i havn't had chance to visit you yet, i will do by the end of today.

I have to say ive missed my visits to your wonderful blogs there is so much inspiration and how talented you all are!!!

Well i may have had chance to blog hop, but ive not made many cards, the ones im showing you today are ones i made about a month ago, but havn't had chance to upload. I have no idea what the papers are, but if anyone knows could you kindly drop me an email and let me know as i would love some more!!!

I adore the gruffy bear images, and my postman asked for 2 cards suitable for men, after much deliberation, and scratching of my head! these are what i came up with.

He seemed happy enough with them, so thats one job done.

As you all know im always struggling with boys cards, but i was determined to get a few made for my stock pile. With having 3 sons, there is more call for boys cards than girls! yet i have a ton of girls cards sitting here! I have to admit i adore these downloads, they are just fabulous for quick cards and such trendy images.
You wont be surprised to learn that i have no idea again what the papers are! but they are really good for mens cards dont you think?

I am still struggling with my colouring but i see that the lovely Rach has some tutorials on her blog and i will be taking a look when i have more time.


My lovely friend Tasha, has come up with a brilliant idea. A stamp auction site. It has been called "The Auction Room" go take a look for yourself. Its a great way of getting your hands on a new stamp without actually parting with any money, all you have to do is offer a stamp you no longer want as a swap. I love this idea, and will be using it in the future, especially with stamps im unable to sell on.

Right then im off to make a start on a card, finally, time to craft! hope to be back with something to show you later this week, have a great day, big hugs Linda x


Annie said...

Hi Linda! catching up with you again! like you I've so much else going on at the moment I'm not finding the time to blog as well as craft - and crafting is my therapy so I can't give that up! love the men and boys cards you've made, I need to find more images suitable for men, like you I've tons of girly cards but with more men/boys in the family I struggle to get them a card and often end up at the shop!
hugs, annie x

Liza said...

Hi Linda, these are gorgeous male cards. I have hardly any images for boy cards but I love the digi ones you have used..... where are they from?... if you don't mind me asking!

Liza x

Lilacanglia said...

Absolutely wonderful male cards,
I do love Dotties World Mikey, they make such great cards,
Looking forward to seeing you again,

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Linanna I love all your cards, awesome work.

Tara said...

Love these male cards Linda and now you have a fab stash of them ready!
I'm off to check out this auction site now, it sounds like fun!
Hugs Tara xx

Kathy said...

WOW Linda I love all your male cards and they don't look like you have trouble with them!!! I think they all rock!! I so can't make them but your colors and minimal details are fabulous!! I am sure every man would love these!!
No need to apologze for not coming around ~ I am so guilty and I know that life comes first!!
Hope all is well and that you have a great week!

Bubbles said...

Wow Linda I love these cards and yes I to like many stuggle with male cards. I just love the images on the last cards, ideal for teens and older males, where are they from please?
Hope you and the family are well.
Joanne x

Leah said...

These are all great Linda! So nice to see you over at my blog:) I so appreciate you popping in:) I have a harder time with boy cards too, but it seems if you've got the right image that helps a lot, you did a great job with all these!

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,your cards are fabulous,love your images and papers always fantastic creations!!! You have made many gorgeous cards,I hope you get more time to craft.
Hugs xx

CraftyC said...

Fabulous cards Linda and you have coloured the images beautifully. Dont worry, I dont many boys cards either!

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Hi linda,
lovely cards again today, thought i would help you with the papers .... they are DCWV Latte Mattstack, I have them too and adore them.
Take care hun,
Claire xx

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Linda,Fabulous cards love the images and the papers but i cant help i dont know which they are either sorry:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Tracey said...

I'm glad see you've been busy Linda & what gorgeous cards you've made :) I will check out that auction site later, sounds interesting.

Hope you are well.

Big hugs

Maria Matter said...

Hi Linda!
Wow, you might not have a lot of time to craft but when you do, the results are so beautiful!!!!
Well worth the wait! :)
I love these, great images and designs!
I always appreciate seeing boy cards! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, your comments always make me smile!
Take care hun!
blessings, Maria

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Linda these are so amazing!
Your colouring is fabulous and your paper and detail wonderful!
kim x

Cheryl Walker said...

Hello Linda, miss you hun!!!! Love all your lovely cards, looks like youve been a busy gal!!! I know I have a hard time too making man cards, its always fun to make pretty fru fru and then when it comes to the men, im like.....hmmmmm!!! :) anyways love all your work, and miss talking with you!! Hope all is going well, I know the holidays are going to be here before we know it!! YIKES and I havent even started to make my holiday gifts that I wanted to do:( I will have to get move'n on that sooon!!

Well enjoy your day!!
Hugs to you,

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW!! You have been busy!! Fantastic male cards!! :)

Prulletje said...

wow you've done a great job !

Tasha said...

Hi there Linda these cards are FANTASTIC, thedigi cards blew me away - you rock at male cards! Loving he papers even though your not sure what they are lol
Thank you for promoting The Auction room
love tasha xx

Sue said...

Evening Linda,really loving this selection of cards and i do agree about those papers,they are lovely.Well done on getting stocked up on male themed cards,thats what i need to be doing too:)


Ila said...

These are all Super Fabulous!!..I always have problems with card for fellas...sure looks like you don't!!...Hugs, Ila

June said...

OOh I adore the mens cards although i make very few they arent frilly enough lol, thanks for visiting my bog and leaving me such a lovely comment cdarling I really appreciate it loads love and hugs June xx

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Linda, love the male cards, I always struggle so much with them, would love to know where you got the digital images from
Hugs Jackie x

Tracy said...

I love all these cards, such great male cards, thank you for the lovely comments Linda. Looking forward to seeing more cards.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donna said...

Brill cards Linda, Gruffy Bear is so sweet and I love the Mikey card...deffo one of my fav images :) Donna x

Andrea, said...

Hi Linda, good to speak to you again, I think most people are struggling to keep up with the blogging at the moment, I just don't seem to find the time anymore.
I love your men's cards, the images are fab.

debby4000 said...

Oh these are brilliant, perfect masculine cards.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sweetheart its so lovely to see your cards again, and I know how difficult things have been for you lately, anyway Im going to be pinching some of your ideas for mens card once I start my new DT job, they are stunning wish Id thought of using that image, will have to have a chat with you as to where you got hold of them. With love and hugs Shirleyhxxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hunny fabulous cards again that Teenage Boy image is going to be so useful. Thanks for the link to Tashas new blog am going to post about it on my blog in a mo
Hugs Jacqui x

Rosemary said...

As usual your cards are fabulous. Like the auction idea will check it out. Thanks.

Steph said...

Wow! You have been busy, Linda! I LOVE all of these cards. The digi images are fab and I love the papers on the Gruff bear ones. Gorgeous!!

Scrapmumur said...

Hi Linda, your creations are absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful design.
Hugs, Mumur

POPPET said...

Sorry i havent been by in a bit still way behind and the workmen are still here, your creations are just gorgeous i especially love the Mikey ones they are fab, big hugs pops x

Mette said...

Dear Linda

Love your masculine creations. I find it difficult too to make male cards but there seem to be more and more images about. Loving those teenage image.
Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Mette

Deb said...

fantastic cards Linda, so love those teenage boys! hugs debx

Aija said...

Hello my friend!
I tried to comment on the other evening but somehow blogger did not work proberly, I wrote about three times without succes...
I like these mail cards you have done. It is not so easy to make them but yours are fab!
Have a nice weekend!

joey said...

Hi Hunny

I am just as guilty as you about blog hopping I have been so slack lately which isnt on!!!

these cards are gorgeous I love the colour combos on them all.

Thankyou for your kind wishes and support hun that means alot to me.

Chris said...

Hi Linda! Love all the cards you've made and the images are so cute. Sounds like you've had a busy time recently and I hope you can get back to crafting soon. Take care and have a great weekend. Chris x

Inger said...

These are all great male cards Linda!!
Have a lovely weekend.

Inger :o)

Biscuitlid said...

wow what a fab selection of cards, I have no idea what the papers are but they are all so perfect for cards for chaps


Crafting Joanne said...

WOW Linda you have done a fabulous job with the very difficult male cards, good idea to get a few in stock, must try it myself.

Hope you are keeping well hun.


Joanne xx

Donalda said...

Oh hon i have so enjoyed checking your blog out been awhile since I was here last. You still have the most gorgeous cards dear and so loved visiting you. Sorry i am so scarced but work is just all I can get done anymore. Hugs

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