Friday, May 11, 2012

No Pesky Girls Allowed

It is Friday and that means a new challenge for Totally Papercrafts.  This week our hostess is our newest Design Teammate, Susan and she doesn't want to see any girly girly stuff in our creations.  Now my grandson Chase is graduating from high school in a couple of weeks and I used this opportunity to make his graduation card.  I am not sure if Chase would agree with the "No Pesky Girls Allowed" challenge.  He is quite fond of a little gal and I am sure he doesn't find her pesky a bit.  LOL.

I found this "Glad Grad Boy" over at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Mo designs some of the most realistic characters.  This looks just like my Chase.  The card was really pretty quick to make.   The thing that took the most time, was the coloring.  I cringe everytime I have to use black and red Copics.  I tend to make a mess most of the time.  This time I used every shade of Gray and even my Black Copic on the gown.  I colored and colored until I just gave up and said  "This is it!  No More".  There was so much ink on this card that it took a whole day to dry and loose it's tacky feel.  Go ahead click on it to get a close up look.  You know you want to see my mess close up.  Ha Ha

I used the "side stair step fold" and Large Scalloped Circles and Circles Spellbinder dies.  The books, pencil and composition books are some old stickers from my stash.  The Congratulations and Graduation Banners are from Jolee so I only had to press and stick all of them into place.  Easy Peasy for sure.  The bag of shredded money is from our Federal Reserve Bank and left over from my banking days.  Everyone gets a charge out of seeing real shredded currency.

I sincerely hope you will join our challenge this week.  I love to see what other people come up with for "Male" cards.  Since they are a great challenge, I am always looking for inspiration.  We have a wonderful prize to give away this week.  Our sponsor is  Alotta Stamps.  Isn't this a precious little bumble bee?

So go ahead click here to pop over to the Totally PaperCrafts Challenge Blog to see what cute cards my marvelously talented teamies have come up with this week.  Sure hope to see you there.

It is Mother's Day in the US this Sunday.  Here's a great big shout out to all you Mother's out there in Bloggyland.  I hope your day is filled with everything special that you want to do.  MUWAH!


  1. Awesome card Linda! Your grandson is going to love it!

  2. Hi ya hun
    a gorgeous card,fabulous colouring, great design,have lovely weekend hun, sue,x

  3. Linda, Chase is going to love this card for sure. What an adorable image. Mo Manning ROCKS! Don't be critical...your visit with the "dark side" of planet Copic worked. As the Jedi Master Yoda would say "The coloring of this card, awesome it is." I love the shredded money embellishment it's a cool touch. Happy Crafting this weekend <3

  4. This is such a fab card Linda and love how you have put it all together. Fab image and colours
    x catherine

  5. Love it - great card...clicked on yr card to see the mess up and I did not spot it...brill card hun
    Have a great weekend
    Sarah xx

  6. This is fabulous Linda...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  7. Wonderful card!! This is a great graduation image (good ones are so hard to find!).

  8. Fabulosu card Linda :-) I am sure Chase will LOVE this :-) all the details are gorgeous ,, LOVE the shredded money ,,, cool ! :-)

    hope you have a lovely weekend :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. fabulous card linda.the design is brilliant and fab image and details :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Fabulous image Linda. Love the shape too, a great card
    Anne x

  11. Fabulous card for your Grandson. Love the image and all your great additions to the design. He's going to love it. Have a great Mom's Day!


  12. Really amazing design, Linda. Your grandson is going to love this.
    Love the shredded money :-)
    Caroline xxx

  13. Love this Linda it's fab!

    And your grandson is a little older than my youngest who is almost 7 who to him all girls are pesky ;)

    Susan xx


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