Tuesday, 14 June 2011

My "Maiden Voyage" at Top Tip Tuesday

It's my first week on the design team at Top Tip Tuesday.  You could say it is my "maiden voyage" with the team, so what better image than a sailing theme, also ideal for Father's Day, which is this Sunday!

The new challenge today is a nice easy one to welcome the new team members without too much pressure, and it is Anything Goes.   We're sponsored by 2 fab companies, Robyn's Fetish and Stitchy Bear who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

I've used a half fold card and made the image pop up from the base card so that it gives a bit of variety.  I always struggle with cards for men, because it is my natural instinct to add bows, flowers and other cute and pink things.  I seem to be at a loss to know what to put on a masculine card so decided to give it some shape.  I then added a few buttons, but managed to sneak in some stickles on the sea, as I wanted the sea to shimmer.  What do you think - still masculine !?!?

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our open challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

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Happy crafting.


Anonymous said...

Great First DT card for TTT so please you are Joining us! YAY! Loveeeeeeee the way you did a shaped card and the glitz in the water too! :0)

Antonella said...

This is a great card! Happy "sailing" and best of luck!! You are very talented! Hugs, antonella :-)

Lisa Minckler said...

So cute that you incorporated "maiden voyage with this image...very creative. Love the shiny water and the candies and the shape..YES, nice masculine card! :)

PCM said...

Annette - Lovely card. I like the way you made this a masculine card with the shape and all. Welcome to the Team. I look forward to sharing inspiration with you.

Unknown said...

Awww how cute this is, what a fun image and beautiful shaped card, love it.. PS sent you email yesterday, was wondering if you got it. Hugs xx :)

papertrails leaver said...

Totally adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Christine L said...

Lovely card Annette - your colouring and shadow are perfect! And I'm really impressed at all the DT's you're involved in... I really must get my finger out and try to find someone who wants me!! LOL!
Christine x

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card, nice shape and backing papers. elaine

Eiglas said...

Oh Annette! Those Stickles really enhance your colouring and make the water look alive!

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Netty :)

Another gorgeous card hun and what a great debut for TTT!

Love how the image is above the sea, it works so well, great colouring too.



Bron said...

Congrats on your first DT card with Tip top Tuesday. Love this iamge sooo cute and you have coloured and used it so well. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week hugs from Bron :D

Nina said...

A beautiful card ♥ Wonderful motiv and a great colour combo. Congrats with your first DT crd at Tip Top Tuesday!!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Shelly said...

Wow great card! I love the cute image! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

Faye said...

What a gorgeous male card. I love all the little details. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Tenny Kusuma said...

Simply ADORABLE and cute. Thanks for sharing and for playing along with Sentimental Sundays.