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Team Blog Hop: The Men In Our Lives

First Saturday of the month means it is blog hop time for the Art With Heart team.  I know you will love our theme this month - The Men In Our Lives. 

Who struggles a bit with cards for the men and boys we love?  I can come up with ideas for feminine cards in a flash but those masculine ones stump me some days.  Hop around the 9 stops in this month's hop and you'll have 9 ideas to try next time you're doing a project for your male near and dear ones. 

Previous Blog Hop Stop:

You may have come from Alisha Watson's gorgeous creation, or perhaps you are starting your hop from here.  (In which case, go grab a cuppa and let's get hopping.)

Bright One For The Boys:

My project today is for the boys in our lives, or perhaps a bright funky guy! 

(Or perhaps one who is in need of something bright and cheerful ..... This should do the trick.)


This card combines the retiring (sob) Wild About You stamp set with our gorgeous Stampin' Write Markers and some square punches.


A nice rainbow of bright colours on the greeting (also from the Wild About You set.)  The Word Window punch makes this a quick and easy addition to the card.  Stamp first then punch. 


Can't find that ribbon in our catalogue!?  It is actually white taffeta ribbon coloured in rainbow fashion with our Stampin' Write markers.     Nifty hey!

The Recipe:

Colours and Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White plus a selection from Bold Brights

Stamp Set: Wild About You

Punches: 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch

Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Bold Brights Markers

Visit all 9 stops and leave a comment before Tues morning 6am for the chance to win a little prize.  Email Nikki at [email protected] to let her know and she'll put your name in the hat.

And now it is time to hop on over to the ...

Next Stop

... which is my stamping buddy -  the talented and lovelyKathryn Ruddick at her blog:  katlo designs.

 I know you'll enjoy her project.

Have fun on the rest of the hop and thanks for stopping by here.

PS  A little note for my customers and class gals.  My computer had a little 'moment' this week - you know those ones that make your heart skip a beat or two or seven.  Fortunately only a minor hiccup of the 'hmmm this would be a good time to back up my files' variety, but in the process of compacting my terribly cluttered inbox,  it managed to lose all my incoming emails from 1st June til 2nd August.   (Well perhaps it was me but I'd rather blame 'it' - hee hee.)  Which is rather irritating as my inbox does frequently double as my brain.  If I've not responded to something you've sent very recently (while I've been in a tutorial proofing timewarp)  this might be why.  If you're the lovely lady who had a question about marker clubs - please get in touch again and I'll be able to answer - apologies!



I love your rainbow ribbon - such a neat idea and one I use often - a roll of white ribbon and a packet of markers and you are set to create so many lovely embellishment pieces.


Nice bright card, very clever on the ribbon. good one

Anne-Marie Stephanides

This card is so darn cute! its a great stamp set and you use it with such flair :)


This card would surely brighten anyone's day! I love the simplicity of the animals. Very cute!

Kathryn Ruddick

Love this card totally, my heart is also breaking over this retiring set which I have used, and used, and used - unlike some of the other "un-inked" sets in my collection. Really takes us out on a high note with your glorious colours!


I'm a sucker for cute animals and bright colours, so you've nailed this! Love the ribbon treatment (who doesn't?) and the multi-coloured sentiment. I tend to forget how versatile the markers are, but this really shows how a bit extra effort can make such a big impact.

Tina G

Fantastic card Sue - so bright and cheerful!

Christine H

Wow...this is brilliant Sue. You really are 'queen of the markers'! Love what you have done with the looks amazing.

Claire Daly

Love how you have done this ribbon Sue!


Sue!! I love love love this card!! I'll have to CASE this card for myself! It's so bright and cheerful and it definitely puts a smile on your face! Also, i love that ribbon!

Alisha Watson

I love this card Sue, the colours are great and the effects on the ribbon and the animals is fantastic

Kylie Bertucci

What a bright happy card! We alway picture plain boring colours or dark colours for a man so this is a stand out. The ribbon is a fantastic idea. I will be trying that one. Great work!


Wow There has been some great projects on this blog hop! I am finishing with you Sue and I LOVE yours as well! Your rainbow ribbon and sentiment is fab and asking to be CASED!TFS your great creation!

Dianne Dunk

What a great card Sue. LOVE it. Those lovely bright colours and that GORGEOUS ribbon. LOVE it!

Mary Kelly

Wow Sue, these colours are so bright and cheerful and the white just makes it look so crisp. Love your ribbon.
Mary Kelly

Judy May

What a bright, fun card Sue that brings a smile to the face. The rainbow effect on the sentiment and ribbon really finish it off.

Christine Blain

Sue, this is GORGEOUS!! How clever are you, making that fantastic ribbon?!! Love the bright colours, and the super-happy feel of this card. The expanse of crisp white is perfect as a backdrop for the rainbow of colou - love it!

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