Saturday, August 1, 2015

House of Cards August Challenge, A Manly card with Man´s Tools and a Flower Happy Birthday Card

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Another month another new monthly challenge at House of Cards, this time the theme is Metallics.

As you can read on this POST that I have now a Big Shot (yaayy happy me :)) I know it is late but it is new toy for me :) a real happiness to have this things :) also you can see all on this card was produced with that machine :)

I used embossing folder woodgrain and the dotted lattice. The Frame Polaroid is a DIES from Paper Smooches. The Man Tools is DIES from Memory Box. 

Here is the stamp I used for my sentiment. The Man´s tools was made from silver paper and red paper (I glued the red area on the top of the silver area). Last step I stamped the screws on the grey paper. (also no Design Paper on this card :))

On more photo of my card:

now is your turn, join us with House Of Cards Challenge :) klick HERE to join :)

Challenges for my card are:

1. Creative Knockouts #100: Dry Embossing (1/2)

2. Through The Craft Room Door (until 3 August):  Always Anything Goes (2/2)

3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

4. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge #02: Anything Goes

5. Cardz 4 Guys #81 : Something Beginning with T (TOOLS)

6. Fab´n´Funky Challenge #269 : No Patterned Papers

7. 4 Crafty Chicks #257: Anything Goes 

8. Crafty Gals Corner #30: Anything Goes

----------EDITEED, I just made this card today and dont want to make two post in a day. Also I will put this card together in this post :)   ----------

I made this birthday card for a friend named Riana, she will turn 47 next wednesday, I choose the color combo from Just Add Ink:


I simply stamp the Hero Arts Stamp Large Blossom with blue ink and then colored some petal with dark purple ink with my aqua pen.

Here is the card I made:

And I used the lovely DIES happy birthday from my lovely friend Rahmat, thanks so much Rahmat for the lovely goodies you have sent really means to me :)

Challenges for my second card are:

Just Add Ink # 273: Colour Combo (see above)

Chocolate, Coffeee & Cards Challenge #96:  A Flower in Your Image

Crafts 4 Eternity #237: Anything Goes

Simply PaperCraft #10: Anything Goes (1/3)

Simply Create Too #91: Anything Goes (1/3)

Thanks for looking and have a great saturday :)




  1. What a brilliant card Monika, I love the tools! If you get chance before Monday evening, I'd love it if you could join in with this week's Cardz 4 Guyz as I chose the theme this time and it is "T is for...." so Tools would fit perfectly! The link is

  2. Wow, Monika! Beautiful manly card - I love the little tools! Glad you are enjoying your new Big Shot!

  3. What a great Card.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget, we have the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge which will be held in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories from the monthly World Wide Open DT Challenges throughout the year. Hope you keep joining in the monthly challenges.
    Annette DT Leader

  4. Fabulous Male card, thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Linda xxx

  5. Good Morning Monika, I am loving this card. Masculine... Images.... layout... It's wonderful and the die for those tools is awesome. I love it. I am so glad you're having fun with your big shot. There are so many die/embossing plates out there. Your card is fantastic. Hugs

  6. Monika, this is AMAZING!!! I adore the fun tools you created, and I LOVE the textures, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Wowww eine Karte und soooo viele Challenges!!!
    Diese männliche Karte mit dem Werkzeug gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Du siehst, eine Big Shot ist fast unersetzlich und wichtig.
    Tolle Farben, wunderbare Szene.

  8. Gorgeous card, Monika, love it! The tiny tools are so cute!!!! Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs

  9. Isn't it fun to play with dies and embossing folders? Those tool dies I'm sure you're going to use lots as you love making male cards. And great idea to combine stamping AND embossing to make the background. It's a cool card!

  10. Two wonderful cards, Monika! Love the the tools on your manly "Dad" card and the pretty blooms are perfectly colored on your Birthday card for your friend :-)

  11. Fabulous metallic card for HOC Monika, clever making of tools and that background is fabulous. Like your Happy Birthday card too, those colors are so vivid it looks like stained glass. Have a wonderful weekend! Donna T. HOC teamie

  12. lovely cards Monika. You are having fun with your Big Shot. Had the fabulous chocolate you sent me. It was delicious thank you

  13. Great masculine card !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  14. Hehe like your twist on metal on this challenge Monika. Nice
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  15. Love the one with the man screws on it! WOW!! GREAT metalics!

  16. such a fabulous masculine card, monika, and so perfect for our metallics challenge! love the little tools. i emailed you about my card.
    HOC teamie

  17. both cards are great, I love those tools, Thanks for playing along with us at World Wide Open Design team Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  18. Great cards Monika. I especially love the men's card..Loz

  19. Hi Monika! I love the manly card you made. You are the best at making your own backgrounds - so original! Beautiful flower card too!
    Have a great day!
    Donna HOC Teamie

  20. Hi Monika! Great cards! Love them both! So glad you shared your floral card with us at Chocolate, Coffee& Cards!

  21. Two super cards, and what a brilliant take on the HOC Metallics Challenge - such a clever idea! I've been on holiday so am back and catching up with cardland. Thanks for your lovely comments. The 'Smile' die was a gift from a Card Chain Challenge friend so it isn't one I own. I think its from Simon Says Stamp... So sadly not one I think I'll ever buy. Now I'm back from my holiday I'll be sending a little package to Germany for my sweet friend, Monika! Hugs to you, Jo x

  22. Nice manly card. Thanks for joining us at WWODT Challenge
    Heather DT

  23. Nice masculine made
    thanks for joining us at World Wide Open DT challenge blog and good luck
    Lady DT

  24. Fabulous card Monika, I love the little tools! So glad you're enjoying your Big Shot- I couldn't live without my Cuttlebug! :) Beautiful second card too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  25. Hi Monika, I love your Tools card, so nice to see a card which has a specific T. Great design and layout. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  26. What a perfect card for dad. I just love all of the tools and the textured background too is spectacular. Thank you for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge

    Tamie DT

  27. Toys are so much fun right! My big shot is my FAVORITE toy in my craft room for sure. Your cards are awesome as usual (and now with a little more big shot love) hugs

  28. Hello Monika,
    if you know date of birth Shawna Standish? I would like to surprise her, so if you can answer me the question, I will be grateful.

  29. Just love your card what a great card for a male member who loves to use tools. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the World Wide Open DT challenge blog and good luck. Hugs Andrea DT.

  30. Wonderful card! Thank you for entering the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

  31. You definitely needed that Big Shot - wonderful card (no card maker can live without one...!

  32. Love the flower, love the flower, love the flower!! Oh did I mention that I love the flower card!!! Colors are perfect with the challenge. The image is so well done backed with the kraft paper. I hope you are enjoying your Big Shot!! It looks like you are with those super awesome tools!! My DH loves to tinker as does your dad I would assume. This card is so manly..And you mentioned 'no design paper'.. I know you never bought DP and I can see why! You are so good at backgrounds Monika and this is no exception..

  33. Great mans card thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  34. The purple accents really add so much depth to your lovely flower panel Monika. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  35. I agree - both great cards. I really love the way you have used the colour in the second card - great to see colour used boldly. Chantell JAI

  36. A super card for a man , love all the little tools and the embossing and layering. Great card

    Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week

  37. Yay! A man card! You did a fantastic job on this! I love it! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  38. Don't you just wonder how you lived without that Big Shot for so long?! I love the combination of dies and embossing. Such a great masculine card.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  39. Lovely masculine card! How clever to use the metallic paper to make tools. Love it! Both cards are so well put together. :)

  40. Great masculine card, love the background

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  41. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

  42. Fabulous cards!! Love those little tools!! So cute!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  43. I really like that happy birthday die you've used!!!

    Thanks for joining our colour challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team

  44. Monika, your masculine card rocks! how clever to actually make the tools metallic!

    HOC DT teamie

  45. Lovely layout & use of the colour challenge, Monika. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  46. Oh I am here somewhere lurking around Monika!! LOL!! Sorry I've not made any comments at all the last several days due to many things going on in my life right now!! Maybe some day I'll get a break!! :)

    I absolutely ADORE your tool card!! That is awesome and I'm so happy that you now have a die cut machine my friend!! :) Good for you and you will wonder how in the world you've lived all this time without one!! LOL!!

    Your second card is so pretty!! I love the colors and the sentiment!! Rahmat will love it I'm sure!! ;) HUGS

  47. Great projects! Love the tool card, the backgrounds and the red handles on each item, just awesome! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Creative Knockouts, good luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Jennifer, DT

  48. Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  49. Terrific card, Monika! I love the idea of using those adorable tools in a metallics challenge! So much fun!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  50. What a fun card! It reminds me of my dad's tool rack in the basement.

  51. Monika these are beautiful projects with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our SECOND challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  52. Glad you're putting your Big Shot to good use. You'll soon learn that you cannot have enough dies and embossing folders! 2 great cards, my friend!
    hugs, Asha

  53. Love the screws on the embossed layer. I great interest point on your man card. Hugz

  54. This is gorgeous, Monika! I love it!
    Em, HOC Teamie

  55. Love the floral image and purple accents--Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x
    Love the brilliant tool card too and use my big shot all the time
    Carol x

  56. Beautiful cards, Monika! Love the manly card for HOC!
    Lilian HOC teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  57. This is such a cool masculine card!! You've put so much detail into it, love the metal-look background with the screws. And those little tools are so cute. Its brilliant Monika!!

  58. Love your tools card, perfect for the metallics challenge. thank you for including the name of the die manufacturer - Heather HOC teamie

  59. Absolutely wonderful and manly Monika! I love how you put all of this together - those tools are great! jane hoc teamie

  60. Perfect for a man, Monika! Love the fun tools and how you created the background - with your new "toy"! ;) ... crafting is so much easier with it!!!
    Hugs, Rosi HOC-DT

  61. This is fabulous, Monika. Just perfect for the men, and just right for the metallics challenge.
    HOC teamie

  62. Monika! I love the little tools on your card! And the background is awesome too! :) Big Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate :)


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