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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Less is More # 7 Masculine.

Good afternoon and a happy saturday to you all.

The challenge this week over on Less is More is Masculine. Argh, there`s a reason people don`t make many man cards. It`s because they are so difficult. You can`t even dress them up with ribbons and gems to hide the fact that the images you have mean nothing to the man in your life lol.
Anyway, not to be outdone I`ve come up with a card. It probably won`t be my only one this week but we`ll have to see. I`m really out of my comfort zone with this challenge.

I`ve used Rubbadubbado A Year in Sport that I`ve had for years and hardly used. I stamped in black Stazon
and coloured with Promarkers.
The wickets have been cut out with a nestie oval and raised with foam pads. The bat and ball have been cutout by hand and also raised with foam pads. The grass is from a scrapbooking pad that I got ages ago.
The sentiment is by Anita`s.
I was reasonably pleased with this until the sentiment didn`t stamp as dark as I`d hoped. Next time I think I`ll do it on the PC.

I was back at the  doctors again on wednesday and she`s given me another fortnight off but to be honest it`s much, much better than it was. I think my mojo has chucked a sicky too though.
I decided on thursday that I would set myself a challenge to make some cards using all my scraps of DP.
Sorted through the, now massive pile, matched up with matching or contrasting card and ribbons and then...nothing. I tried alsorts to get my mojo into gear but failed miserably. In the end I packed it all away and watched Corrie.
There now follows a short rant.
One of the things that I think we all enjoy the most about the LiM challenge is the amount of comments we`re getting and the feedback from Mandi and Chrissie. M & C have never failed to comment on an entry as far as can see and lets face it, there have been hundreds. Now for the rant bit. In the past few weeks I have entered other challenges and not had a word from the DT. I think it`s bad mannered to say the least and a bit demoralising too. I don`t think my entries were THAT bad.
So, from now on I`m not bothering. If they can`t be bothered to at least acknowledge me, I can`t be bothered to join in. Rant over.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Hello lynne, i have the similar experiencie in others challenges de DT never post a comment is really demoralising, yes, and the people don't is very communicative, cold DT, cold people...i love Less is More.
    your card is really masculine and very british!!! the grass, clever idea.i love it.Good job
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca
    Take care Lynne!!!
    Sorry for my english, is horrific

  2. It's so nice to be appreciated Lynne, thank you so much!
    This card is fab... and as it's not a one layer week, you can easily redo your sentiment on another piece of card, cut it out and place it over the one you're not so happy with... job done!
    This is a terrific card though! Mr Mojo couldn't have been too far away with this one!
    "Less is More"

  3. What a clever card. It is not often I see cricket featured on a card, but as an Aussie it's nice to see!

  4. Fabulous card! Looks great.

    Ali x

  5. This really is a masculine card....just love it.


  6. Love the card! You can't fail with a sports theme, all man love sports.

  7. I love how you incorporated the grass paper on here. Great man card!

  8. I think you're right to rant - if you've taken the time to make and submit the card then it's only fair the DT (or some of anyway) acknowledge your entry.

    Hope you feel better soon and that your mojo returns home too - mind you, I think this card's just great for a man so can't see your mojo's AWOL!!!


  9. Hi Lynne

    I think you did a GREAT mens card! The grass is great touch makes it really fresh.

    I totally agree with your rant - sometimes I enter 4 or 5 challenges with one card and ZERO comments. Mandi and Chrissie are great I really appreciate their hard work which is why I come back to play every week.

    Take care x

  10. Hi Lynne
    Such a super card. I love it
    Thanks for appreciating our commenting, we really do enjoy seeing all the entries, just rather difficult as the numbers grow rapidly
    Thanks as always
    "LEss is More"

  11. Brilliant card, Lynne. And yes use the sentiment on my card - I actually adapted it from one on Create with TLC because I didn't like their font or colour.

  12. Love that grass. Perfect for this card!

  13. I love your card, I can think of so many men I could send it to, it's great. Jo x

  14. Lynne -
    1. Your card is wonderful.
    2. Go ahead and RANT! M & C made me feel so welcome when BOTH commented on my very first entry, and I've been here ever since. I love the nicities as well as constructive comments. They are fab hosts!
    3. I've used that grass DP over, and over, and over... especially for masculine cards. It never fails. Nice use here!
    4. Last but not least... our American pastime is baseball. I have NEVER seen a stamp set of cricket gear. How fun! I love this blog and I'm so glad you shared this card. It really tickles me.

  15. Perfect masculine card, great for a guy into his cricket!

  16. Hi Lynne, glad you're a bit better. You're another person I follow that hates doing cards for men even though you're so good at them!! This one is no exception - it's perfect!!

    I think I've been fortunate when I've entered challenges as I've always had comments. For the PTW challenge the comments are shared out between the DT and I always do mine even though some weeks there are loads! Please let me know if it's our challenge that your not getting comments for. xx

  17. Hi sweetie, this is just stunning, love everything about it, gorgeous work hugs pops x x x

  18. great idea for a card, and love the grass

  19. fantastic masculine card! i completely get what you are saying about some challenges. it does get you down when you spend the time to make something and get no comments! mandi & chrissie are so sweet and so are all the ladies who post their cards in the LiM challenge!

  20. Stunning card - really love it

  21. Great sports card for a man and the strip of grass paper is very creative x

  22. This is a fab card, you have designed a perfect male card here, this would be perfect for my hubby!

    Sam x

  23. Hi Lynne what a fab card for a bloke they are so hard to make for well I think anyway lol but you have smashed it well done
    Jacki xx

  24. Morning Lynne . . . hope Mr Mojo comes back to play with you today. I really like this male card and the grass designer paper is INSPIRED! You've reminded me I have a cricket stamp SOMEWHERE . . . !
    Hugs, Sandra

  25. This is a fab card, all the elements work so well together. x

  26. I have to totally agree with your RANT! If you are going to run a challenge - comment on the players cards!!

    Meanwhile the grass bg is perfect with your guy images!

  27. Lynne, I love the "guy" feel of this card! Doesn't look like your mojo is away to me!!

    As for the rant...I feel the same. I always try to comment on other entries for each of the challenges I participate in, and it's very time consuming...Sometimes I spend hours just commenting...so I understand your frustration! Besides all the wonderful inspiration at LIM, Chrissie and Mandi are awesome about commenting on our blogs!

  28. You've done a great job of a male card - I have to agree with you, not my favourite card to make. Sue.x

  29. Another great card Lynne, sorry about your mojo..but this is great you MUST have found it :O)......I agree about not getting comments on other challenges it must be very demoralising.Looking forward to your next creations now :O)

  30. Lynne this card is perfect, I have made similar ones for family but not as good as yours, agree with everything you said, I think that is why we come back to L.I.M the community is getting better and better.
    jenjoy x

  31. Great card. Love the grass DP it suits your images so well. Super job with your cutting out too. x

  32. Hi Lynne!
    Before I comment on your fab card, I want to say that I totally agree with you and I was saying the exact same thing to Jen today! You don't seem to even get as many visits from other entrants on other blogs. It is terrible when we put in so much hard work! I have to say, if I had not found the LIM blog, I would really have felt disheartened with it all and doubt my abilities with my cardmaking skills.

    Anyway, my rant over with!

    I really love your card! It's just ideal and I really like your placement of all the components. And for what it's worth, your sentiment looks fine in the photo!
    Lizy x

  33. Lynne your rant is a great one! I only enter two challenges, i always get fantastic comments from the LIM peeps. Chrissie and Mandi are so fantastic about feedback too which is very important as i know i need help to improve. On the other site i usually get only the DT leaving comments and this is very disheartening as i don't think my cards are that bad, but how will i improve if no one tells me!

    Hope you are feeling much better very soon!

    Your card is fantastic and a great masculine subject. I don't understand or watch cricket but i do understand and like your card:-)

  34. I'll look out for those stamps, we have more than one cricketing man in my family and any of them would love a card like this. I like the way it's got some dimension but is still very CAS.

  35. Love your cricket themed card and the grass strip looks fab.

  36. Fab card Lynne and love how you used that grass paper. Yes, as I made my smudge I thought, nothing to cover it up with!!!!!!

  37. Lovely! - I can almost hear the leather on willow!!

  38. I think your card is great - it would go down very well with the male members of my family! Glad to hear your back is a little better and as for your rant - you're only saying what we're all thinking!

  39. Another super card.A great layout and the grass paper is perfect for the images xx

  40. This is just perfect. Just realised I've got similar stamps from Crafters Companion. Thank you for your comments
    Beryl x

  41. Love your sports theme card, great paper grass.

  42. I love all the cards you make and this is no exception!!! Great work!

  43. Hi there, love this card, the contrast of red ball against the grass is very pleasing, your card is great for a guy who loves cricket. I think you nailed this challenge!:0) xxx

  44. Oooohh! My hubs would LOVE this card! Cricket crazy guy that he is! Fantastic! Hope you feel better soon! :)

  45. Great card Lynne, What a perfect male card, I love its freshness.
    Think we all have experience of the comment problem so rant away, we all agree. xx

  46. Wonderful card
    Hug Sylvie x

  47. What a clever design! Love the grass & layers. If this is what you do when your Mojo has left I just have to brows through your blog to see what you do when your on a roll!
    Fab card!
    kaz xx


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