Anything Goes

It's been a challenge to get back to blogging, so my friend and I decided to do a weekly challenge for each other to get us motivated.  This last week we decided to make masculine cards, and this is one that I created.  I used a layout from a Just Add Ink challenge blog, and I am posting it to The Pink Elephant Card Challenge and Retro Rubber where the theme this week is Anything Goes.  Retro Rubber also reminded us to Remember Your Old Stamps!!  I used Perfect Blend, which was a stamp set I was so excited about, because I have a coffee passion, and I have seldome used it.  I think it is a great stamp set for my coffee loving sons, so I am going to make more cards before it retires in June.  At the Little Red Wagon the challenge was to use something with the letter B, and that's my bricks.  Well, thanks for the motivation from all of these challenges, and I have more cards to share soon. 
Hope you enjoy my card, and stop back again soon.
Mary Alice


  1. Great masculine card! Love the bricks behind the image. Thank you for playing along with RRBC!

  2. Love this, I love the mix of textures, its all very masculine. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx DT

  3. This is such a fabulous grungy card. I love the brickwork background/coffee cup combo and those colours work really well together. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Great card for any coffee lover (like me)! Sorry to see this one retire as well but doubt I will get rid of it any time soon. Thanks for playing along with the Retro Rubber challenge this week.

  5. Splendid card! I really like the design. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  6. Ok, I love this! So much creativity! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

  7. Great card for anyone who loves coffee!! That definitely includes me. This stamp set is retiring and I have yet to use it... but no mind... it will be a great set for that perfect card! In reading your bio, it brings to mind that most of us paper crafters are just like you. I hope you will play often with RRBC!!

  8. Great card Mary, love the grungy feel and coffee is always a winner with me. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  9. Hallo Mary
    many thanks for your lovely comments for my Bokeh Effect card
    yes I was having fun making that bokeh the red is so vibrant and the white dots is so soft again the red colors ...I love your brick card and that coffee cup clever manly card
    do you believe me I love making manly cards...
    if you see this LINK I made my Brick by my self
    may I ask you how did you made your brick?
    looks so real..
    many thanks for your reply
    would be happy if you like to visiting me often and I will do for your blog too..
    and great challenge with your friend.
    hugs, Monika

  10. Great card! Love that paper and coffee! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  11. The brick background looks awesome! Great masculine card, Mary. Thanks for joining the sketch challenge fun over at Just Add Ink. x

  12. Those papers are a great backdrop for the coffee cup, on a "guy" card, Mary Alice. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!


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