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Well we certainly have been in a cold spell, though I shouldn't complain as we have had the 2nd warmest winter on record.  BUT... right now it's a bit chilly out.  Weather Canada says it feels like -48 C (-54.4 F) with the windchill but we shall survive. Nothing a good winter jacket can't fix, right?!

So really that is all that's exciting in my life:  the weather :)

I have created a no-nonsense, no-cutie pie masculine card again.  I love making these as they are quite the challenge.  Since I feel I am getting the hang of things, I need to go buy some more masculine stamp sets.

I have been working a lot on ink distressing:

Card Ingredients:  Stampendous! The Great Outdoors stamp;  CraftSmart Teal, Gold, and Chocolate inks;  My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Everyday Fun and K&Co BW Flora and Fauna Ledger papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Oval Nestie;  We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine;  Prima button.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this no-nonsense birthday card for the following challenges:  Tuesday Throwdown - neutral colors;   Party Time Tuesday - happy birthday;  Make My Monday - a scene of nature;  Sweet Sunday - sketch 150:

Thanks for coming to visit!!  See you all again tomorrow.



Jingle said…
This is so pretty!
I really admire the stitching around the card and your scene has been beautifully stamped. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday this week!
Dotty Jo said…
Fabulous stitching Deanne, what a stylish card, Jo x
Annette said…
Wow, stunning and love the monochrome colouring. Fab stitching too. Annette xx
Angi Barrs said…
Love the rich colors on this. Gorgeous.
Cely said…
LOVE all the stitching on this card. It's so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

PTT DT member
Mynn xx said…
What a beautiful card! LOVE the twine accents and the colors you've chosen! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)
~amy~ said…
Your card is gorgeous!!!!!

-54? Good Grief.
Lynne said…
Deanne, your card is very distinguished looking. Terrific work!
paulaexuk said…
Lovely card, I particularly like the stitched frame.
NanaConnie said…
Beautifully done, Deanne! Love the stitching. Great masculine card. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this time. We look forward to seeing you play again soon.
NanaConnie TT DT
Katy said…
Gorgeous card!!
Danielle May said…
This is stunning, I love the soft muted colours and your gorgeous stitching. (I am so envious, can't sew for quids). Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

Danie - PTT Design Team.
Suzi B said…
Lovely stamped image and stitching which I am on a mission to have a go at thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at MMM
Suzi B
Fliss said…
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at MMM this week.
Fliss x