Tuesday 2 June 2015


Morning bloggers.
It's Tuesday so it's time for a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week we would like to see your projects for the men in your life based on the theme of -


When I looked through the stash for inspiration, I pulled out a few bird stamps but eventually went with this Canada goose from Stampin Up's Wetland set. It reminds me of the geese we have over on our large pond. The only downside is the mess they leave on the bankside!

I wanted an aperture for the scene behind the goose so I marked where I wanted the opening before stamping the goose then masking the goose and using the bottom of the stamp to extend the grass.
I then cut the goose's neck and head out so I could cut the circle aperture with a die. 
I used some inking and masking to create the background scenery and stamped a few trees in DI but used Copics to colour the goose and grass as I had stamped the image in Memento!
The greeting is from a new soon to be  released set from STAMPlorations, Party Time, stamped in Memento Grey Flannel.
OK, that's about that. Pop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fab inspirational projects and why not join in.

I'm joining in at -


"Less is More"
Two legs or Four.

Thanks for stopping by. :)


  1. Great guy card and I'm smitten by that grass stamp - looks so real. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. You have created a beautiful scene! Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing it with us over at ATCAS!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. I love the way you've created a complete scene

  4. Wow Jules this is wonderful, the background scene is marvellous and the aperture is the perfect frame. Great grass too!! When Martin is shearing out wholecrop in the mornings Mother duck and her 6 babies waddle in and pick up the spoil then waddle out again as he goes back into the clamp!! xx

  5. Looks like somebody is going to have an amazing "Birdday"! Congrats on your Uniko win - that card was fabulous!

  6. This is simply AWESOME Julie.
    A fantastic scene and perfectly coloured.
    Great to see you've linked up at Less is More and AAA Cards.
    Thanks so much. Sarah x

  7. Wonderful card, love the aperture with the scene


  8. Such a fantastic card, I just love it!!! The scene behind the goose and the extended grass look wonderful.

  9. Your goose is fantastic and so is the scene you've created behind him! I love the aperture! So glad you shared this with us at ATCAS!

  10. Fabulous, Julie. I love the scene you created in your aperture. Such a great guy card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  11. You've created a really beautiful scene Jules. So peaceful! Great job with the die-cutting ... I have not been able to figure out partial die-cutting yet ... and it's not for lack of trying! ;) Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

  12. Thank you for your visit and wecome :-)) Your card is beautiful, too.
    Hugs, Andreja

  13. This is such a great scene Julie!
    I've used this stamp to stick his head out of the die-cut circle but not to put his head into it!
    Looks fab!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Enjoying a blog hop sponsored by Cardz4Guyz for the first time - it won't be the last! This is a beautiful card and I have this stamp set and love it. Also love what you've done with it - great inspiration! Have several brothers and other men I make cards for so am always open for fresh ideas. Sorry I don't have a blog - I'm probably referred to as a 'lurker.' TFS

  15. What a beautiful scene! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards :)

  16. Wonderful scene card! Thanks for joining in at AAA and ATCAS

  17. Fabulous work! Love the scene you created behind your goose, great card.
    Thank you very much for joining us.
    Less is More

  18. Such a cute card.


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