Friday, May 17, 2019

Masculine "For You" -- Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  For the next 2 weeks, the theme is "Make it Masculine."   Hmm.  I thought long and hard about this, and think I came up with the perfect digital image from the Di's Digi Stamps Store, and the perfect card for this challenge.  But first, a little background.

I have a friend.  He's now 98.  When he and his wife were newly retired, his wife volunteered in the nursing home where I worked.  Milt was a wonderful gardener.  He had the most beautiful flowers you've ever seen, including hollyhocks.  The other things he was incredible with were asparagus and raspberries.  I still miss all those things!  His wife, Eva, dies in her early 80's, and not long after that Milt moved across the state to be nearer to his children.  I started sending him a card every Monday morning, and still continue it to this day.  Little did I know how many years the tradition would continue, but he is one of my biggest fans.

The card I made for today's challenge is going to Milt.  It may not look real masculine, but I know he will love it.  He will the hedgehogs at the mailbox, and he'll adore the hollyhocks!

This card uses Posting Hedgehog Love, colored with Copic markers.

The designer papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Spring Letters papers.

Make it Masculine -- you have 2 weeks to join in the fun, and the digis you can win are the absolute cutest -- like this one!  I hope you can join us at Di's Digi Designs Challenges

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- May Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter
Brown Sugar Challenge -- Flowers
Cheerful Sketches -- May


  1. Julie, that will be a wonderful card for Milt. You have some wonderful friends.

  2. What a sweet story! And your card is super sweet, too! I don't think I have ever seen so many flowers on a masculine card before, but it sounds like they really fit the recipient and I'm sure he will love it! Adorable image and fabulous coloring!

  3. Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and sweet image. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck!
    Gina xx

  4. Heather what a beautiful creation did you make, thanks fot joining us at the challenge of Cheerful Sketches....

    greetings Bea.

  5. Gorgeous card with a sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
    xxx Margreet DT

  6. I love this card, the image is adorable, thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles
    HUGS Fleur xXx

  7. Aww that is such a beautiful story. Your card is just gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  8. awesome card for Milt! He's lucky to receive all your lovely cards!
    Thanks for playing at Cheerful Sketches
    Nancy DT