Sunday, 28 March 2010


Just managed to get this posted in time for the challenge at Cards For Men, which is simply 'Happy Birthday'.

I have made 2 men's cards today both for birthdays we'll be celebrating tomorrow night after the Monday Night Bowling Madness.

Don't most of the men you know look at their cards, say 'That's nice, thank you' and then put them to one side? Or they display them on the mantlepiece/window ledge for a day or two until the 'cleaner' moves them? Trying to find a balance so that the card doesn't look like it's just been thrown together nor too flowery/frilly/girly is not an easy trick - I think that's why so many fellow card makers I know find making cards for men so difficult!

So here is one of todays 'not thrown together and not too flowery/frilly/girly' cards ....(I hope!!!LOL)

Background paper is Basic Grey, sentiment is from Paperartsy, Clock paper and single clock (highlighted with glossy accents) from Paper Pizazz and I used one of my (few?) purchases from the NEC in the form of the Martha Stewart punch! The sentiment inside is another Paperartsy stamp which says 'Enjoy the Moment.'


Nicks said...

its a gorgeous card.. wasted on a man!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Viv.

Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna xx

Anne said...

Far too good for a "man" card LOL! That sentiment is brill and the soft browns just right, love it Viv!

Maureen said...

Just one comment - 'just one of the FEW purchases' was this a different show you went to? lovely cards by the way!

Sarah said...

Totally agree, Men's cards are such hard work but you've done a great job.

Sarah x