Monday, 14 May 2012

Those darned men!

Why are men so difficult?
I don't mean the men themselves  -although I know one or two VERY difficult ones -
(and if my dear beloved husband is reading this - 'Not you dear - you are WONDERFUL!xxxxxxxx)

I mean making cards for them is difficult - I sit, plan, get the stamps and papers out, fiddle about for ages and then all my efforts end up in the bin 'cos I don't like them!

So I decided to not bother with papers this time and to use this stamp bought with the proceeds from a challenge win and selected specifically for men cards.

I don't like buying stamps for men cards - feel I'm wasting my money cos I'd rather be buying something pink and girly....LOL 
To be fair, I enjoyed colouring this in!

I stamped it twice onto bright white card then used a nestie to cut out one of the images.
After colouring with watercolours - (they're getting a lot of use just lately!!) - I mounted the circle onto the other stamped image with foam pads so that the ends of the flourish underneath were visible.

The two pieces were then stuck onto a layer of teal coloured card.
I scored a couple of lines onto the card base and used the same teal card for the band across the centre.
Stamped the sentiment, popped in a couple of eyelets in the same colour and cut out the little seagull.

Was quite happy with it when it was finished - (not like me at all!) and someone else must have liked it too, cos it sold yesterday!

A couple of male themed challenges -
Allsorts - Card For a man
MAWTT - Nautical
Pixie Dust - One for the Boys
Southern Girls - About the Boys
Divas by Design - One for the Boys
Try It On Tuesday - On the Beach

It's a beautiful day here - sun is shining- but appearances are very deceptive 'cos the wind is really cold!
Have a great day and thanks for visiting! x


  1. This fab card would be great for a woman too, Viv. I love sea themed stamps. I think of stamps as 'very girly'(eg shoes, roses) and everything else LOL. Anyway, I am not surprised it sold.

  2. Wonderful card Viv, I like the scene the colours and the seagul.
    Kevin xx

  3. HI Viv think you have cracked it with this lovely mans card...great scene and beautifully coloured


  4. Oh Viv, I am having the time of my life, NOT, having to make a card for a 21 year old... Just cannot get it together. So I can understand how you feel. Your card is superb... awesome colouring and image.

    Monica xxx

  5. Hello Viv, oh wow, this really is wonderful. It look so calming and a beautiful scene. I love it.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  6. Brilliant me lovely and well done you making some pennies, I wish I could ihave hundreds of cards in drawers eeek, really dont know why I carry on this hobby, just beautiful darlin xxxxxxxxxx

  7. Oh this is brilliant, Love the colours you have used, Its just right for a male card. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

  8. ahoy matey...this is so brill i love seascapes.....keep looking at your girlie below i think i need her she is so gorgeous hugs sassxxx

  9. This is Superb Viv, Love the image and perfect for the Nautical theme on MAWTT, thanks for joining us.
    Hugs Mau X
    see you like FH too its my addiction too :) been at it approx 10yrs xx

  10. stunning male card viv.the stamo and design are fab :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Absolutely fabulous Viv, love it.
    Wendy xx

  12. fabulous love the images :)

  13. Fantastic card for a bloke Viv, its a great stamp.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. We have a Sea theme challenge at Try it on Tuesdays this week as well, love to see you there.

  14. Oh this is fabulous Viv.

  15. A beautiful card Viv, equally suitable for male or female :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Great card Viv, I love the layering technique. Fab image, beautifully coloured.
    Caz x

  17. Viv thats fabulous. I love Lighthouses and this card is gorgeous
    hugs June x

  18. Superb card Viv. Certainly a must have as an alternative to a car or sport themed one. Pleased it sold for you. Now you will just have to make some more!!! Must admit I like working in chalks and watercolour pencils best. Hugs Mrs A.

  19. Hi Viv

    A great male card .. .. loving the layout and that side flourish!

    Love Jules xx

  20. fab card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Divas by design
    Kat x

  21. Love your male card and this image is lovely I particularly like the swirl at the side of the image. I love how you have used the image twice too! Hugs Susan x

  22. that is one fabulous card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  23. Wow Viv, this is quite beautiful. I love your work so much, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please check out my blog for more details ( Jenny x

  24. This is a gorgeous one too what a lovely image, it looks very tranquil, love it. xx

  25. lovely scenery fab card tracy x

  26. Turned out wonderful. Love the dimension you've given it and love the score lines!



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