Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sail Away and a fashion parade!

Another CAS card to share today! But before I share this post carries a government health warning for those of a nervous disposition!!!!
Those of you who follow my blog will have known that I was away at a 'bit of a do' over the weekend...
sharp intake of breath...
stand by for the big REVEAL...  
 and for good measure here's another one with the much loved long suffering other half... I have resisted the urge to show you the ones with the jacket on, the one where I'm laughing hysterically (BEFORE the drink) and another where I am for some inexplicable reason pulling silly faces (that must have been AFTER the drink!!) so be thankful!

On to the card
My 'man stash' was looking quite thin - (does that sound like I'm collecting men????? LOL) only had about 3 'man' cards - now I've got even less as I had a visit from a friend on Sunday who availed herself of a selection from my stash for her own card collection. Am not complaining - like to see my 'makes' put to good use!
I will have to make some more - but am in the middle of a wee messy project and I don't want to put it to one side whilst I start doing cards.. however, I am currently experiencing 'creative block' so messy may be put away for a couple of days....

Inspired by Pinterest (love it!!), bright white cardstock and a few stamps from a couple of different companies inked with a mixture of Tea Dye DI and Versafine Sepia.

The torn paper strip was a left over piece from something or other and I just randomly stamped a small compass and the anchor all over it and as it was a 'leftover' the card is going to play in the playground this week!

Cut out the anchor image on the white card and secured it with some string, inked the edges of the card a bit and layered it onto brown cardstock.
Simple, quick and I quite like it! 

Challenges - 
Craft Room Challenge - Something for a Man
Creative Card Crew - Birthday
Digi Darla - Masculine
Love to Create - String
Addicted to CAS - Masculine
Come and Get It - Water Related
Card Making Mama's - Birthday
SOS - Tag It

Thanks for visiting me - off for a look at what you've been up to here in blogland! x


  1. Viv you look stunning and what a lovely dress, its lovely to dress up once in a while.
    Great card too


  2. Hiya Viv,WOW you look seriously gorgeous hun.Beautiful elegant dress,love the shoes and the man aint bad either lol.Oh yes,fab card.Hugs xx

  3. You don't half brush up well Viv!! You look fab and love your dress. Your caard is fab too love the anchor stamp on the tag! Hugs Susan x

  4. Hi Viv

    Hey you scrub up well Mrs!!

    I love your dress.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time .. .. shame we aren't going to see the other pictures LOL!!!

    Love your male card too. Great colours and texture.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Great photos Viv and your dress is stunning.

    Loving your CAS card. Annette x

  6. Wow, Viv, love the photos, the dress looks fantastic.
    Must not forget its a great Man's card.
    Yvonne x

  7. You look fantastic Viv ...hope you had a great time ....card is great too x

  8. Grest ideas for an easy card. The strip of torn paper then stamped on is a really good addition as with the twine. Just right for a male card. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Terrific card. Love the colors and so nice for those pesky male card.

    You look lovely in your dress.

    Thanks for joining us in our birthday challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  10. I love your dress! And I love your card too - such a great masculine design. Love the brown stamped images and the torn paper against the white space. Elegant!

  11. You look beautiful Viv, I love both photographs.
    I love your beautiful card too :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. Lovely card Viv the dress look okay too :)
    jacqui x

  13. You look very stylish in that dress, Viv.

  14. Well don't you scrub up well! Been a long time since my legs have seen the light of day too! Fab card, love how you've 'anchored' the tag. lol! Xx

  15. stunning male card viv.i love the nautical theme.
    great pics too, you and hubby look fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  16. Fab male card, love the torn paper and twine. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It.
    Natx GDT

  17. WhooHoo, sexy couple, love the sweetness you both show in the photos. DRESS, what's that? I never wear dresses, only over my bathers...

    Great CAs card too....

    I saw somewhere you won a challenge but can't remember which one now...

    luv aNNIe

  18. VIV - this card is totally BRILLIANT for a male. I absolutely LOVE it. No wonder your friend pinched it!

    Sarn xxx

  19. You look amazing! Lovely photos xx Great card too xx

  20. The Open Sea is one of my favourite sets! I love that you have used it because it is just perfect for a masculine card. I love your layout too. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

  21. Hi Viv, super card!! And the piccies of you are great - that dress is amazing, super smarty pants!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  22. Well you look fabulous and so does hubby !
    Gorgeous card love the nautical theme just perfect for a guy and also for our challenge at ATCAS. thanks so much for playing along.


  23. I love your stunning card which is just perfect for our Something For A Man Challenge. You also look stunning, just love your dress. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

  24. Just popped back to say thanks for sharing this fab card with us at Card Makin' Mamas Viv hugs Susan x

  25. Hiya Viv,
    Are you like me forever in trousers or jeans then? You look stunning, that dress looks great on you and your hair looks fab too, sounds like you had a good night, lovely to see you and your hubby.
    Your card is as always perfect I love it.
    Teresa xx

  26. Viv, brilliant card and use of snippet of brown paper - think i have most of those stamps or similar so will have to try my hand at a version of this - thanks for the inspiration!

    Debs x

  27. Wow what a stunner!! And I don't mean the card. Well I do mean te card but also... oh heck, you know what I mean. You look great in a frock, that is a really cool outfit. Go girl!!!

    Would probably look really nice with the tan I am going to get.....

    Cindy xx

  28. You should wear a dress more often Viv - you look fab! My turn to don one this week-end for a masked ball (has the benefit of hiding my face). I've just lost a stone (on the 5-2 diet) so able to get into a dress I haven't worn for some time - even without my "keep it all in" knickers. Woohoo! X

  29. Wonderful card with fab details!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  30. lovely masculine card! Love the stamps and colors too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  31. Wow!! you look stunning Viv. Your dress is lovely, and your shoes and hair. Handsome hubby too, a lovely couple.
    Love the card, I get really stuck with Mens cards. Love the clean lines to it.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  32. Great card! I love the torn paper and the cute little tag!
    Thanks for entering it in our birthday challenge at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal

  33. Wow Viv you look AMAZING in that dress, I hope you went somewhere special.OH doesn't look that bad either lol, great photo of you both there.Love the super male card too, I always struggle with those. You always make me laugh when I visit your blog with your funny remarks too, he he! :) Viv xx

  34. Woohoo, you look amazing in that dress! (lol I don't even own a dress...) And it looks as if you had loads of fun too!!

    Gorgeous man make! No wonder your friends snap them up.... Have to say, I look forward to the messy project, sounds intriguing!

  35. This is an awesome masculine card and I love the paper tearing.
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  36. Wow go you girl!!!!!! you look amazing, wish i could get a dress to fit me, too long a body, they even tried to make me one in bangkok and after three fittings they gave up!!! you look gorggeous lovely lady xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  37. Stunning, tasteful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card crew and our Birthday challenge. Tania xx .

  38. Lovely photos Viv you and o/h look great. It's years since I wore a dress and as for high heels I'd be afraid I'd fall over :) hahaha! Love the card, I think I have those stamps somewhere too.
    Anne x

  39. Great Guy card Viv!

    Great take on my theme for the Challenge!

    Thanks for joining the fun this week at Come And Get It....good luck!

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  40. Fab card Viv, love all the details. Gorgeous dress too!

  41. fantastic masculine card...Love the way you turned that snippet into a knockout!

  42. Great card! Love your design and the stamping on your patterned paper.

  43. A great card for a man. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  44. Your card is gorgeous! And you are adorable! Love that dress!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  45. I love seeing photos of everyone all dressed up Viv and you look very glamorous in your gorgeous frock! That's a lovely photo of you and your hubby too - I don't need to ask if you had a great time!

    Great card too with the nautical theme. Vicky x


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