Monday, 4 March 2013

Man Card! - Crafty Cardmakers new Challenge

Today sees a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this week Rebbeca asked us to make 'a masculine birthday card that includes some technology or a gadget. The technology or gadget could be a computer, games console, rocket or car for example.'

Although many of you are aware that I am married to my very own 'Inspector Gadget' I actually managed to make a card that did not have the current up to the minute technology that is so coveted by my dearly beloved! 

Instead I went for something that was the complete opposite - a steam train -
the image is by Just Inklined and is called 'Old Chuffa' - (heaven forbid I should have likened this to my 'long suffering' with a title like that! LOL).

So my technology refers to the 'age of steam'. it may be old technology but without it we wouldn't have developed transport across sea and rail would we?

I altered the colour in Serif to blue and teamed it with more papers from my stash - (which I think are My Minds Eye but as the cover has long gone I'm not sure!) 

Thought this sentiment was very apt for an avid train spotter and I finished the card with some Card Candy coloured with promarkers which were all the embellies I allowed myself 'cos it's for a man! Inside is co ordinated to match.

Thanks for calling today - please check out the other creations from the CCM DT and if you're like me and struggle with ideas for masculine birthday cards, swell your stash by joining in with our challenge and you could win one of the prizes on offer this time from Di'sDigi Downloads ($10 GIFT VOUCHER) or The Stampman  (£10 voucher)!

Other Challenges -
Ladybug Crafts - Colour Blue 
Dutch Dare - For the Boys
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Anything Goes - Make it Manly 
Craft Room Challenge - Something for a Man 
Digital Tuesdays - Birthdays


  1. Brilliant Viv love that image and layout
    jacqui x

  2. I LOVE the old Steam Trains.Your card is Stunning,fab colours.x

  3. Fab man card, love the blue, also great sentiment. xx Flora

  4. Brilliant card Viv I love the train and the very true sentiment.
    Kevin xx

  5. A brilliant card just perfect for our masculine theme this time. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the prize draw. Julia xx

  6. A delightful manly card Viv.
    I really like the image and it works so well uncoloured.
    Did you know you could enter your lovely card into our "One for the Boys" challenge at Penny Black and More this month and have a chance to win one of several craft goodies.


  7. Lovely image viv, thanks for playing alon with my theme!

    Rebecca x

  8. Fabulous card Viv. Love the train image and the sentiment is so fitting. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  9. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  10. Fabulous card for a male...and how true is the sentiment...great colours and layout


  11. Brilliant card my husband would love it, Inspector Gadget he is most definitely not!! Susan x

  12. What a great take on the challenge! I really like the design of this card, with the fun sentiment to match your choice of image, great DPs and candy! Fab!

  13. I know someone who would love this card Viv, a great train image. Xx

  14. Fantastic card, love the train image. It would appeal to my OH.
    Yvonne x

  15. WOW what a fabulous creation! Love the image and the sentiment is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  16. What a classy card- love the train and the sentiment- love it! Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare!

  17. Morning Viv

    I am so pleased you didn't liken your hubby to an "old chuffa" LOL!!!

    Loving your card very much.

    Great idea to change the colour of your image .. never thought of that!!! Doh!!!

    Hope you have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  18. stunning male card viv.great image and colours and i love the sentiment :D

    xx coops xx

  19. Fabulous mans card Viv. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments.
    Big hugs
    Caz x

  20. perfect card for my hubby *lol*
    Fab card
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  21. What a wonderful masculine card and I love how left the image uncoloured.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. Brilliant man card, I love that train image :o)
    Jackie xx

  23. Hi Viv, Brilliant the true!!!...Jx

  24. Hi Viv, I called to comment on this card yesterday morning and got a visitor..I never got back...tut!
    Great card, I love the papers and image. We so love steam Trains, we go to Grosmont (TV's Heartbeat)for afternoon tea often and to see the trains..especially love the 1940's weekend with everyone dressed up and travelling on the trains.
    Hugs Mau xx

  25. Such a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for playing at DDCC

  26. This is fabulous. I love the image and such a great sentiment. The papers and layout are brilliant
    Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month
    Sue xx


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