Thursday, 30 January 2014


Had a productive day yesterday - intended to go out for a long walk but the weather defeated me - put coat on -hail, sleet, rain took coat off. Then a patch of blue sky - put coat on only for the rain to start again. Took coat off and gave up 'cos whilst the rain doesn't really bother me the path round the beautiful reservoir near where we live gets really muddy so went into the craft room instead!

Found these papers and thought they would make a good 'man' card!
They're what my Mum would have described as 'sludgy green' with shades of brown - no idea who's they were although think the script background was from a Papermania pack called Regency?
The other piece was a 12 x 12 scrapbooking sheet which happily for me had varying merging designs and shades with quite a large shaded area with nothing on it at all - perfect for stamping the image onto!

The Penny Farthing man is an old stamp which was from a set of Edwardian Gentlemen and I used Adirondack Espresso ink.
I sponged the edges of all the paper pieces with Brushed Corduroy DI and matted them onto dark brown card.
Added the sentiment and finished it off with a dark brown button and some string.
Quite an uncluttered design but enough I think for a man!

Challenges -
MAWTT - Birthday Boys
Digi Sketch - 1 for the Men
OLLCB - Man card
Creative Inspirations - Stamping
Allsorts - Vintage
Totally Papercrafts - 1 for the Boys
Gem of a Challenge - 1 for the Boys
Enjoy your day whatever you have planned! x


Jan Ltc said...

Fab card for a man Viv xx Jan

Sue said...

Love your vintage looking card and image,I agree the papers would suit a man.
Sue x

Rene said...

This is awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene :D

Irish Cherokee said...

Those were the days. No i'm not that old but love the Victorian style. Loved to bike ride. Love the card.

SARN said...

Cool and very vintage x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv, a fabulous image and I love the papers.
Sue xx

Netty said...

Am totally hopeless at making male cards but yours is splendid Viv, thank you for the inspiration. Hugs Annette x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great vintage card Viv love the image


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

Valerie Nolan said...

Wonderful vintage card Viv, love the penny farthing:)
Val x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love that Penny Farthing image Viv, beautiful vintage feel to it and perfect male card! Susan x

Mrs A. said...

Perefect indeed for a man. I love all those earthy colours. wish I could come up with a winning formula for making male cards. I struggle with those.
Hugs Mrs A.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card for a male Viv, fab image and design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Vintage challenge this week x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card Viv... thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card for anyone (man or woman cyclists) to receive :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the image and design.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

coops said...

stunning male card viv.i love the fabulous vintage image and design :D

xx coops xx

CheerDown said...

Love the vintage masculine theme on this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.
Alli x

Viv said...

Great card for a male Viv, I so hate making those:) Viv xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

rachel said...

wonderful card - love that stamped image - thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and good luck! Hugs rachel x