Friday, 20 March 2015


If you managed to get a look at the eclipse this morning in your part of the world I am envious - we had lots of very thick cloud here so all that happened was it went a little darker!
Quite cool too which is such a contrast to yesterday when I had an hour out minus a jumper and in a 't' shirt!

A man card to share done in super quick time.
Blue cardstock randomly stamped with a really old diamond background stamp inked in Versafine Majestic Blue.
Image is from a 'man' set of Vintage transport by Flonzcraft, same ink and layered onto the offcut of the background card.
The banner is a piece of ribbon -  I wanted to use it as it was the only piece of bright coloured dark blue ribbon that I had in my stash - but it was too thin so I simply stuck some double sided tape down one edge and joined two pieces together to make a wide piece!

Challenges -
Crafty Catz - No Designer paper
Crafting by Design - Masculine
Crafty Creations - Stripes or Chevrons
Cardz 4 Guyz - CAS
Time Out - CAS
Southern Girls - Boys

Thanks for looking today - it's raining here now so a perfect reason to sit in the craftie space and have a little trawl through blogland! xx


  1. Missed the eclipse too Viv....would have been spectacular...
    lovely male card.xx

  2. Great male card Viv, love that plane. We had lots of cloud here this morning so no glimpse of the eclipse either boo hoo ;) Viv xx

  3. No eclipse to be seen here...
    But I enjoy to look at your great card... Love the BG and all the blues! Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  4. I forgot to thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us...

  5. Fabulous and wonderful card Viv and yes i saw the eclipse this morning only for a short time and thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week have a lovely weekend
    Dianne xx :)

  6. We didn't get to see it either ::(
    Fabulous card for the boys xx

  7. Fab male card Viv, love the background! Too cloudy here for the eclipse too but by 11.30 we had clear blue skies and gorgeous sunshine!! Lasted all day :)
    Val x

  8. Bit of a damp squib here too!! Love your idea of joining the ribbon together with the DS tape to make it wider. hugs Mrs A.

  9. This is fabulous Viv, I love the image and wonderful design.
    Sue xx

  10. The fabulous graphic background and cool image make this such a great masculine card, Viv! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  11. Brilliant card Viv, I like the plane and the papers
    Kevin xx

  12. Lovely male card Viv...sadly I missed the eclipse


  13. Awesome male cards. Thanks for sharing with us

  14. Do you know we had a lovely clear day and I totally forgot the eclipse !!

    Great male card today Viv.

    Hope you have a good weekend, if you are off to the game give a nudge towards goal for me.

    B x

  15. We had the advantage of a sunny morning, but we only had a sliver of the moon in our part of the worls!
    I love your fabulous card :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Fabulous masculine card Viv. I got a few sneaky peeks whilst I was driving on the motorway to look after Rowan. It was very cloudy but there was a small break I. The clouds just around the eclipse, very weird. Susan x

  17. FAB looking card with the diamond background.
    Still mojo-less today dammit!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  18. The banner is a great touch on this masculine card, it looks great!!
    Weather is constantly switching between winter and spring temperatures, rain and sun, here in Oslo. Today we had sun, but cold.

  19. Beautiful masculine card, Viv! Love it! :-D
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this fortnight. :-D
    Milka DT

  20. Great card - love all the blues

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  21. Super male card, great use of the ribbon. Thanks for joining us again at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  22. A great male CAS card Viv, I love your ingenuity with the ribbon, you can't tell.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  23. A brilliant masculine card Viv !
    Sylvia x

  24. Wow, this looks awesome! Fantastic make!

    Thank you for playing along with our NO design paper challenge this week at Crafty Catz.
    Good luck and hope to see you back soon

  25. This is a great card! I love the "grungy" looking background behind the image; and the vintage plane stamp is perfect! Well done!


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