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


Deborah said...

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.

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


Monica said...

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

Always with a Sentiment said...

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

June Nelson said...

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

M said...

Love this! M x

Hazel (Didos) said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Mau xx said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Viv, love it.
Wendy xx

Carole said...

fabulous love the images :)

Meggymay said...

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.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Viv.

Jackie said...

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

Carol Willis said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

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

Love Jules xx

Kathleen said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

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

Mummylade said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Anonymous said...

lovely scenery fab card tracy x

Shelby said...

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