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


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant Viv love that image and layout
jacqui x

Lee said...

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

Crafty Lark said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

craft-roomjulia said...

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

Shirley said...

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.


Rebecca Hoy said...

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

Rebecca x

Janine said...

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

Janine said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

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

Pia S said...

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!

Suze Bain said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Darlene said...

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

CarlaKH said...

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

Jules said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Carol Willis said...

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

Doreen said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Maureen said...

A great man card Viv!!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

Mau xx said...

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

Eva Marie said...

Such a gorgeous card.
Thanks for playing at DDCC

Sue said...

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