Tuesday 5 November 2013

Man card!

Am still toiling away with Christmas Cards! It is so unusual for me to be organised I am beginning to get a bit worried!!
Today's share was made with a man in mind, inspired by something I saw last year on Pinterest
and uses a stamp I won in a challenge.

Blue base card layered with white linen textured card which had been given the treatment with a snowflake embossing folder!
Blue snowy patterned  paper at the bottom and a strip of punched snowflakes over the join.

The 'Old Truck' stamp comes with flowers and grass so this posed a bit of a problem - not a lot of floral greenery here in the Winter!
I used some tinselly twinkly white embossing powder  - and held my breath as I wasn't sure it would cover all the floral fancy round the base and in the back.... but it did!
Then put some more onto the body of the truck in an attempt to make it look like it had been snowed in for some time - was quite pleased with the result.

Added some glossy accents on the windscreen and headlamps which doesn't show up very well inj the pic.
Cut it out with a nestie and popped it onto a blue scalloped nestie oval. Finished off with my fave snowflake die and some blingy gems.

Challenges -
Nat and Amy's - For the Boys
2 Sisters - Christmas (no red or Green)
Crafting Cafe - Winter Blues
WOW - Christmas
Tok Bobok - Christmas
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's #149 - Christmas
CRAFT - One for the Boys
Christmas @Sweet Stamping - Card for a Male

Thanks for taking the time to call in today - and if you've been able to leave me a comment I really appreciate it. Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Unknown said...

Hi Viv, was just doing my blogging rounds, thanks for your info on the pumps that's sort of what I thought here we just call them runners or sneakers...oh well

Your card is stunning, love how you have the 'snow' on the car..looks awesome. I love nativity Christmas cards but this is a great idea for those that don't. xxx

Alyx said...

This is gorgeous Viv! Love, love, love the colours and layout and that image is fabulous!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is so creative. Who would have thought that an old truck could look so spectacular.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pat said...

Love the truck, makes a great man's card, and what a great idea to cover it with the glittery white embossing. The snowflake die is gorgeous - it would go nicely with that lovely snowflake corner I have just won.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, such a fabulous image, I love the snow you have added to it and your detailing is wonderful
Sue xx

Beverley said...

Another fabulous masculine card & loving that snowflake die & glitter! Thank you for stopping by my blog too :) Hugs Bev x

Netty said...

Your christmas cards are always so beautiful Viv, you put me to shame, Annette x

Unknown said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! The dies are perfect!! The embossing in the background is wonderful!! Love all the snow.. love the sparkle!! Just fantastic!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges} *New Challenge Blog*

ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Hazel said...

Love all the snowflakes and the icy blue - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 149 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic mans card Viv. Its a great truck image.
Yvonne x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love it.

Kath x

Dawn said...

What a stunner! I love the die you have used & all that glitter too!
Thanks for playing along with us in our Winter Blues Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Viv I like all the snow on the truck and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card..., love that car.... Gorgeous....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Jackie said...

Stunning card Viv, you made a brilliant job of transforming the image to a winter one :o)
Jackie xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

love that image Viv what a super male card
jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and gorgeous.

Carol Willis said...

Love this Viv, what a fabulous idea to cover the greenery, and it worked brilliantly.
Caz x


Fabulous an wonderful card Viv love the image and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

coops said...

so stunning viv.fab male image and i love your snow ;D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Great card .. .. I love the added snow and that gorgeous die work!!

Thanks for letting me know you have made "zillions" of Christmas cards .. .. you are a true friend to share such great news xx LOL!!!

I have loads more to make but have tied "zillions" of wedding ribbons if that equals us out!

Hope you are well and having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Diane said...

Fabulous masculine card design Viv.

Hugs Diane

Paper Junkie said...

Great card for the guys Viv - loved Monday's card too. X

G Peplow said...

Great card for a chap Viv, beautiful detailed background and I just love a bit of glitter :D Gay x

Mau xx said...

Brilliant! what a great idea to cover the green in Snow..never thought of that :o~
Love the real wintery look.
Hugs Mau xx
Thanks for calling Viv xxxxxx

Mau xx said...

Thanks for the link Viv. xxxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Unknown said...

I just love this masculine winter card. The pickup is perfect! TFS!

Unknown said...

Fabulous male card, Viv! Love the image & wonderful snow effect!
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck!

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe challenge. Marlene DT

Stamps and Paper said...

Great man card...love your image and layout


Hath said...

Beautiful card Viv - love all the detail you have added to it! Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month - good luck! hugs Angelie

Gail said...

Totally fabulous card. I love how you covered up the flowers with the snow...ingenious. Your coloring is great and the overall card is absolutely perfect in my book. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

mixamatoasties said...

What a fabulous card.

Thanks for sharing at CaSS this month.

Susan x

Toni said...

This is sucha great idea for a snowy Christmas card. I love the snow on the car and the colours! Regards, TokBobok.

Sheryl said...

This is a perfect guy card- always tricky to do. I love your choice of papers and emebellishments. Great to have you with us at NATALIE & AMY’S Hugs Sheryl xx