Thursday 22 January 2015


I have made very little this week - and what I have made has been pants! Have finally given in and made an appointment to see the doc tomorrow - am hoping that there is a quick remedy as I've had these cramps/pains and  been feeling completely wiped out like this since last Friday.
Consequently I haven't felt much like doing anything except feel sorry for myself! I know I'm poorly - I got new stamps and didn't even open the packet they came in for 2 days - OH was seriously worried.....LOL
Scanned through my drafts folder to share something and thought it was a little while since I posted a 'man' card so here's one!
I used coloured SU cardstock as my base (but can't remember what colour it is) and teamed it with some red. The striped paper is from K and Co and is part of a very large box which is that old it's as vintage as the image from a vintage male themed stamp set by Flonzcraft - stamped with Versamark 'Espresso' onto a scrap piece from another mat stack. Two small eyelets added before matting and a few corners punched out from the red scraps.

The little calendar pieces also from the 'scraps' box, simply torn up and shoved in

Used some red/white Bakers Twine, added the Anchor charm and stamped sentiment and finished off with 2 larger eyelets.

Challenges -
Ruby's Rainbow - Masculine Birthday
Crafty Gals - For a Boy/Man
Crafty Sentiments - For a Man
Cardz 4 Guyz - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Water

I am also dropping into the Snippets Playground for about 2 minutes - not well enough to be making snowmen or having snowball fights -  although the view outside is making me want to go sledging.....
this was taken yesterday - and it hasn't changed much today apart from the sky which is a bit clearer. Will try and stop by your blogs later. Have a great day whatever you're doing. x  


Di said...

Oh Viv, this is such a fabulous card! Love the parchment with red (a change from blue) and such a great design. VERY cleverly thought out and beautifully made as always.

Hmm, hope the docs appointment goes well chick. I had what seems very similar for about three weeks and it was miserable. There seems to be a virus doing the rounds right now - I was very friendly with the loo for a while :( It does leave you feeling wiped out so let's hope the doc can sort it out for you. Do update us!


Di xx

Sarn said...

Hello Poorly Girl . . . hope the Doc can help you and that you feel better soon mate.

LOVELY view you have. We had a titchy bit of snow on Tuesday, but it disappeared quickly. Nowhere near as pretty as yours.

LOVING this male snippets card.

Sending Get Well Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely wonderfully masculine. Loving the red and creams and the twine with the anchor is a lovely touch.
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Canonbury creations said...

Oh poor you Viv, sounds horrible :( Hope the doc can help. Love your card, nautical is a great theme for a man's card and I love the embellies! Get well soon
Val x

Canonbury creations said...

Forgot to say love the snowy scene but don't envy you one bit!! Clear blue skies and 2deg here xx

Cindy Groh said...

I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

Lee said...

Your card is Stunning,love the snow scene it looks quite deep too,take care.I do hope you soon feel a lot better,you do sound poorly glad you are seeing the doctor.Thinking of you.Big Huggles xxx

Suze Bain said...

You're entitled to feel sorry for yourself Viv, hope you're feeling better soon! Great masculine card, love the colour and the image is fab. Your wintry view is lovely, hope you're well enough to get the sledge out before it disappears! Lol xx

brenda said...

There are so many things doing the rounds Viv so I think you are wise to go to the docs and fingers crossed he can give you something to buck you up a bit.

Loving the nautical theme going on here.

Was dreading Tuesday night but turned out better than I expected and think the boys put on a good show.

B x

Céline said...

stunning card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Jacee said...

Great masculine card, really lovely design.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Such a fabulous card Viv, I love the deisng.
Sorry to hear you are unwell, I hope your doctors appointment goes okay and that you start to feel better soon.
No snow here in Sussex at all, my children are so disappointed!
Take care, Sue xx

Kathleen said...

The only thing wrong with this card is that I can't see Johnny Depp anywhere.
Lovely card and so brilliant for a change from sport for a male card.

Kath x

An Occasional Genius said...

Sorry to hear you're not well Viv, hopefully your appointment will get everything sorted & you back on the mend. I love the card, the view looks great too but better to see it on screen than out the window! xx


Hope you're feeling better very soon Viv .Good luck with your GP appointment tomorrow.
Fabulous masculine card - love the ship image.
Take care - Sylvia xx

MaryH said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly. Hope you will feel much better very soon. It's got to be bad, when you get new supplies and can't summon the energy to open them & have a play. I LOVE this card. I've always loved old ships, clipper ships, the pirate ships and the Espresso color was the perfect look for this image. Liked the way you did the eyelets too. The vintage papers worked wonderful with the fantastic ship and what a stunning masculine card you've got at the ready. TFS the snowy photo...I'm glad it's not here in South Carolina. It's lovely to see it, but not so lovely to get out in it. Well maybe playing in it, when I was a youngster. Now I'd be more concerned that I'd slip & fall & break something! Big Hugs & TFS such a marvelous card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Super mans card Viv great image and design


McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Viv,I like the ship the design and the charm, and you can keep that snow lol
Kevin xx

Vickie Y said...

Fabulous card; love the vintage design/images. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Masculine Birthday card challenge.

Jane Willis said...

Hope you feel better soon. I love this card, the colours work so well together. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Sorry to hear you are still unwell Viv hope you get sorted at the Drs. Your card is wonderful nothing to not like here. What a lovely scene all that snow looks so pretty as long as you don't have to go out in it! We hardly get any here just the cold and damp! Susan x

sweet art designs said...

Wonderful vintage free. Love your add ons. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

Lena said...

This is a wonderful masculine card. Love that you used the reds and browns and goes so perfectly well with your image. The anchor charm adds a special touch.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Lisa Mensing said...

I love the feel of this, so masculine. Reminds me of Old Spice bottles. That's a good thing, my grandpa wore Old Spice. Great design and love the anchor charm. Thank you for sharing with us at CGC. Hope you join us again.

Jackie said...

Superb nautical card, I love the red stripes. What a beautiful snow photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Joan said...

Love the colour combo on your card and the fab sailing ship, great card

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week

Julie B said...

A great masculine make, but sorry to hear you're not well. Hope this are better soon and your mojo returns.
You did have plenty od snow, unlike us who had half an inch that went before we went to bed on Wednesday, I'm not complaining though!
Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Pia S said...

I love nautical themed cards! And I love masculine and vintage designs, but find it quite hard to combine the two. In my eyes this card looks absolutely perfect!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Viv, sorry you are poorly though ;(....and all that snow too brrrr ....hugs Viv xx

Becca Cruger said...

Absolutely stunning work! Love all the vintage elements. Ships have always been some of my favorite things to include on a masculine card. Thanks for linking it up over at Crafty Gals Corner this week. And I do hope you figure out what's causing the pain. Sending good thoughts your way!

Samantha A. said...

Fantastic card!! I love the sea theme of it, and the charm. It adds the perfect touch!
Thanks for playing along with our Let’s Hear it for the Boys Challenge this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

Cathy said...

Amazing card Viv, love the image and all of the bits and pieces. Hope you are feeling better soon, Cathy x

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous card, perfect card for a chap.

Mau xx said...

Hope by the time you read this you will be feeling lots better Viv, Sending Healing hugs your way xxxxxx
The card is superb! a great male card as they are so hard to get right and you have certainly got this one right.
Hugs Mau xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super card, congratulations on being showcased at the Snippets Playground.

Warm hugs

Cazro said...

Sending get well soon wishes. I'm loving youra colour choice for your card, brilliant design, loving the additional elements. A great card, thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. We look forward to seeing you visit us again. Caz

Lynn said...

A wonderful card Vic. A fab design and I love the colours, textures and layers. I do hope you feel better soon. Lynn x