Sunday 17 January 2016


Everywhere here stark white this morning! Quite a lot of snow last night and it's still here!
A 'Man' card to share today as the 'man' stash is really low so made a couple of train/boat/plane themed ones this week for the card box.
A blue colour scheme for this one as the ship's wheel background paper I have had for a long time and never used.
The other paper was just an odd leftover bit but was big enough to use to cut a circle and a couple of banners.

The stamp was inked with Versafine Majestic Blue and I lightly sponged round the edge of the white card before distressing and layering onto the blue base.   

The charm secured with some blue/white twine and the sentiment stamp just tucked behind.

Challenges -
Fantasy Stampers - All About the Boys
Just Us Girls - Light/Dark Blue and White
Sparkles Monthly - January Blues (Monochromatic)
Glitter n Sparkle - Mono
Craft for the Craic - January Blues

Used up a few bits too so over to the Playground with my woolly hat and furry boots to make a snowman!
Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Barb said...

What a lovely card. Absolutely super for a male. The background paper is lovely and the banners and charm look great. Barbxx

Sarn said...

What a brilliant masculine card. Love all the added embellishments.
Was mainly white first thing here too . . . but now all gone. Dammit . . . I wanted a snow day!

Hugs, Darnie xxx

Krisha said...

WOW! what a wonderful male card. Having two, grown, sons I really enjoy seeing cards for men.....such inspiration.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice comment.

Eve said...

Hi Viv
Wow - perfect man card. I love the colours and textures - fabulous.
No white stuff here in Devon but I'm off to the playground myself now so if there's some there I'll give you a snow ball fight!!! LOL!!
Eve xx

Carole said...

Brilliant card your choice of..everything! I have spent the afternoon sorting!....YES DIES!....getting there! hence no crafting but I am slowing getting some order in the craft room. xx

Kathleen said...

A perfect card for my Son-in-Law, great images and perfect papers and I love the embellishments.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous man card, super images and details.
Yvonne xx

Lee said...

Oooooh,brrrr,hope you are able to get about,we do not have any here in Cornwall YET.Lots of rain and wind and cold but no snow.Love your card very much,great design and colours.xx

Chris Dring said...

What a fabulous masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Viv, I like the ship and the papers
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

We had the whoite stuff here too Viv, but it's all gone now!
What a fantastic man card, I love the ship :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

Stocking up on the male cards is on my list for this week Viv, always have plenty for the ladies but no surprise there. This one is just perfect though and like the banner arrangement.

Think we will leave it just at craft for today !

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous. An awesome designed card. Just showed hubby as he sails and he said 'wow'. Lovely colour combination and well presented details...xx


Canonbury creations said...

Love the nautical card Viv, perfect card for those difficult people on our lives! Love the little anchor :-)
Val x

Di said...

Great male card Viv - lots of textures and layers, and the charm is brilliant! Am sure I have some anchor charms the same and just never think to use them :(


Di xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Absolutely super Viv. A brilliant inspiration card for men, that oh so awkward species! That spotty paper looks very familiar, I think I have some too. No snow for me yet, thankfully xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really gorgeous masculine creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

An Occasional Genius said...

P.S. Feel free to case, i'd love to think i've given you a bit of inspiration :-)

Pia S said...

I love nautical cards, they can be gender neutral, but this one is definitely on the masculine side of the scale. Love the amount of nautical themed elements!

Pat said...

A fantastic masculine card Viv and I love the ship' wheel dp in the background and the stamped image is perfect with the added anchor charm on the baker's twine and the three little pieces of paper to form a banner are a great addition. A really clever design! x

Diane said...

Oh what a wonderful nautical card design Viv.

Hugs Diane

Maria Moorhouse said...

Great card for a man! I love the ship stamp.
Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers challenge

Lisa Kind said...

Great nautical man card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

Super 'man' card! Love the papers and ship image. the anchor charm is the perfect accent!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Linby said...

What a fab layout, love all the details and so great for that hard to do man card.


A fabulous masculine card design Viv - love the nautical theme.
Sylvia xx

Cazro said...

Hi Viv, I love to visit your blog. A wonderful masculine card, loving all of the detail. Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Cazro DT

Ger said...

Lovin how you worked the blues! Great card. thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic