Thursday, 9 May 2013

Limited Edition

My neighbour came over tonight for our weekly card making evening.
It was my turn to design the card and have 2 card kits ready for us to make up. I chose a classic car stamp that I inked up for the first time a while back and luckily I stamped several images that day. I coloured them all up on another one of our craft evenings and so I now had the makings of a focal point!

I added a couple of Spellbinders sprocket looking dies and an old button from my stash.  I was going to computer generate "You're a classic" but chose to go with the slightly more generic "Limited Edition" sentiment. I have left the inside blank for now...I think would suit a Birthday card or even Fathers Day.

I think it is a worlds first for me that I actually remembered the blue card stock was the self adhesive variety. I proudly peeled the backing paper off and stuck it down! Sadly, it didn't seem to stick with a vengeance...It just sort of sticks like repositionable tape.  I threw some additional adhesive on the back and finally got a good contact!
Not sure if this will go in my finished cards basket or in with the cards I make for my daughter...

Card base and envelope - from my stash (Michael's)
Design paper - Creative Imaginations Art Warehouse danelle johnston Neutral;
                        Momenta Story of Us (snippet from wedding pages)
Cardstock - from my stash (snippets of self adhesive card stock)
Dies - Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets; Spellbinders round petites; Spellbinders Nested Pennants
Stamp - wooden stamp with no name written on the side!
Sentiment - computer  generated
Button - from my stash

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Sister Act - Anything goes
3. The House That Stamps Built - Masculine card
4. Clear it out - Use Stash and 2 or more patterned papers ( I used 3)
5. Crafty Sentiments - use a sentiment
6. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - use black accents


Sue said...

Hi Maureen! love this card..seems ages since I talked to you hope your keeping well and it will soon be August!!! huggles hun Sue xxxxxx

Carol said...

Great male card Maureen, love the sprockets. Carol x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Mo, I like the care the papers and the cogs.
Kevin xx

Christine Harrop said...

I love to see male cards Maureen - gives me some ideas! Love the backing papers. Christine x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

The card is fab Maureen! Love the retro image and the sprockets look like they were made for this! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous mans card.

May said...

Great male card, Love the added Gears..Fabulous papers & love that image.... Hugs May x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Terrific masculine card here. Love the little sprocket embellishments.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sarn xxx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Maureen, this is one of your best...I think it is fantastic and I love the dies around the image. Wonderful, wonderful job...joann sassy raggedy

Redanne said...

Please don't put this beautiful card in the bin Maureen, it is beautiful and deserves to be seen. It is a great male card! Hugs, Anne x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

The perfect masculine card!
I love the gears :)

Sue - said...

Great male card. Like the addition of the sprockets.

Mrs A. said...

Love the herringbone paper. Perfect male card. Hugs mrs a.

Tracy said...

This is a wonderful masculine card.
I love the gears and that button goes perfectly :)

Di said...

Brilliant card for a chap! Love the sentiment and cog thingies - they complete a perfect card.

Hugs, Di xx

Kristi said...

great 'man card', Mo! Love that classic car stamp!

cotnob said...

This is a great male card Maureen, great colour combination and I love the sprocket embellishments.

Cheryl said...

Hi Mo! LOVE your card. Thanks for the sweet comment on Craft Your Nest!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Pia S said...

This is a great card for a man. I don't know a single man who doesn't appreciate hot wheels! I like the addition of the different circle shaped embellishments - they add to the male feel of this card!

Jules said...

This is brilliant Maureen .. .. a fabulous male card!

Love all the sprockets.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Diane said...

Fab card for a guy sweetie and Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Hettie said...

Great card there Mo. I always have a problem with men's cards and you have cracked it with this one!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen just popped back to say thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Sentiment Challenge! I hope we see your wonderful work again and good luck! Hugs Susan x

MaryH said...

My DH would love this card. How perfect those sprocket dies were on this fabulous old vehicle card. You made a great kit & I bet you girls had a fun time doing this one up. TFS & giving me some good ideas for an old car guy card. Hugs