Monday, 10 March 2014

It's a guy thing

At one of our weekly craft days, it was my neigbour's turn to design the the card. I think she aced it with this great masculine card!

My card kit envelope contained a corrugated card, a piece of glittered silvery and gold paper, a piece of coppery Miri card, a decoupaged motorcycle image and a piece of fine silver stretchy cord.

This was a fun card to make. The stretchy cord was a great idea as you can tie a bow or a knot and still get it nice and tight. I am going to watch for something similar as it was so easy on my hands to tie a bow with this cord.
Here is a closeup of the decoupage...


This card will be perfect for a friend of ours who led the motorcycle division when he was in the police force.

I have left the inside blank as I am not sure the occasion I will use it for. The retired policeman friend has house parties a couple times a year and visit us up at the lake for a few days. I may keep it just as a note card or thank you note...Or may save it for his birthday.

I have been pretty good about finished the inside of about 95% of my cards. It has been made a bit easier as I generally know who I am going to give a card to and for what reason. That really helps plan what to put inside.
For the ones that are unknown, I have stamped a little drawer full of sentiments. I have done a few of my fave Birthday, Thank You and Hello sentiments in the three common colours of card I generally make...white, cream and of course kraft. That way, once I decide what I want to use the card for, I can just grab one and glue it down. I try to leave a couple of snippets of the front DP inside the card before I place it in the plastic sleeve. I can then use those when I add that sentiment.

This is an auto scheduled post as I will be up at Mum's and have very little access to the internet. I will return all comments once I am back home!

I am entering thos card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use patterned paper
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover your card with paper

24 comments:

  1. A fabulous masculine card and perfect for your friend. Xx

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  2. What a great way to craft with friends Mo and you created a stunning masculine card with your kit.

    B x

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  3. Brilliant card Mo, I love the image and the background.
    Kevin xx

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  4. This is fab for a guy Mo!! really love the textures on this card. It's really sunny here today but still a bit of a nip in the air..take care!!! huggles Sue xxx

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  5. Fabulous snippets card Mo! Hope you're having a great time at your Mum's - safe travelling!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Smashing card and, as you say, useful for many occasions too.

    Hope you are enjoying your break

    Kathyk

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  7. Hi Maureen,
    what a super card. I love the design of this just right for the person you are talking about.
    Enjoy your time with your Mum, I know what you mean about the internet, as when I go to my sister's later this month she hasn't got the internet at all. When my Dad was alive I could just pop up there and see what you are all up to, but sadly he passed away last year so no internet while I'm away. I just love to be in touch with all my blog friends.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Fantastic card for any guy! Just the right amount of coloring on this too. Love it!
    Lynn

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  9. What a great card Maureen. The image is great.Must look for something like it for John's friend who restores old motor cycles. I have some gold stretchy cord which has been in my stash since forever! Hugs Christine xx

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  10. Fabulous male card Maureen, love the motorbike image. Susan xx

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  11. Brilliant male card and a super image to boot, love the stretch cord idea, I am rubbish with bows.

    Kath x

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  12. Great card Mo. Great for a man friend. I like your idea of keeping a couple of Snippets and some sentiments for the centres.
    Hope your Mum is ok.
    Hugs
    xx

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  13. Your attention to organizational details just Wows me! I need you to pay me a visit Maureen! This is very macho & quite just the thing for your friend. I liked all the glisten-y parts...like all the chrome trim on a car. Guys like that sort of thing. The stretchy silver thread was an eye grabber too. Way to Go Maureen. So lovely to see ya in the Playground, as I have been MIA for a bit. No time to pay visits as I felt I should. Hope to start my Sunday card tonight. We'll see. TFS & Hugs. Best to Miss C & Mr. P also. We need some updates!!

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  14. What a perfect guy card. I love the motorcycle image and the layout is perfect. Hugs, joann

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  15. Totally brilliant masculine card Mo. Great idea. Ace - like you say! xxx

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  16. A wonderful masculine card. That elastic cord is a neat idea to use on a card. I have some of it but never thought of it on a card. Great idea.

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  17. This looks great Maureen! A great card for a man for many kinds of occasions!

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  18. Hiya, what a fab masculine card! Great image and the papers are just perfect.

    Must be so nice having a like minded friend to go craft with, unfortunately none of mine are into crafting and I do occasionally think I would like to sit and craft with someone - but then maybe I wouldn't like sharing my stash!!!!

    Sarah

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  19. Hi ScrappyMo. I really like the masculine card. The motorcycle looks so cool. My brother really wants a motorcycle but my mum won't let him.
    lol x

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  20. A fab man card. Really like your idea of storing the snippets from the front of the card in the bag ready to decorate the inside and also having a pile of ready made sentiments too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  21. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your super masculine crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  22. Great card!!
    Great dimension to the motorcycle.
    I like your idea of putting away stamped sentiments for the insides of cards you are not sure when they will be used.
    I too keep pieces of the front paper scraps for the insides, but I mostly finish the insides and stamps the greeting later. :)

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  23. That's such a great motorcycle image and I love how you framed it! Great masculine card!

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  24. This is a brilliant masculine card Maureen, such a wonderful image.
    Pauline
    x

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