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


Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous masculine card and perfect for your friend. Xx

brenda said...

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

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Sue said...

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

Di said...

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

Hugs, Di xx

Kathyk said...

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

Hope you are enjoying your break


Jenny L said...

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.

jimlynn said...

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

Christine Harrop said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Hettie said...

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.

MaryH said...

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 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!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

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

SARN said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

Pia S said...

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

Sarah said...

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!!!!


Rebecca said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

Hazel said...

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

Tracy said...

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. :)

Carol L said...

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

cotnob said...

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