Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Handyman Card - Card 18

Do you have a handyman in your family? Seems every extended family has at least one.  Found this stamp in my recent tidy up of my craft room and decided to put it to ink.

I inked a lot of the dies this time as they wrinkled and tore so badly on my inky last card. This worked out so much better on the big frame around the image. That was the bit I had the most trouble with last time. Not getting it damp seemed to be the answer.

I am planing to do a few more of these cards. I will use watercolour paper for the dies next time. That should solve the paper problems I encounterted.  I don't think I would use the script Happy birthday with these again. Now that I see it blown up for the computer, I think it looks too girly!!! Not to mention, slightly crooked! lol

I am also going to try the image embossed with black EP next time. I think that will help it pop off the card a bit as it seems to blend in  too much on this card.

I will finish the inside of all the cards I have made both at Mum's and while up at the lake, once I am home again. I just did not have enough room to bring verse style stamps and do not have access to a printer here to do computer generated verses.

****************This is card #18 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

Card base - Kraft corrugated card and envelope from my stash (originally from Michael's)
DP - snippets of Scrabble tile paper from my stash. Will have to update the name of the measuring tape paper once I am home, as I did not jot it down.
Card Stock - Snippets of cream for the dies cuts
Jute - from my stash (given to me by my friend)
Dies -Spellbinders Cogs and Elizabeth Happy Bithday
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Enamel dots - black dots from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper


  1. You are so right - my sisters husband is really handy - unfortunately mine isn't. When something broke in our house and my daughter was little she always said - Mommy will fix it....Lovely card!!!

  2. great masculine card love the design with the cog around the image
    hugs Kate x

  3. Hi Maureen ...wish I had a handy man...mine is not bad but hates plumbing and electricity ..and decorating....
    Lovely masculine card...and I think the happy birthday stamp looks good....not a bit girly....
    pouring with rain here in York today so guess what....crafting! xxxxxxx

  4. I really, really love this card, the central image is great and those cogs are fabulous! I actually quite like the sentiment the way you have done it, it balances the card very nicely.

    Good for you not buying anything at the moment, I had a big spend yesterday and am slightly regretting it, I have no more room! Thanks for your visit and lovely comments. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Terrific card Mo! I do so love the cogs and how the image is inside one of them.

    Len is our Mr Fixit - too much so at times as he's a whizz at inventing mad 'Heath Robinson' stuff. Who else would make a garden strimmer by using a spin dryer motor attached to a wooden pole - long before we met thankfully, but apparently it worked a treat!

    Hugs and hope you're having a lovely time!

    Di xx

  6. I think this is a super male card, they are a bit tricky to make cards for. I love the colours too.

  7. This is a super masculine card! I have a handy hubby and I know he'd love this. I've been toying with a tool-themed Father's Day card for him.

  8. I have several handymen in my life, thank goodness, though no-one to fit a shelf without at least a six month warning! LOL!
    Liking this card. Must get my cog dies out.

  9. I love papers, cogs around image and colors! Wonderful male card!

  10. Love the colors you gave these cogs, they look kind of metallic and rusty, really cool effect! I don't think the sentiment is too feminine. I've actually seen male cards with ribbons and bows and flowers that look masculine, it's all up to the combination of elements!

  11. This is a brilliant card, I love the way you have framed the image with the cogs - such a good idea.
    It sounds like your consumables spending freeze is still going well.

  12. What a fabulous man card. I love how you have coloured the cog die cuts and arranged them around the image.I also like the happy birthday paper and think it goes very well with the other elements.
    Jean x

  13. What a wonderful masculine card this is! Not only are the cogs perfect, but I love the typeset dsp and burlap panels too! NJ!

  14. Great masculine card! I love the papers you picked to go with that image.

  15. Such a great masculine card! Love the gears!

  16. I think your card is perfect. And very masculine. Very nice indeed!

  17. What a great card! I love all the gears and image. The burlap behind adds just the right touch!

  18. Terrific card for a man! I love all the cogs!!

    love Mags B x

  19. Masculine wonderfulness. The papers look great with that image. Very handy man. :-) Hugs!

  20. Fabulous card for a guy, love that image looks great. Yes using paper specifically for water colours is a good idea, I first used copic paper and mmmm doesn't work.xxx

  21. What a terrific male card, so much about made me think of my hubby. He doesn't do much of it any more but he was the typical handy dandy man, he could fix anything and build anything. Love the image and the clogs. Great background papers, so right for this image!

  22. Such a great male card! Love it. Jenny x

  23. Wonderful card Mo...I love those gears. Hugs, joann

  24. I have to say I LOVE love love this card.
    I am the handy one in the family…my Wayne is too.
    I love the browns in this card and the papers.
    I want these gears…love them

  25. Great male card and I love that stamp, looks great in that frame.
    Craft spend freeze huh! - good luck.

  26. wow wonderful card there Mo!! love it great idea.. did not know about Hazelnuts patterned paper challenge either so must remember for when do it .. think might have one in in wings already, Shaz in Oz.x

  27. Great masculine images & card--love it!

  28. Wow! What a fantastic male card, Mo! LOVE this! Brilliant use of image and papers too

  29. We need a handy man here lol! Love that image and another great card Karen x

  30. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May - hope to see you again soon. x


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