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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Its a Guy Thing

Hi All

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this fortnight, yes, you've guessed,  the theme is 'It's a Guy Thing'...... which  is to make to make any card or project for A Man, and as we are a stamping challenge, the only rule is to included some stamping.  As usual we are sponsored by Marina at Cottage Crafts, who this time os offering the winner a chance to pick her own prize to the value of €7.
For my card I stamped the background with various Tim Holtz stamps, the gentleman man image was masked and stamped numerous times before adding the red hat.  The adverts stamp is from the Stamp man, bought at last weeks papercrafts show.
As usual there is some fabulous inspiration from my fellow teamies, so please pop over and be prepared to be inspired!

I am also entering this card in:
  Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
  Samuel Taylors - Distressing
  Creative Card Friends - Old Fashioned/Antique

Thanks for all your well wishes and I am pleased to say I'm feeling much better now.
Before I go I would like to say 'hello' to Jenni, my newest follower.

That's it for now and if you like what you see, please leave a comment and then I can come visit you.

Avril xx

22 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Fabulous vintage card. The dash of red on his top hat really brings your eye to that group of men.
Stunning design.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Superb masking and stamping of the man image Avril, so clever and that touch of red is ingenious. A fabulous man card.
Have a great Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Amazing card Avril!!! Love the crowd of gents and the red hat looks fab! Beautiful vintage creation!

Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Joanna x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril, I so love the vintageness of this card...and that crowd of gents is awesome! It looks like one of those "men's clubs". Very sophisticated, so very stylish. The red hat just draws your eye straight to all the men.
A wonderful card!
Dot x

Ephemera said...

I love your card, so vintage and the red hat is superb, beautifully crafted. Have a lovely Sunday. XX

Doreen said...

I love the vintage feel of this Avril,love the distressing too.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love that image .. it reminds me of a daying i always say to my daughter " Don't be a sheep... do your own thing!"... i would have been that chap in the red hat lol
Lisa x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Avril, love the vintage look and those super stamps.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Avril, love the vintage look and those super stamps.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

Wow, that is some fabulous and time consuming masking! Love the pop of red in the front and center guy! Awesome vintage feel and stamping in your card! Have a great Sunday!

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Avril, the masking is perfect! Love the splash of red, it really pops ! Sue C x

Cazro said...

Excellent card. masterful masking of your gentlemen, of course the red hat is a touch of original magic. Wish I'd bought that stamp now I did look at it. then we always covert what others have. LOL Caz

DesignerDiva said...

LOL I'm lovin' this Avril what fab masking and a great idea!
Love it!
Hugs Laurie xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Avril! You have created a masterpiece! Love all the masking and the stand out red hat is priceless! Bravo! Yvonne

Janette said...

Hi Avril, sorry for my lack of visits, life and bad blogger are to blame....This is just gorgeous.xx

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece!
xxx Ellie xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome card for a male Avril! :)

Love the image and all your inked and aged details.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Das Motiv ist genial und deine Karte klasse geworden.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

Einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

I love this card Avril, beautiful grungy colouring and the little bright red hat is inspired, great work, Gay xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fabulous idea, love the touch of red.

anna christensen crafts said...

Avril, this is a wonderful card and it really made me smile xx

Shirl said...

Hi Avril I love looking at your creations and seeing how you have developed such an amazing and unique style to your work. Everything is gorgeous clever you.

Hugs Shirley x x