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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Not the Usual!

Anyone who visits here regularly will realise I don't do men's cards very often - in fact only 3 a year!  This main image is Crafty Individuals, a stamp I must have had for 2 years and this is the first inking!  I stamped the 'gent' a second time and covered him with Glossy Accents before layering him on foam pads.  The background, sentiment and clock -  which was also coated with GA,  is a PaperArtsy stamp that I won at Rhedd and Rosies challenge the other week.

I am entering this at:
  Vintage Stamping Challenge- It's a Man Thing
  Crafty Cardmakers - This is a Mans World
  Cards & more - Men only
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes
  Allsorts - Colours beginning with B -mines BROWN
  SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Time Machine

That's it for now, but if you are in areas affected by the storms, stay safe - you're in our thoughts.

Avril xx


die amelie said...

LOVE your brilliant card, Avril!
I own that wonderful stamp too...but your fabulous make just reminded me that I use it way too seldomly!

Your card would fit our challenge over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges perfectly by the way ;)

Claudia x

die amelie said...

Just saw that you joined our "Time Machine" challenge with your wonderful card, Avril!

Thank you so much! :)

Claudia x

Jan Ltc said...

Cool card I popped over from MIm xx Jan

brenda said...

You are not alone on the male card thing Avril, but this one is great and such a good idea what you have done with the Gent.

Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

sally said...

Great male card Avril, I think quite a few of us fight shy when it comes to making them :-)


susiestacey said...

Mens cards are so difficult to do but you have cracked it with this one - perfect.
Thank you for joining the Allsorts ' Colours beginning with B' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Pia S said...

Usually I find these gorgeous feminine makes over at your blog, so it sure was a surprise to find this beautiful male design today! You should really do masculine more often, you do this style so well too! Well done, Avril!

Joan said...

Love your card Avril, like the embossed background and the CI stamp, I have to make tons of men's cards, seven in March alone!

butterfly said...

They may not come along often, but they're worth waiting for... it's a fabulous card, Avril! I love the glossy clock face, and the embossed panel layered over that fabulous stamped background.
Alison xx

Rene said...

This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning card Avril! Nicola x

Netty said...

Superb card Avril, I also avoid making male cards like the plague....lol Loving the words also. Annette x


May said...

Fabulous male card, Love the design & images... great clock face too...Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a amazing card, great masculine feeling.

Judith said...

This is fab Avril - you should do masculine more often as you do it so well! hugs Judith x

Little Artbee said...

A wonderful created card dear Avril, I love that soft brown colour.Good work!

Lin said...

Wow amazing. Love the vintage feel of this fabulous masculine card.

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Meggymay said...

This looks fantastic Avril, who said you couldn't do men's cards.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Avril the gent looks perfect sitting among those vintage elements. Love it xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is great , I lve men's makes and live the texture on this x trace x

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, well you should do men's cards more often as this is fab! Love the way you've used the glossy accents.

I've just enjoyed a lovely catch up with some of your recent makes and your zesty coloured tag really jumped out at me - gorgeous!

Thanks for your lovely comment yesterday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card! I have the feeling that time has started to fold me up! Valerie

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the vintage feel to your card. The pocket watch is fab. Thanks for joning in with my challenge at CCM&M. Cxx

Christine L said...

Well you've made a very good job of this one of the three male cards.... this one is fabulous Avril... and I agree... they're SO difficult to do! Give me pink and girlie any day!! hehe

Christine x

Mrs A. said...

I struggle with mens cards too and fortunately like you only have a few each year to make. I love your punk style . This is perfect mans card. Hugs Mrs A.

Julie Reed said...

I have trouble with mens cards too, but this is fab, i love the sepia tones you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT :)

Gay Peplow said...

That's a keeper Avril, fab colours and composition. Those CI stamps are amongst my favs :D Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs Gay xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Avril, love that stamp and it looks fab decoupaged with the glossy accents
Claire xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful card with fantastic texture and layers. The sentiment is really fantastic - I had not seen it before. This is really grand Avril - the neutral colors are perfect for this too! Bravo!!
sandy xx

Vintagelady said...

truly beautiful, love the romantic vintage style, great colors, Hugs Kerstin F.

Brigitte said...

a perfect card for a man... beuatiful colors ! thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges


A brilliant masculine card Avril - love the mix of vintage images.
I have that fab. Paper Artsy set, and the sentiment is my favourite stamp from the set.

Hope all is well with you and yours - Sylvia xx