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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Clean and Simple Birthday

Evening Folks
Hope everyone is well.  Thank goodness it is Friday tomorrow.  Been a busy week at work with some long days involved so need the weekend.
Had a fab surprise today though.  I had resigned myself to the fact that we would probably not get a holiday this year due to our youngest daughter being at university.  But got home from work today and hubby has booked us a holiday.  We are going on a Baltic cruise on June 20th for 2 weeks.  How fab is that?  We will be going to Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Russia, Norway and some others that I can't remember.  Never been to any of the countries we will be stopping off at so it will be a real adventure.  And the best part is I only have to wait 33 days before we go.
Of course, it will mean a lot of crafting to be fitted in before I go.  Have several birthdays in June and my DT work to plan for.  But hey, any excuse to get some extra crafting done.
Anyhow, enough about my holiday as I don't want to make you all jealous lol.

I have another male card to show you tonight.  You will be seeing several male cards from me over the next few weeks as lots of male birthdays in June and July.

This card is for my eldest daughter's fiance.  Decided to try and keep it quite simple focusing on the image and using minimal embellishments.  The image is a Kanban stamp from one of their nostalgia sets.  It has lots of lovely male images.  I simply inked the image using distress ink and left it at that.  No colouring in or extra shading as I didn't think it needed it.  This was then cut out using a die and matted onto brown coredinations.  The only other colour I used was blue coredinations cardstock.  The white panel was embossed to add some texture.  I added some pieces of ribbon to each of the corners, a sentiment and some card candy.
I quite like the way it turned out but would love to hear what you think.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything but Square
Top Tip Tuesday - Clean and simple
Pile It On - Clean and simple
Kaboodle Doodles - Clean and simple
Scrapbook Sisters - Two colours
Simon Says - Clean and simple
Moving Along With The Times - Keep it real
Delightful Challenges - Add ribbon

Take card and speak to you all again soon.


Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi again Mags,
Another lovely card and I think you did right to focus on the image, men are not much into fluff and stuff are they and so I think he will appreciate this alot.
All the best Linda x

Rica said...

This is a fabulous male card Mags. Your design and colours are fabulous, your ribbon and card candy coordinates perfectly and your image is fantastic!!!
Heather xx
and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this gorgeous creation. Wishing you a wonderful relaxing weekend.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, perfect for those awkward males!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A fabulous male card!

Love the colour combo very much and as you say .. .. no need for colouring either .. .. that image is brilliant just as it is!

Love Jules xx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Mags great use of the fab stamp and I love the layout of your card not too fancy just perfect for men! Great news about your holiday I am sure you must be mega excited and can hardly wait!! Hugs Susan x

Rebekah said...

Fab work Mags what a great stamp, a brilliant male card Hugs Rebekah xx

Bettina L. said...

This is a great CAS card. Love the design and the use of diecuts. Those half pearls and ribbon make an awsome decoration together with the embossing. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Shelby said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I'm sure you'll have a blast. This card is perfect for a guy! Great color choice and the clean lines are fantastic. I'm sure your future SIL will love it.


Nelly Shaw said...

such a clean and fantastic looking male themed card! fab colour choice too , Nelly x

Aunty Sue said...

Morning Mags loving this and great image my nephew is in a band and find it hard to make cards for him but this is fab. Great colour to stamp too. Have a great weekend. xx

Kim. said...

This is a lovely card and perfect for a male. I also think this image looks perfect as it is without any colouring to it. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful card sweetie ♥

HandmadebyTLC said...

Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this CAS challenge and I hope you will join us again this coming Tuesday for our Dig out the Old Challenge!
Tammy Louise
I'm sharing some candy if you like to play!

Mandy said...

Great male card Mags,love the stamp and your design is fabulous...Sounds like your holiday is going to be great,lucky you....
Mandy x

Donna Mosley said...

A really fab male card Mags, love the blue & brown together and the image is great.

Donna x

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Cheryl said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles.

Louise said...

Love it, the image is fab :)

thank you for your kind comments on my blog x

Annette said...

Great card. It is great how your ribbon coordinates perfectly with the papers and I love your crisp clean & simple look.
Top Tip Tuesday DT

downrightcrafty said...

what a great card, just love it
Hugs Kate xx

Melly said...

Sounds like you've had a great trip! Glad you had great time!
What a great card! Simple but so affective! I love the image and the blue tone!
You take care and have a fab week!
Hugs melly xxx

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Awesome card!! Love that fabulous image!!

Have fun on your cruise! It sounds awesome!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!