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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Crafting Musketeers Mid Month Inspiration

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Only a couple more days and then it will be the weekend, yay.  
I must admit I had a wonderful surprise yesterday.  My lovely hubby bought me a new car.  I know my old car is getting a bit old and worn out but had no idea hubby was planning on replacing it.  I have seen a picture of the new car and it looks lovely so I am sure I will love it.  Feeling very loved and blessed at the moment.

Anyway, enough of my rambling and onto crafty matters.  I am here to share a little mid month inspiration for our current challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers.  Our theme for this month is:
Grunge
and we are sponsored by the fabulous Visible Image who are offering a lovely prize for the winner.

Here is my project which I found very difficult to do for some reason.  Sometimes I just can't get a feel for a project and this was just one of those times.



The papers are from the chronology paper pad by Papermania.  I distressed all the edges and added some distress ink to give an aged look.  The large topper is from Kanban and has been in my stash box for a number of months.  This was given the same distressed look as the papers.  I added some metal corners which had some white acrylic paint dabbed on to give a more aged look.  I also added various other little labels that were in my stash box and also some washi tape across the centre.  Finally, I went over the whole card dabbing some ink splodges.

Thanks for popping by and would love to see you enter the challenge.  Just pop over to the Crafting Musketeers challenge blog to submit your entry.  You will also find lots more inspiration from the talented design team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Manly
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Boys/Men
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Sassy Studio - Shabby chic or vintage
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage/distressed/shabby chic
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

27 comments:

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Mags love all the detail.
What a lovely surprise a new card fantastic.

Hugs Julie xxx

rachel said...

Hiya mags - you lucky lady!! Wow - love your card too xx

Judith said...

happy new car Mags! - love this gorgeous vintage card hugs Judith x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love it Mags, considering you were having a little trouble making it, it has turned out really well. I like the main topper and the little tag is a nice touch. I think we all at some time, have to really sit and think what we are going to do lol. I know I do !! Thanks for visiting my blog, I do appreciate it. Hugs Jennifer xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeously vintage. I know exactly what you mean re our mojos taking a vacation from time to time.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

You're one lucky girl Mags! Fab card too! Susan x

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What a great grunge card! It looks awesome!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Mags as always

Nicky Wilcox said...

O what a gorgeous card love the theme xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Mags, love the papers. Enjoy your new car too hun, I love mine.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I love the papers and fabulous design.
Enjoy your new car!
hugs Sue xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, there is so much detail and a lovely vintage feel.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

GregT said...

Mags, congrats on getting a new car. I know what you mean about having trouble with a project. I always have difficulty with the Shabby Chic style. You did a great job. Thanx for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs.
the little SSD brother

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card Mags, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx

MagsB said...

I know what you mean, hun, sometimes it's so hard to bring a card together - but this one is just great! I love the gent on the pennyfarthing! And your vintage colours are so lovely! A fabulous male card!

love Mags B x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I love your gorgeous creation, hugs Pops x

alex said...

Stunning vintage card, thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create
Alex x

Pollard Carole said...

Hi Mags just catching been away to a funeral in London the last few days. Loving the last few cards you have made and I love your last grunge card its a great design and I love the embellishments Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Avril Ann said...

Mags this is a brilliant card, love the papers, LO, image and colours here, superb hun xxx

Roxann said...

Another awesome beauty, Mags! Great design.
Hugz,
Roxann

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi Mags, it's nice seeing you at Crafty Sentiments. Looove that vintage feel on your card! Lovely one, hun :)
Thanks for sharing this card at Crafty Sentiments. Hope you join us again next week.
Hugs, Mikha

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

MommyScraps said...

Such a beautiful vintage card!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at DTBST!!!
Hugs, Adina

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, love the steampunk theme and elements. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

Kim Kelley said...

What a fun and detailed project Mags...so much to look at! Thank you for joining us for our DTBST challenge this week at Sassy Studio Designs! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

CraftyNatalie said...

Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie: DT

melsanford said...

Fab male card :-) Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx