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Sunday 9 February 2014

Hero Arts Birthday

Hi Everyone
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  The sun is shining here but it is quite windy so not planning on going out anywhere.  I have been watching the winter Olympics and was delighted when team GB won a bronze medal this morning for the womens snowboarding.  Go team GB.

Today I thought I would share a male card with you.

The balloon images are a set of stamps from Hero Arts that I have had for a couple of years.  I stamped the images using distress ink.  When the ink was dry I then went over with various shades of distress ink to create the background.  I cut out the images and mounted onto paper from Papermania (chronology paper collection).  The blue cogs backing paper is from the same collection.  I inked around the edges and matted onto some brown card.  The birthday sentiment is from Craftwork cards and the cogs are a combination of peel offs and an all occasion die set that I got from Robert Addams.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ALBC - Man Up
Feeling Crafty - Dies and/or punches
Crafty Cardmakers - This is a mans world
Craft All Day - Male cards
Papertake - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Die cuts
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Allsorts - Colours beginning with B (Blue and Brown)
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes


rachel said...

great card Mags - wonderful images and great layout too - fabby xx

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous steam punk creation. Love the free balloon panels.
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Sue said...

Fabulous card for the boys Mags.
Sue x

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Mags
Hugs Julie xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! Love the stamps.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Such a fabulous card Mags. I love the images and the way you have coloured them. A really great layout too.
Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Really fab male card Mags, love the balloons and fab design.

Donna x

Daniele said...

what a great card Mags, lovely background really sets off the images

Linda Palmer said...

Love the three panels that embrace the fun things in life for a great masculine card.

Lin said...

Love this design Mags. The vintage balloon stamped images are gorgeous and make this a perfect masculine card.

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is fab Mags. I have these stamps not used as I couldn't think what to do with them but I love how you used them. Susan xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A brilliant male card .. .. love your images / layout and colour combo.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

A perfect creation for our theme this week Mags and what an effective design as well.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the vintage balloons and all the cogs. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M. Cxxx

Carole Pollard said...

Great card love the way you've cut up the stamped images so effective. Just the perfect man card good luck in the challenges Love and Happy crafting Carole xCarole x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Fabulous steampunk card Mags, love the way you have done it in three panels and the cogs are fab. Enjoy tour Monday off work lol. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Mags!! what a fab design and layout… it has a lovely vintage feel to it...the balloon images are wonderful and I really love the cogs! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

alex said...

Such a wonderful masculine card, love your design, thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create

Suze Bain said...

I love those stamps you've used - a super masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Xx

Andree said...

A brilliant card Mags. The stamps are gorgeous and I love the layout.

Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

Berry said...

This is fab hunny! Thanks so much for playing with us at Divas by Design this week! Hugs Rebekah xx

Sarah said...

Just love this card Mags, gorgeous images and colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Hath said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Krafty Girls - good luck. hugs Angelie

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

The Craft Bucket said...

You have done a great job on this male card, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x