Friday, 11 September 2015

A 'Guy' Card

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog.  Hope you are having a lovely day.  We have gorgeous sunshine in Adelaide today.  It is finally looking like Spring!!  Don't know how long it will last but, for now, it is just glorious!!   Taking my puppies for a long walk this afternoon.  We are really looking forward to it.

I have another 'guy' card to share with you.  This one was made for my youngest son's birthday.  When I say 'youngest son', he just turned 42 years old, and that scares the heck out of me.  Where did all those years go??   Darned if I know.

The papers are a bit of a mix.  Some from Prima, some from Kaisercraft and the tags are from K.J. Watson Designs.   

The papers were all torn to size using a ruler and then I distressed the edges with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink.  Added some Clear Rock Candy Crackle for texture and some gesso over that for highlights.   Found the broken clock in my stash (have no idea where I got it from) and rusted it up a bit with some Patina acrylic paint.

Also found this hessian ribbon in my stash (again, have no idea where it came from) and tied on the cute little key (you guessed it, don't know where I got it) with a bit of twine.

I'm in the process of tidying up my stash a bit as I'm getting a new craft space.  Actually I am getting a Craft Room!!!  Can't wait.  Consequently I am finding all these lovely things that I had forgotten I had.  It's like Christmas!!

The tags were mounted on some black cardstock and used my Crop-a-Dile to add the eyelets and then tied some twine to them as well.  They were simply glued down between the layers so they don't actually pull out.

The inside of the card.  I added a verse and hand written message on the left hand side and the paper on the right is actually a pocket so I could tuck a gift voucher in there.

Pleased to say, my son loved it, as he always does.  Hope you like it too.  I will have another of my 'man' cards to share soon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, I know I will.
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Hi Marg! So good to hear you have a lovely day! It is still quite cool up here as yet so I am looking forward to some real spring weather soon! Love your man card, rustic and great embellies.. Love the key! And the hessian.. And I bet you are looking forward to your craft room! Have a wonderful weekend Marg!

  2. sooooooooooooooo beautiful Margy .... love the rustic manly feel to this .... super duper amazing x

  3. You do blokes, grungy cards so well Margaret. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. FABULOUS!!! You are always so god with guy cards!! Have fun with your craft room, sorting stash is a challenge but a good thing to do..... Have a fab weekend!

  5. Fantastic Marg! So happy for you to be getting s craft room. I am losing mine after 5 years of bliss - how I'm going to fit into the end of a lounge I have no idea!!

  6. Marg I keep running out of superlatives for you work! I love, love, love this!

  7. A fantastic card for your son! Beautiful made, I love this! hugs, Marlies

  8. What a fabulous masculine card!! What gorgeous layers and textures. Congrats on your new craft room. How wonderful!! I know you will enjoy having your own space! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace


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