Monday, 21 September 2015

My Latest 'Guy' Card

Hello everyone!!  A very warm welcome once again to my blog and a very special welcome to my latest followers.  Thank you so much for joining me on my creative journey.  I hope you'll find some inspiration here.

Well, I hope everyone's day is going well.  I have actually moved into my new craft room (Yayy!!) even though it is nowhere close to being finished.   As a matter of fact, all we've done so far is paint the walls.  I am using the work bench from my old craft space and that's about all there is in there at the moment.  Have to say though, I love having my own space .. and hubby enjoys having me out of what he calls 'his computer room'.  Hah!!  News for him .. my computer is staying in there so it will be my computer room too.  LOL!!

So, here is my latest card ..

The papers are from Kaisercraft but I couldn't tell you which collection.   The timber look one is probably from 'Base Coat'  but I'm not sure.  These pieces came from my scrap box .. I must remember to write  the collections on the back in future.

The metal trinket is actually two pieces glued together.  I find Helmar 450 is wonderful for glueing metal.  I have never yet known it to come apart.

The chippie is the 'Interlocking Grid Panel' from 2 Crafty Chipboard.  I love this piece .. it suits so many different styles of projects.  Here I have simply coloured it with Black Soot Distress Ink and then drizzled some Glossy Accents over the top.
I also love those Tim Holtz Word Bands.  I get mine from Megs Garden.  This one has been tied on with some twine simply wrapped around the back of the paper.

My fave technique on masculine cards is adding a touch of crackle.  I use a spatula to add some random spots and, when the cracks appear, I just love how it looks.  Usually I would rub some distress ink into the cracks but this time I left it clear.

The inside decorated with more of what I think is the Base Coat paper.  The piece on the right was border punched with an EK Success 'Binding Edge' Slim Border Punch.

Of course, once it was all put together I dry brushed randomly with a bit of gesso .. another of my fave things to do.

Well, that's all from me for now.  Thank you so much for popping in to take a look at my little creations.   I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Take care, stay safe and God Bless.


  1. Hi Marg! I hope you spend many many happy hours creating in your space.. it will come together I am sure.. Love your latest card, rugged, handsome and oh so textured!! love the squared chippie you have used, and that paper is fabulous too.. I often get bits from my little scraps box and the name has been cut off so I understand totally! Have a wonderful monday and a great week ahead!!

  2. Can't wait to see your space all finished! I must say, I LOVE having my own scrap for your card. I've decided to crown you the Crackle Accents Queen! You use it sooooo well:) love that wood pp..whatever it is! And I really like how you've tucked the tickets in the side, too:)

  3. Another awesome card from you Marg! You should start an Etsy store!! We need some photos of your new crafty space!

  4. You totally rock your masculine cards, Margaret!! Love how you layered the metal trinkets and the crackle gives such lovely texture!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  5. gorgeous work Margy, and I see you found some crackle paint .. good for you ... love your work x

  6. I like this one. Clean and simple... my style. Packs a real punch with the colours too. Just fabulous

  7. awesome .. great layers and accents.. love the rough edge look


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