Tuesday, 8 March 2016

For a Special Man

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day. 
An especially warm welcome to my new followers, so lovely to have you here.

I have a new card to  share with you today .. and it was made for one of the favorite men in my life .. my youngest Grandson who has just turned 19.
As I have more male rellies and friends than I do females, I need to make quite a few masculine cards throughout the year.  Even though I love making cards for all of my favourite people, I must say that I much prefer making the feminine variety .. they are so much easier to do and I prefer working with flowers and ribbons and pretty things.

Anyway, enough grumbling .. here is my card. 

I've used kraft cardstock as the base and the papers used are from Prima's Cartographer 6 x 6 Paper Pad.

I do like the way this one turned out, but it ended up fairly heavy, so it's lucky that I don't need to mail it.

Distressed all the edges and then added a bit of crackle paste and some paint splashes.

Washi Tape, strips of paper and chipboard makes up the layers.  The chippie is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

A small photo frame coloured with VersaMagic Midnight Black and the greeting done in my own handwriting.  My gel pen didn't work so well at the start but it didn't turn out too bad.
That fabulous watch was found on a site called Epbot.  They took photographs of some actual pocket watches and made them freely available for people to copy and use.  HERE is the link in case you'd like them for yourself.
I simply printed it, cut it out, pasted it on some cardboard and covered it in Glossy Accents.  I was going to make some hands for it but decided to leave it as it is.

To finish off I added some metal cogs and some seed beads and also added a little 'rust'.

The inside.  The left side is a pocket where I inserted a Gift Voucher and I added a personal message on the right.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and a special thanks to those of you who have left me a little comment.  I love reading each and every one and I really appreciate you taking the time.

Do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Hi Marg! I hope your day is going well! A bit cooler here today such a relief! Your card looks magnificent! Very blokey, I reckon your grandson will love it! Love the rust and cogs and fabulous clock face too! Anyway I hope you have a great week, they seem to go so fast!

  2. This is a fab card. 19. & your youngest. SCARY!!!! Love that clock - thanks for the link!!!!! And I really like the inside bit for a gift card:) way clever:)

  3. Fabulous Marg!! I love the crackle textures, and the metal gears you added work so well for a masculine card! Happy birthday to your Grandson! hugs :)

  4. A fabulous bloke's card Margy. Like you, I have lots of men to make cards for, so I'm always on the lookout for good ideas. Love the watch face and thanks for the link. Your treatment makes it look genuine vintage. The textured elements and spots of "rust" look great. TFS

  5. Love this card - the outside and the inside! I think it's perfect for a 19 year old. Amazing clock - thank you for sharing the site. I'm definitely going to check it out.

  6. Totally fabulous man card, and I love your blog header BTW!

  7. Such a gorgeous masculine card, Margaret!! Love the cracked watch face. Thanks for sharing the link for the image photos!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  8. I love your masculine cards. They are the ones I battle with. The chalkboard is lovely and I love the little frame and I am sure he will be delighted with it :D gorgeous.

  9. Very cool card! I am often at a loss creating male cards~ (I must admit I often buy them ; l Thank you for sharing this creative card Margaret; I like your distress & layers. Karen O

  10. Beautiful! I love this "rust" effect :)


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