Thursday, 30 June 2016

Masculine in a Softer Tone and some Happy Mail!

Hello my sweet visitors, so lovely to have you drop by.  I hope everyone is having an awesome day and that the weather, wherever you are, is being kind.

I am back today to share another of my masculine cards.  As the title suggests, this one is a more gentlemanly (is that a word???  LOL!!) version.  I have used softer colours and not much in the way of grunge.

The papers are from Kaisercraft's Heritage Paper Pad.  Love these papers, they are just gorgeous and suitable for feminine as well as masculine makes.

The chippie is from 2Crafty Chipboard and all I've done is randomly swiped them with VersaColor stamp pads .. a little black, brown and bronze. 

Found the 'Happy Birthday' die in my stash but have no idea who makes it.  Cut it from the same papers and just mounted it on some brown cardstock.

This chippie is also from 2Crafty and is a piece that was left over from another make.  Coloured it the same as the bubble chippie.

At the back of the Kaisercraft Paper pads they usually add a few pages of pop-out labels, tags and borders.  I added some eyelets and bits of twine to two of those tags and tucked them in under the layers.

Some random closies ..

Swiped some gesso around the card and also splattered it with black and white ink.

Added pockets and did a little stamping on the inside ..

.. and, voila!!  Done and dusted!

So that's my card and now for the Happy Mail!!

A few weeks ago Adriana Bolzon from  AB Inspirations  ran a little competition.  All we had to do was leave a comment either on her blog post or on her fb page and there were three prizes to be won.  Each was a set of four little travel tags .. and I won a set!!!  I was so thrilled because I thought they were so cute .. well, I got them in the mail yesterday and they are more than just cute .. they are absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully made .. I totally adore them!!!  Thank you so much Adriana .. I am stoked!!  Can't wait to use them.

If you'd like to see how Adriana put these little cuties together she has a tutorial on her blog HERE.  I urge you to go over and take a look at her work .. you will love it!!

Well, that's all from me for today.  Thank you so much for popping in and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care, stay safe and God Bless.

We Learn something from everyone who passes through our lives ...
Some lessons are Painful, some are Painless ...
but ALL are Priceless.


  1. Your card is a real beauty, the softer colours work just as well for a masucline card, when used by you! Love the way the layers and chippies work together. Adriana's tags look wonderful too! I so can't wait to meet up with you girls! xxx

  2. Margaret your card is awesome, love all the layers and colour too. Thanks also for sharing my paperclip embellishments, hope you can use them :)

  3. Hi marg! I do love your cards, all the layers and the distressed edges look wonderful, what a great die too! And the inside is lovely too! And enjoy your little tags they look lovely! And keep warm, we have our wood fire burning!

  4. Oh! That card....those layers....salivating here....& that die for the happy birthday is brilliant and the 'em.....weren't we lucky, no BLESSED to get those goodies from Adriana? I ADORE them!!

  5. A beautiful card Marg! A lovely vintage look. You have used lovely papers and designed it so well. I like the notebook egdes on the inside too. Stunning!! hugs, Marlies

  6. I nearly forgot to mention the little tags you won. They are beautiful! Congrats on you winning them

  7. Nothing wrong with happy mail. :D the best kind in fact. They are gorgeous.
    Such a beautiful card and I love the colours. Perfection once again and such lovely layers.

  8. Another gorgeous masculine card. Love how the distressed edges and spatter add to the guy feel!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  9. Gorgeous Margaret! Love all the distressed layers, and your deep tones work so well! The wood pieces are an amazing addition! Love all those little clips too, what a great idea! hugs :)


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