Monday, 6 February 2017

ManLy Layers!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  
A very special welcome to my new followers .. thank you so much for joining me on my crafty journey.

I am sharing another 'man' card with you today.  A double fold card .. my fave design at the moment.  The papers are from Maja with just a couple of labels thrown in from Kaisercraft.

 I really love that tartan paper and am so glad I found a place to use it.  The idea for the tag tied down with twine was found somewhere on the net but, as usually happens, when I wanted to take another look, I couldn't find it anywhere.  Forgot to pin it didn't I???  Duh!! 

Needed a focal image for the front and these Kaiser labels were perfect.  They are from the Sear's & Son 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  The imitation coin and the cog have been in my stash for ages so, no idea where they came from.  Same with the flair.  Have had it for ages too and finally found somewhere to use it.

Printed the 'Happy Birthday' with the computer and simply mounted it on some chipboard and then edged it with Distress Ink.

Added a few seedbeads here and there for some extra interest ..

.. as well as some washi tape.

More of that lovely tartan paper on the inside, and a little washi tape, just because!  The center section is left blank so I can add a personal message.

While photographing this card I discovered the washi tape was coming loose in a few places ..tch!  always something isn't there!!??!!  LOL!!   Popped a bit of glue underneath to fix it.  Just glad I noticed before it was given away.

Thank you so much for stopping by and do enjoy the rest of your day.
 Take care and God Bless.


  1. What a beautiful masculine card this is, Margaret!! The layers are amazing!! I love the tartan papers and all of the fabulous details!! The cogs are a perfect touch!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  2. If my old Dad was here he would say "Jumping Jehosophat" meaning that's incredible! You always seem to come up with a unique twist, a flip, a fold, a layer or something out of the ordinary to add interest. I don't need any Pinterest for masculine card inspiration; just come to your blog! This is a corker. TFS

  3. Totally brilliant!! The layers are so cleverly put together!! The men in your life are very lucky receiving such amazing cards!! No one does masculine as well as you imho....

  4. Totally adore the tied-down tag.... ripper of an idea..... & washi...I've given up sticking it down without glue. Always seems to need it! I think my fave bit is the cog/metal bits. They give such a nice textural contrast!!! Another lovely man card done and dusted!!!!

  5. Another wonderful man card Marg, just love the tartan paper, perfect for you blokey card, love the coin and flair and of course the inside is just as lovely too.. I hope your week is off to a good start, another hot one here today... some rain would be nice.. take care Marg..

  6. I am so glad that I am not the only one that gets so excited to see something then forgets to pin or bookmark it and I can never find it again :D Such a stunning card and the tartan is perfect for it. Love that tag idea too. Beautiful card Marg...

  7. WOW WOW WOW!!! I am never disappointed when I come to visit your blog Margaret! This may be one of my favourite masculine cards EVER!! I am just loving the papers you used, all those blues and plaids, how perfect! Your layering is just incredible, loving all the little tags and ticket bits! The metal gears are the most amazing accent pieces. Just fantastic from every angle my friend!! sending hugs :)


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