Monday, 2 July 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 - At Least 2 Dies/Punches or 1 of Each

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my blog.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

A new Challenge has begun at Crafty Cardmakers.  Jackie is our host and the Challenge is to use At least 2 Dies/Punches or 1 of each.  As always, you may create anything you like as long as it fits the Challenge.

For my DT contribution, I have created a masculine card.  I still have a few more of these to make so I'm really pleased I could make one to fit the Theme.
 The papers are by Kaisercraft from their Documented Collection.
 I used a border punch by EK Success to add a decorative edge the top layer of the papers ..
.. and I used a die by Cheery Lynn for the cogs and gears.
The gears were cut from cardstock and, to make them more sturdy and to give more dimension, I actually cut three sets and then glued the layers together.   I coloured them by swiping with a  VersaColor stamp pad in Lapis Lazuli and also in Bronze.
The clock was a freebie  from the net.  I simply printed it and cut it out and then layered it on some chipboard.

Layered it all together on top of some bits and pieces of ephemera I found in my stash.
 The greeting was computer generated.  I layered this on some chipboard as well and then doodled around the edges with a Sharpie pen.
The completed card measures 3.75" x 7.25".

Hopefully you feel inspired to join in!

I would love it if you would pop on over to take a look at the wonderful creations by my Teamies.  I'm sure that will definitely inspire you!   Simply follow the link and, perhaps you can add your take to the mix!  Would love to see what you create!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 - At Least 2 Dies/Punches or 1 of Each

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments on my last post.  I really appreciate them all!

Have a wonderful day!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love the layers and the gears!! The ephemera you added is so fabulous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  2. I honestly do not know anyone else who consistently makes fantastic male cards, this one is superb Margaret, I wish I lived close enough to take lessons from you! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Margaret, this is breathtaking make!!! You make is seem so easy to put together a gorgeous card, but it really is your talent and only your talent that can do it! Thank you for this wonderful inspiration my dear!
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  4. Hi Marg, I hope your July is going well so far!! Can not believe how fast this year is flying by, and yes I really should be thinking of making Chrissy cards... yes thinking at least if not doing!!!! Love your male card, and what a clever idea to layer up the die cuts for added dimension, you are a clever cookie! and love how you have made them look aged as well... another fabulous blokey card!! Well enjoy the rest of this week..

  5. Hello there Marg~
    'Guy' cards are a challenge to most of us; so this is a true inspiration! So beautifully done and layered. Your choice of papers is spot on : ) And your
    focal point is brilliant~ I like the inking you've done here. Great sentiment too~
    Thank you for sharing! Hugs to you and hope you are well. karen o

  6. Hi Marg! This is truly incredible! You really have a way with masculine designs. This makes me want to play with some gears! Thanks for the awesome inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  7. Hi Margaret, another great masculine card. Loving the layout and all the detail, just works so well. have a great crafty week, Angela xxx

  8. I think I have said this before, but you really are the queen of male cards!! Another real beauty!! Super embellies and I adore that format!!

  9. This is just gorgeous Margaret! You do these masculine cards so well. The layers and goodies are just this to bits! ;-)

  10. Another awesome male card Margy, loving all the layers and details! xx

  11. Gorgeous card Margaret, love the dies you have used and a fab male card.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  12. Stunning work as usual and a great male card, I love everything about it!

  13. Another stunning masculine card Margaret. I especially love the two tone colours on the gears; it makes them look old and rusted. Have made a note of the two colours you used - I think I need to add them to my stash. The clock and the computer generated title add a touch of class and the whole thing is perfect. TFS

  14. Beautiful card. Love your details and wonderful colouring. Judy

  15. Fabulous card - love all the detail!

  16. Fabulous masculine card! You are the absolute queen of cards for boys. Whenever I need inspiration for the man in my life, I just come and visit you, your creativity in an area that stumps most female crafters, is beyond amazing! Love all the elements layered up, with gears and tickets and clocks. So much fun!! Another amazing card my friend. hugs :)


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