Monday, 12 May 2014

Vintage Card for a Man!!!














Please don't fall off your chairs, BUT.....(drum roll please) I have actually made a card today!

A colleague asked me to sway sessions with her so I had an unexpected day to myself. I was a good girl, did a bit of housework first, then sat down to do some work records. I had a light lunch and spent some more time organising and re-shuffling "stuff" in my craft room then I set to work.

I really cannot remember the last time I made a card, it must have been months ago!

I have recently treated myself to a few new stamps, some from Lili of the Valley, which I was eager to try out. I had already stamped out several image so I thought they were a good place to start my creative journey again!


Yesterday I organised all my ink pads and embossing powders and seeing as they were so accessible I thought I'd dabble with a little bit of heat embossing. I have never really done much, or been that successful but I have a few new embossing powders on my crafty wishlist so I had to justify them. It does help add dimension and texture too.
I would have loved to have got my sewing machine out and sewn around the edges of this card but I just ran out of time.

The background stamp and tags are from Lili of the Valley, the little frame and sentiment are from a very old set, possible Anna Griffin...and the dragonfly is from the recent freebie IndigoBlu set.

I recycled the ribbons, the striped ribbon was some packaging from Next, the textured crinkly red ribbon probably needs no clues, especially if you are partial to a bit of chocolate.

My card meet the criteria at;
Crafts by Carolyn - Something for a man
Open Minded Crafting - Use some ribbon
Rhedd and Rosie - It's all about texture
Totally Gorjuss - Don't be square

7 comments:

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!! Love the colors.. Love those little tags!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Angelnorth said...

Lovely collage feel to this, fab card!

NanaConnie said...

A perfect masculine card, Adele! Love the collage look. We love that you chose to honor us by playing along in our "Use some ribbon" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight. Hope we're going to see you again next challenge, too. Good luck in the draws.
NanaConnie DT

Zoe said...

This is gorgeous, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Amy Andrade said...

Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

Sandie said...

A stunning card...love everything about it...
A great entry in to our challenge over at ..http://rheddandrosies.blogspot.co.uk/...x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Very fun masculine card! Love the use of the tags!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.