Tuesday 26 February 2013

Anything Goes Challenge # 87 Very Manly

Good Morning everyone! The Anything Goes Bi-Weekly Challenge is Very Manly and we would love to see your project for the men in your lives.

My contribution is a card I made for my son's birthday. The phrases I have used are quite apt as sometimes he feels he lacks direction in his life although in my opinion he has made a pretty good job of things so far! I am very proud of him and love him to bits!

As you will no doubt notice I have made this card with all things Tim! The background was a case of me having lots of fun with an array of stencils, TH stamps and DIs (rusty hinge, aged mahogany, antique linen and vintage photo). I love this technique of building layers and the overall effect it produces. The edges of the card were distressed with my craft knife (this has become a common theme on my cards of late!).

The card was completed using alterations dies with cordinations card and a stamped ticket.

All the items used on my card are available from the Craft Den - who by the way are running some amazing workshops over the next couple of months with Hels, Jean Hardy, Andy Skinner and Kate Crane. Do pop over to their site for more info.

Well that's all from me for now. Can't believe we are almost into March and things still have not quietened down yet on the workfront but hopefully by the end of March...............

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. WOW!!!! This is really super and just the type of work I love. The background you have created is stunning and the dies great. I am sure your son will love and treasure this one...the wording is a so important too. Love the whole vintage feel of this creation
    Carol xx

  2. This is fab. Love the vintage feel about it.Thanks for sharing with us Eclectics this week
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  3. A gorgeous card with great vintage feeling. Wonderful use of all the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  4. Joanie this is fabulous, it's my brothers Birthday soon he'd love it...think I may have to have a go at one similar, the background is amazing xhugsx Nikki

  5. Oh this certainly is very manly and wonderfully monochromatic. Fabulous card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  6. This is very manly and any man would love to receive it. Gorgeous layout. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Cathy DT

  7. Hi Joanie

    Fabulous vintage male card... love the elegant feel of times gone by!

    Christine x

  8. Gorgeous male card, Love the clock & vintage car, Great backing papers... Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu Hugs May x x x

  9. gorgeous card, am sure he will love it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  10. Beautiful card with wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  11. Another piece of art! Love all the work you have put into it, especially the background! I'm sure your son appreciated this manly card!
    Soon time to meet again! :)
    Hugs Annette

  12. Fabulous card and love the detail...
    hugs and xxx

  13. Hi Joanie, such a wonderful use of colours and I love the way you have built up the is just perfect for the solid images in the front. Thankyou for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  14. just wanted to say how much I love this hun,the colours and design is simply stunning hugs Cherylxx

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