Sunday, 8 February 2015

Card for a man!

Time has flown this week! Hubby and I had a day out last Thursday - we went about 30 miles away to a town we have never visited before - Nantwich in Cheshire! I don't have photos at the moment but it has lots of Tudor buildings, some lovely little shops, a fascinating church, an interesting museum, lots of eateries to choose from and a fabulous deli(we have to go back for the scrumptious cheeses!)
Sadly, Friday was the funeral of a dear friend and yesterday we had to shop and I had to make a card for hand delivery today!! 

Oh! That's why I'm here, now it's been delivered!
Talk about time flying….our nephew is now a grown man but it seems only a short while ago that he was playing with Lego!
I stamped the card with a little scrap of corrugated card before sticking on actual corrugated card. The stamp is from Paperbag Studio and the clocks are Paper Artsy (both stamped in Archival WV Potting Soil). The feather was from a magazine the other month and of course there's my favourite trellis die from TH. I have mislaid my distress tool but scissors worked almost as well around the image. I used a Uni-ball Signo Bronze pen to outline the clocks.
I didn't photograph the inside but it said 'Time flies when you're having fun, Happy Birthday!'

I'm entering the challenge at Artful Times where the theme is 'MEN'

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

Great card, scary how the younger generation (never mind the rest of us) grow up so fast!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous. I was impressed by the corrugated cardboard mainly because it acted as a lift for the focal image. And I simply adore that German text you used for the feather. Overall, a very lovely card.

Nikki Acton said...

Great card Chris, I am always in need of help,with male cards! Nantwich takes me back, as a kid we used to drive to North Wales to see my grandmother and used to stop there for coffee in a lay-by from a flask! Nikki xx

She King said...

Hi Chris, gorgeous male of the things I do have a struggle with! Love S xxxx

Georgie C said...

Lovely brown hues, that are just perfect for a man! Corrugated card is good touch too xx

Artyjen said...

Love the card...great texture and the feather tops it off nicely ;)
xoxo Sioux

Annie said...

what a fabulous male card Chris. I love the wonderful layout and gorgeous stamps. Apologies for not visiting recently but my son was getting married and I was so busy with invitations, favours and table planners etc. Sounds like a really quaint place you were visiting.

Sending you my best wishes
Annie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous masculine card Chris! I love the corrugated cardboard, such a great backdrop for your wonderful vintage image! hugs :)

Eliza said...

What an excellent creation, Men cards are so hard to create but you have pulled off this one with ease. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Eliza

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Gorgeous card. Neutrals are my absolute favourites so you can just imagine how much I like your creation.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous! Very subtle colours, vintage feel all the way through and lovely embellishments. I missed out on the feather, it's better than I thought it would be!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super gents card and the corrugation is the perfect background. I always struggle with ideas for gents cards.
Julie x

Ruth said...

A perfect masculine card in neutral tones. Fabulous Chris! Ruth x

Eliza said...

What a fantastic man's card, I find masculine cards so difficult sometimes but you have pulled it off perfectly, congrats.

Hugs Eliza

butterfly said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Nantwich sounds lovely though, and your card is just brilliant. I love the soft neutrals and the corrugated texture. Perfect for a young man (I still play with lego!).
Alison xx