Gardener’s Delight

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Good Morning Everyone, I hope this day is bringing you good things!  I have another man’s card to share with you, this was designed for my Friday ladies, who had asked for a gardening card for a man.  With a … Continue reading

Little Bird

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Good Morning Again!  This time folks, I am going to share a man’s card with you……..another challenge!!!  I hope you approve. This card measures 13.5cm x 28.5cm, so it’s fairly tall.  As usual when I make men’s cards, the colours … Continue reading

Oooh Young Man!

I bid you good morning once again!  This time I would like to share a card which I made for my nephew, Luke.  As you know, I find men’s cards a trifle difficult but I know this is something many of us crafters encounter!  This is totally different to my usual style, so be prepared guys!

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Luke’s card measures 8″x8″ and is presented on a scalloped base.  The paper is from g.c.d. Melody Ross, The Lydia Collection.  There isn’t very much on this card but I have matted and layered two rectangles and behind these, one to the left and the other to the right,  I have placed Spellbinders Eyelet Circles die.  I merely tied some knots from orange ribbon and looped them through the lefthand die cut.  The picture is taken from Roald Dahl’s Digikit Collection 2, I made a frame for this little chap by cutting one Spellbinders circle die inside the other I then mounted him on one of the dies from the Spellbinders Whirl About die set.  I typed up my own little sentiment and matted and layered it onto a thin strip.  The subtle amber gems (I thought I might just get away with a total of 6!!) are from my own collection.  Love and hugs Annie xx

Oh Joe!

Good Morning, hoping all is well in your world on this Friday morning.  Here in Essex it’s a little cooler but we can cope with that!! It’s not raining and the sun is in the sky.  I have a Man Card to share with you this morning, I made this for a friend of mine last weekend.  I struggled, as ever, trying to make it a celebration card as Joe was 60 but not overdoing it on the embellishments, not sure if I managed it or not!!!!!!

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This card measures 8″x8″.  The card is from Papermill and the papers are Maja Design.  I have used Cheery Lynn’s Chicken Wire die for some texture on the bottom half of the card and on the topper layer.  I punched a border using EK Success Calligraphy Scroll and ran this along the top edge of the Chicken Wire die.  The sentiment has been typed and printed out and then die cut using one of the frames from Creative Expressions, Californian Collection, Decorative Frames (Set B).  Beneath this I have used Marianne Creatables Flower Doiley.  I then cut a circle from the teal coloured card, using Spellbinders Circles and placed it behind the doily to enhance the “laciness”.  The teal leaves are cut from Marianne Creatables Leaves, the brown leaves are Marianne Decorative Elegance the white “pointy” fronds are cut from the small die that accompanies Anja’s Large Oval and the swirls are Cheery Lynn’s Mini Flourish.  I have added a metal flower and placed a teal pearl in the centre, these items together with the ribbon are from my own crafty stash.  See you all again very soon my friends, hugs Annie xx

Richard in Red

Morning!! The card I have to share with you today was made for my dear brother, whose birthday was yesterday, 2nd June.  No prizes for guessing Richard is into his cycling, he has cycled many miles on his racing bike, including London to Paris for charity.  I love my brother dearly and was only too delighted to make him a be-fitting birthday card.  As all you card makers will know, it’s not very easy as he needs a dreaded “man card” ……eeeeek!

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This card measures a cool  20mm x 20mm.  The black and red card is from my Papermill collection and the papers are Dreamies.  There aren’t too many dies used in this card (as it’s a man’s card!!), I have used one of the dies from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles for the picture frame and as an accent to the edges of the layers.  The round die is from Spellbinders Majestic Elements, Majestic Circles.  The wording has been die cut from Cheery Lynn dies.  The ribbon is from my collection.  Have a great day all  :)   Hugs Annie xx

Full Steam Ahead

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A bright and sunny good afternoon to you all.  I have been asked by one of my ladies, Pam, if I can provide a card pack containing elements to make a card for a gentleman who will be 70 years old and … Continue reading

Fisher of Men

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Hello once again!  This time I present to you another Man’s card.  I was asked to make this for my friends’ boyfriend who, surprise-surpise, likes fishing! “No way” I hear you say! Oh yes, it’s true, I lie not, ha ha.  … Continue reading

Hello Sailor!

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A damp good afternoon bloggers!  Hope you are all well today.  Not a very inspiring day but I am doing rather a lot of cutting out and preparing some card packs which have been ordered.  I thought I would have … Continue reading