17 October 2015

Week 246 Theme

Good morning all!

Autumn has decidedly started to make an appearance here in the UK.
There's a definite nip in the air and the trees are really starting to show off their autumnal beauty! 
There were some lovely cards in our gallery reflecting this last week too.

On to this week and our theme is simply

Here are our cards to give a little inspiration!


I've a die cut masculine card, with a Memory Box digger against a Memory Box sentiment.  The background was sprinkled with Brusho greens and then spritzed with water.  I coloured the digger with Copics and filled in its window with some Glossy Accents.

Here is a sweet Lili of the Valley image, gently coloured, set within a die cut frame and accompanied by a triple layered Penny Black die-cut sentiment. Although a masculine image, this card could be for either gender.
As I use double sided tape to adhere die-cuts, once stuck down, I sprinkled a little talc behind the part of the sentiment which overlaps the aperture so that it wouldn't get stuck to the picture when squished in the envelope.

I can't resist a little space travel for guy cards and it's a first time use, 
for me, of this gorgeous Out of This World set from Clearly Besotted. 
Fun and Sci-fi! Using Distress inks in Ripe Persimmon & Wild Honey 
I inked a sun / planet. Then with Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Black Soot. 
I've added a few stars with a white gel pen, coloured the images with Stabilo markers
and mounted them on 3d foam, accented with wink of stella and glossy accents.


One for the younger men, as I'm always lacking in my stock of these cards. 
 I used a Nestabilities Rectangle die to cut out a piece of patterned paper from
 the Doodlebug Kraft in Color paper pad and adhered this flat to my card base. 
 I stamped the train from Clearly Besotted's Going Places set, die cut with its 
co-ordinating die, and then coloured it in with ProMarkers.  
The train was then popped up on 3D foam and the sentiment from the same set stamped below.



  1. We all need inspiration for masculine cards, so thank you for these wonderful ideas!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Some lovely ideas for masculine cards here Chrissie, thanks for the inspiration. x



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