Sunday, June 8, 2014

All aboard...

Over Father's Day weekend, I am going to a local 'Town & Country Fayre' with my cards, bags etc., hoping to make a few pennies to buy some more crafty goodies with! With that in mind, I've been busy making some cards that I think will suit the kind of people that would attend that sort of event. There are going to be people displaying their vintage cars and tractors so I've dug out the 'men' box and gone a bit mad.

This is one of the cards I've made-

I didn't want to make anything too simple but the obvious rules of chucking glitter at a card can't really work here, so I had to think outside the box.

I started with the pyramaged train topper which is from a Kanban set and then chose the other elements to go with it. The topper is quite large so I went for an 8x8 square card that I covered with a piece of kraft cardstock. Before attaching the kraft card to the base, I stamped 2 corners with a Kanban gear stamp in Walnut Stain distress ink. I took a piece of Papermania vintage travel inspired map paper (from a set I believe is called All Aboard) and ripped the edge to give it a vintage look. I then also inked the edge of the map paper using the Walnut Stain ink. I attached my various items to the card, completing it with an old cigarette card and a piece of Anita's sticky ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafts Galore 'stamp/digi' 30/6
Craft Your Passion 'rip it' 9/6
Digi Choosday 'men' 17/6
Crafting Musketeers 'stamp/digi' 30/6
Crafters Cafe 'masculine' 11/6
CRAFT 'male' 11/6
Stampin' for the Weekend 'anything goes' 19/6


  1. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

  2. The torn map makes an ideal background and goes well with the vintage feel.Super male themed card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  3. Lovely card, thanks for sharing and joining us at SFTW challenge cheers Sue N x

  4. Great card, love the layout! Your card fits in perfectly with the Digi Choosday Challenge theme of 'All about the men', thanks for joining in the fun!1 Yvonne (DT)

  5. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge for our "Masculine" challenge.

  6. Awesome guy card!!! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi somewhere on your project #6, Dawn DT Member x

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers challenge 14: stamped image, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers. x

  8. Great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x