Monday, 19 September 2011

Masculine Monday - Plane and Simple birthday

Good morning! It's Monday and time for another male card from me. Today I'm using the fabulous Plane and Simple set again - it's just so perfect for the men! PLEASE don't let this set get away! It's only available until the end of this month and it would be awful if you'd been planning to get it, only to find that it was gone forever. Come and see what I've been up to with it:


It's so much fun to make these kind of cards! You just gather together a variety of elements and layer them onto a card base. It's best not to over-do it - in fact it's definitely a time for 'less is more'. And talking of Less is More, the lovely LiM ladies are going for the record and aiming to get a whopping 1000 entries for their challenge this week - to make any clean and simple card. This card is going into the challenge and I hope you'll join in the fun with one or more of your own.


I adore this vintage-style aeroplane, which is surprisingly easy to cut out and pop up on dimensionals as I did here. I think it looks great with papers from the Newsprint designer range.


Staples continue to be a favourite embellishment of mine when it comes to male cards. I rather like the effect of the random placement. Another detail is the corrugated texture on the card base - to create this I slipped the card front halfway into my crimper, locked it in place and turned the handle a couple of times.


And look at this label! This has to be one of my current favourite things (along with kittens with whiskers and brown paper packages tied up with strings of course...!) It's actually a Christmas sentiment in the Welcome Christmas set but it's easy to adapt to anything you please - watch this space for more ideas on that! The sentiment is from the retiring set Occasional Greetings, a bargain at 40% off - now only £18.57!


Supplies needed for today's card:
Stamps: Plane and Simple, Welcome Christmas, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, scrap of Basic Black
Other: Newsprint designer paper, cropadile, stamp-a-majig, staples
You can buy any of these supplies from me (except the staples!) and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!

No-one laughs at my jokes like my children - which probably says something about my level of humour! While I was typing this, my son came to say goodbye to me on his way out to see friends. He went to kiss my cheek, missed and caught my Turbo Glasses instead! I said "I didn't know you felt that way about my glasses!" and was astonished to find that this throw-away line had him rolling on the floor, holding his sides and gasping with laughter. A gratifying reaction but I think Michael MacIntyre's position in the world of comedy is secure for the moment!

I hope you had a great weekend. It's great to see you back here and I hope you've enjoyed today's offering. As usual I find myself with heaps to show you this week so I do hope you'll find a minute to pop back.

See you soon,

27 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    gorgeous Mans card ....love it .....
    hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  2. Another really lovely card, Vicky. Love the crimping technique...I would never have thought to do that! Super biplane stamp:)

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  3. Fabulous card. Love the staples. I haven't used them in a while but I always like the look they give. Cute story about your boy.

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  4. Great masculine card. Wonderful stamps. Cute story about your son.

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  5. Fab CAS male card Vicky! I love this frame from the welcome christmas set!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  6. I decided to get this before it went for good... I'd been umming and ahhing for ages, now I've seen your fabby cards made with it I know it was the right decision!
    Thanks Vicky!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Hello Vicky

    A fabulous card and so appropriate for a male. I love the simplicity of it, especially the crimping idea.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. Really love the office-y feel to it. great male card!

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  9. That's a keeper!! Love the cool design and your humour!! I'm not surprised your son was taken with a fit of the giggles, Love it Vicky! Gay xxx

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  10. Morning Vicky - great male card today. My children also laugh at my jokes however it's hard to tell whether they are laughing with me or at me! - Jacqueline xx

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  11. Super male card. Love your simple design but with all those little added details. x

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  12. Vicky, what another great masculine card, and I love the crimping idea on the background card.

    Kids are so cute when they find silly little things funny, and it is such a special sound to hear a child laugh!!!

    Bev.x

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  13. Stunning Vicky!

    Thanks so much for helping us in our challenge for 1000 entries!
    Mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. Stunning Vicky, love this stamp set!

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  15. Great CAS card Vicky....love this set...


    Anne

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  16. Great card Vicky and I love how you've used the stamp from Welcome Christmas
    M x

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  17. Great male card as always. Doesn't it feel good to know we can still impress the kids !! A xx

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  18. This is so crisp and stylish, great man's card.

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  19. Love this for a man card
    Anne
    x

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  20. Fabulous as always Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

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  21. You make the best guy cards! Love this one!

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  22. What a great 'bloke' card Vicky. Fab details and I like what you did with your crimper...think I will be pinching that idea!

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  23. Wonderful masculine card! TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  24. Great male card Vicky and I love the staples!
    Val x

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  25. Another great masculine card!

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  26. This is gorgeous Vicky, ooh I must try this with my crimper, didn't think to crimp the actual card, love the effect :O) Viv xx

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  27. A fab guy's card Vicky, love the lined paper bkgd and the staples :)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x