Monday 30 January 2012

Masculine Monday - cookin' thank you

Good morning! It's Monday and time for some more male inspiration here. I don't know about you, but when we get invited to dinner it's quite often a talented man cooking up the deliciousness! Today's card is all about thanking those guys who make my taste buds very happy, and is based on the challenge at One Layer Wednesday - to make a card in white and grey with just a pop of colour. Come and have a look:

Oh dear... already I'm finding it hard not to use Fresh Vintage! I love this useful long decorative border from the set and it makes a perfect background for a masculine card. (In case you were wondering why you can't find it in any of the catalogues, Fresh Vintage isn't available to buy - it comes free when you spend £45 as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion.) But what's that gorgeous stamp on top of the background?

It's a single stamp called Now You're Cookin' from the spring mini catalogue and I LOVE this gorgeous image! It's part of a bigger image (check it out on page 23) but of course with my markers and my stamp-a-majig, I can use whichever bits of it I want. And I have all sorts of plans for it I can tell you! The challenge required a pop of colour and I've added it with my sentiment - part of a stamp in the Thank You Kindly set, inked up with an Island Indigo marker.

I made the card in a weird size by mistake (!) and had to make an envelope for it...

... but that was great because it gave me the chance to line it with some designer paper from the Timeless Portrait range. I love the look of a lined envelope but always forget to do it!
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Now You're Cookin', Thank You Kindly
Ink: Sahara Sand ink pad, Basic Grey and Island Indigo markers
Card stock: Confetti White
Other: Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to see all the free Sale-a-bration sets and don't forget to let me know which free Sale-a-bration set or sets you'd like - remember, one item for EVERY £45 spent!

While I'm on the subject of males cooking, I should say a big thank you to my lovely husband. He is no Raymond Blanc but every Saturday evening he disappears into the kitchen, turns on the radio and does creative things to pizza bases while the children and I watch the kind of TV we like and he doesn't! I love that he does this!

I hope you've had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. I have all sorts of things to show you this week so do come back soon won't you!



  1. Hi Vicky
    Another that set....
    Hope you are all feeling better....hugs sylvie

  2. Super card and envelope, the liner!

    So many times have I done exactly the same as you. I've made a card that was an odd size, and then spent almost as long making an envelope to go with it:)

  3. Gorgeous card Vicky! I love this decorative border stamp from fresh vintage and I can't wait to get my hands on mine (today hopefully)! Fab envelope too!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Great card Vicky a really a great for a guy


  5. Perfect for a bloke Vicky. What a professional looking envelope, do you have a formula for making them?

  6. Lovely thank you card for after an invite to dinner. You're right about the males cooking. I do the plain Jane mince and tatties style for us and hubby does his masterchef thingy for guests. Works out fab! x

  7. Fab male card. Very inventive.

    My DH cooks me a pizza every Friday night . . . then I know it's the weekend!


  8. That border is perfect for this card! And I love the pop of colour on the sentiment.

  9. Wonderful design work on a beautiful card. Your husband is a keeper!!

  10. Great card Vicky , love your beautiful border stamp matches so well with the cutlery.


  11. Men cooking at home! Sounds like a dream to me… you lucky thing :0)
    Fabulous simple design and that border works so well. The envelope looks so professional with a classy lining too :0)
    Jenny x

  12. Great card Vicky and perfect for the occasion. Oh and by the way I never get invited to dinner by a talented man cooking up deliciousness - but I'd like to :0)
    M x

  13. Love the way you're using that border!

  14. Brilliant Vicky and that paper lining is gorgeous! I frequently get an evening off as my son enjoys cooking and so does my youngest, Keir, who does all the cooking for himself and his wife Lara:)
    Val x

  15. I love making envelopes, you can really peronalise the inside. Love the simplicity of the card.

  16. A fabulous card Vicky, I love your colour combination, and what stunning design paper for the envelope.

  17. This is wonderful, lovely image and perfectly balanced card and just gorgeous, Gay xxx

  18. Love it Vicky - great card! Have been thinking of getting this stamp set and this project has definitely swayed me. Of course love how you have used the decorative border stamp from Fresh Vintage (my favourite SAB set!). By the way how do you make your envelopes? Nx


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