Monday 14 November 2011

Masculine Monday - Easy Events with a kiss!

Good morning! Several challenges have been buzzing around my head over the weekend: CAS-ual Fridays wants us to make a tag, The St Lukes Charity Challenge is asking for Christmas cards... not to mention my own personal challenge of coming up with a masculine card each Monday! Well, I've come up with something that covers all eventualities! Come and have a look:

You could use the tag on this card on its own to embellish a gift or use it as part of a card as I've done here. But one thing is for sure - it is to be sent to someone very special!

The mistletoe is from Easy Events, an amazing stamp set with images and sentiments that cover pretty much every occasion you could imagine! I stamped it in Pear Pizzazz ink then coloured the leaves with a Certainly Celery marker. The berries are coloured with a white gel pen and topped with a bead of Glossy Accents. The mistletoe stamp was also stamped onto the card base using a versamark pad for a subtle tone-on-tone look.

The sentiment is from a brilliant set called Petite Pairs consisting of two-part sentiments designed to be used on the inside as well as the outside of a card. The one I've used today 'sending a kiss' has  'to make it better' which you could stamp on the inside of the card - although that's obviously not appropriate for this card unless you've been having a row!

It's so easy to make tags look 'finished' by cutting out a circle with a 3/4" circle punch, gluing it onto a tag, then punching through both layers with a hole punch - I used the large hole punch on my cropadile. Linen thread makes a good embellishment and has a more masculine feel than ribbon.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Easy Events, Petite Pairs
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Other: Versamark pad, Certainly Celery marker, Signo gel pen, Glossy Accents, 3/4" circle punch, cropadile, corner rounder, linen thread, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I 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. 

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. We attended the remembrance service outside our church on Sunday which I always find very moving - especially the bit where they read out the names of local men that died in the first and second world wars. Some of the names are of brothers, or of fathers and sons and my thoughts always turn to their wives and mothers. I can only imagine how they must have felt when they were told that they wouldn't be seeing their loved ones again and some women must have lost all their menfolk. I can't help but think of my own husband and my precious sons and how hard it would be to carry on without them.

Thank you for visiting me today. I'll be back tomorrow and you're very welcome to join me if you have a minute!



  1. Hi Vicky
    Love this tag card ...lovely sentiment ....
    Hugs sylvie

  2. Love the masculine Monday card/tag! Very pretty with this image and I really like how you did the circle and hole at the top! Great idea.

  3. Hi Vicky, your tag is DELIGHTFUL with lovely details. I love the coloring and layering!! VERY sophisticated! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Time zones are a very strange thing to behold. As I read your post it's still Sunday night for me, but I appreciate your cheery good morning! Your card on the other hand, is a wonderful thing to behold! The tag is perfect!

  5. I feel a CASE coming on!! Honestly Vicki my "faves file" is FULL of your beautiful creations!!!!

  6. Vicky - a really super card that works brilliantly for all the challenges! I do like your colour combination with the zing of the red and shine on the berries. Fab! Thanks for your continued support of St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  7. Beautiful card Vicky. Love the way the mistletoe "walks" off the tag right on the kraft cardbase.

  8. Hi Vicky

    A really lovely make .. .. as you say though it could only be given to someone "very special"! You don't want to be giving your kisses away to "just anyone" do you LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

  9. Totally brilliant! Great card all round. xxx

  10. A simple card, but full of inspiration. Helen (Sydney)

  11. I LOVE this one Vicky, fabulous design. xx

  12. I so love your inspirational work with stamps. I am a fan of Hero Arts, but I love the look of the Stampin Up ones - great idea to showcase them like this. I have found a distributer in France so I might be tempted!

  13. Okay so tags do look fab on cards!! That stamp set is so cute and I love how you continued the stamping onto the bkgd :)
    Jenny x

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this CAS layout! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. A beautiful tag card Vicky, simple but stunning and elegant.


  16. Gorgeous tag card, Vicky. Love the vanilla and crumb cake card together, and the green ink matches perfectly. Fab stamping, too:)

  17. Fabulous, masculine and classy, not easy, well done:0) Gay xxx

  18. Love the way your mistletoe feeds onto the cardstock from your gift tag.

  19. Just love the tag/card Vicky and just love reading stuff on your blog too. I could spend hours here...alas my 'puter is still freezing on me so I had best move on now :O) Viv xx

  20. OOh I say I have learn't something else today from you about the tag circle well I never. Gorgeous tag card simply stylish and beautiful.


  21. Love this Vicky, simple but SO effective. Hope you're feeling a bit better
    M x

  22. Oooh Vicky, where do you get your idea`s from? This is genius, love it, love it, love it.
    Thank you so much for your continued support at St Lukes.
    Lynne xxx

  23. Love this so simple and so very effective, look like I'll have to buy some labels LOL

  24. Simply stunning Vicky Luv Sue x

  25. I love those glossy berries and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for the tip on making tags.

  26. Just fabulous - I adore how the stamping on the tag matches perfectly with the background - you are such a genius! Great for a boy or a girl I'd say.
    Thanks as always for your continued support of our challenge.
    Tara x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  27. Oh wow this is stunning!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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