Monday 2 July 2012

Everyday Enchantment for a man!

Did you see the announcement yesterday? Yes! There are gorgeous freebies on offer during July when you spend £45 or more and also the Everyday Enchantment designer paper range is back and is now available to buy at £9.95 a pack. I'm certainly not the only person that is delighted with this news! I wanted to get creating with the range straight away and, since I always start the week with Masculine Monday, set myself the challenge of making a male card using the papers. Here's what happened:

I cut one of these gorgeous floral medallions out of one of the papers, mounted it onto some Early Espresso card stock and cut round it. It was decorated with some mini brads before being attached to a ribbon tailed card stock strip. Florals can be okay for males in small doses and there's a touch of the William Morris about this I thought.

Before attaching the strip to the Crumb Cake card base, I stamped the gorgeous ships inventory background stamp from The Open Sea and stamped a sentiment...

... and made this little tab with a piece of card stock and the label stamp from Tea Shoppe to balance out the design.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: The Open Sea, Tea Shoppe, sentiment (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
Card stockCrumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Square punch (to make ribbon tail), Simply Scored, mini brads, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Your free brad and ribbon set will be added automatically to any order of £45 or more.

One of the many events I attended last week was a fund-raising fashion show at which my youngest son was modelling (there is no end to his talents!) He threw himself into it with his usual enthusiasm and came out buzzing. After congratulating him on a great job, I suggested that he consider joining the drama club when he moves to senior school in September as he loves performing in public. I warned him that he might have to take minor parts at first and work his way up. He nodded. "Like a bush," he said. "I'd be quite happy being a bush but I'd want to be the best bush ever! I'd want people to come out saying 'that was a great play but did you see the amazing bush in the third scene? Man that bush rustled!'" If you ever see an oscar nominated bush, that'll be my son!

I'm continuing to receive lovely messages to wish him well after his cycling accident at the weekend. Thank you so much - he and I really do appreciate it. I shall be taking him to the dentist today and we'll see if anything can be done to save that tooth.

Have a happy Monday!


  1. I almost spat my tea out reading about your son's acting ambitions!! I'll be sure to keep an eye out for him in the future!
    Flowers can definitely work on male cards: you've proven it!

  2. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky. I hope the trip to the Dentist is successful is saving your son's tooth.

  3. Fabulous card a icky and live your use of kraft card...


  4. Gorgeous card, Vicky. One that I would definitely send to my hubby, and most of the men I know. Love your colour combo and your stamped medallion.

    Your son is soooo funny! Reading what he said has really cheered me up. He should definitely join the drama club with such a wonderful personality. I do hope everything goes well for him today at the dentist...Bless him! xx

  5. Terrific card.

    Your son is clearly VERY talented and I love his outlook on life. All down to wonderful parenting of course! Hope the dentist can help.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Love the background stamping Vicky and the little tab outlined in red, lovely! I always look forward to reading about your family antics and today was no exception, obviously a budding star:)
    Val x

  7. Forgot to say that a receptionist would be a very welcome addition to the crafty crimper's club!!!
    Val x

  8. Love your use of the ship's inventory bakground stamp. Very creative! TFS!

  9. Just gorgeous Vicky, I love this design, and the damask focal point, could be for a man or woman, so elegant and understated.
    Hope your little boy is ok. xx

  10. it's so good to see those gorgeous papers again and you have made a stunning card with them - the background stamp looks great stamped onto the Crumb Cake card stock.
    Good luck at the dentist - Jacqueline xx

  11. Great idea for a masculine card, Vicky! I love that paper!

  12. I think it's a great guys card, the script bkgd just adds that subtle masculine hubby loves the garden and growing things so much I think he was found under the proverbial Gooseberry BUSH which leads me on to your youngest (see what I did there) ..having met him I really find these stories funny because I can hear him saying these exact words!! He definitely needs to be on a stage of some sort :0)
    Jenny x

  13. OH WOW!!! This is beautiful, Vicky! LOVE the use of the ship's inventory stamp!!! LOVE THIS!

  14. I love your son he is so funny and do so look forward to hearing of his antics ! Great male card and the flowers work beautifully, stylish elegant and beautifully put together.


  15. Beautiful card - the script background makes it.
    I love your son's wish to be the best bush ever - great attitude - you'll have to make him a card with his face in a bush lol ;-)


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