Thursday, 23 September 2021

DIY birthday

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to another fun challenge at  the Tic Tac Toe challenge, where Betty has come up with such a fun board to inspire you!

My card uses elements from the left-hand column Die Cut/Masculine/Wood and was so much fun to make!

First, I dived into my paper drawer and came out with some snippets. The background is a plank design that was the back of the last off-cut of some ancient fruit and veg paper byy Stampin' Up. I trimmed it to size with a stitched rectangle die by Heffy Doodle. I also found a small piece of silver foil.

The wonderful, detailed tools are from a die set by Sweet Dixie called DIY Tools. I was lucky enough to win them from The Snippets Playground back in the summer and they are brilliant! It's amazing that I was able to get all these tools cut out of it!

I finished my card with a bright red sentiment from Uniko's Floral Vines stamped directly onto one of the planks on the paper and finally glued those lovely shiny tools in place.

Okay, now it's over to you! Do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge website to check out all the inspiration from my teamies. You will also find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation. I can't wait to see what you make!

I'm linking this card up at Happy Little Stampers Die challenge where Anything Goes using dies; I'm also joining in with Cardz 4 Guyz, where the theme is Add Some Metal; I'm also playing at the Snippets Playground, where Miss Di wants to see us Use Our Snippets; and I'm sharing at the NBUS challenge where Darnell would like to see projects made with our Never Before Used Schtuff.

I made this card for my nephew who has inherited my brother's talent for suddenly building something amazing! I really admire this skill for imagining something and then just going ahead and building it, and consider it a gift, but both of them are very modest about it and seem to think everyone can do it!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Your masculine card is fabulous,so many different tools that most men love playing with.

  2. What a fabulous masculine card. Love the background with the fancy silver tools on top.
    Looking forward to seeing you up at the Snippets Playground treehouse for some mischief!!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. all the elements on the cards are awesome and the use of metal to the theme is perfect. Thank you for playing with us at C4G

  4. Absolutely wonderful Vicky, a Super masculine card and for the clever with his hands man, just perfect. Love those tools.
    Faith x

  5. Wonderful guy card for your nephew, Vicky. Love your woodgrain DP background for your silver foil tools! TFS my friend. Another fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge card. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  6. An awesome masculine card, Vicky! Any guy will love this collection of tools!

  7. Great masculine card, those tools against the wood effect DP look fab. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  8. Just love your arrangement of tools on the wood plank background, Vicky - great masculine card! Thanks for the inspiration at TTTC - I played!!

  9. Masculine and full of metal...perfection for our current challenge!!! So glad you joined the fun and played along with our "add some metal" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  10. This is fab - those shiny tools look just like the wall in a tool shed and the design is so interesting and detailed. What a great masculine card!

  11. What a wonderful card Vicky - and I'm so thrilled to see you using it so perfectly! Bet it really hits the spot.


    Di xx

  12. Gosh, I don't know how I missed this's fabulous!


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