Sunday, 24 February 2013


Hello Everyone! Well, Sunday again, which means another challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu! It’s my turn to host the challenge this week, and I have chosen the theme of ‘Masculine’! I always struggle with Masculine cards, so what better way to face my fears than make it into a challenge! Please pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with!
Well, quite a busy week  this week. It was my father-in-law’s 80th birthday on Wednesday, so this is who my card was made for. It is also my other half’s birthday today, so we’ve been out and about visiting parents after we went out for breakfast this morning – quite a yummy start to the day, pancakes, bacon and maple syrup!!
For my card, I tried to incorporate the things that my father-in-law likes – trains, vintage, he used to work for the post office, and I found some fantastic papers from Kaiser Craft (Vintage Timeless) which had all of these things!
I have also discovered Frantage embossing powders!! They are so cool – I embossed the door hinge with it – it makes it look like vintage metallic, such fun to do, you have to try it!
Masculine (a) 
Masculine (b)
Masculine (c)
Masculine (d)
What I have used:
Papers – Kaiser Craft
Tim Holtz – Hardware Findings
I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Here Come the Boys – Lots of Layers
Crafts 4 Eternity – Very Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey – Bingo (Sentiment, Embossing, Brads)
Thank you for stopping by, and hope to see you again soon!
Love and light
Claire xx


Andria said...

Fantastic masculine card, great design and gorge papers :) .

Patricia said...

Claire, this is a great challenge and I love your card. The peek-a-boo sentiment is cool! I know what you mean though with really being challenged here. But, I gave it a try anyway. ~Trisha

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous male card, just love those papers.
Kim x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fantastic masculine card and I just love the vintage feel with all you have used - especially love the hidden sentiment, too cool!

Berni Cuttino said...

Clarie, I just the retro feel of this card, perfect guy card. Fabulous design and that DP is awesome.

May said...

Fantastic male card, Love the design & papers...Brilliant idea with the hidden sentiment... Hugs May x x x

Asha said...

This is a great retro card. That peek-a-boo age is cool! A fab male card, Claire! Well done!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

kanda said...

What a fabulous male card. Super design and I love the way you've hidden the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

Pia S said...

This is a great male design, love the vintage feel of it! I like how you've hidden the sentiment under the circle with image - a nice little detail.

Mojca said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys! Hugs! Mojca

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Woo said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Here Come The Boys, Good Luck with the Challenge Woo xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Your card is brilliant. Vee xx