Sunday, June 08, 2014

Masculine Design

Hello everyone I hope you are enjoying the weekend.   I would like to welcome a couple of new followers, thanks for your interest in my blog :)

The weather has been beautiful here most of the time, it's wonderful after our tough winter and cold start to Spring.   I've been very busy and haven't had as much 'crafty time' as I would like, but have a 'quick make' to show today.   This card would be suitable for a man, I used a fabulous vintage set of stamps by Chocolate Baroque.


The background is again using Distress Inks with an Acrylic Block.  The images are from Eccentric Edwardian, except Best Wishes which is from Loving Sentiments

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

37 comments:

  1. wow.. this is a stunning men card.... wow... Love those colors specially the turqoise pops out so beautifully in this piece!
    Don't care about AJJ --- stress is there not permitted! LOL!

    xxx
    Happy weekend
    Susi

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  2. Fabulous card, Shirley - I especially love the colour combination, and those stamps are perfect for the gents!

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  3. Gorgeous card, love the background, and the stamps you have used are great! Hugs, Valerie
    Glad you have some good weather now!

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  4. Your masculine card is wonderful Shirley.
    The colors are yummy and the images just perfect too.
    Happy Sunday to you...your header is really lovely...
    I am wondering if that is your garden?
    oxo

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  5. I love this card Shirley, and the lovely colours and the script and pocket watch in the background together with the gent on the vintage cycle make this a smashing male card. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

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  6. A stunning card Shirley, I love the colours and stamps you've used. It would make a super Father's day card which is next weekend here in the UK. You've also just jogged my memory that I needto make a card for it too. Glad the weather has has improved for you.

    Sue xx

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  7. Great masculine card dear Shirley I love it , love the colours and the image a lot!!! THe weather is too hot here to do a lot of crafting I think !! But I love and try to injoy the summer!!!

    Greetings and have a lovely time!!
    Maria

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  8. Hi Shirley, so glad you're enjoying some sunshine after such a long winter Gorgeous card, those colours look fab together
    Claire xx

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  9. Ooh this is fabulous Shirley! I love the background and the sepia stamping over the top. I've ordered a big acrylic block so that I can try this fab technique, it looks amazing! xxx

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  10. Aww another gorgeous creation Shirley love that sepia totally gorgeous huggles Sue xx

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  11. Mooie kleur combinatie.
    Groetjes Annemieke

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  12. What a amazing Masculine card, Shirley! I love the fabulous background and great stamps, I especially love the Eccentric Edwardian.
    Hugs, Mar

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  13. Another beautiful card Shirley - the colours are lovely. I just love that background but haven't mastered the technique yet!! More practice I think! Di xx

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  14. Great masculine card. Love the grungy background. It's been beautiful here the last couple of days. Played a lot of golf this week. :) Skipper said hi to Archie and Sheena.

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  15. WOW dear Shirley,
    Im fascinated, the background is awesome, I love turquoise and the combination and patterns are gorgeous.
    A wonderful card with great design.
    Wish you still nice Pentecost days
    XOX Anja

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  16. Great card Shirley, fabulous images with great male colours
    Love
    Amanda x

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  17. Hello Shirley!
    The background is beautiful !
    Sets off the images in the front so well!
    Love it!
    Take care
    Love Marg

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  18. Fabulous male card, Shirley! Love the vintage images with those colours.

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  19. Very cool card! Love the stamps and your colors.

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  20. Fabulous! That gorgeous splattered background is the perfect setting for that cool stamp!

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  21. fabulous card, love the colors!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  22. Such a cool image. A wondeful background and great composition.

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  23. What a great way of using the background to lead the eye from the man to the clock! Fresh and masculine colours and feeling; so beautiful! Enjoy the weekend and the good weather, Gerrina

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  24. Oh my what a fab creation...this is just beautiful...I have my dylusions out and will I get to use them???? xx

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  25. What a great card Shirley. One of my favourite CB stamp sets and a super background too. Don't work too hard! Elaine x

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  26. The background is amazing and shows off the stamps perfectly

    Love Chrissie x

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  27. Busy or not Shirley this is gorgeous. My type of card I love it to bits.

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  28. Lovely background, such a nice colour combination Shirley!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  29. Hi Shirley, so lovely to visit here after being MIA for a while. Certainly enjoyed the beautiful garden banner. I expect you are very busy in the garden after your brutal winter, and I can just bet it is doing your soul good to get out & work outside. Am so loving the background of this wonderful card with the fab CB stamps. As always, your cards look like mini-masterpieces. Beautiful. TFS & thanks for your sweet comments on a recent visit. No worries about visiting, I surely understand. I'm woefully behind, still playing catchup with my energy reserves too. Hugs & Happy week ahead.

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  30. I love the colors on this man card, Shirley! It reminds me of copper that has oxified or whatever your call it, just gorgeous! I've been really behind on visits, too, now that spring is here and my sister was here. I've really enjoyed scrolling back through your beautiful cards I've missed even though I haven't left comments on them.

    Enjoy the gardens! I hope your iffy plants make it back after their tough winter! Thank you for stopping in and congratulating me on my milestone! I appreciated that! Hugs, Darnell

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  31. This is gorgeous Shirley! Love the colors! Great masculin card!
    Have a nice day! Linda

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  32. Oh what a nice card dear Shirley. I like the look of these injected colours. The brown colour is a fine contrast to the fresh turquoise. Lovely stamps too.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  33. I love your background! I just started a card using watercolors on acrylic blocks. Your is stunning and the images you chose for them are wonderful! Very pretty!

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  34. Hi Shirley I had to rejoin your followers bar...and I had to close down Memories to Keep due to a hacker, so my new one is up and running with a candy...if you want to join up and join in please do so.xxx aNNie xx



    The Journey is the Start

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  35. Wow--this is fabulous, Shirley!

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  36. Shirley this is fantastic!!! I love the textural colour background. Great placement of those masculine stamps too.

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  37. A wonderful male card and the background colours are stunning as always.tfs
    Best wishes Annie x

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