Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A card for my man!

How bad am I?  It was my Other Half's birthday a few days ago and, with the amount of cards that I make, you would have thought I would have been well organised and have it made plenty of time in advance?  Not me ... it was made on the morning of his birthday, whilst he was having a lie in!!!  Am I alone in being this bad or are the rest of you like it too?

Fortunately, being a "Man Card", I could keep it clean and simple and get it made in next to no time.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and I coloured it to match the papers with Pro Markers.  These papers are all from DCWV; the patterned papers are from a boys' stack.  I printed the image onto the checked paper and paper pieced the cap.  I did try paper piecing the t-shirt but it looked too much.   I added a couple of bits of orange card candy to finish it off.

TOP TIP: To save wasting paper, the part where I printed the image onto the checked paper and cut bits out, has been hidden under the matting and layering of the main design.  Who would know that there's a hole under there (except for the fact that I've just told you all!).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Paper Crafts - Clean and Simple
Cards for Men - Long Summer Days (well, beer does play a large part!)
Corrosive Challenge - One for the Guys

Thanks for looking,



Doreen said...

This is fabulous Amanda, and a great tip

Brenda Brown said...

Great card for a man Amanda, love the colours.
Luv B xxx

Gem said...

a fab card Amanda, perfect for a man! bet your hubby loved it ;) Gemma x

Liz said...

Te he mines lucky if he gets one lol
Great card and good tip lol

Liz x

Jennifer said...

Great card, love the paper piecing. My man is lucky to get a card at all lol! xx Jenny xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card and I am just the same !! my hubby is lucky if he even gets a card ,,,, I have been known to use the one from the previous year and he doesn't notice !! lol :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC :-)
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi Amanda
fabulous card, great image, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Mel X said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

**Farrah** said...

Cool card! I like that you didn't shy away from using colour on a man's card! Neat paper piecing too!!
Hope your "peepers" are healing nicely!!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card for a man Amanda, love the jazzy papers and the image is fab. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

Susie said...

Fab card Amanda...and I'm just as bad..I've got a card to make for our wedding anniv on Monday for my hubby and haven't even started it yet!!

There's a little surprise for you on my blog x

Susie x

MissyB said...


Fab card and i love the image.

i have left something on my blog for you, hope you like it.

missy x

Alison said...

You are not alone- I am such a last minute merchant but because I'm rubbish at mornings I'm more likely to be found crafting past midnight! Great papers and a top tip. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cards For Men and good luck in the draw.
Hugs Alison x

Patricia St Martin said...

outstanding job. love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Kitty said...

Such a fun fabby card! So bright n funky too which is great to see for a mans card for a change!

Thanks for joining us at CFM and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx