Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A challenge

Great to see you here . Welcome to my room .
Had a fabulous  craft morning with Fran and Sandy .Would have been happier if our coffee machine was behaving itself . it was telling me that the water reservoir needed filling , but I think that the float was sticking cause it was already  full . But we all got our cuppacinos  in the end .
I had made 3 cards and kits to share . My paper stash does not seem to be getting any smaller so many of my makes,  lately ,  are a challenge in themselves to make , as I try to use parts of 12"x12" sheets .
Had a go at making a man's card for a challenge .Except for the card base of SU Chocolate Chip and the Very Vanilla ,   everything else is from my ancient stash .
I actually enjoyed making this even though it is out of my comfort zone . That is , it is not CAS .

Congratulations and Happy Retirement are from  SU set Teeny Tiny Sentiments

The background paper and postcard, stamps , stickers and " typed Letters are from my stash . The men image is a vintage  freebie found on internet, while the clock face is from Stamp-It
I would like to enter this into

My thought for today ..
 There is nothing in a caterpillar
  that tells you
 it is going to be a butterfly .

                                         Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is great Shirley-Anne, I like the image the papers and the lettering.
Kevin xx

Lisa M said...

Shirley-Anne, it's magnificent. I do think you have a definite flair for vintage and masculine cards as all these elements combined are fantastic!! I must also add that I am beyond impressed that you made such a splendid card whilst fighting with the coffee maker. Had it been me, that project would have been scrapped! :D

Annmaree (Emu) said...

awesome vintage card, love the papers! hehe know what you mean about your paper stash never getting smaller!

Lisa Jane said...

I love it when u do vintage Shirley Anne

coldwaters2 said...

What a fabulous card for a male, the images, colours and design look super, I love it.
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic csrd the vintage look, fabulous it.


jimlynn said...

FANTASTIC!!! Great card for a guy!

Michelle B. said...

Love the vintage look, you make it look so easy! Perfect retirement card for any male! So glad you joined us for our "Congratulations" challenge at Cards for Men!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one brilliant card just love those vintage papers sorry not been over for last few days Hun but the puppy is taking up lots of time hugs Cheryl xx

Pat K said...

This is a perfect masculine card Shirley-Anne. Love everything from the papers to the vintage feel. Pat K.x

Jane said...

Love your vintage male card, great papers, love the layers. See you tomorrow. xx

Donnas Den said...

Great card Shirley-Ann. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good look with the challenge. Good luck in the DT call too :)

Donna x

Sandy said...

Wonderfully vintage, love the clock, the men (where do you find men like that these days?) and great papers.

Loves Happy Hour said...

great card for men!! yay! so cool!!


Cheryl said...

Fabulous masculine card! I love the fun details like the letters you used.

Monica said...

Hi Shirley-Anne, this card is like a good cup of coffee. What a flair you have with vintage and men's card and such a lot of ease as well. LOVE this creation.
So glad to have you visit and read those lovely comments... Blogging makes my world more beautiful. I was so sad when my hands and neck were bad - almost heartbroken was I!!! So relieved that I am healing thanks to all the love I received from my blog buddies.


Monica xxx

Judie said...

Thank you Shirley-anne for visiting me and leaving such warm wishes. I
have sorely missed my cyber friends.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card thanks for sharing!

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Love how you stayed with the theme of Congratulations. Thanks for joining us for our challenge at Card for Men. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia