Monday, 25 July 2016

In the country!

Good afternoon to all my bogging friends.
I hope you are all well and enjoyed the weekend as we hurtle full pelt into the last week in July!! Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post and for the good wishes regarding the neck which is marginally improved........but head down yes I know, keep your head up!!...............not easy to craft read etc with things held at eye!!  I only feel in my maybe late twenties....ok maybe thirties.... but my body sure says otherwise!!

I have a male birthday card today......for someone with a love of tractors!

I cut the card base using Spellbinders Grand Labels11(discontinued I think)..........and the layers too although the black layer is cut in half and separated to offset it at the ends.

The tractor and bird stamps are Sheena Douglas and boy a few of those attempts at the tractor went in the bin I have to say. I tried to stamp with distress inks and then pull the colour out with a water brush...would it play? NO!...don't know if it was me or the card I was using (bad workman always blame their tools they say) being a perfectionist, in the end I opted to stamp in Versafine and colour with copics. I wanted to keep it all monotone. The sentiment was one from stash.

So there we have frills and fancies but a few 'choice words' in the making.

It's cooler and rather cloudy here today, no blue skies sadly.....but as yet no rain thankfully.

Right must away and get busy.
Enjoy your week and I will catch you again soon.
Take care now.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx


  1. Glad you are feeling better...hope it continues and you find relief!

    What a perfect masculine card...I love how you layered the image.Awesome shape too!

  2. Great card, love the layers.

  3. Brilliant card design and a great image. Like you Carole, in my head I feel 32 but when I look in the mirror, I see an old bird that I don't know. I just wish she would move out!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Gorgeous card love this classy design perfect man card and the tractor is great I love that die shape as well shame its discontinued Love and hugs Carole x

  5. Fantastic card Carole. Love the tractor image.

  6. Well the final effect looks great with that clever layering. That tractor is trundling past my house at all times of the night and day just now.
    I'm sure in my head I'm only 32 but I sometimes catch site of a middle aged woman in shop windows, that gives me fright.
    Keep your head up! x

  7. It's a fabulous card Carole. Love the super shape and you coloured the tractor perfectly. Have a great week and I hope the neck continues to improve xx

  8. Hi Carole, so lovely to meet you today!

    Love your card, so stylish. x

  9. Fab looking male card. The distress ink was likely the prob with stamping yr tractor . . . its great for lots of inky techniques, but stamping isn't one of them! X

  10. Isn't it funny how no frills cards can be so tricky to get right?! You nailed it in the end as the image looks great in monochrome and the layering of the label shapes looks awesome...a great masculine design :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  11. Hi Carole... It was lovely to meet you too and I had a fabulous day! Love that tractor ... great guy card and they can be so hard to make huh? Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Hi Carole, you make lovely cards and I became your follower. You have great ideas!
    Best wishes,
    Lia xx

  13. I love this Carole. It's a great male card and I really like the shape. I normally resort to using versafine too.! Hope your neck continues to improve. I'm with you on the age thing but I feel 36! Barbxx

  14. CAROLE!! My sweet friend: a visit to see what you've been up to reveals that the shenanigan-playing blogger has un-adhered my comments (and if this continues, I'll be coming unglued!)! As frustrating as that is (lest you think I've not been leaving you some love - I most definitely have!), the bonus: a repeat performance of your amazing cards! Your tractor...oh, the memories it sparks of back-in-the-day visits to my grandparents' farm. Grandpa had a John Deere tractor just like the one you've showcased and what fun we used to have, hanging on the fenders - or his shoulders - as we bumped along the fields. Good ol' days, right! Hope your neck is much, much improved!