Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Male Leaving Card

Hello Folks - well, it's the last week of the school summer holidays here, and we've not done anything exciting - don't suppose we will now either LOL! Boy have these 7 weeks gone by sooooo quickly!

This week is also the last week of work for a male colleague in our office. I really struggle with cards for men - little boys not so bad, but men uuughh! But, as I'd promised the others in the office that I would make a card, I really had to come up with something. I'm not over impressed with it myself, but our colleague liked it and that's what counts.

He used to be in the RAF, and he owns his own aeroplane now, so I hunted around the internet for an aeroplane digi - I didn't think a cutesie one with a teddy or boy in it would be suitable, so I chose this vintage spitfire from Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I didn't colour the image at all, but did add it onto a sky background on the computer. The blue backing paper has been embossed with Swiss Dots, and I just added stickles and some buttons and black gems.

I followed the nice n easy sketch at Cute Card Thursday, and would also like to enter the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - Boys and Their Toys - does my card count as it was for a man rather than a boy, but he does enjoy playing in his aeroplane LOL! (I will understand if you have to delete my entry)
Cards For Men - G is for ... Going - this is a leaving card
Do You Stack Up - Boy or Man
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C102 - Male themed

Nothing more I can say about that card really.

My cousin had a baby earlier this week, so I plan on making a new baby card for her very soon. Also, sshhhhsh! don't tell my hubby, but today I took delivery of some more beads for jewellery making - but my excuse is that I will be making presents with it LOL! I'm not going to tell him that I just can't help it, I'm addicted!

Anyway, thanks for looking, and I hope you can pop by again soon!

Love, Andrea xx


Vicky said...

Wow this is fantastic Andrea...and your secret is

big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

This is a brilliant card Andrea!! I know just what you mean - some men are just not cute card types at all! Ooh, can't wait to see more of your jewellery. I was watching one of the shows on Create & Craft this morning and the beads were so pretty. I'm not surprised you're addicted1 xx

Jane said...

Great card, love that image.

Monica said...

It is perfect... love the plane and those buttons look so neat. Very neat card, Andrea.

xxx Monica