Saturday, 21 September 2013

Be A Traveler

Hello all!  I think it's about time we had another one for the guys today, don't you?  I started this one by embossing my background on Aqua card using one of the That Special Touch masks called Maskmap.  I used a light inking of Broken China through the mask to accentuate it a bit.  I stamped the Journey background in Coffee Archival ink and distress ed the edges.  I ripped the image down the right hand side and mounted it on top of the embossed background.  I stamped the car stamp from the Explore Vintage Labels Four set by Justrite in coffee archival and stamped it again without re-inking for a faded look.  I stamped over that one with an Aqua Adirondack ink to give it a slightly different tone. I added some of the wording in Aqua ink as well.   I die cut pieces of both images using varying sizes of circle dies and matted them with slightly larger chestnut brown circles.  I mounted them in the centre of the card .  I wrapped some pastel Bakers Twine around the card and tied it.  In the lower corner, I added my sentiment on a small flag tag.  I distressed all the edges with my scissors before matting it on milk card.  I added my final chestnut brown mats and finished with Choco brown PVA glue dots all the way around the edge of the card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Great guys card. My dies arrived yesterday, happy bunny.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Yes we must not forget the guys this card is great thank you Tracy w x

Lacelady said...

Ideal for the man in your life - sadly I am missing one of those, but I do have a grandsone who would like this.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card.

Must rush see you at AP. x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you great card one for the globe trotters take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Yes, great man card, Sue. Love the chocolate and aqua together, a gentle look for a masculine card.
Guess it's all hard work and chat today - wish I was there! Enjoy, everyone.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - just love those colours together and what a great man card. Enjoy Ally Pally - want to go in 2014 - and mant thanks for the blog candy - wow! Really appreciated and most generous of you.
Clare W

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I really like this set of stamps I want to get them and the matching dies, but have spent far too much this month already. Have a great weekend. Xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Super mans card, love the chocolate and aqua colours.
Have a great day at AP today, will swing by to say Hi.

Amanda x

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Great card. Love the colours. The stamps are great.
Lisa x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is brilliant just right for the guys.Have a great day at Ally Pally I will be there tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it. Love Jackie

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue.
I love this card what a great one for any guy. Yeah nice job. See you tomorrow... Xxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love this guys card have the journey stamp so will have a go at something similar, the brown and aqua compliment each other beautifully a really great guys card. Enjoy your day at ally pally.
Jean D

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning mans card and hubby's birthday at the beginning or October so have ya guessed which card he will get. Yep, so sure this can be the one.
Have a great weekend one and all.

Love June

Jan.moogie said...

lovely mans card Sue.x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue great card for the men in our lifes. I love it. My last lot of dies yesterday so its play time today take care Sue xx

Debs A

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Great card for the man in your life. Love the colour combination. Have fun at Ally Pally.
Anne O

Nanny Jo said...

Great card, Sue, such a versatile stamp! Jo xx

nannapat said...

Love the mix of colours on this card Sue. A great card for the men or the jet setters that we know. enjoy AP. Pat x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the colour combo and a great guy card

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous, gorgeous, card, fabulous for the guys, and I love the two circular focal points, it looks like you are magnifying two specific areas on the map, gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome card for men especially, but it´ll also be perfect for a woman, who´s going on a journey, and it has really great colors.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great man's card. Always get stuck for ideas s welcome inspiration x

Jane said...

Love the colour combo the cards gorgeous, Love it.

Jane xx

rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant card for the guys, so simple but effective. But equally effective for the dolls who like to travel.
Hugs, Rose

Pauline A said...

Hoping to get these dies and stamps as you made some great 'man cards' with them and they are just what the doctor ordered for the men in my family. Enjoy your time at Ally Pally. Wish I was there. Maybe next year. Hugs Pauline A x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love this card ,the colours are just right !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anne Crawford said...

Good Gents card, love the aqua and chocolate !

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really great man card. The colours blend so well. Have a great time at Ally Pally, really sorry I cannot be there this time.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Anonymous said...

I really like this card Sue. Lovely colour combination and love the way you have used the circles. Just getting ready to go to Ally Pally - can't wait to see you there.
Yvonne Mayxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great guys card Sue.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A big thank you for today's gift. I am waiting for my set of dies and stamps to be delivered from last week=end. These are fantastic and will be more than welcome to my 'guy' collection which needed to grow.
I love the colour scheme and must get some of that beautiful card and glue.
Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great man card! Love the colour combination. This will be one to try very shortly as I ordered this set and just waiting for delivery - possibly today! Enjoy Ally Pally.

Anonymous said...

Great guys car love the colours. I've got a couple of kids cards to do today so will have to crack on with them
Denise Hancock X

Joanne K said...

Great card today Sue. Love the colours. Hope you are having a great time at Ally Pally. Kind regards Joanne K x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue, A fab gents card, my dies ad stamps arrived yesterday and cannot wait to start

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card, love your idea of the circles. Just great
Audrey x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, this is a perfect card for the men, lovely soft colours and lots of detail. x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A male card is always welcome I do like the classy look of this one, it has an air of elegance too I can almost smell the aftershave!
Margaret corgi owner

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card for the men, thanks Sue

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a great male card. I agree with Patricia who said they looked like close ups of the map. The first thing that sprang to my mind was that they looked like old tax discs in their holders! Either way, fab card. Enjoy Ally Pally. Take care.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card for the men. Sue. Have a nice weekend. X

snowqueen62 said...

Great one for the men didn't get these dies/stamps but on my wish list. Have a great time at Ally Pally wish I was coming, maybe next year.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Great card for the men love everything about it.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely mans card Sue xx hazel

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card for a man, love the design. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fab. card for the
guys in our lives will be great for my son
who is a globetrotter he is in australia
at the moment for the last 6 years but
he was a sailor before he retired
so excellent for his next birthday.
Nancyd xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

great card for the guys. love the Chocolate and Aqua together. have a lovely time at the Ally pally.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A wonderful man's card who would love receiving this! Take Care Love Michelle S

Marion said...

Hi Sue great card for the guys,
love the design.
Marion H

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Enjoy Ally Pally it must be nice to meet all those like minded people!
Love the card.... there seems to be more male stamps etc now so makes it easier to make a card for the boys , thank you!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Great card for the men in our lives
love it. The Chestnut coloured card is gorgeous I just received my pack from C&C and the colours are amazing the tv does not do them
Have a great weekend at "Ally Pally"

Hugs Annx without an "e"

TOB said...

great guys card without being boring(as many are) hugs x

Sandybee said...

Nice to have another card for the men Sue

XX Sandra

jessie said...


hollyberry said...

Lovely card for the guys or someone going travelling-have a great time at AP.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card for a man, love the chestnut and aqua colour scheme
Best wishes, Pat

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Such a great Man card ,love the stamps and colors used

Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the aqua and chocolate card together, and clever use of the circle die to highlight parts of the stamp, very effective.
Hope you all have a great weekend at Ally Pally.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Smashing card for anyone who loves to travel.
Love the colour combo.
Enjoy AP.
Ang x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great mans card, the colours are great together. Have a good time at Ally Pally, it's a bit too far away for me. Take care, Jess xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great mans card, enjoy your weekend
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I just love, love,love this card. The way you have used the mask in the background and the mixture of colours is fantastic and would suit young or old alike.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. What a wonderful card for those difficult men.

Love Val x

iReneM said...

Brilliant, Sue.
Love the colours and how you've done the BG


Mac Mable said...

Loved the way you have used bits of the stamps and love the colours x

englishrose897 said...

Great card today sue. Good for anyone travelling. Enjoy your weekend. Sally x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card Sue. Love the design. hope all goes well today at Ally Pally. I am up there tomorrow. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card and a great guy card and love the mixture of colours. Have a wonderful time at Ally Pally...wished I lived closer.

Love Sheila xx

Laura O said...

great card so nice to see the guy cards .Laura O

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You must have read my mind I've been looking for ideas for my brothers card and Voila you posted it lol. I love this card the stamp is my favourite from your show. So guess what I'm doing today? Have a great weekend at Ally Pally.
Hugs x
Heather T

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A fab card for the guys.

Enjoy Ally Pally.


Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

A wonderful guys card today.

Lovely card.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
This is a great guy card. Hope you are having a great day at Ally Pally, wish I was there with you.
Love Jan x x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, wow what a lovely card I think it will be great for both boys and girls. You come up with such great ideas, I don't know how you do t.

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I can honestly say I really do like this mans card great idea thank you it will be great for a lot of the boys in our family .. sarah xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
This would make the perfect card for my daughters father in law as he is always on his travels. Its just a perfect card for any number of men.
Thank you once more Sue and hope you are having a great day at the Ally Pally.
Love and crafty hugs

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, what a wonderful card for men. I love it.

Erica said...

Great guy card Sue.
Erica x

Jackie Meechan said...

Great card for a man. Hope you have a great weekend at Ally Pally, wish I could be there. Will you be coming to Glasgow in October??


Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely man card. Love the stamps.

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
What a brilliant card. For the men in our lives, and also any travellers we might know!
Gail C x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Great card. I love the layout. Theresa x

Kate's Cards said...

I love this card and will be using the idea for lots of men's cards!
Thanks Sue.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great man card, love how you've die cut parts of the image and the double stamping too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Love this card, I could copy parts to use with Motor bike images. Thanks!!! Mabex

loftylass said...

Great card for the men Sue - love the colours. My dies and stamps have arrived so I'm having a 'play day' today. tfs.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,Lovely mans card like the colours Love Jean Z xx

Vie Carter said...

great chaps card, love it


CraftyJo said...

Love it! Nice to remember the boys now and again :)

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Great guy card, the colour combo is fab.

Hope everything is going well for you at the ally pally. By the sound of things you have a lot of followers of your blog going along to meet you. Hope you all have a great time.

Kind regards. :-)

Tina X

weefortune said...

Super Male Card, love too see these.

Have a great Day Elaine x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Great male card, the colour combo is fab, love
the circles they remind me of tax discs.
Have a great weekend at Ally Pally, wish I was there, maybe next year.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

I just love it when you come up with a great idea for "man cards" and this is no exception. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Susan White said...

Really like the aqua and brown colour scheme for this card - great and very simple design for a man.

Thanks, Susan

utilitygirl said...

Really like this card Sue, love the vintage feel about it. Already have the dies but may have to invest in the stamps soon! Hope
Ally P)ally goes well, only sorry I cant make it this time

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
just back from a lovely camping holiday in Cornwall, only had WiFi once so have some catching up to do. Todays design is fabulous, super for men, and the last two designs are equally lovely.
Take care now Jackie C XXX

Sidelle Menon said...

Love this card..the blue and brown goes so well together!!!

jeffrey bubbles said...

Well what a complete difference from other cards posted this week. Very good guy's card, Kathy xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a great card for the menfolk love the colours. This stamp is on my shopping list. Thank you for sharing.

Diane Mortimer said...

Diane from Glasgow

nzillingworth said...


sued99 said...

Good card for our men. I really like this set of stamps.

karenlotty said...

I'm back Had a great holiday but Internet very intermittent! And no C&C! Got lots to catch up on great card for a man & could be used for Retirement etc Love the turquoise & brown together Have fun everyone at Ally Pally

Shazza said...

great male card x

greendragon said...

Beautiful colour combination and love the concept. Just wish the stamps came in an 'English' spelling version (rather than American).

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card, very clean looking.

Nice to see you at Ali - Pali on Saturday, hope you enjoy the honey.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really late today. Love the card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Helen Barker said...

Fantastic mens card.These stamps are on my 'need' list.
Helen Bx

Lelly Jelly said...

Fabulous card Sue - just my cup of tea! So good to see you at Ally Pally today, hope it was successul for

Victoria said...

I love the overlapping circles - great idea - and the twine too. What a super card for a man.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
This card is perfect for a man I really like it
The papers the colours everything
You take care

chrisull said...

hello sue,what an ideal card for a is so vintage looking I
love it, have a great time at
ally pally. from Christine c.

Barbara said...

Lovely male card, makes a nice change!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
Sorry for the long absence from posting i'm still ill.

This is an amazing men's card, or any potential globetrotter maybe for a gap year student travelling and working abroad?

It's got so many great effects on this card. I really Love it!

Great work Sue, thank you for your blog which gets me off to a better days start than it'd be without it.
Thanks for all your hard blogging and crafting.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

brenda said...

Hi Sue, great mans card, love brown and turquoise together and what a lovely sentiment x

Crafty Nanna said...

Evening Sue, wonderful card for a gent, love the colour combination. Look forwardto seeing you again tomorrow,
hugs Lynn

Paper Junkie said...

I love these stamps Sue. Great card. Sorry I cannot get to Ally Pally again this year - maybe next year...didn't I say that last year??? Hope you are having a wonderful time. X

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, love the colours.

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great design! I love this color combo.

SHARICA said...

Great card, very universal .. xx

lynda said...

Great card for the men in your life
brilliant Hugs Lynda Brock xx

magpie said...

Lovely mans card Sue. The colours are great together and it's come at a wonderful time for me as I have six mens cards to do before Christmas! Thank you Sue and hope you're having a wonderful time at Ally Pally xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Lovely mans card Sue. The colours are great together and it's come at a wonderful time for me as I have six mens cards to do before Christmas! Thank you Sue and hope you're having a wonderful time at Ally Pally xx Love Karen xx

Meg said...

Like the colours Sue.
Good card for the man in your life.

Margaret O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really really like the card its just my style very vintage/nostalgic. Great mans card. Lovely stamps too.
Kayleigh B xxx