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Monday, 5 August 2013

It's raining men............

Hi everyone August is a busy month for me birthday wise, I have 8 cards to make and 4 of them are for men!!! My youngest son, Keir, Charlie's dad, will be 30 this coming Sunday, how did that happen :-O and two of my friends husbands have birthdays too. One is a back cab driver and I had fun with his card and the other was a chance to use my new SU Mosaic Madness stamp set.
Come and see what I did:

I embossed black card with the Mosaic Madness EF and rubbed gilding wax over to highlight the pattern. I stamped and punched out some of the small mosaics and added a stop watch with real hands on. It is all matted onto brown card.


This is a word book that I did for Keir with a couple of photos of him inside, it was printed from a Funky Daze cd.



Finally this is for my cabbie friend using a Crafty Individuals stamp of London  inside and a downloaded street map for the front. I also downloaded a taxi image, cut it out and added his name to the number plate.




There is a new challenge blog started this week called The Male Room and it's attracted a lot of entries with the theme is anything goes. Crafty Individuals have an August challenge of Anything goes but you must use one of their products so I am entering two of my cards.

I have one more card to make, this time for my eldest son, Dom, I'm lacking inspiration at the moment so I think I'll check out the rest of the entries for ideas  :)

See you soon with a card for Less is More I hope!!


14 comments:

Sue - said...

Some fantastic creations Val. I particularly like the different take on mosaic madness. All the others that I've seen have been very feminine.

Suzi B said...

Hi Val, fabulous cards, your friends and familyare keeping you busy
but they will all be delighted with your lovely cards.
Suzi B xx

Aquarius said...

you have been busy making cards for men - all are great and I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wonderful card

Karen B said...

Three great cards Val - love Keir's one with his photos........still as cheeky eh? lol I'm sure John will love his taxi card; very apt. Your mosaic madness card looks very eastern and great with the gilding wax on.

Karen x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous selection of cards, all I'm sure will make the birthdays special.
Yvonne x

Christine said...

A beautiful collection Valerie! Enjoy all the birthdays!
Hug
Christine

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Valerie, These male cards are wonderful, the word book is fab with such a lovely personal touch for your son!Good looking chap he is too:D I love the texture on your first card, I bet it really glistens :D The cab works so well too, great job, can't wait to see your next one, hugs Gay x

nefertiti said...

Wonderful creations! All differents!
So fantastic card, beatiful word book and original layout with the car!!!!
Bizz

Pia S said...

WOW! I'm impressed by the way you completely transformed a black card into such a piece of art! Love the metallic look of it!

Jean Hardy said...

A very imaginative use of a CI stamp in a cool card for a cab driver - great effect Val! Jean x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Val. Love all three ... but especially the first one with the gilding wax ... gorgeous technique, gorgeous colors.

The box for Keir is so cool ... what a great way to celebrate his turning 30!!! (My son is turning 30 this year too ... where does the time go???!!).

The one for your cab driver friend is so creative. Great idea to use a map ... love the taxi image with his name on the licence plate.

Always a treat to visit your blog and see your wonderful creations!! Loll xx

Bev said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW! Val, your creativity knows no bounds! and all your cards are truly awesome. I especially love the gilding wax on the embossed mosaic madness card

Bev x

Viv said...

Oh wow Val what fabulous creations here.Love love the cards & the word book is amazing too. Doesn't Charlie look so much like his daddy too, hadn't realised before :)hugs Viv xx

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