Wednesday 29 October 2014

Simple Male Birthday Card

Good morning and I apologise for my absence. I really don't know where the time goes I'm sure.

We've had a few problems over the last few days because somebody crashed their car on Thursday night on the road - right at the entrance to the bridle path which leads to our house and totally blocked it meaning we couldn't get in or out.  I discovered it early on Friday morning when I set out to do my shopping.  I had to reverse all the way back up the very narrow lane, a few hundred yards. Not ideal!  We then had to get hold of the police who then tried to contact the owner.  We managed to get it shifted so that we were able to squeeze in and out with difficulty until it was eventually towed away late this afternoon. You can't say we don't see life living in the depths of the country.  Needless to say it was Saturday before I was able to get out to shop.

I hope this finds you all keeping well. We are having a mixed bag of weather in different parts of the country but today has been like a beautiful spring day here - I'm scheduling this for morning, so I'm talking about today being Tuesday.

This is a very quick card because I had forgotten a cousin's birthday.  Well, I remembered just in time which is why it had to be an extremely quick card.

My Cards

The base card is 5" x 7 " cut from my black card. I embossed a piece of matt silver card stock with Crafters Companion Embossalicious "Argyle".  The sentiment is from JustRite "Grand Sentiments" which I stamped with Versamark onto black card and embossed with Detail Silver embossing powder and matted onto offcuts of silver and black card.  The cogs from Papermania Chronology collection were again all die cut from scraps.  The black dots and silver dots in the corners were the leftover bits from some of the dies.

Well that's it from today.  Take care!


Carole Z said...

Love this guy card Christine, great metallic background...sorry to hear about your blocked lane and how it took a while to get cleared away. It was such a gorgeous day yesterday here too...I wish every day of autumn and winter could be like it! Hugs Carole Z X

Patricia said...

Brilliant "man card" absolutely perfect.
Life in the country is NOT all quite & birdsong is it???
Looking forward to meeting up with you next week.

Patricia xxx

Doreen said...

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lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great man card, perfect.

JJ said...

Fabulous card Christine, the embossed Miri card looks great. The final details & embellishments make it a great 'Man's' card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue said...

Your card is fab Christine love that embossed mirri card:) It's a really lovely day here today hope you and John are keeping well..huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
well you certainly do see more than your fare share of problems, even being out there in the sticks.
Fabulous card, and that embossing on the silver matt card looks so very lovely.
Great designing as always.
Lets hope you have a better week this week.
Love and biggest huggles as Sue J would say to you, and John.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Christine love the embossing and dies

Carole Pollard said...

Brilliant card just so love that embossing folder its just perfect for your gorgeous design. Amazing car story it must have been stolen to be left in that position Love and hugs Carole x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, love your card, just perfect for a man. Fab colours and the embossed background and cogs are brilliant.
Looking forward to our meet up next week, hugs Kate x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card. I love the embossing and the cog die looks fab.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Great male card Christine. We've had a beautiful day today, really mild. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant male themed card Christine love the design and those cogs.
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Brilliant mans card Christine and love your metal effect background


Hazel said...

Christine what a great mans card, love the design. It's funny folk said the village we moved to had a bad rep, but it didn't look like that and we took a chance, we have been here 17 years and touch wood we have never had any trouble. So it a bit like don't judge a book by it's cover. A week today we will be seeing you. Hazel xx

Lia said...

Countryliving is not boring at your part of England!!
Your card is very nice, I like it!!
Lia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Love the way the embossing looks on the silver card. Its a great looking masculine card. I'm not normally steampunky but me likey this one lol!
I can guess you reaction if someone blocks your drive next Thursday morning hahaha!
A week to go now to a quiet chat over coffee then evening debauchery with the Scottish Posse lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Brawny x said...

Wow an amazing male card. I love the metallic look. Just fab x

scrappymo! said...

This looks great. Such a lovely masculine feel. Love how you did the spockets in the different silver/black grey colours. That is really effective!

Sounds like a nightmare with the abandoned car! Hope all gets sorted completely, soon as possible!