Saturday, 19 June 2010

One for the guys

I don't often make 'male' cards......tend to find them difficult......less inspiring......and sometimes actually have to resort to buying one!!
But this lovely LOTV stamp......and PM Hampstead papers........ inspired me to make one today.......so now at least I have one ready for the next male birthday!!!
I used LOTV blog's sketch.......image coloured with Copics.........DCWV card.......and Hampstead papers.
One Stop Craft also want male cards this week.
OH returned to work last week after 3 months at home.....many thanks to all who sent best wishes for his recovery.......it seems strange with him not here........as he is away Monday to Friday.......but not a great start for him........returning via Calais yesterday.....French customs found 3 illegal immigrants hiding in his truck......one in a space that OH would have sworn was not big enough for a human being to get into.........luckily they were found the French side.....as UK customs fine you £2000 if they find anyone!!!!! And now he is on a training course all day today!! So not much of a break for him this weekend.

20 comments:

Dora said...

Hi Jacki, I also tend to find male card difficult, but I managed to do some this week and yours is so adorable, love the LOTV stamp :) Must have been very frightening for your OH to find the immigrants.. we have so many of them now here in Malta.. luckily they seemed to stop coming after some deal was made with the Libyan Gov I think!!

Denise said...

Blimey that must have been a bit of a shock for your OH..not nice!
I also have probs with make cards, I need to make a Father's Day card so ought to be getting cracking really. Oh and I've signed up for Camp Scrap - so see you there xx

Chrissie said...

Wow Jacky! this is such a great card!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at OSCC this week!
Chrissie

Pops x said...

This is just gorgeous i love the image that you have chosen, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time, big hugs Pops x x x

JO SOWERBY said...

gosh thats frightening to think that people get themselves into such difficult places just to get into the uk. love the card. what a g8 image.
Jo xxxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is another lovely man-card Jackie. I like the way you've coloured the image in different shades of one colour. Very effective....not to mention "manly"

Lauren x

furrypig said...

I always love the way you layer things up on your cards visually very striking. Your poor hubby! I guess some people are so desperate they will try anything!

Kathy said...

What a cute card this is!

Sian said...

Gosh, that must have been pretty scary for him. We've been watching Border Patrol, so can just picture the scene. But I'm glad to hear he is fit to go back to work :)

I'm rubbish at male or female cards..that's why I ended up in Paperchase this morning lol. Yours are so professional looking.

Tracy said...

OMG, I bet he got a right shock! Your card is fantastic, hope this inspires you to do more Jacky.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carolyn Phillips said...

That's a lovely card.

I know what you mean about inspiration for male cards. I've just bought some of the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman paper in the hopes of finding inspiration next time I need to.

pinky said...

You've done a great job with this card so no more getting shop bought ones!!. Flip lucky all right that would have been some fine.
Pinky

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the sketch you used for this. It's amazing to hear about how border crossing stories are occurring all over the world.
Rinda

Fiona said...

A lovely card, I find male cards difficult too.

Kathyk said...

A beautiful guy card and a splendid image from LOTV - great colouring from you. Your poor OH, what a way to "ease" back in to work - hope it doesn't happen again to him.
Kathyk

AuroraDawn said...

Lovely card Jacky, I always struggle with male cards you seem to have got it just right :O)

gina g said...

Fantastic male card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Carrie said...

Om my gosh..that is awful for your OH!!

As for the card it is lovely.. I am not suprised they inspired you..they have inspired me to go and purchase them lol..

Thanks for joining us over at One stop crafts xx

Debs said...

Hi Jacky
This is a fab male card - the image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
Your OH must have had such a shock - I know I would of!
Take care.
Debs xx

humel said...

Oh my gosh, your poor husband! What a horrible thing to have happened! I'm so glad that he's well enough to return to work though xx