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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Something for the Boys.....

Good morning all... what a mixed bag of weather we are having, I still find it hard to believe we are in June lol!!.. Hope you all had a great week. I went to the Stamp Magic show at Doncaster Dome on Sunday, it was hosted by Paula from 'Which Craft' and what a fabulous show it was.. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I wasn't going to go as my daughter Debs couldn't make it, I was a bit dubious about going on my own but off I went and had a lovely time... Watched a few demonstrations on Multi Media, painting and inking.... really learnt a lot!.. the girls were all so helpful and full of inspiration and encouragement. I'm really eager to try Multi Media so bought some paints and grunge paste and some really lovely stamps which I will share over the coming weeks.. I'm really eager to give this new technique a try, I just can't wait to get into my craft room now lol!!

As it's Tuesday again it's time for another challenge over at 'Paper Take Weekly' and this week it's to make something for the boys... It can be a Fathers day card or simply just a card for a man or boy, or even a baby card.... I've been playing with my inks and stamps this week and this is what I did...  I stamped my image on a plain sheet of card then started to colour all around it with my inks I stamped some extra images on there too, to create a back drop for the image.... I stamped a separate image, coloured it in and cut it out and then decoupaged it... I quiet like the result and it's something different for me. I ruffed all the edges and inked the cogs and corners and the jute mesh ribbon was originally bright pink lol!! I dyed it with several different colours of distress inks, quiet like the way it turned out.. I went around all the edges with wax gilt to give it a metal look, it does look a lot nicer in real life, the backing paper is more of a green colour...

Card Recipe
Image Free with a magazine
Paper - LOTV - Antebellum (Raspberry Road)
Cogs - Craft Show
Bits and pieces from my stash
Inks - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Make It - Make It Masculine
Crafty Boots - Fathers Day/For the Man in your life

We are sponsored by the lovely Jill at the Hobby House and there is a £10 Voucher up for grabs.... Do hope you get a chance to join us this week, please pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration!

Well that's it from me for now, hopefully I'll get a chance to have a little play this week... just wanted to say too that I also got the new paper pads from LOTV, they are really lovely... they are also on offer at the moment ... just thought I would let you know... just in case lol!!

Have a great week everyone and have fun!!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx


  1. I love this Marjorie. The textures, colours and image are fabulous.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. You have been busy, stamping and dying and grunging Sis! me thinks you are going to be in need of a pinny! This card is very vintage and very are showing another string in your bow you clever thing. Glad you enjoyed the Dome...and spent some money...makes me feel better. Did you need a suitcase? lol xx

  3. Fabulous design Marjorie, a great 'man' card!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. Stunning card Marjorie - love all the textures and fabulous design - perfect for any male recipient.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the craft show - look forward to seeing some of your multi media makes.
    Debs xx

  5. Wow I love your card today its amazing it looks so fabulous your inking and stamping are perfect I jus love this card Love and hugs Carole x

  6. Fantastic male care Marjorie..I love the manly image and colours and the rolled papers in the corner..AWEsome.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Fabulous card Marjorie :-) I love the globe and all the details, the gear looks fab, LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. Marjorie what a fabulous card for a man!! your combination of stamps, ink and your skills all rolled into one are perfect.
    sharon :)

  9. I love this so rustic and yet so perfect for any man, gorgeous work sweetie hugs Pops x

  10. Fabulous card for a male and look the rustic colours


  11. Super card for a guy and I think I have that set of stamps which came with a mag, must go look.xx
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  12. Great card and fabulous design. Love its aged look and how you have brought all the elements together. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  13. Superb male themed card Marjorie love the vintage look and the design, awesome make.
    lorraine x

  14. Stunning card, I love your design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.