Monday, 2 June 2014

Toot Toot

Hello everyone, 

I really fancied a change this week so decided to go all masculine and do a card for my uncles birthday.

He really loves everything to do with cars so this lovely stamp from LOTV seemed the obvious choice.  He also wears a cap, and loves motor racing so it just all worked out beautifully. To make things even better LOTV have just announced their new challenge and it is sports which means I can put it forward for their competion.

  I just love this cute little chap and can imagine him  taking part in the London to Brighton run or some such jaunt.  My country gent paper pad fit the bill to back him, I just love the way all of the papers go together it makes it so easy. I coloured him with my promarkers adding a little TB2 around the edges to make the image pop out. Then I cut the image out with a die from Xcut and inked to edges with a little tea die from Tim Holtz and just a touch of vintage Mahogany to bring in the red.

  I decided to pair it with some Kraft card to back the papers and to stamp the sentiment and to make the tag. I got out my eyelets and treaded through some garden twine which seemed to fit so well into the theme and the little charm had been in my stash for years just waiting for this card.

Some finishing touches

Hope you like it, at least I have rang the changes away from girly and pretty lilac and pink colours. I really liked using my eyelets again, must use them more often in my cards rather than just for scrapbooking.

Have a lovely week
Best wishes

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

LOTV monthley challenge male or sporty

Inky Chicks Challenge #30 Use a metal embellishment

cutlebug mania Fathers Day
Using the Xcut lacey edges and xcut vintage rectangle dies

Crafty cats weekley challenge anything goes

Scribble and Scrap challenge #19 always anything goes

Die Cut Divas challenge #167 for the boys

sweet stampin fathers day special man boy

Allsorts challenge week 261 for the guys

Craftin from the heart challenge 21

\bearly mine blogspot one for the boys

penny black and more favorite stamp

charisma cardz fathers day

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper challenge June

My Mums Craft Shop


  1. Great card love the image thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

  2. Wow this is one awesome card...thank you for joining in our challenge at Bearly Mine Designs....good luck in the draw....Annie

  3. ooh this is your design, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  4. Such a beautifully bright and happy card Maria, thank you for sharing your favorite stamp with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  5. Fab card, the image is so sweet too...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  6. This is one amazing card - love all the details and papers. Coloring is perfect. :)
    have a great day!

  7. Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap. A great creation thank you for taking part, have fun and Keeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  8. Great card thank you for joining in at Charisma Cardz, have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  9. Thanks for playing along with us at allsorts Tracy x

  10. such a cute image and a great masculine card! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  11. What a fabulous image for Fathers Day and I love all the detail on your card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  12. Super card Maria, I'm sure your Uncle will love it!
    Thank you for entering our 'Male or Sporty' challenge, good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  13. Maria this is a lovely card I love how you have used the eyelets and twine
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
    Marie (A Charisma Gal)

  14. Maria, I love this card I love how you have used the eyelets and twine
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
    Marie (A Charisma Gal)

  15. Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring and sketch.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  16. Totally fabulous! Beautiful card you made :-))
    Thanks for playing along at Bearly Mine Challenge this time!
    Hugs, Andreja

  17. Super card Maria!! thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Designs