Sunday, 1 August 2010

Cheers to You!

Evening all!

I hope you've all had a good weekend?! I've been busy working, but only 2 days left to work and then I've 5 days off and a pampering spa break to look forward to!

Today I have a male card to show you. Now I'm not a fan of doing men's cards, usually because most of my stash is more suitable for female cards, but it's my FIL's birthday next weekend and so I needed a card for him. This card also meets with the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week, where they want to see lots of dots! I can't remember the last time I entered one of my cards into a challenge!



Materials


CS: SU Choc Chip, Old Olive & Whisper White

Image: Beer mug from SU 'Cheers to You' set

Sentiment: SU Cheers to You

Tools: SU 'Seeing Spots' stamp set to create the background, Sponges
for distressing

Misc: SU ink pads in Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. Whispers pens, Craftwork cards
card candy, glossy accents


It's the first time I've used both my 'Seeing Spots' and 'Cheers To You' sets. I hate to admit it but they've been sat in a bag waiting to be used for the past 3 months! Both of these are perfect for male cards though. I especially love how you can create your own backgrounds with the Seeing Spots stamps.

I seem to have taken a step back from using cute characters on my cards of late and have adopted the more CAS approach. I still like the cute stamps but I'm enjoying experimenting a bit more, after all not every recipient likes cute!

Well thanks for stopping by. I'm off for an early night. I need to be up early tomorrow to take my OH to his physio appointment. He ruptured his achilles tendon around 11 weeks ago. Thankfully he's on the mend now, but boy has it been a tough 11 weeks! Lol!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

8 comments:

debby4000 said...

This is so fab Vicky.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I LOVE this!!! It makes me thirsty :) The dots are very nice too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Sandra said...

Great man's card Vicky...love the colours..

Take care
San x

juliejules said...

Back from hols and LOVING your card!! Will I be seeing you on Tuesday night?? Jules x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Fab card Vicky, love the beer mugs
Hugs
Jill x x

Deb said...

I am leaning towards the CAS approach at the moment, obviously the new black! love your fun card! thanks for the kind words, I am sure I will be back to normal soon! hugs debx

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