Wednesday 16 November 2011

Home again

Good morning everyone.  I returned from my week in Las Vegas on Friday and had a great time.  I'm still trying to catch up on everything and have not been a very good blogger.  It is my daughter's birthday on Saturday so I am also trying to get ready for that!  What with Christmas shopping, washing and unpacking and cleaning I don't know where the time has gone.  I have done some crafting but not cards,  I am making some cupcake wrappers for my daughter's birthday as I was going to buy some on line and couldn't find any I really liked plus they were 4.75 plus postage and I thought I may as well make some so that is what I have been doing as well as toppers to go on them.  I have also been making an advent box which is still not finished and doing a Christmas tree from the Poundshop as per The Crafty Elf's tutorial.  So today I am going to post a card I made a while ago.  It is a male card which I always find a bit difficult and I have used a stamp that I have had ages, really like but never used!!

The image is by Inkadinkado and I have inked it with a Memento London Fog ink pad.  Cut it out with a Spellbinders nestie and matted onto another nestie.  The backing is Coredinations which I have dry embossed and then sanded so it shows through.  The candi I have coloured to match and then distressed with crackle paint and the seagull is from my stash.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenge - One for the Boyz
Creative Craft Challenge - Minimalistic
Shopping our Stash - Never been inked (my stamp)
Critter Sketch Challenge - Monochrome
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Embossing
Lollipop Crafts - Embossing and No Designer Paper
Creations by Gill M - Men's Monochromatic
Fairy Fun Fridays - No Black Lines
I will be round to catch up with you all at some point today, thanks for looking and take care xx


Unknown said...

gorgeous Susan a very elegant man's card luv the image and havin the seagull was handy, well did u win anything on that roulette table and how was the shopping tell all, hehe, good to have you back.
Chris x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that image and your fabulous colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Carol said...

Great male card Susan, love the seagull. Glad you enjoyed Las Vegas. Carol x

Jacq said...

Hi Susan,
Absolutely Gorgeous card!! Love the image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Mrs.B said...

Glad you had a great time in Vegas.
Back to reality - and a great card. Love the image.
Avril x

Macpurp said...

i love the imaged stamped in that ink, great man card. I struggle with them

glad you enjoyed Vegas

love teen x

Claire said...

Lovely card - great colours. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

stunning male card susan.the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Yay! Welcome back! Hope you had a lovely holiday.
Love this card Susan! It has a lovely peaceful feel to it. Beautiful stamp and love the gorgeous paper and the gull and candy are just perfect!
Take your time catching up. I don't blame you for making those cupcake wrappers!! postage is SO expensive now!
Speak to ya soon!
Hugs Sue xx

BrossArtAddiction said...

Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our No Black Lines challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wonderful masculine card in those shades of blue! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch for our monochromatic challenge!
Georgia CS DT

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is a wonderful card! hanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, and good luck with the Challenge

Leslie Hanna said...

I love the London Fog ink, and it's perfect with that stamp. I also plan to steal your Core'dinations idea for the background. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

NancyD said...

Very lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge this week. NancyD

Justyna Cieslinska said...

Hi Susan,
Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
Justyna x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

Bev x

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous card Susan, thank you for joining us this week at CBGM, good luck with the challenge:)
Val x

The Crafty Elf said...

I hope we get to hear a bit more about your trip! Your card looks so pretty and I love the colours! Hope your daughters birthdays is a great one! Please let me know how your tree turns out ok? Better yet, show us pictures!

paige said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Gill McCall said...

Fabby card susan thank you for playing along in my challenge this week at CBGM. Just to let you know to be eligible to win you do need to become a follower on my blog. Thanks, Gill M

Sabina said...

the lighthouse is wunderful.
Thank you for joining CNGM