In one of several boxes of toppers I found a little packet of shirts I'd already made up - from a kit bought about six years ago. We were on holiday in Gibraltar and came across a little (tiny really) craft shop tucked away in a quiet back street run by an English ex-pat - I think she had the shop mostly for fun rather than profit. I came away with some odds and ends, including a packet containing six 3" x 6" strips of precut paper and a little guide with a hand drawn sketch. It was all just folding with four little snips to finish off - great fun too!
This is the card I made yesterday:
Actually, the really hardest part was not poking at the 'buttons' before the Liquid Pearls dried :))
- C6 plain white card stock
- Background striped paper, from stash
- Red and white backing card, both from snippets
- Folded shirt - from stash
- Buttons on the shirt - White Opal Liquid Pearls
- Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
I've got the rest of these little babies to use up and, since St Luke's Hospice Charity Card Challenge have listed Male Cards in their most requested cards, I know just where these will be going once I finish playing :) I hadn't realised that St. Luke's was the charity that my late (and much missed) French teacher Betty supported until just the other day - so it seems extra fitting that I've been sending cards to them for their fund raising without even making the connection. Someone up there is still giving me a little nudge now and then :) Right up until our last reunion she was teasingly threatening to give us detention - and I had enough of that at school (yeah, OK, generally for talking too much!).
I've mooched round some of the current challenges and would like to enter this offering to:
Totally Gorguss Challenge #97 - It's a Man Thing
Phindy's Place Challenge #72 - Stripes Somewhere
Hope you all have a great weekend, whatever the weather and whatever you're doing!
Hi Di, (I always have tos stop myself writing Pixi there!!) great male card and a really useful way of using up those striped papers that remind me of men's pyjamas :)Hope you enjoy the Paupers Pie today - I haven't been delving into ye olde recipe book this week and won't be next week either as I'm preparing to go to the craft retreat at Bolton Abbey I've booked myself on - the indecision on what to pop into my tote will take up all my thinking time from now until Friday :) Elizabeth xReplyDelete
Just checked last comment - after it's gone of course - can you tell I'm using a new keyboard :)ReplyDelete
Hi Di, Thank you so much for congratulating me on winner the P/B Challenge it came as a lovely surprise to me as there were lots of lovely cards out there! anyway, back to your card which is truly lovely as always you have so much talent! nice to see male cards as l always find them not easy to make but l think there may be more choice around now, the background is just perfect for the image and great colours too:) Sandra HReplyDelete
Fab male card! I had a small paper pack for this purpose, and didn't use them for years and just threw them away in the end. YES, I did just say I threw them away! Shock, horror!ReplyDelete
That was in the days before I saw Jules's snippets challenge of course! LOL!
Hugs, Sarn x
Oh this reminds me when I saw Stephanie Weightman at a Craft Show (this was when I could walk around them!) and she showed me how to make the little shirts, I still have a pad somewhere, so must get it out again - thanks for the memories!ReplyDelete
Di...what a great "man" card. I wonder why so many of us struggle to make these foreign things - LOL. This is super inspiration as I have quite a few man birthdays coming up. Girl stuff seems so much easier, eh? Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Di, lovely card and perfect for a guy, I think I am the exception as I love male cards and struggle with the pretty pretty girly ones lolReplyDelete
Looks just like 'The Docs' stripey shirt. Now I could do with some stripey paper cos I need to make a seaside beach hut. Don't suppose you remember which magazine in cam ein yonks ago? No thought not.Lol.ReplyDelete
Hugs Mrs A.
Great male card, I once bought a shirt stamp that I thought would make a great card for men, cost a fortune but could never seem to make a good card with it, sent it in a charity bag in the end..ReplyDelete
Hope you have a good weekend too.
Hi Di, what a great male card. I love the shirt and the backing papers go with it perfectly.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend!
Hi Di! Fantastic card! That shirt reminds me of a baseball jersey and I need to make a baseball related card. Humm wonder if I can find some stripy paper like that in my stash. Hope the weather is treating you kindly it's like an inferno here.ReplyDelete
What a clever stripy card and love the "pearl" buttons. Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!
A great "man" card. Thanks for joining us at TG this weekReplyDelete
hugs sarah xxx
p.s. I have candy on offer on my blog
so glad you entered this in the Phindy Challenge - love your layout and those papers...i will be casingReplyDelete