Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Bi-plane Birthday


This card is for my brother in law. 2011 was such a tragic year for him and my SIL  - 2012 can't be any worse for them.

The background is from an old encyclopedia, liberally distressed with TH vintage photo - as was the edges of the striped paper. I cut a star from a piece of left over music paper and went over this with old paper DI then matted it on to silver mirri.
The circle sentiment was made in Publisher and I attached it to some strands of thick cotton thread - or is it thin string :-)  dyed with stonewashed alcohol ink

The bi-plane image is a freebie from lovely Paulette at Create with TLC.

A great image for male cards. I have used it before but this time I printed it on canvas paper and added a little colour.
I am chuffed that Paulette approved of my efforts and has showed both cards on her TLC blog


Cards for Men #1 -  recycling (book page)
Tuesday Throwdown #79 - use something shiny
Top Tip Tuesday #67 - anything goes
The Saturday Challenge #166 - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - G is for green ( recycling) book page
PIO #1 - anything goes
OSAAT #94 - use a digi
MAWTT - step back in time
Let's Craft & Create #35 anything goes

Thank you for stopping by
Cheers me dears :-)



Mandy said...

Such a great card for a man Irene. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Anne said...

Love your distressed look Irene and that image is perfect for a man. Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Masculine card Love the use of the book page too, Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, and also fabulous to see you joining us at Pile It On Too!! Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

Josephine said...

What a great male card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Irene. It has a great vintage feel. Love the bi-plane image and papers - the star with music inside looks fab! Stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Diane said...

A fantastic males card. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Let's Craft & Create.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply beautiful!

Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


Annette_Marlow said...

This card is amazing!! I love it all, definitely a great job on everything!! I'm a new follower, as I have browsed your blog and can't wait to see what else you come up with!!! WoW!!

Sandie said...

A fantastic "Male" card Irene,love your colour palette too.

Sandie x

Sabina said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining us at ABC!!

Mandy said...

Fabulous card for a man...Love your use of the page for the background...Thanks for joining in with us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

Tracy said...

Great card and love your recycling.
Thanks for taking part at CFM
Tracy x

Pami said...

Lovely vintage card. Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and happy new year. Pami x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fantastic card, Love that plane image. Thanks for joining it with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful masculine card, Irene! Love the distressing with ink. So glad you entered this card at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see yo again soon.
NanaConnie TT DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is a super card and just perfect for masculine, Im rubbish at doing male cards but you have it spot on. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week and Happy New Year, Hazelxox

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, what an elegant card, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck xx

my little scrapping corner said...

fantastic card. love it

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

my little scrappingcorner
DT One Stitch At A Time

DesignerDiva said...

What a super little card I love the vintage feel to it.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Lin said...

Fabulous recycled project. Great vintage vibe too.


LaJanette said...

Great man card! Loving the texture on the image:0)

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)


kyanos said...

lovely card and great image!!!! Thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge